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16/01/20

The Year 8 Boys Football team picked up a much deserved first win of the season, with a 3-1 win over Glenthorne this afternoon. ⚽️ 🏆 https://t.co/jOktvmWFYO

16/01/20

Fun in origami club today! https://t.co/lFuWpctCkH

15/01/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Great effort and attitude from Sutton Striders yesterday. Braving for their first training session of the term https://t.co/MSyUJVzkj0

15/01/20

Thank you to everyone who came to the Year 8 Curriculum Evening tonight. We really appreciate your support. The presentation is available to download from our website here: https://t.co/qTFZ76TXMU

10/01/20

Today we had 24 science teachers from Korea visit our school. Thank you very much to the prefects who showed them round - they all did a great job. https://t.co/pCyAc1plu9

08/01/20

Last term a scientist from the ICR awarded prizes to Yr 7 for their amazing 3D models of cells. Prizes: 1st Edward (7U8), 2nd Viviene (7U8), 3rd Ismail (7S5). Six runners up: Jake (7H2), Ella (7A3), Leo (7U8), Evie-May (7U7), Rohal (7U8), Ethan (7H2). Well done all! https://t.co/S9jjwt4lyf

07/01/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 8 working fantastically hard in their first Music lesson of 2020 today https://t.co/SzRj8RXN6F

06/01/20

Retweetd From Jigsaw Arts Sutton

SINGING , DANCING, DRAMA AND CONFIDENCE! It’s under two weeks now until our new term begins at ! To book your two week trial visit https://t.co/JPUDtbzY5e or call 02086883409 https://t.co/wUsTzu0qtu

05/01/20

Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing all of our students on Tuesday morning. We have an Inset Day tomorrow. Don’t forget that our most recent school newsletter is packed full of news from last term and information about upcoming events. https://t.co/oJpSJYDKn8

28/12/19

We hope you enjoyed our recent school newsletter. If you haven't read it yet, please do - it's packed full of news, photos, and information about the term ahead. https://t.co/Dyge9o887R https://t.co/ky8MVFy2ym

25/12/19

Merry Christmas to all our students, staff, neighbours and families. 🎄🎅🏻 https://t.co/s29FNWC8c5

21/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Congratulations to the first six Year 7 students who won Commendations from our Principal in our End of Term Celebration Assembly. They have consistently demonstrated all of the characteristics we encourage our students to have. Fantastic work guys! https://t.co/pLlDsLfhpj

20/12/19

Here are some extracts from our latest newsletter which was published today. Please take some time to look through it with your child over the holidays. We hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/Dyge9o887R https://t.co/LoVVFG19nZ

20/12/19

Well done to Annabelle P who won the advent competition. What lovely entries! They are all wonderful. https://t.co/fqFYd0pnIy

20/12/19

We are delighted to share our second school newsletter: https://t.co/Dyge9o887R It's packed full of wonderful photos and exciting news. We hope you enjoy it.

19/12/19

Lunch at HASU! https://t.co/A8GhMWOLG5

19/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 7 students enjoying their family Christmas Lunch. https://t.co/qIPkBQUXkA

19/12/19

Christmas Lunch! https://t.co/GUeURGpNtF

19/12/19

Love the festive jumpers today! https://t.co/wnuOnm2Uwq

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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.