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16/11/19

Retweetd From Alba

My daughter school opened the account with easyfundraising please use the link below to do your shoppings, blackfraiday and christmas are very close :-) https://t.co/9bx1IVTkum Thank you for your support!! Enjoy your shopping!!!

16/11/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Early morning rehearsals for the Winter Show in full swing! https://t.co/jbwdXgQ34c

14/11/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

So proud of the Choir tonight after their first ever public performance at the launch of Sutton’s Late Night Christmas Shopping. They sang so well! Fantastic to see them come alive and shine on stage! 2 more shows still to come this term too! Let’s do this! https://t.co/DirYu58XnL

14/11/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Short video from tonight’s Choir performance. https://t.co/0Zr6imvzIL

14/11/19

We are very proud of the two Harris Academy Sutton students who took part in the Harris Climate Emergency Workshop. It's lovely to see them appear in this video! https://t.co/KoQIvm594Z

14/11/19

Students are beginning to submit their wonderful castle creations for the Year 7 History exhibition next week. All are due by Friday and we are so excited to see their creative talents. https://t.co/a8niGKcIjP

14/11/19

Winter Festival at Sutton https://t.co/Dq49I6iAcB

14/11/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 7 had a great Innovation, Integrity & Discovery Day today! Amazing discussions, fantastic questions asked, and a lot of fun had along the way. Great stuff Year 7! https://t.co/PB41FYI9X6

11/11/19

Thank you for sending us such wonderful students! They are amazing.

11/11/19

Retweetd From Cuddington Croft

🌟 So lovely to see some of our old students today for a lovely afternoon tea and tour! We are so proud of how they are doing! They are all thriving at secondary school! https://t.co/tdK6QwPH2Y

11/11/19

Harris Academy Sutton in the playground today for a Remembrance Day reading from Miss Bennett and to observe a two minute silence. https://t.co/Nwyrhu5hyL

10/11/19

Ten students from Harris Academy Sutton attended the Belmont Remembrance Parade this morning. https://t.co/eozZ95a8j7

08/11/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Phenomenal dedication and effort from the cast of ’s first production - our Winter Show. Coming in to school an hour early for their first rehearsal. Show day is the 18th December. More details to follow in due course. But it’s going to be epic! https://t.co/tduJ6vqDo1

08/11/19

A Year 8 student made a life-size model of the Principal for her extended project. Amazing! Our students are so creative. https://t.co/HpMlgtrNnH

07/11/19

As part of UK Parliament Week our students have been learning about parliament and democracy. In assembly today we were joined by Paul Scully, candidate for Sutton and Cheam. https://t.co/W9rYFk3Mo2

07/11/19

Thanks to our former MP and Conservative candidate Paul Scully for visiting and talking to Years 7 and 8 about his time in Parliament as part of https://t.co/PcY8yMnBt0

06/11/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Really enjoyed tonight’s Meet The Tutor evening at . A fantastic turnout. Great to share all the successes this incredible Year Group have had already this year! Thank you to all who attended.

06/11/19

A rainbow over netball on Monday https://t.co/oQCK6Rervz

06/11/19

Year 7 having an English lesson in a computer room, and Year 8 in the Drama Studio for Performing Arts. https://t.co/BMUsayt4gd

06/11/19

Year 7 and 8 in their art lessons today https://t.co/QiCsQuzJFq

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Peer on Peer Abuse

What is peer on peer abuse?

  • Peer on peer abuse features physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse of a child/young person by their peers.
  • It can affect any child/young person, sometimes vulnerable children are targeted. For example:
    • Those living with domestic abuse or intra-familial abuse in their histories
    • Young people in care
    • Those who have experienced bereavement through the loss of a parent, sibling or friend
    • Black and minority ethnic children are under identified as victims but are over identified as perpetrators
    • Both girls and boys experience peer on peer abuse however they are likely to experience it differently i.e. girls being sexually touched/assaulted or boys being subject to homophobic taunts/initiation/hazing type (rituals and other activities involving harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a group) violence.
  • It is influenced by the nature of the environments in which children/young people spend their time - home, school, peer group and community - and is built upon notions of power and consent. Power imbalances related to gender, social status within a group, intellectual ability, economic wealth, social marginalisation etc, can all be used to exert power over a peer.
  • Peer on peer abuse involves someone who abuses a ‘vulnerability’ or power imbalance to harm another, and have the opportunity or be in an environment where this is possible.
  • While perpetrators of peer on peer abuse pose a risk to others they are often victims of abuse themselves.

    Actions the school will take

    The school deals with a wide continuum of children’s behaviour on a day to day basis and most cases will be dealt with via school based processes. These are outlined in the following policies:

  • Behaviour & Anti-Bullying Policy
  • E-Safety Policy
  • Attendance & Punctuality Policy
  • Sex and Relationship Policy

    The school will also act to minimise the risk of peer on peer abuse by ensuring the establishment provides a safe environment, promotes positive standards of behaviour, has effective systems in place where children can raise concerns and provides safeguarding through the curriculum via PSHE and other curriculum opportunities. This may include targeted work with children identified as vulnerable or being at risk and developing risk assessment and targeted work with those identified as being a potential risk to others.

    Action on serious concerns

    The school recognises that children may abuse their peers physically, sexually and emotionally; this will not be tolerated or passed off as ‘banter’ or ‘part of growing up’. The school will take this as seriously as abuse perpetrated by an adult, and address it through the same processes as any safeguarding issue. We also recognise that children who abuse others are also likely to have considerable welfare and safeguarding issues themselves.

    Peer to peer abuse may be a one off serious incident or an accumulation of incidents. Staff may be able to easily identify some behaviour/s as abusive however in some circumstances it may be less clear. In all cases the member of staff should discuss the concerns and seek advice from the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

    Any suspicion or allegations that a child has been sexually abused or is likely to sexually abuse another child (or adult) should be referred immediately to Children’s Social Care or the Police.