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24/07/21

Retweetd From Miss Spencer

What a first year… first of many. https://t.co/6sUirjXJ4f

23/07/21

We are delighted to share the latest edition of the Harris Academy Sutton newsletter: https://t.co/BSAXSuUUh6 https://t.co/py85rMkNzk

23/07/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

How it started How it’s going The end of our second year. They’ve got bigger, my hair has got longer, but remains the best team! I love these photos as they really show Year 8’s sense of fun and personality. I’m so lucky to work with them https://t.co/q4WTl7K0L6

21/07/21

Our most engaged Year 7s from Integrity Day had a treat this afternoon - a special VIP tour of our sustainable roof. https://t.co/7Xc8CTnDwh

21/07/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Really looking forward to today’s Year 8 End of Year celebration assembly! Loads of certificates and prizes to give out… but to who?! https://t.co/Mpm3LCirHc

20/07/21

Some photos from this evening's scholarship event https://t.co/bp3AJB47Ro

20/07/21

Well done to Rosie, Rachel and Afsha for being awarded the Top scholar award in Year 7 Maths, English and Science! https://t.co/3WtqQWsjnb

20/07/21

Retweetd From Judith Fitchett

So proud of my Art scholarship students at sharing their incredible artwork this evening! ✨✨✨✨✨ https://t.co/uVyOpmRfOp

19/07/21

Retweetd From Miss Spencer

Moments like these: Having been away for 10 days after needing to isolate, coming in this morning to this from my form group🥺…proud my pupils are part of https://t.co/9X2QMgl7sQ

19/07/21

Y7 & Y8 are doing CSI-Sutton this week in Science. They are gathering evidence to determine who committed a crime. In Chemistry, they’re using chromatography as evidence to determine which suspect had the pen used to write the letter found on the victim. https://t.co/nzzanDwtFK

18/07/21

More photos from Friday's trips here: https://t.co/M4c5BfMVq6 https://t.co/uVFuOA56z9

18/07/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 8 also made these in the food technology session! https://t.co/2cqLZkaM6z

18/07/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 8 had a fantastic Carnival Day yesterday. Here they are doing some Samba drumming! https://t.co/xmK02lDvc7

17/07/21

Summer holiday activities and food programme https://t.co/HUNXuyeuGf https://t.co/c338DaVahP

17/07/21

An upcoming online event for parents who are worried about self-harming https://t.co/FVE0BHrdLU

17/07/21

Summer holiday camps that may be of interest to our families: https://t.co/Dc2ybj34YT https://t.co/J8Yo9kcjLs

16/07/21

We are delighted to be able to share some wonderful photos from Sports Day here: https://t.co/pP6OHxFrIU https://t.co/YfZJWjLa0r

16/07/21

A few photos from Year 7’s trip today. https://t.co/ywEzpFbROi

16/07/21

Year 9 enjoying their day at Hampton Court https://t.co/DmB6hxQy6U

16/07/21

Year 9 samba drumming yesterday https://t.co/O6Xh31pet7

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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.