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22/09/21

Really lovely to welcome our parents to the academy for the first time and to meet them in person. Your support and positivity is much appreciated!

10/09/21

Not only is our fantastic enrichment programme of more than 40 different activities up and running from next week, but we also have our first visiting musicians - Duo Chuva! https://t.co/ag3VvCPtzk

10/09/21

First full week back - so much focus, hard work and determination! https://t.co/1QkyWCMjwr

15/08/21

Thoroughly enjoyed meeting our new Year 7s last week. Look forward to seeing our Year 8 students tomorrow for summer school! https://t.co/A5NPpcAfTo

09/08/21

Phenomenal attendance to day 1 of our summer school for our new Year 7s. Lots of excellent learning, well-being reflections and enrichment! https://t.co/HMX3GNionJ

02/08/21

Retweetd From Lambeth Police | Central South BCU

Kemari aged 12 please help us find missing Kemari last seen on 2nd August near Brixton wearing a grey tracksuit, blue jacket and white trainers. Please call 999 quote 21MIS023120 .1508AS https://t.co/C6pVRPIwmq

24/07/21

Retweetd From Ed Davie

Please share details of 's biggest ever summer holiday programme of FREE activities and healthy food for children and young people https://t.co/LQdj2jQBjN

23/07/21

End of term meant a huge rewards assembly and a chance to cash in Clapham Credits for hot chocolate. Well done on a successful year, year 7! https://t.co/xO16v6jVjE

23/07/21

Fantastic careers and charities day this week. Charities chosen by students and stalls created and managed to raise funds. https://t.co/izA0o2SC8p

20/07/21

What a fabulous sports day! Badminton, basketball, football, table tennis ... tug-of-war, egg-and-spoon, rock, paper, scissors, sprints and relays. The list was endless! Well done to our students and a huge thank you to our staff!

18/07/21

Retweetd From Lambeth Police | Central South BCU

We are pleased to confirm that Benjamin and Christopher have been found safe and well. Thank you for sharing our appeal.

16/07/21

Well done to our geographers - we are super proud of you! https://t.co/AbeUBUkwmR

09/07/21

A good book is like a good friend - made even better with a reading buddy! https://t.co/G4nSMKgcpx

08/07/21

Yesterday it was the girls' turn to have their first-ever match! Looking forward to many more! https://t.co/pT7jtTSzV5

06/07/21

First-ever football fixture (and first ride in our minibus!) https://t.co/PulGkIpoaP

24/06/21

Well done, Year 7, on your focus and tenacity while sitting your end of year assessments! https://t.co/PWy77nKP0v

28/05/21

Rewards assembly today was the perfect end to a very busy half term! More than sixty recipients - you have gone above and beyond in true Clapham style! Well done! https://t.co/pIlc4WlqKZ

30/04/21

Delighted to share that we have achieved the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools bronze award! https://t.co/MiGEQRHAn1

15/04/21

Retweetd From Lambeth Council

We're asking everyone in the borough to get a PCR test this week, whether they have symptoms or not, due to new cases of the Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa

05/04/21

Retweetd From Harris Careers

We have recently been a victim of a ransomware attack, in order to keep up-to-date with how this affects our schools and more please click here:https://t.co/yeZwgHNiGC

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Safeguarding

Introduction

Safeguarding of students is part of the professional responsibility of every member of staff and every person involved in the Academy community. As an Academy community we take this responsibility very seriously and we work hard to ensure that we reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer. It is of utmost importance to us that our students feel safe and cared for so that they are confident to make the most of every opportunity we afford them to develop into the best version of themselves they can possibly be.

To access our safeguarding policy, please see the page document below

To find out about our approach to e-safety, please see the page document below

To find out about how we prevent bullying please click here 

Our Safeguarding Team

Gizlé Landman - Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Janine Thatcher - Job role: Attendance, Education and Welfare Officer and First  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Christopher Dillon – Assistant Principal and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Matthew Holmes - Assistant Principal and Director of Enrichment and Inclusion and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Francesca Arhin – SENCO and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Rashel Perry - Personal Development and Behaviour Lead  and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

PRSHE and mental health

Alongside ensuring the safety of the students in our care and supporting them to reach their true academic potential, we are very aware of our role in supporting their mental health and well-being.

Our personal, relationships, sex and health education (PRSHE) programme is designed to ensure that our students receive the appropriate provision to improve their knowledge and understanding of relationships, sex and relationships and healthy living. Young people face complex pressures and dilemmas in developing mature relationships and need to face such tasks confident in their factual knowledge, as well as being given the opportunity to discuss and shape their feelings and attitudes. Alongside this, it is important for them to know how diet and exercise choices impact on our lifestyle and general well-being.

To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, students need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their belief in their own abilities. Our students can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. The content we cover will support our students to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support. This helps with their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.

Alongside this extensive programme, we have also invested in a number of other routes to enable our staff to support our students:

  • We have worked closely with Trauma Informed Schools UK to equip our staff with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the mental health needs of our students
  • A group of teachers have completed training in mindfulness and these strategies are shared with both staff and students
  • Ms Hoang is our academy mental health champion and part f her role is to ensure that we are working actively to ensure the mental health and well-being of our academy community
  • We have engaged with Place2Be so that there is a trained counsellor on site

As an Academy community we work tirelessly to embed our culture that cares.

Sources of help and advice

There are multiple sources of help and advice available to parents and students, in addition to those offered by the academy.

The www.nspcc.org.uk is a good source of information for parents and students alike

For parents 

Lambeth Early Help (lambeth.gov.uk)

Early Help services work with children, young people and their families up to the age of 19, or 25 where the child or young person has a disability. The aim is for families who need additional support to get help as early as possible, so they can tackle their problems and improve their lives.

Tel: 0207 926 5555 (24 hours), email: helpandprotection@lambeth.gov.uk 

Government guidance (www.gov.uk)

The link above offers guidance on a range of issues including:

Online safety

The Thinkuknow  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.

They have also produced a Parent’s 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.

For students

If you are in the academy

  • Speak to your form tutor
  • Speak to any member of staff – they do not need to be your tutor or one of your teachers
  • Speak to someone on the safeguarding team – there are posters up all around the academy, so it is easy to see who they are
  • Put a note in one of the suggestion boxes for us so that we know to help you
  • Sometimes it can be difficult to approach an adult is something is bothering you. If it would help you, ask a friend to go with you.

If you are not in the academy:

  • Speak to a family member
  • Ask the family member to make contact with the academy

Access support via the internet

  •  This website has links to many different organisations who are there to help you: www.youthaccess.org.uk
  • Kidscape particularly focuses on support with bullying concerns
  • Talktofrank offers honest information about drugs
  • Call Childline on 08001111
  • Text P2B to 85258 to get free, confidential support in a crisis any time, day or night.

Remember: If your life, or someone else’s life, is in immediate danger, call 999.

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