Twitter

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

26/03/21

Delighted students cashing in their well-earned Clapham credits for a treat! https://t.co/V5UwJr3vYs

17/03/21

Retweetd From beautyk88

Good morning HACL family as a parent I want everyone to know how clean the school is in terms of prevention of COVID19 I feel at ease with my son going to school and coming home each day free from the worry of catching COVID this school is a 5* clean school 💯

10/03/21

So brilliant to have our students back in the academy with us! https://t.co/iUke0OC68p

11/02/21

Mabel has enjoyed checking in on our critical worker children and visiting some of those who are not able to be in! She joins us all in wishing our staff and students a restful, screen-free half term! https://t.co/wIps971NJ4

10/02/21

Very proud of our week 2 and week 3 Clapham bake-off winners! https://t.co/EayKeW7EbX

08/02/21

You would be very welcome!

07/02/21

Two of our favourite emails of the week - a student checking in about the welfare of her teachers and a parent praising us for what we are doing. Both very much appreciated! https://t.co/keVHQxfIQm

01/02/21

Wanted posters in Spanish and annotated skeletons in PE! Fabulous creativity! https://t.co/72D9AXCSwu

29/01/21

Our enrichment bake-off challenge had a very colourful start! Well done to all our participants! https://t.co/Dve901bWes

20/01/21

One of our key values is for our students to have a global view. Part of this is for them to understand their place in the world. Fantastic work on 'Globalisation and me' to aid this. https://t.co/vuFxa8i7gr

18/01/21

Just because it's lockdown, doesn't mean enrichment stops! https://t.co/6tjeimh9MD

18/01/21

Excellent work and exemplary self-regulation in our online Chinese lessons! https://t.co/AflDglwnWE

15/01/21

Such lovely messages of support from our parents! A few extracts: 'Thank you for the hard work all the staff are doing each and every day for the students. It doesn't go unnoticed.' 'We are truly appreciative of the staff for all your hard work in keeping things running.'

09/01/21

Retweetd From CARLA

I would like to praise ( ) for their fantastic leadership & teaching as well as the outstanding home learning provision during this pandemic. Very grateful to the school for their hard work in almost impossible conditions - THANK YOU!

08/01/21

A huge well done to our students! Your teachers are so proud of you. Your level of engagement in your lessons and the quality of your work is simply fabulous! To our parent body - your messages of support, thanks and kindness are very much appreciated! What an academy family!

17/12/20

And last but by no means least, a donation of another three crates of food to the Clapham food bank. Thank you parents, students and staff! https://t.co/9VaPXT1UdI

17/12/20

Lots of yoga and PE too! https://t.co/zmTRePijy1

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.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Clapham

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

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.

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 - Director of Enrichment and Inclusion and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Francesca Arhin – SENCO 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.

Back to Key Information