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28/02/24

This was a wonderful event - huge thanks to our guest speakers and a big welcome to the students who came to look round: we think you'll fit in well and are looking forward to getting to know you in September. https://t.co/c1zfKqwIPM

26/02/24

Last chance to sign up to our Careers Open Evening which is happening tomorrow! We have speakers from the world of Medicine and Law and a wide range of careers on display. Sign up using the below link. #claphamsixthformhttps://t.co/tvUltblXQ4

26/02/24

I'm really looking forward to this week's Open Evening at - we've got great speakers from the worlds of law, medicine & finance to underpin our thinking of sixth form as a step from childhood to the adult world & the need to earn a living:https://t.co/zBgWFl9SbP

25/02/24

I'm really looking forward to this week's Open Evening at - we've got great speakers from the worlds of law, medicine & finance to underpin our thinking of sixth form as a step from childhood to the adult world & the need to earn a living:https://t.co/zBgWFl9SbP

21/02/24

Today our principal Ms Heuston delivered an assembly touching on the history of community activism and the power we all have to effect change and improve our local community. pic.twitter.com/2P33moBrnn

20/02/24

At we are expanding our media department and are looking for a teacher to join the team.Our students are a delight to work with, the colleagues are great, the kit is brand new and when I don't have a broken leg I'm prowling the place too.https://t.co/EkW0ehAEmB

20/02/24

At we are expanding our media department and are looking for a teacher to join the team.Our students are a delight to work with, the colleagues are great, the kit is brand new and when I don't have a broken leg I'm prowling the place too.https://t.co/EkW0ehAEmB

19/02/24

8 days to go until our first ever Careers focused Open Evening. They’ll be guest speakers and an array of careers will be displayed.Not to be missed- sign up below! https://t.co/tvUltblXQ4

19/02/24

Our Sixth Formers are enjoying the opportunity to work with Year 7 students from ! pic.twitter.com/yNOYAYFHgp

19/02/24

Here is Mary, one of our Student Parliament Vice Presidents mentoring a Year 7 student. pic.twitter.com/VrlLkpGeSG

19/02/24

This month student parliament organised a bake sale and were able to raise £130 for charity! pic.twitter.com/mG7e4GdTeu

19/02/24

Welcome back to the second half of our Commitment Term 😊

01/02/24

Sign up here to attend our first ever Careers Open Evening! https://t.co/tvUltblXQ4

01/02/24

Join us at our Careers Open Evening – Tuesday 27th February 5pm-7pm. This will not be your usual open evening! Expect talks from guest speakers and enthusiastic teachers ready to discuss careers linked to their subjects

30/01/24

Last week, our Vice Principal gave a phenomenal assembly which encouraged students to take ownership of their self development . pic.twitter.com/tiuatsj4Fl

26/01/24

Congratulations to our sister-school. https://t.co/OsKVT2XjND

25/01/24

We're very excited about our second Open Evening this year - something a bit different - we're looking forward to careers the far side of HCL6F and thinking about how the curriculum and support at sixth form will help you get there.https://t.co/1BCnfBmnGL

25/01/24

Yesterday, HRH the Duchess of Edinburgh paid a visit to to join students in discussing menstrual health as part of the campaign. out more about the workshop here:https://t.co/sN04kOI4r8

25/01/24

Yesterday, HRH the Duchess of Edinburgh paid a visit to to join students in discussing menstrual health as part of the campaign. out more about the workshop here:https://t.co/sN04kOI4r8

23/01/24

HCL6F students receiving a talk by Sarah Ellis from on how to get into a career in property. Students found the session informative and inspiring. pic.twitter.com/BIXrIbjoSo

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Safeguarding

Making sure that our students are safe is the number one priority. Our key job is to make sure we identify, help and manage any child protection concerns. For us this includes our safeguarding curriculum, that is, how we educate our students, in an age-appropriate way, to look after themselves, physically, emotionally and mentally.

Harris Clapham Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of young people, and we expect everyone who works in and with our sixth form to share this commitment. Our Safeguarding Policy has been reviewed by Governors and can be accessed at the bottom of this page (as well as e-Safety and mobile phone use policies). Please note these have been reviewed against the most recent version of Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Reporting and managing any concerns

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Ms Adams. She will oversee the strategic and operational aspects of safeguarding. She is supported by Ms Heuston, Mr Handscombe, Mr Lloyd, Ms Buakuma, Mr Naheem, Ms Reid, Mr Gresham and Mr Butterworth as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs). All leaders have had the local authority DSL training. Their details are displayed across the academy and issued to students.

Contact details for the safeguarding team:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms Adams - R.Adams@harrisclaphamsixthform.org.uk 
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms Heuston - S.Heuston@harrisclaphamsixthform.org.uk
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Handscombe - J.Handscombe@harriswestminstersixthform.org.uk
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Lloyd
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms Buakuma
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Naheem
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms Reid
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Gresham
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Butterworth

Emails are checked regularly but, if urgent, call Reception on 0204 542 4900. The Receptionist, Ms Johnson, can make contact with a DSL/DDSL in the event of an emergency. The Head of School is also supported by a range of different staff, including our tutors who deliver the tutor programme and are the first port of call for our tutees.

All staff, volunteers and visitors have a duty to report concerns about a young person, either because the young person may be in need of additional support or if it is thought that the student may have been abused or is at risk of abuse. We know that our students may come from different boroughs and so we share the contact details for each borough with our staff.

Concerned about your child or another person's child?

The law is very clear about who is responsible for the safety of children (a child is anyone aged up to 18 years old) and that is all of us. If you have a concern about a student, you have a responsibility to that student to speak to someone. Below are various actions, depending on the nature of your concern:

  1. If you believe a child to be in imminent danger, call the Police on 101 or 999.
  2. Call the school and ask to speak to the DSL
  3. Call MASH on 020 7926 5555 – Lambeth's Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub. MASH is the coordinating body for the main local services for child protection.
  4. Contact CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command, if your concern is about online child sexual exploitation.

Educating our students to stay safe

It is important that we teach our students, recognising that they are between 16 and 19 years old, how to stay safe. This reflects the contextual safeguarding risks in and around Lambeth where the academy is based. Currently, this means ensuring students knowing about:

  • child criminal exploitation, including ‘county lines’
  • serious youth violence, including knife crime
  • child sexual exploitation, including for boys
  • protection from radicalisation, extremism and terrorism

We work with a variety of agencies, including the police, in helping to educate our students on staying safe. We also have our personal, relationship, social and health education programme that specifically maps out and plan what and how students will learn to stay safe over the course of both Years 12 and 13.

Students also have their form tutor who will get to know them well and will be the first port of call should there by any day-to-day welfare concerns. We also have a counselling service as part of our welfare team where students will be able to self-refer.

Keeping yourself safe

There are many things you can do to keep yourself safe. The first is always talk to someone if you have any concerns or worries. At the academy all our staff are friendly and approachable.

Staying Safe Online
Keeping yourself safe online is a must. You will learn more about this during lessons, but we’ve also put together some resources for you to find out more:

Remember, if you need immediate help, call 999.

Your Digital Footprint
Everything you post online stays around for a long, long, long, long, long, long time. Before you post anything online THINK – Is it True? Is it Helpful? Is it Inspiring? Is it Necessary? Is it Kind?

If you post something cruel, vicious or deliberately intend to cause offence, then this will make someone else feel unsafe. We all have to show commitment to making the academy a safe place, both within and outside of the building. Therefore do not make posts or comments about other people on any social media; it is unacceptable.

Preventing radicalisation, extremism and terrorism (RET)

We take our obligations under the Prevent duty seriously and adopt a 'proactive resilience approach'. Our Prevent Lead is Ms Adams.

  • give students a safe space to debate and challenge ideas within our personal, relationships, social and health education
  • have a guest speakers' policy which is coordinated by our designated safeguarding lead
  • have a coordinated approach to staff training so that staff know the language, signs and vulnerabilities to look out for when considering RET
  • have the structures and processes to implement our RET policy effectively.

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