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21/07/22

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Parents - see the leaving gift our Artist in Residence did for our children in primary. A mural to spark the imagination - forest magic | https://t.co/zHqIuVgT90

12/07/22

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12/07/22

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Day2- Sarah Murray, NASA lead speaker of Mission Discovery, welcoming HATO students individually. ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩⁦⁦https://t.co/FZ3TYWRhqU

12/07/22

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Prof Harridge responds to our students questions about genetic modification for space missions in future .Samuel on the lead of thinking and questioning scientifically.⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/8jULUslVFl

12/07/22

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Sarah Murray and Dr Swanson from NASA taking part in the brain storming discussion about the HATO space experiment.⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/sw7CIiJ48V

12/07/22

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Samuel our World class leader gives a speech when astronaut asked for honest feedback- skills are tested best when the confidence of the team is pushed to the highest by encouragement https://t.co/GJJgwz7eIM

02/07/22

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The Intergrated Disapora services arrive from Jamaica And also welcome the Harringey Mayor the Enfield Mayor and The North area BCU Metropolitan Haringey and Enfield for a wonderful day of celebration. https://t.co/CqLyAli2vv

02/07/22

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Come to celebrate all of Jamaican life & culture 🇯🇲 academy host the brilliant charity for a day to sumptuous food and to learn about 55 black businesses and the Jamaica High Commissioner https://t.co/bqN9DVVH1V

02/07/22

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Free Event today 60 years of Jamaican independence celebrated today in our Sports Complex by Park View Road. An exhibition and market packed full of art, culture, giveaways and more. AngelFoundationUKJA. EXPO 2022 in partnership with Victoria Mutual & Grace Foods https://t.co/p5mPvCqEvS

22/06/22

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Huge thank you and well done to all staff for their efforts to get into school despite the disruption to public transport - some went to extraordinary lengths as detailed here by https://t.co/hI4Ofj1ECy

25/05/22

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Two of our students Brave and Josh attended - they are shining stars and will surely set the world alight - far right of picture. Thank you as ever to | https://t.co/2NxHW6rA9I

21/05/22

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Happy Friday ! We're excited to share our resources for students 👀 at this video showing the AMAZING careers you can access through - helpful for options evening? https://t.co/DHNjEUrRzm

29/04/22

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Our Harris dance students share their passion for dance | harris https://t.co/MiywrZ4Olr

28/04/22

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A fantastic evening on Wed 27th when we hosted ‘Step Around Town’ event with . It was wonderful to see so many talented dancers from Hornsey School for Girls, St Angela’s Ursuline School, Highams Park School & our very own HATO dancers! Well done everyone! 💃🏼 https://t.co/SyyKk4JApV

28/04/22

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Thank you to the and to for their brilliant initiative with local schools such as https://t.co/vXGW31LQbM

28/04/22

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Thank you to who performed so well & imaginatively so in the fantastic dance event last night at Harris Academy Tottenham led by | supports the arts | thanks also to for sponsoring https://t.co/rWi5EI5vk9

26/04/22

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Governor Service Awards: This weekend was the Governor Conference. Two of our governors, Nigel and Olugbenga, were recognised for their long term service to HPAHP! Thank you to both of them for supporting our school! https://t.co/bknR2D7zHz

23/04/22

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Outstanding governance is vital to the success of Harris academies - thank you to 200 governors who attended our conference today and for everything you do throughout the year, thank you to for hosting, and thank you to for being a wonderful guest speaker https://t.co/0fLFiNmGJ5

31/03/22

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You can still catch yesterdays show with my guests - BBC football commentator talking plus Headteacher Nick Soar talking https://t.co/GbuRyyVo9s https://t.co/FCE9TedIdU

20/03/22

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In the other Kinetic Cup game this week, and drew 3-3 with Zion grabbing himself a hat-trick in 15 minutes! 🎩 https://t.co/IVBg8EKcQ4 https://t.co/DamtMcvwZ8

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Safeguarding

At Harris Academy St John's Wood the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority.  We expect all staff, Governors, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our students.  

Safeguarding legislation and Government Guidance says that safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children and learners from maltreatment  
  • Preventing impairment of children’s and learners’ health or development  
  • Ensuring that children and learners are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care  

Safeguarding at Harris Academy St John's Wood is a common thread that runs through all that we do, including child protection, health care plans, site security, safety in lessons, in the playground and on school trips, behaviour for learning, anti-bullying and through our curriculum.  

We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us.  Our staff are trained in child protection and our students know who they can talk to if they have a concern. We have a team of trained Designated Officers and a Designated Safeguarding Lead.  See the information below for details of how to get in touch with our Safeguarding Team. 

Our Safeguarding Team

Ms. Stevens is the Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead.  You can contact her on 0207 722 8141 ext. 132.

If you have concerns out of school hours and/or during the holidays please email: emma.stevens@harrisstjohnswood.org.uk

New Safeguarding Team

PREVENT and working with "Channel"

At Harris Academy St John's Wood our PREVENT duty means that our staff are trained to be able to identify students who may be vulnerable to radicalisation.

Protecting students at from the risk of radicalisation is seen by HASJW as part of our statutory safeguarding duty whether these the risk comes from within the family or are the product of outside influences.  Further details on PREVENT can be found in our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy or here in the “Educate against hate” Campaign.

We 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.

Gangs

A gang can be summarised as a group who see themselves and are seen by others as a gang, and for whom crime and violence are a central part of their activities. Children and young people face all sorts of pressures, including possibly feeling pressure to follow friends who may be in a gang. If you have any concerns or questions about gangs please do contact our safer schools police officer (contact details below). You might also like to read the Home Office leaflet. This gives advice to parents on gangs and how to help children make the right choices

Gangs: You and Your Child

Money Mules

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 our Safer Schools Police Officer - PC Jay (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.

Cuckooing is 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 Jay Uzin 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. PC Jay can be contacted by email at Jay.Uzun@harrisstjohnswood.org.uk. He supports in the local community and with raising awareness with regard to personal safety in school.

PC Jay is outside the academy at the start and end of every school day. If any member of the local community has concerns regarding the welfare or safety of a child or student please contact the school or PC Jay.

Keeping Safe Online

Although the Academy teaches students e-safety, 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.

Below are some helpful resources for parents/carers that will enable you to help your child stay safe online

The online world is becoming vaster with young people using social media sites and the Internet, to explore opportunities for learning and creativity. However, while the Internet is a great resource, as always, there are risks and dangers that every student should be aware of to help protect themselves and be safe online.  The Academy teaches e-safety via our PSHE curriculum, but you may also find the below resources useful.

A wealth of additional information on the Think You Know website which was 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.

Although the Academy teaches students e-safety, 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. If you need further advice please contact Ms Stevens or your childs' Head of Year.

We know some parents feel confused by the Internet. It’s constantly changing, and it can be hard to keep up with the latest apps and trends.

NSPCC have put together this guide. To reassure you, and give you the information and advice you’ll need to keep your child safe online. The Internet's an amazing place, so we want to help your child to get the most out of it, and to do that safely.

The guidance is actually really simple - it’s all about talking to your child, getting the family involved. https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/media/1489/share-aware-parents-guide.pdf

It's never easy to know how to keep our children safe when they aren't with us, and sometimes even when are, if we don't know what's happening on their devices. Who are they talking to, what are they doing, are they okay? If you need help to find some answers, the following link will provide a strong resource.

https://parentsafe.lgfl.net

This site covers topics such as...

  • Top tips for parents right now.
  • Safe settings, controls, & monitoring.
  • "What's that app anyway?"
  • Talking to children about life online.
  • Appropriate levels and use of screentime
  • And much more.

Monitoring online activity within the Academy

We monitor students' use of the internet by using filters and monitoring systems. Securus is monitoring software that can monitor a wide range of devices. It monitors against an inbuilt library of keywords and phrases organised into categories with each one given a default severity rating. 

The software programme monitors both online and offline material and recognises inappropriate or harmful content, words and phrases.

A screen shot (known as a ‘capture’) plus other details is taken of every incident triggered, showing what was displayed at the time, who was involved and when the incident took place. This information is shared with the DSL, allowing Academy staff to implement further actions or interventions as required.

Gaming and the Internet

Please see the following articles from thinkuknow:

  1. A parent's guide to privacy settings
  2. Gaming: what parents and carers need to know
  3. What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Supporting your child during Examinations

Supporting Your Child During Exam Tine (Young Minds)

As we start to move towards exam season, Young Minds have launched advice for parents about supporting their children.

Tips include:

  • Encourage your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing.
  • Make sure they are eating and drinking at regular intervals.
  • Reassure them – reinforce that you are and will be proud of them no matter what happens.
  • Remain positive and hopeful!
  • Let them know their feelings are valid and normal, but also offer support and solutions where possible.
  • Anxiety is often worst at night and this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routine
  • You can find out more here: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-exam-time/

Additional information for parents and carers

Operation Encompass

We are an Operation Encompass School

 

The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and the Metropolitan Police. This is called Operation Encompass.

This means that if police are called out to a domestic abuse incident the school will be notified so that they can care for your child’s needs the following day. Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might have an impact on a child attending school the following day. This information will be shared on school days during the school term. When incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday.

At the academy the information is only shared with the Designated and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.

We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that Operation Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all concerned.

If you would like more information about this new initiative, details can be viewed online at www.operationencompass.org

 

Operation Encompass

Preventing radicalisation

A new confidential helpline has been launched this week for families worried a loved one may be becoming radicalised during the pandemic after concerns that reporting has reduced during COVID.

London Prevent, which seeks to identify and help people at risk of radicalisation, has seen a reduction in referrals by sectors such as health and education since the first lockdown. From the start of lockdown on Monday, 23 March to Monday, 22 June, referrals decreased by 31 per cent compared with the same period in 2019.

Relatives and friends are best placed to spot worrying behaviour at an early stage and can help the person they care about get the support they need to move away from extremism, yet only four per cent of referrals in the past year were made by friends and families. This is particularly troubling during a period when people are spending more time at home and not in places – like schools – where worrying behaviour might otherwise be spotted.

The process of radicalisation can happen incredibly quickly – we’ve seen cases where it has happened within weeks – so I would really urge families to pick up the phone or go to the new website for advice as soon as they identify something may be wrong.

The new national Police Prevent Advice Line is 0800 011 3764 and it is staffed around the clock. They don’t have to provide their details or the details of their loved ones if they would prefer not to, although this information may help ensure appropriate support is provided.

One phone call to the this line could be the difference between a loved one ending up hurting themselves and others, or them getting the help they need to choose a positive life path, away from harmful activities and people.

I can understand the idea of ringing the helpline may seem daunting but I would reassure you that it’s staffed by specially-trained officers – many of them parents themselves – who are ready and waiting to listen and provide expert advice.

The team’s role is to assess whether there is something to be concerned about and, if there is, how we and our partners can help the person involved and their families. Whether they choose to receive support is entirely a matter for them – it’s completely voluntary.

Sometimes it turns out there is nothing to be worried about, in which case we can give the worried caller peace of mind. Other times there may not be a risk of radicalisation but we identify a different safeguarding concern instead. In those cases, we work with our partners to ensure the individual gets offered the opportunity for the right support from the appropriate professionals.

Whatever happens, we’ll never tell the person you’re worried about that you called us, unless you say we can.

Advice on radicalisation – including the signs to look for – can also be found on the new ACT Early website - https://actearly.uk/

ACT Early – ‘Real Stories’ Toolkit

In November 2020, Counter Terrorism Policing launched a new safeguarding website https://actearly.uk/ aimed at family and friends to encourage them to share concerns that a friend or loved one might be vulnerable to radicalisation.

Studies have shown that the public are unsure of signs to look out for and who to turn to with concerns. The Act Early website aims to help fill this void, and, in doing so, increase Prevent referrals from family and friends into the police by increasing awareness, trust and understanding of the police’s safeguarding role.

There are two new films that bring to life the powerful words of Micheal and Mustafa already highlighted on the ‘real stories’ section on the Act Early website. 

Mustafa was a follower of multiple radical clerics and Micheal lost his brother to an extremist group and wishes he could have spotted the signs earlier. The films take their words and turn them into powerful animations that encourage those with concerns about someone they know and care about

The films are hosted on the real stories section of the act early website.

They can also be downloaded from the Counter Terrorism website below

https://www.counterterrorism.police.uk/actearlyrealstories/

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health & Wellbeing

 

At Harris Academy we understand that we ALL have Mental Health. Like our physical health, it is important that we take the time to 'check-in' with our emotional health to see how we are doing. Like everything in life, it is about striking a balance. Sometimes we need to spend more time bettering our sleeping hygiene or focusing on our eating habits, maybe we are studying too much and not giving enough time to relax or do calming activities. At St Johns Wood, there are many trusted adults that students can talk to about their mental health and wellbeing for advice. But also, as parents, we need to ensure that our mental health and wellbeing is positive too as we can't pour from an empty cup! 

At school we have PHSE classes and a Physical Education curriculum that gives focus on wellbeing issues, tailored for the different year groups. We have assemblies and form-times with talks about specific topics for example, how to cope with stress. In addition to this, we have extra-curriculum activities, trips and visits and overall it is reflected in the ethos of the school . Staff also have many training sessions on emerging mental health issues in the school and how to respond to them. We are always learning. 

A positive mindset will help us to engage in learning better which is why it is vital to dedicate time to our mental health and wellbeing. Students who are happier will learn better and achieve more. 

Please see some useful links and videos and if you have any concerns about your child, please get in touch. 

Urgent mental health support for children young people and families

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harrassment

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