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15/10/18

Retweetd From HAPU Pastoral Hub

Here's the PEPs Leaderboard for September. Which House will take the top spot for October? https://t.co/hSu2NxdRwb

15/10/18

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is this Thursday from 5pm! https://t.co/ZqhD8wyOv4

12/10/18

Year 11 students fact finding and gaining inspiration https://t.co/0gjykGaVJ4

11/10/18

Our Year 9 netball team's winning streak continues with a 10-8 victory over Shirley High. Well done girl. Training continues every Monday after school 3-4pm, everyone welcome!

08/10/18

Retweetd From HAPU Pastoral Hub

Congratulations to Green House who are leading the way in PEPs so far ! https://t.co/lEBk52ODix

07/10/18

Retweetd From HAPU Pastoral Hub

Some great help sheets from to support parents in keeping their children safe online https://t.co/tPKfdnbxGB

06/10/18

Retweetd From HAPU Pastoral Hub

On Monday we will be ready to announce which House is leading the way so far this year based on PEPs (Purley Excellence Points) awarded in September! https://t.co/BV2yWv1AMn

04/10/18

An excellent start to the season for our Year 9 netball team! 8-7 win over Woodcote High

02/10/18

A remind that Harris Academy Purley will be closed to students this Friday for INSET

29/09/18

Retweetd From Jay Richards

We had the BEST time inspiring students yesterday with Love what we get to do https://t.co/Fx6gDCgWrT

28/09/18

There is a Parent Voice meeting on Tuesday 2nd October 18:30-19:30 https://t.co/y1GUFuTNkY

28/09/18

The Open Morning dates are on the Admissions page which I have already sent you. These need to be booked. The next Open Evening is in September 2019.

26/09/18

Retweetd From Harris Purley

A reminder that our Open Evening is tomorrow from 5pm! We have students looking forward to taking you on a tour around our Academy. https://t.co/SzDWxatNj6

26/09/18

A reminder that our Open Evening is tomorrow from 5pm! We have students looking forward to taking you on a tour around our Academy. https://t.co/SzDWxatNj6

21/09/18

Year 13 crane making in our House Colours for https://t.co/Aa61cExd3T

17/09/18

Year 7 Parent Information Evening is this Thursday from 6-7pm. We hope to see you there!

31/08/18

and here it is... the end of a fantastic week of - the Mad Hatters Tea Party 🍵 🎉 https://t.co/dV91hA0EQt

31/08/18

Our spectacular finished with the Tea Party today after all the final preparations https://t.co/WlwqA5ulT8

30/08/18

A spot of croquet, fit for the Tea Party! https://t.co/gy7WrL1DFd

30/08/18

Baking some sweet treats for the Tea Party 🍵 🎉 https://t.co/EKY9TcGv6S

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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Poster July 2018The 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 Salimatu Mercier (Student Welfare) and Matt Childs (Vice Principal). 

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 department.  This department is managed by Mrs Linda Grover, who is also responsible for administering medicines.

The Academy also has a team of qualified First Aiders:

  • Mrs Linda Grover
  • Miss Ruth Gale
  • Mr Gary Melody
  • Mr Leya Yakalawo
  • Mrs Simone Wilson

 

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 Ronny Brazdil (Assistant 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

Title  
Acceptable Use of ICT Policy for Staff Download
Acceptable Use of ICT Policy for Students Download
Advice to Parents - Keeping children and young people safe against radicalisation and extremism 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
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 Information Booklet for Parents Download
Safeguarding Information Booklet for Pupils Download
Safeguarding Notice Download
Safeguarding Terminology Download
Safety Information for Visitors Download
Signed Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2016-17 Updated Nov 2016 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