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14/02/18

Retweetd From Leonora Saunders

The first ever Feminist Society supper club next week! Generously hosted by & with reflections from special guests & . All proceeds to tickets available here https://t.co/5k1Lfm5rDq https://t.co/ChKzG7ibIL

07/02/18

A classroom 'crime scene' inspires Year 8 to turn detective and think about how to write a great crime story. "It really helped me to think carefully about the different ways I could engage my reader”. Zoe, Year 8 https://t.co/2R3rCwfXEe https://t.co/YHoBzoySU9

06/02/18

Our Dance Company excelled at the dance competition in Stevenage yesterday, winning the best choreography, best entertainment and best technical awards, and coming fourth overall. So of our 23 dancers. https://t.co/i1oDIquETx

06/02/18

Why have we wrapped up some of our books in brown paper? To show Year 8 you can't judge a book by its cover, of course. Find out more https://t.co/lYNMDDmscn https://t.co/Xrs8YzqzzQ

05/02/18

Retweetd From Daisy Mercer

Y11 standing on the rooftop of LSE dreaming big for their futures of conquering the city! https://t.co/mr88PR81bl

03/02/18

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

“Why didn’t the lecturer’s hands freeze in the liquid nitrogen?” Fascinating discussion with students on our way back from the brilliant trip to

03/02/18

Retweetd From Harris Fed TSA

Time for the second half of the ‘Seizing Opportunities’ training session for our and leaders with . What is your ‘why’ for being an outward facing leader? https://t.co/xQwHBDUett

03/02/18

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

So excited to be with our trainees and students to talk with leading academics in and https://t.co/4hAiQultSu

03/02/18

Retweetd From Harris Fed TSA

Life is most definitely what you make it! has given our and leaders food for thought. Own your excellence as nobody else will! https://t.co/nBUCCkjVK3

31/01/18

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

A fantastic day of learning, discussion & quality cinema Great to have 40 A-Level students in attendance from https://t.co/8iJdgjv1TG

31/01/18

Meet Harsa, Year 13, our first ever student to get an offer to study . “When I found out about my offer from I was ecstatic about what the future may hold for me. I want to use my knowledge to improve the health of the patients I hope to see in future." https://t.co/zNltjvQ9x5

31/01/18

Retweetd From DofE London

Huge congratulations to everyone who received their Bronze Award at a wonderful presentation evening last week and are now moving on to their Silver Award. Also.....what a wonderful cake!! https://t.co/zM5MZMuMyI

29/01/18

Retweetd From Harris Fed TSA

First session of the new year with our Step-Up delegates !Today’s session is on & others. How would you get others to buy into your ideas for improvement? https://t.co/ZBHEbn02Oh

28/01/18

learning from the Millwall Lionesses today! https://t.co/pBzt5F40Ed

25/01/18

Retweetd From Jason Sawle

Great views from Harris Academy Bermondsey https://t.co/E2mAFIHMGv

25/01/18

Retweetd From HAB Enrichment

Congratulations to all students who have completed their Bronze DofE! https://t.co/CVJNmtzPWZ

25/01/18

Retweetd From Daisy Mercer

Our HAB6 students enjoying an introduction to UCL and preparing for what university offers! https://t.co/5ZvSUERDzP

25/01/18

Retweetd From Jonathan Limb

A few picture from our Biology Session on Mitosis and Meiosis with Andrew Griffin during the Twilight https://t.co/2Z4VTUmTfF

17/01/18

, , , , , , , , , , , and lots more... A person who is tired of our after-school clubs and enrichment activities is tired of life :-) Download a complete list https://t.co/bQUhv6GHgP https://t.co/LULSwRDFeA

12/01/18

Good luck to our Under 13 team competing in the area finals today! https://t.co/tRlaernI7J

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.

Safeguarding

The safety and welfare of our girls is of paramount importance at HAB. All staff members receive extensive training in this and the girls’ curriculum covers a variety of safety and wellbeing topics.

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 at all about the safety or welfare of a child please do not hesitate to contact us.


Key People

Position

Name

Contact

 

Acting Co-Principal

Rebecca Iles-Smith

Rebecca.iles-smith@harrisbermondsey.org.uk

 

Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer, Assistant Principal

Noel Kennedy

Noel.kennedy@harrisbermondsey.org.uk

 

Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer & Medical Needs Coordinator, Student Support Manager

Elizabeth Magee

Elizabeth.magee@harrisbermondsey.org.uk

 

If you wish to raise any concerns about a student, you should contact one of the above people or contact the Academy on 020 7237 9316 or email HABreception@harrisbermondsey.org.uk

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is:

Eva Simcock, Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), Southwark Council.

If you would like to know more information generally regarding the safeguarding of young people in schools, you may find the following information useful.


E-safety

Although the Academy teaches students e-safety throughout the curriculum, we think it is equally important for parents to be aware of the risks and what they can do to develop a culture of e-safety in the home.

If you missed our parent talk on ‘Keeping your Daughter Safe Online’ in December, you may fine the resources here helpful; they are designed especially for parents and will enable you to help your child stay safe online.

If you have any concerns about your daughter’s safety online, there is always someone at the Academy who is available to talk to you. Simply contact your daughter’s Phase Leader or one of the Designated Leads (details above), or speak to any member of staff who will direct you to the right person.

The online world is a wonderful source of information and resources for your daughter, where she can find many opportunities to enrich her understanding. However, it also presents some risks if she doesn’t know how to keep herself safe.

As an Academy we teach HAB girls how to stay safe online. We work closely with Digital Awareness UK, who have trained all our girls and a good number of their parents in how a young person can safely use the internet and social media.

If you are interested in learning more about this important part of your daughter’s education, try using some of the resources we’ve provided for you here as a starting point:


Think You Know website

The Think You Know 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
  • and what tools are there to help them stay safe.

Factsheets

There are also some helpful factsheets on cyberbulling, online grooming and accessing inappropriate websites which can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.


Other useful websites

You'll also find a wealth of additional information on the Think You Know website or any of the websites listed below.

www.childnet.com – Visit the ‘Know It All’ Section for an interactive guide about online safety

www.getsafeonline.org – Free up-to-date security advice

www.ceop.police.uk – Website of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

www.bbc.co.uk/onlinesafety – guidance about how to make the most of being online while staying safe.

www.net-aware.org.uk - NSPCC site that provides guidance to parents on social networking sites, apps and games.

www.saferinternet.org.uk - e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.


What is a Money Mule?

Being a 'money mule' is when you allow other people access to your bank account, and it can land you in prison.

  • You may be contacted as part of a job scam or through social media and asked to transfer money, allow access or open up a new bank account.
  • The money may have been stolen or have come from illegal activities and you are being used to hide it.
  • This could result in a conviction and up to 14 years in prison a­ffecting job prospects, travel restrictions and access to money.

"How do I avoid it?"

Do not allow anyone access to your bank account, it is for your use only. Decline any requests for money transfers unless you can be sure of the reason and where the money is from. Report any suspicious requests to Action Fraud online at www.actionfraud.police.uk or telephone 0300 123 2040.


ParentInfo

ParentInfo is a regularly updated feed of expert information, advice and sources of support for parents on a whole range of parenting themes - the emphasis being on helping parents and carers develop their children's resilience to the risks and pressures they face in today's world. View the ParentInfo page at http://parentinfo.org/


Safer Schools Partnership

Meet PC Dominic Williams, Safer Schools Police Officer for Harris Academy Bermondsey.

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 Dominic Williams has been working with us for a number of years and is a familiar, trusted face around the school - working closely with students on issues that affect their lives both inside and outside of the Academy.

Dominic Williams can be contacted by email at hab-pc@harrisbermondsey.org.uk. Alternatively you can telephone the Academy on 020 7237 9316 or email HABreception@harrisbermondsey.org.uk

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