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19/04/18

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It's been fab welcoming pupils from to King's today as they kick off their Scholars journey. Good luck everyone! https://t.co/SGNXhpurXB

19/04/18

Congrats to our boys and girls who did so well in the . Great work everyone! Find out about our 'Numeracy Across the Curriculum Initiative' - making links between other subjects including and . https://t.co/qpOrnfFYH2 https://t.co/SsEDwdcMmj

16/04/18

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Stuck for ideas on what to read? Wondering what to read after 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'? Check out our recommended reading lists including top 10 for and loads more at https://t.co/M73fZYHs9t https://t.co/cr0AlWcrNv

12/04/18

All the best leaders still teach! Senior Exec Mrs Magliocco taking her Primary Phase Easter Booster group at Harris Garrard Academy. A big shout out to Mrs Chandhoke, Ms Allen and Ms Kaur for coming in during their holidays! https://t.co/JdZLGF3WwY

12/04/18

Focus all-round at our Harris Garrard Academy Easter Boosters for primary students... https://t.co/Vi4QjE3NYQ

10/04/18

When it's your birthday and you have Easter Holiday School at Harris Garrard Academy too... https://t.co/leSHLW6Mn9

29/03/18

Our choir and musicians are getting ready for tonight's Festival of Music . A real privilege to be working alongside so many other Bexley schools. https://t.co/z8TW1ThWzU

29/03/18

Wishing ALL students, parents and staff across the Harris Federation a great holiday. Here are some of the fabulous designs Harris Garrard primary students made for our recent Easter Bonnet Parade. See you next term! https://t.co/7qZd5upKkm

29/03/18

Huge congratulations to Omotola, and everyone who took part! A great event.

28/03/18

A quick reminder that term ends 12.30pm tomorrow for all students. Thanks to everyone for a great second term! Download our end of term letter to parents and latest newsletter here https://t.co/4xe44NdUzp. Happy holidays everyone! https://t.co/BRI6kSFapL

27/03/18

Davian arrived for his morning booster today at 8am. What a star... https://t.co/WEMoPgeLDQ

26/03/18

Year 6 match all prepped for at Harris Garrard Academy... Come on team - let's have a great match! https://t.co/gr9w5yyMRN

26/03/18

Year 9 students enjoy artist-led workshops - creating screen prints and poems on the theme of 'identity'. Huge thanks to everyone who made them possible, including the artists from https://t.co/khJpGxioGG

22/03/18

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'I researched the danger of using my phone... on my phone ' very funny speech by Isaac from

21/03/18

Year 10 arriving at the Natural History Museum to learn how evolution links to Jekyll and Hyde. &H https://t.co/DrUdklmGR1

21/03/18

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Wishing a fab morning to all the children and staff who will be welcoming this morning! Don’t throw anyone around too much Szandra 😂

20/03/18

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Aged 11-16? Got 10-15 mins? Take part in the and YOUTH SURVEY 2018 and help shape the 's and Police priorities and youth engagement strategies. Have your say now at https://t.co/0Q70xPIMx6

20/03/18

Six Harris Garrard Academy students are published poets in the new Poetry Games: Truth or Dare anthology! https://t.co/5f2cEhnop8

19/03/18

Year 7 waiting for Much Ado About Nothing to begin 📚 ⭕️ 🎭 https://t.co/9x3GMzOKAW https://t.co/Lv1fZNt0Ol

18/03/18

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Safeguarding

This page is designed to be a source of information about safeguarding for the community, parents and students alike - to help inform and educate everyone in our school community. 

On this page you'll find a list of our designated safeguarding officers as well as information about E-safety and our Safer Schools Partnership. Our Child Safeguarding Policy and leaflet for parents about safeguarding can also be downloaded from the bottom of the page.

Harris Garrard Academy is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

The academy is committed to the vital contribution that all governors and staff (including support staff) make to safeguarding children. We aim to ensure that child protection concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the specific needs of the individual child.

By providing a caring, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of all our students, we aim to foster an atmosphere of trust, respect and security.


Safeguarding poster

The safeguarding poster pictured below is displayed in every classroom and key places around the Academy. This is to ensure that every stakeholder connected to the academy can approach key staff (and any member of staff) to share any safeguarding concerns. Our staff also have out of hours safeguarding cards on which are contact details of the senior safeguarding team and external agencies. This is for use if issues come to light outside of normal school hours.

Safeguarding team 2018


Our vision

Our vision is very clear and has safeguarding at its CORE.

  • Everyone succeeds and achieves their potential regardless of any personal characteristics. Background does NOT determine outcomes.
  • We are all equal all of the time and treat people with the respect they deserve. We are not afraid to make mistakes as we see this as part of our learning journey.
  • We aim for our students to leave our academy with the ‘Master Key’ that will unlock any door for them in the future. This will allow them to become successful and caring citizens, whilst upholding the values that they have learnt through their educational journey with us.
  • We are stronger as a team than a group of individuals and can change anything collectively that we put our mind to, whilst also being able to critically reflect on our actions.
  • We aim to provide a rounded education that ensures our students grow holistically through developing resilience, tolerance and humanity.

The academy philosophy, vision and expectation on safeguarding is very clear. Every person connected with the academy has a personal responsibility for the highest standards of safeguarding of our students. It doesn’t matter how you are connected to the academy, as part of our community we all have a responsibility for safeguarding our students. The following groups all have equal responsibility for ensuring the highest standards of safeguarding:

1.     All academy staff

2.     All academy students

3.     All academy parents/carers

4.     All external agencies that engage with the academy and young people

5.     All members of our local community


Harris Garrard Academy Safeguarding Team 2017-18

At Harris Garrard Academy we have designated child protection/Prevent duty lead and safeguarding officers who you can contact if you have any questions or concerns relating to either child protection or safeguarding.

Staff

Role

Email

Accreditation

Sara Poolman

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Assistant Principal

s.poolman@harrisgarrard.org.uk

 

Safeguarding training

for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Safer recruitment training 

 

Christopher Everitt

 

Executive Principal

 

c.everitt@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

WRAP (Prevent) training

Approach training for positive handling

 

Iain McAllen

 

Safer Schools Officer

 

I.McAllen@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Creator and lead PRESTIGE police Youth Engagement Project

Mental Health Awareness & Safeguarding Training (MAST)

Child Abuse through Faith and/or belief (includes FGM)

Child Sexual Exploitation

Forced Marriage and Honour Violence

Hate Crime

Domestic Violence

Prevent  & Channel (Terrorism and Radicalisation)

Advanced WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) Training

Critical Incident Training with the Metropolitan Police

MAST (Mental Health) Training

Richard Carey

Vice Principal

Designated Lead

Prevent Duty Lead

r.carey@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent Duty Standard

Prevent Duty Advanced

Child Sexual Exploitation Accredited Training

Advanced WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) training

Critical Incident Training with the Metropolitan Police

     

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

WRAP (Prevent) training

Approach training for positive handling

 

Julie McMahon

 

Welfare Officer

DDSL

Lay Member of Adult Safeguarding Board Bexley

 

j.mcmahon@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

WRAP (Prevent) training

Diploma in social work with children and families 2009

Life after suicide awareness

Eating Disorders awareness

Self Harm awareness

Looked After Children Update Training

How to support young people in care

Bexley safeguarding Champion

DT forum deputy chair

 

Lisa Dyer

 

Behaviour for Learning Lead

 

l.dyer@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

Team Teach Positive handling

First aid at work

 

Nicola Smith

 

Behaviour for Learning Lead

 

n.smith@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

Approach training positive handling

First aid at work

Child neglect accredited training

 

Kim Rigby

 

Behaviour for Learning Lead

 

k.rigby@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

Draw and talk

Approach training positive handling

First aid at work 

 

Jacqui Hart

 

Behaviour for Learning Lead

 

j.hart@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

Approach training positive handling

First aid at work 

 

Claire Allen

 

Assistant Principal Primary

DDSL

 

c.allen@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

Safer recruitment training

 

Bruce Purchase

 

Learning Mentor Primary

 

b.purchase@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) at Bexley Council is James McMillan james.mcmillan@bexley.gov.uk. There is a duty system and one of the CP Coordinators in Quality Assurance Unit is on duty each day to deal with LADO issues. LADO direct dial 0203 045 5543. LADO admin 0203 045 5645.


Behaviour for learning leaders

Lisa Dyer l.dyer@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Nicola Smith n.smith@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Kim Rigby k.rigby@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Jacqui Hart j.hart@harrisgarrard.org.uk


Medical, health and safety and attendance officers

The medical needs officer is Sam Crouchman s.crouchman@harrisgarrard.org.uk

The health and safety officer is Paul Townley p.townley@harrisgarrard.org.uk  

The attendance officer is Maria Barrett m.barrett@harrisgarrard.org.uk


Stayine safe online

The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented opportunities for learning and creativity. But just like the real world there are risks and dangers they should be aware of, and which we can act to protect them from. Although the Academy teaches students e-safety as part of the curriculum, it is vital that parents are aware of the risks too, and what they can do to develop a culture of e-safety in the home.

This page has some helpful resources for parents that will enable you to help your child stay safe online. If you have any concerns about your child's e-safety, there is always someone at the Academy who is available to talk to you. Simply call the school and ask for our Safeguarding Officer, Julie McMahon, or speak to any member of staff. Our e-safety policy can be found below.


Think You Know

The Think You Know website is created by the police for parents of children at secondary school. It contains useful information about:

  • what children are doing online
  • how to talk to children about what they are doing online
  • what risks your child might face
  • what tools are there to help them stay safe.

Think You Know have also produced a Parents Guide to E-Safety and also the following booklets to provide parents/carers with helpful information on how to explore and monitor their children’s apps.


Sexting

The term ‘sexting’ describes the use of technology to share intimate images of yourself. It’s a word-mix of sex and texting. The content can vary, from text messages to images of partial nudity to sexual images or videos. For more information and guidance for parents and children visit the Childnet website. You might also like to watch this short film produced by the national crime agency CEOP.


Other useful resources

Download the presentation from our latest online safety evening for parents (Jan 2018)

List of helpful online resources produced by Childnet

www.childnet.com – Visit the ‘Know It All’ Section for an interactive guide about online safety

www.getsafeonline.org – Free up-to-date security advice

www.cybermentors.org.uk – Online support for children

www.ceop.police.uk – Website of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

www.bbc.co.uk/onlinesafety – guidance about how to make the most of being online while staying safe.

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware - the NSPCC has launched the Share Aware campaign which provides straightforward advice to parents on how to keep their 8-12-year-olds safe on social networks

www.childnet.com/resources/know-it-all-for-parents/kiafp-cd - an e-safety presentation from Childnet International

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/professionals-online-safety-helpline - resources for professionals working in the area of safeguarding with children and young people, but could be of interest to parents too


Visiting Speakers to the Academy

Harris Garrard Academy utilises the expertise of a wide range of guest speakers, lecturers, authors and visitors to enrich and augment the curriculum and learning opportunities of our students. 

However, the safeguarding of our students is at the forefront of everything we do.  To ensure that guests and visitors’ information is in line with our own values and ethos the Academy completes a rigorous process of checks.  By completing these checks, the Academy is confident that we are protecting our students from extremist views such as radicalisation and homophobia while enjoying the wide benefits of external speakers. All visitors to the academy are expected to follow the Visitors' Code of Conduct.


Radicalisation and Extremism

The academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Read more about how we approach Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education, including radicalisation and extremism.


Harris Garrard Academy and the Prevent Duty

The academy has a designated, accredited Prevent Duty Lead. The Prevent duty has two specific strategic objectives to safeguard our students against radicalisation, extremism and any actions or beliefs that are contrary to British values and our academy ethos.

1.      Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it.

2.      Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.

Our academy opposes all form of extremism. We define ‘extremism’ as vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.


Harris Garrard Academy and “Channel”

The academy will work closely with the counter-terrorism referral programme “Channel”. The programme uses a multi-agency approach to identify and provide support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism by:

  • identifying individuals at risk
  • assessing the nature and extent of that risk                           
  • developing the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned.

What is a Money Mule?

More young people across the UK are being approached by criminals who want to use their bank accounts or pin numbers for criminal purposes. This is called being a ‘money mule’. A ‘mule account’ is used to hide money that comes from illegal activities. The young person may be asked to transfer money, allow access to their account or open up a new one. Sometimes criminals will try and force young people to become mules or they might offer financial incentives such as cash or mobile phone credit.

We need your support to help educate young people around this issue. Has your child been approached or asked for their bank account to be used? Check any bank statements. Is there money going in and out that cannot be accounted for? Ask questions if you are unsure about anything.

Bank accounts are private and must only be used by the account holder.  Any misuse could not only be criminal but could cause serious credit issues for the account holder. Police are working in partnership with many schools across London to combat this issue. If you have any concerns, speak to your Safer Schools Police Officer (see below) and/or Action Fraud (www.actionfraud.police.uk) on 0300 123 2040.


Drugs networks ('County lines')

The National Crime Agency, the UK body charged with fighting organised crime, is very concerned that crime gangs are taking over drug networks using telephone hotlines (called 'county lines) and recruiting vulnerable people, often children, to act as couriers and to sell drugs. Please see our information sheet about 'county lines' and 'cuckooing' - the practice whereby professional drug dealers take over the property of a vulnerable person and use it as a place from which to run their drugs business.


Safer Schools Partnership

PC Iain McAllen is our Safer Schools Police Officer. There are now over 450 Safer School Partnerships operating throughout England and Wales, with police officers and community support officers based in schools to work closely with staff and students. Sergeant McAllen can be contacted by email at I.McAllen@harrisgarrard.org.uk

 

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