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20/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 8 really enjoyed comparing the and versions of “Shallow” today in their lesson about the musical elements. https://t.co/fpuW0E4CaA

20/09/19

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Fantastic to see Year 7s being active in their lunch break. The table tennis tables are always full! https://t.co/dlMkec42or

20/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Wonderful way to end the week getting to see Year 7s in their final lessons of the day. Learning about hurricanes in Geography, algebra in Maths, textures in Art and semi-colons in English. Such amazing engagement. https://t.co/Vv2UqRSSwj

20/09/19

Dance in Performing Arts lessons at Harris Academy Sutton. https://t.co/8WdQzjifaz

20/09/19

Index Laws with Year 8 in maths today. https://t.co/4IhP7EHnAE

19/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Loved walking around the academy today watching our amazing Year 7s in their lessons. Absolutely wonderful to see them so engaged and motivated. Hugely impressed by their effort and hard work. I’m so proud of them! https://t.co/j5vRLJtstQ

19/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

My Year 7 Music class this afternoon showed exactly why students are so brilliant - enthusiastic, keen to try new things, hard working, team players, and having a great time whilst doing it! What a great bunch of students to get to work with! https://t.co/GgNG8sjClG

19/09/19

We are looking forward to welcoming prospective parents and students to our Open Morning next Saturday! Visit our website for details: https://t.co/qXLY9DYLjT https://t.co/N88xgUCdk9

19/09/19

Retweetd From Jigsaw Arts Sutton

Three weeks today our branch opens at ! Two week trial available for all new students! Singing, Dance and Drama on Saturday afternoons for 3-18 year olds! Call: 0208 688 3409 Email: michael-arts.co.uk https://t.co/uNxfPPPACK

18/09/19

Amazing mathematician posters created by students in Miss Hodges' Year 7 and 8 maths classes! https://t.co/Epzsy68eEU

18/09/19

Maths class 7 Poisson exploring number properties and having a go at some algebraic function machines. https://t.co/D5q3ypdwUL

17/09/19

Enrichment starts next week! https://t.co/C8oELmUTd5

17/09/19

Students had great fun finding out about clubs at our Enrichment Fair last week! https://t.co/GFWeh2Ccmg

13/09/19

Friendly Friday, community dining at HASU https://t.co/wETCqgwXKY

12/09/19

Lovely to see Year 8 enjoying being back at school! https://t.co/FRATgU0YxF

10/09/19

Our Enrichment Fayre is on Thursday 12th September from 3:40pm to 4:30pm. Attendance is compulsory for all HASU students. 🎶 ⚽️ 🏸 🎬 🥁 🎲 🧩 🖊️ 📚 🌎 🕺

09/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 7 were AMAZING in their Music lessons today! I had such a great time teaching them! Tomorrow it’s your turn Year 8! https://t.co/nLslNOBo17

09/09/19

First music lessons at Harris Academy Sutton! 🎶🎹 https://t.co/PFjUwUtcVT

08/09/19

Prospective parents and carers are invited to attend our Open Morning on Saturday 28th September 2019. We will be open between 9.30am and 1.30pm. Further information is on our website -> https://t.co/qXLY9DYLjT https://t.co/w2jWemUClG

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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.