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28/07/22

Retweetd From HegartyMaths Team

Wow! Harris Academy Battersea has achieved a bronze award for answering over 600,000 questions on . Well done! https://t.co/JLDVWROdYD

18/07/22

Retweetd From Bedrock Learning

Surprise! We're holding one last prize draw before the year is out. Will you be spending your summer on a brand new Chromebook? Earn 120 points before July 24th and find out. Teachers, enter your school by retweeting this post. Full T&Cs: https://t.co/E8kRuq3WlM https://t.co/sLMBg6cyPX

09/05/22

Don’t forget to complete 120 points by May 29th to be entered automatically into the competition and be in the running to win some amazing prizes! https://t.co/Ab8eYjW6VY

21/03/22

Congratulations to our Bedrock Leaders in years 7-10. They have won a book of their choice and will be invited to a top secret event in the summer term. https://t.co/uuJhgYryTl

11/03/22

Our Year 10 Harris Experience students enjoying a day of talks, debate and Q&A with current students at the University of Cambridge https://t.co/uHdzijlwZC

30/11/21

Retweetd From WandSchoolGames

Here come the girls! Great evening of U14 Basketball at . Congratulations for taking part in our 🏀🏀🏀🏀 https://t.co/l6hMNYCt9K

22/11/21

A huge thank you to for organising an informative Food Industry Careers webinar for our Y10 students! https://t.co/X1hEmRD43W

03/11/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Battersea! We are so excited about this new Bedrock competition open to all of our Year 7-10 students. All you need to do is complete 140 points by the 19th of December! https://t.co/yM04UuNEGn

01/10/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Battersea! We are so excited about this new Bedrock competition open to all of our Year 7-9 students. All you need to do is complete 140 points by the 24th of October! https://t.co/vFiJk3W7n8

21/09/21

Our young people loved meeting you! https://t.co/UdQHiyPikI

11/08/21

Vacancy for Reflection & Inclusion Officer: come and join our fantastic and dedicated support staff. https://t.co/Gj4WAarck3

10/08/21

Congratulations to all of our students receiving results today. We are incredibly proud of your achievements and how hard you have worked!

14/07/21

If you’re interested in data, we’re interested in you! Vacancy for Data Manager at Harris Academy Battersea https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

14/07/21

Looking for your next role in a diverse and successful school? Apply for our Administrative Officer role: https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

15/06/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Battersea! We are so excited about this new Bedrock competition open to all of our Year 7-9 students. All you need to do is complete 120 points by the 18th of July! https://t.co/gJr6ypP6Y8

27/05/21

Retweetd From The Talent Foundry

Thank you to the students of for joining us this morning for the workshop! 😃 Nurses from across England came to share their experiences of nursing and excite the next generation to consider the career https://t.co/Xd5vHzyEOK

25/05/21

Retweetd From The Talent Foundry

Another amazing day delivering to the students at . Using 'maths by stealth' to create a large-scale event. For more information about the workshop, click here: https://t.co/BHftXmZL8O https://t.co/15sVYdjyfn

13/05/21

Thanks to for delivering such a brilliant and engaging day to our Year 8s! https://t.co/aRl80tkqAt

12/05/21

Retweetd From The Talent Foundry

We're having an amazing day delivering the to Year 7 students at . A fun, full day workshop linking maths to real-life! For more info, click here: https://t.co/BHftXmZL8O https://t.co/wAPz7vAXiP

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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.


The Academy Lead Designated Child Protection Officer is Ms Naomi Hosker

The Deputy Lead Designated Child Protection Officer is Mrs Lesley Von Mitzinger

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 May 2022 NEW


Safeguarding assembly - June 2021

Click HERE to download our safeguarding assembly from June 2021.

This covers the key topics of sharp implements, e-cigarettes/vaping, edibles and social media. If preferred, parents/carers could watch the video below.


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: 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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