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08/02/24

Congratulations to the HABS boys' and girls' basketball teams. The boys won vs Ark Putney and Chestnut Grove with 16-2 & 15-7 and the girls won vs Harris Clapham with 55-28! Most importantly they played for each other and supported each other. pic.twitter.com/sZZoUVASqi

06/02/24

Congratulations to the incredible Y7's who participated in the Harris Spelling Bee! Your resilience and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the 5 challenging rounds are truly commendable. You've not only showcased your spelling prowess but also set a shining example of teamwork! pic.twitter.com/yNSmDJIurh

09/01/24

Well done, to HABS KS5 students who have raised more than £200 for Doctors without Borders to support them with aiding medical care across the world in places of conflict! pic.twitter.com/tOiMJrPLAo

09/01/24

Big thank you to for helping our wonderful student, Chelsea, to tick this off her bucket list! She got to watch the game, meet the team, and received a signed Hockey stick by the players! Big shout out to Graham for organising! pic.twitter.com/QD1Rg9VrTs

21/12/23

So thrilled to share the achievements of 6 formers who were rewarded an Ice-Skating trip. It was a celebration of their proactive approach in seeking extracurricular opportunities and dedicated efforts towards personal development. Massive well done to our students! pic.twitter.com/cKuiHGe4rs

20/12/23

Enjoy the following stills from the Year 11 Drama Component 2 Final Performance. Students put on a show of their best Crucible and Top Girls scenes exploring the theme of POWER. pic.twitter.com/vgyTHAEKc5

20/12/23

Well Done to all of HABS CNAT and Vocation Year 11 students for getting their coursework and performance portfolios completed!

20/12/23

Congratulations to Joel Sea and Roman Bafi on their outstanding achievements this term. Roman has been offered scholarships from the San Francisco Ballet School and Joel is the Regional Jack Petchey Speak Out Champion. We are immensely proud!

15/12/23

HABS Y13 students visited Imperial College London and interacted with Imperial staff and students, giving them a glimpse of what life at university would be like. The trip motivated our students to pursue higher academic and career goals. pic.twitter.com/PZwvazMmmv

15/12/23

Harris Academy Y10&11 Boys' Basketball team had an amazing season and made us very proud. They won all their matches in the Wandsworth Borough School games on displayed team play, strategic brilliance and an excellent representation of Harris Battersea's values pic.twitter.com/hyqVi6b5Ea

08/12/23

Our students had an Oxford University English Taster Day. They got to put their English literary reading skills to the test (gaining university knowledge to aid them with their GCSEs) and spoke to a range of current Oxford University student volunteers. pic.twitter.com/t1BzeEalxn

06/12/23

Our students had an Oxford University English Taster Day. They got to put their English literary reading skills to the test (gaining university knowledge to aid them with their GCSEs) and spoke to a range of current Oxford University student volunteers. pic.twitter.com/XH3eKKGa7Y

06/12/23

Well done to the HABS Year 10&11 Basketball team who won all their matches in the Wandsworth Borough School games! pic.twitter.com/CYzpfg1wFz

01/12/23

Very impressive win vs Chestnut Grove 39-16 in the first game of JNR NBA season. Outstanding Performance by Donnell, Ethan and Shaun K and other Y8 boys. pic.twitter.com/Vb9WbdfXlJ

29/11/23

Year 9 student leadership candidates deliver their speeches in assembly this morning. Excellent oracy and charisma from the candidates in true HABS style. Voting concludes on Friday when the successful leaders will be announced. pic.twitter.com/oocQsHR9D1

21/11/23

On Friday 17th November, our local MP, Ms Marsha De Cordova visited HABS, met with the student council and presented the Academy with literature celebrating Black History Month. pic.twitter.com/Kscmoext1Y

17/11/23

BigBrotherBigSister programme- year 12s meet there y9 mentees for the first time! pic.twitter.com/Dwz2FWzS0N

17/11/23

Y11s finished mock season by revising Geography with Head of Academy, Mr Comerford, ahead of their final exam. Congratulations to all of Y11 for their hard work during this first set of exams, setting themselves up for success in their GCSE year! pic.twitter.com/a7HNX2xqlY

17/11/23

Here at HABS we love a good ol' Sip & Paint! Here are few picks from our latest arts celebration during Black History Month Thursday pic.twitter.com/WnOdnIRN5g

15/11/23

All Y13 science students attended a series of masterclasses at HA Crystal Palace. Students appreciated the opportunity to further refine their exam skills to help them achieve the top grades. Just one of the many additional opportunities in offer to 6th Formers at HABS. pic.twitter.com/4XV61IW301

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Safeguarding

The Academy is committed to the vital contribution all governors and staff can make to safeguarding children. We will strive to make sure that every student in the Academy feels secure, well cared for and able to reach their full potential.

We will ensure all our own staff, other professionals, parents/carers and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.

The Academy will work hard to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. If you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of a child please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our LGBTQ+ commitment statement can be found on the Equalities page.


The Academy Lead Designated Child Protection Officer is Ms Naomi Hosker

The Deputy Lead Designated Child Protection Officers are Mrs Lesley Von Mitzinger and Ms Mary Shannon

The Prevent Lead is Ms Naomi Hosker

The contact details are: telephone: +44 (0)20 7622 0026


Safeguarding poster

Our 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.

HABS Safeguarding Staff Poster Sept 2023 24


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HABS uses the SHARP System, which allows students to anonymously report concerns (report without adding a name), and they can do this from their phone while on the move, through using the desktop icon on all school computers or through using any device at home.

Click HERE to access the HABS SHARP System.

We make sure all students know how to use the SHARP System and a link to SHARP can be found at the bottom of every webpage on our site.


External safeguarding projects at HABS

Healthy relationships (provided by Tender and LAWRS). Year 9 and 10 girls explore in depth the types of abuse people can experience in relationships and how to know if they are experiencing controlling behaviours or abuse. After the sessions, girls know how to define healthy relationships and can identify warning signs of an abusive partner.

Sex and consent (provided by Little Fish). Year 10 boys explore the legal and moral issues around consent and sexual behaviours. They explore in depth what it means to be equal partners in a relationship. After the sessions, participants had secure knowledge of sexual health and appropriate behaviours in relationships, including the law around sexual activity between young persons. They can identify, in any given scenario, elements of interactions between young people that might indicate controlling or concerning behaviours. They were able to explain characteristics of a trusting and respectful relationship.

Sex and gender workshops (provided by Rape Crisis UK). Year 9 boys and girls, in separate groups, explored gender stereotypes and how society puts pressure on boys and girls, including how social media can influence self-esteem. Participants were able to explore in depth how peer pressure can lead to young people exhibiting sexualised behaviour online, including creating and sending sexual images. Students were able to discuss in detail how they could safeguard themselves and others against dangerous behaviours and how to promote healthy relationships.

Working with Men Groups and 1:1s (provided by Working with Men in conjunction with Wandsworth Council). Boys in years 8-10 explore the concept of masculinity and how young boys and men deal with emotions and conflict. Students discuss in depth how they can cope with difficulties in a measured and mature manner, and become increasingly confident with their ability to choose how they respond to a situation, rather than respond instinctively. Participants become increasingly skilled in identifying trigger factors for emotional responses and how to calmly evaluate a situation before reacting in a way to generate the best possible consequences. Some students also receive 1:1 support to help them self-manage and self-regulate effectively.

Operation Encompass. Operation Encompass is a national initiative implementing key working partnerships between the Metropolitan Police, the Local Authority and the Designated Safeguarding Lead in the school. This allows us to work together to provide emotional and practical help to children where necessary. Click HERE to read a letter to parents/carers about Operation Encompass.


Support links for students

The following websites provide useful information on a range of relevant topics.


Information for parents/carers: keeping your child safe online - top tips

The online world is an exciting place with limitless opportunities for fun and education. It can also be a dangerous place unless used properly.

Take the following steps to ensure you make the online world as safe as possible for your child.

  • Make sure all laptops and computers are used in a communal area where the screen can be seen by all.
  • Ask your child to charge any mobile devices (phones, Ipods, Ipads etc) downstairs and NOT in bedrooms.

Safe networking/MSN/BBM

  • Make sure the privacy settings are set to “friends only” in the “Account settings”.
  • NEVER include the date of birth, address or school name in the “About me” section.
  • Children should only add or accept people they know in the real world – NOT friends of friends or people they have met online.
  • Only post photos that you would be happy to show your gran! Be careful posting photos showing your school badge, the outside of your house/school and photos on holiday wearing bathing suits.
  • The best tip is to talk to your child and become involved in their online world.  Ask questions about what they are doing and who they are talking to.

Online gaming (PS3, Xbox, PC etc.)

  • ONLY accept people you know in the “real world”.
  • Explain to your child that people lie online and can be mean.
  • Tell your child never to accept an invitation to move to a chat room with someone they’ve met while online gaming.

Cyber bullying

If your child is subjected to any form of cyber bullying:

  • Tell them not to reply
  • Keep a record of the abuse for future investigation
  • Tell someone in school or report the problem to the police.

Webcams

Be aware of the information that is visible via the webcam – i.e. names on certificates, posters of favourite pop stars – this can all be used by a potential abuser.

Extra information about keeping your child safe online or reporting a problem can be found on the following websites:

You might also like to look at these three helpful leaflets from InternetMatters.org


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