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18/10/21

Nasal flu vaccinations are taking place at HASU on 1st November. Please complete the online form at https://t.co/XchS3bgQGH. If you have any questions please contact the Sutton Immunisation Team on 0203 538 0502 or email HRCH.ImmunisationTeamSuttonMailbox.net.

15/10/21

Some photos from Mr Fisher’s Year 10 science lesson today https://t.co/l3nOZLWYM4

15/10/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

I was thrilled to give out the badges to ’s Stonewall Ambassadors yesterday! Such an amazing bunch of students who are passionate about equality, diversity and acceptance for all. I will be wearing mine with pride! https://t.co/DdmvE10gtN

15/10/21

We are delighted to share our latest newsletter: https://t.co/Hc65ogZ7Qe https://t.co/Ruq2CfOr9v

14/10/21

We are so excited about our two new minibuses! https://t.co/UBtQ8GKeZ2

14/10/21

Retweetd From Riverside CA

Great to be today, first for a detached youth work session this morning, providing information and support to students and then back skateboarding this afternoon, as part of enrichment.

11/10/21

Photos of Year 9 students working hard in Ms Sparks' maths lesson today. https://t.co/iEqX0ENnCw

09/10/21

Some photos from Mr Merry's recent Year 10 science practicals https://t.co/Q00tf5ENmA

07/10/21

Don’t forget it’s Inset Day tomorrow so school is closed to students! See you all on Monday.

07/10/21

Minheok and Shinayah had a great day at the Youth Summit today. Here is a photo with their mood board and pledge to bring back to school. https://t.co/9xwkQJTfHF

07/10/21

Great effort from our girls’ football team today https://t.co/6ps99dYiyy

07/10/21

Teachers shared some of their favourite poems with students today, as part of National Poetry Day https://t.co/qYKkqwaC61

03/10/21

Thank you, that’s great to hear - we’ll pass that feedback on to our students tomorrow.

03/10/21

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Fantastic photos and so lovely to see some of our & representing their academy teams! https://t.co/BJpEP5MsQR

02/10/21

We loved showing off our wonderful school at today’s Open Morning! Thank you very much to the prefects & commissioners & PTA. We are all very proud of HASU - our building, our staff and our students - and it was a pleasure to be able to tell people about it. 1/3 https://t.co/3xVWz2klB2

01/10/21

Come to the library or ask any of our new Reading Champions about our Black History Month Reading Challenge. https://t.co/9bGQElmcdQ

30/09/21

The launch of Harris Experience 2021. https://t.co/keqMKrD7x2

29/09/21

Retweetd From Riverside CA

Thank you to for the warm welcome today, as part of their enrichment programme. We look forward to working with you and the students in the coming weeks. New equipment on its way too!

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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.