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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

01/04/19

Letters for our End of Term and Start of Term arrangements are now on the website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

29/03/19

Purley, South Norwood, Palace and Beckenham Y11 Media students are attending a special workshop at to prepare them for their upcoming exams! https://t.co/xnsoyooEOJ

28/03/19

A group of our students were invited to Accenture's 'Decoded' workshop to improve their teamwork and communication skills. Accenture work with some well-known companies including Google and New Look, fixing their technical issues. The students had a great time! https://t.co/YS1SepBRa7

25/03/19

The issues with our Virgin line have now been resolved. Email and telephones are working once again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

25/03/19

Unfortunately our network issue are continuing this morning. Staff emails are currently affected. Reception have a temporary telephone installed for urgent calls using the main academy number. This line may be busy!

22/03/19

Eco Club, led by Miss Buckley, continues to do great work in recycling the plastic bottles our students get through each week. All of this would have ended up in landfill if these students didn't do such a great job! https://t.co/GX6nBgEHqZ

22/03/19

We are currently suffering from a network outage, which is affecting our telephone system and email. You can still use our info.org.uk address for urgent messages. We hope to have this issue resolved soon.

21/03/19

Our Jack Petchey Speak Out finalists delivered six amazing speeches to their peers this afternoon. Topics ranged from hidden disabilities to battling depression. After careful deliberation, Freya was crowned the winner and will go on to the next stage of the competition! https://t.co/Hi1OXeWsEi

14/03/19

Thank you to all the students, parents and carers who attended our very busy Year 8 into Year 9 Options Evening! https://t.co/tyOPYvBWC1

14/03/19

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14/03/19

A reminder that it is our Year 8 into 9 Options Evening this evening for students and parents/carers. We look forward to seeing you from 17:30! https://t.co/kPDsGpeYSJ

11/03/19

conducted an impromptu search of all of our students using metal detecting ‘knife arches’ this morning. The search was in response to recent headlines concerning knife crime, but was not prompted by anything specific to our Academy. No illicit items were discovered! https://t.co/74RQDmqEvv

07/03/19

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Harris Academy Purley are looking for a Lead Practitioner/Aspiring Lead Practitioner: MFL. Apply now https://t.co/cMFIz4gxxF https://t.co/XKBgDwMhTl

07/03/19

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04/03/19

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Brilliant day Met ys 7,8,9 & 10 with Secrets of the Henna Girl. Bright confident pupils eager to learn and ready to question about Thank you for inviting me 🙂 https://t.co/9o6A9hHR6t

04/03/19

Our next Parent Voice meeting will take place tomorrow (5th March) from 18:30 until 19:30. All parents and carers of our students are welcome to attend the meetings. They are an ideal opportunity to provide feedback to our Leadership Team and Principal https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

01/03/19

A huge thank you to distinguished author Sufiya Ahmed for coming in and talking to our students today! https://t.co/TyOQJtFk71

15/02/19

Wishing Harris Academy Purley and South Norwood students a safe and pleasant trip to Austria today! If you'd like to keep up with the action on and off the slopes, follow: https://t.co/INKhXfwL40 (also on Instagram)

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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  
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-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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