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12/07/19

We witnessed some great performances at yesterday's Harris Federation Sports Day, including 4 medal finishes for Purley! Well done to all of our athletes, spectators and staff who represented our academy at the event! https://t.co/ikZctUh83m

05/07/19

Yesterday, the academy held its first-ever Day of Sports. All year groups competed in numerous sporting tournaments throughout the day, ranging from badminton and basketball to table tennis and athletics! https://t.co/Fb2Jqv3TFv

03/07/19

are here at Harris Academy Purley helping our students get a step ahead in our day! Workshops and mock interviews have been taking place throughout the day https://t.co/hHoXss94Od

27/06/19

Students have been busy in Food Technology preparing some edibles for this evening's exhibition at the Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Centre. Please come along to the private viewing between 5pm and 8pm! https://t.co/ZwsYyH58Ax

20/06/19

Staff and students had a wonderful time at the Year 11 Prom yesterday. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page: https://t.co/ZDLy8EEWsL https://t.co/0PQOhVhuj6

19/06/19

Please come along and celebrate our Art, Photography, Textiles and Graphics students' achievements this year in our first public exhibition! The private viewing is from 5pm at the LOFT gallery in the Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Shopping Centre from 5pm - 8pm. https://t.co/9KXHKS6IyJ

14/06/19

Wishing all of our Year 11s a restful break, having finished their GCSE examinations! Information about GCSE Results Day can be found on our website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

14/06/19

Year 9 Art students have worked hard this week on their self-portraits; learning how to use tone to create depth within the face. Marita, Grace and Maya have definitely caught a likeness! What a talented group of artists - Miss Forsdyke https://t.co/9R1HKvAZia

11/06/19

The library team have made some fantastic D-Day displays, celebrating the 75th anniversary. Students using the library at break and after school have access to newspaper articles and books about the event https://t.co/0KI6XpgzHB

07/06/19

This week students have been on trips to Goodwood Farm to see where their food comes from. They had the opportunity to meet some of the animals and see some super cars on the nearby race track. One student even had the opportunity to operate a £140,000 tractor! https://t.co/ZLDgfvPrwX

05/06/19

Year 9 Mock Exam Timetable is now on out website: https://t.co/WwbEDKn28p

03/06/19

Mr Sarson had the privilege of presenting our prefects with bespoke prefect ties this afternoon. Well done to the whole team! https://t.co/KA80YVCLSW

22/05/19

On 3rd July, Year 9 students will be taking part in an employability skills day and we need your help! Here are the details: https://t.co/BShqa58lBF If you would like to take part, please email n.vanderweide.org.uk - Thank you!

14/05/19

From the 7th to the 9th May, 12 lucky Year 10 & 12 students took part in an Architecture workshop lead by the 3.09 Collective; a group of young architects aiming to open doors for students from diverse backgrounds into the world of Architecture and Urban Planning. https://t.co/nbNZxzIY37

14/05/19

Maya attended an awards ceremony at City Hall this week for being a Runner Up in her age category in the Mayor of London's Fourth Plinth competition. Maya's artwork 'Women's Journey' will remain on display to the public at City Hall. Well done Maya! https://t.co/j4Nu2j5BRx

13/05/19

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We had an amazing 1st day starting our programme , facilitating young people in the built environment who are underrepresented in the industry https://t.co/e4a3bdCnY1

13/05/19

Congratulations to Charlie for coming 3rd in the Murrayfield ice skating compeition this weekend! Charlie is also competeting in Aberdeen on the 20th-21st May... Best of luck! https://t.co/er7VRXa6NW

29/04/19

We now have some wonderful new seating and picnic tables in our quad area! https://t.co/LrlzRi8wLi

23/04/19

Transition Evening is from 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 24th April 2019) and will end around 8pm. Please let us know in advance if you would like to drop younger children off in the crèche while the talks are going on: info.org.uk

04/04/19

Year 7 students have been taking part in a STEM challenge with Mr Dauban in Design & Technology today! https://t.co/p9V9FO4WT7

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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 his/her 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 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.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Yvonne Dixon (Assistant Principal and SENCO). Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Ange Levesque (Assistant Principal and Head of Sixth Form), Matt Childs (Vice Principal) and Sally Castles (Student Welfare Officer). 

FAO Designated Safeguarding Lead
Harris Academy Purley
Kendra Hall Road
Surrey
CR2 6DT

Tel: 020 8681 1141
Email: y.dixon@harrispurley.org.uk


Prevent

Harris Academy Purley is committed to providing a secure environment for students, where children feel safe and are kept safe.  There is no place for extremist views of any kind in our Academy, whether from internal sources - students, staff or governors or external sources - the local community, external agencies or individuals.

Our Prevent Lead is Yvonne Dixon (Assistant Principal and SENCO).  All staff undertook Prevent training on Monday 15th June 2015 and further training sessions have been arranged as follows:

  • Sixth Form students on Wednesday 11th November 2015
  • Staff on Monday 16th November 2015 
  • Parent Voice on Tuesday 1st December 2015

 

Security

Harris Academy Purley employs up-to-date security technology (CCTV), which is sited both internally and externally as well as intruder detection systems and access control on its external entrances.

The Academy also has a modern and comprehensive fire detection system.  Access to the main Academy buildings for staff, students and visitors is carefully monitored by the Reception team and everyone on site is required to be identifiable at all times so that items such as face coverings (e.g. motorcycle visors, full face goggles or veils) which obscure clarity of identification of an individual must be removed for the duration of a person’s time on site.

Identification badges are issued to visitors and photo ID cards are also worn by all staff and Sixth Form students. The remainder of students in the Academy are identifiable by their Academy uniform and House ties.

 

e-Safety

Although the Academy teaches students e-Safety as part of the ICT curriculum, it is vital that parents/carers are aware of the risks too and what you can do to develop a culture of e-Safety in the home.  There are some helpful resources for parents/carers below, which we encourage you to read in order to help your child stay safe online.

http://www.internetmatters.org/

 

Medical Needs

Harris Academy Purley is an inclusive community that aims to support students with medical conditions.  Student medication is stored in the Student Services office.  This department is managed by Mrs Linda Grover, who is also responsible for administering medicines alongside Mrs Katy Smith.

The Academy also has a team of qualified First Aiders:

  • Mrs Linda Grover (Student Services department)
  • Mrs Katy Smith (Student Services department)
  • Mr Gary Melody (Site)
  • Mr James Menagh (Vice Principal)
  • Mrs Julie Peers (PE department)
  • Ms Laura Pavlou (English department)
  • Mr Leya Yakalawo (Site)
  • Mr Matt Childs (Vice Principal)
  • Ms Melissa Belton (PE department)
  • Ms Natalie Izzard (History department)
  • Ms Ruth Gale (Food Technology department)
  • Ms Sam Sensesligil​ (Food Technology department)

 

Educational Visits

Harris Academy Purley sees educational visits as an essential resource, which can supplement and enrich the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum.  A comprehensive risk assessment must be carried out before any proposed visit is approved.  Approval for all educational visits follows a clear process and the senior member of staff responsible for educational visits is Mr James Menagh (Vice Principal). All educational visits must also be authorised finally by the principal, Mr. P. Wheatley.

 

Safeguarding Training

Staff recently received up to date training on Safeguarding.  Click on link below to discover the content of that training.

 

Restraint & Reasonable Force Training

All staff at the Academy had training recently on the use of reasonable use of force in schools.  The session was delivered by an expert in the field from “Safer Handling” and covered important topics such as: 

  • Teachers’ Duties
  • Teachers’ Powers to Search
  • Human Rights
  • Law & Legislation
  • Accountability

A presentation with the full brief can be downloaded below.

 

CPOMS Electronic Safeguarding System

The Academy has now switched over to using an electronic Safeguarding recording system known as CPOMS.  CPOMS enables schools to improve their management of child protection and similar incidents and actions, whilst reducing staff time, paperwork and administration. CPOMS also enables schools to track referrals to external agencies, such as the NHS/CAMHS, Children’s Services, and the Police. (Including letters and phone calls) and be alerted if timescales are not being met. CPOMS also uses the same action-based functionality to track communication with parents and carers, as well as students themselves.

 

All the policies below have been signed by the Governor responsible for Safeguarding

Documents  
Advice to Parents - Keeping children and young people safe against radicalisation and extremism Download
Anti-Bullying Policy 2016-17 Download
Anti-Terrorist Hotline Download
Child Protection and Safeguarding Advice for Visiting Teachers and Support Staff Download
Child Protection and Safeguarding Advice to Visiting Teachers and Supply Staff Download
Consent & Sexual Offences Quiz Download
Croydon Counter Terrorism Focus Desk Download
Croydon Safeguarding Board - County Lines Download
Cyberbullying Presentation to Parent Voice Download
Harris Federation eSafety Policy Download
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 Download
Kidscape Parent Advice Line Download
Kidscape Parent Support Flyer Download
Kidscape Safeguard Training 05-09-16 Download
NSPCC Indicators and Effects of Abuse Download
Photography Policy 2018-19 Download
Pocket Guide: Child Sexual Exploitation Download
Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation Policy Download
Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 Download
Safeguarding and Child Protection KCSIE Answers Download
Safeguarding and Child Protection KCSIE Questions Download
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Download
Safeguarding Information Booklet for Parents Download
Safeguarding Information Booklet for Pupils Download
Safeguarding Notice Download
Safeguarding Terminology Download
Safety Information for Visitors Download
Student IT Network Use and eSafety Rules Download
The Prevent Duty Assembly Presentation Download
The Use of Force to Control or Restrain Students Updated November 2016 Download

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