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10/06/24

Last week during enrichment, walking club enjoyed the sunshine and nature in Clapham Common and had a pleasant afternoon together. pic.twitter.com/jTZnRKmBKq

10/06/24

Mr Lepretre’s lexicon for this week! pic.twitter.com/QbW1MzcGeL

10/06/24

An exciting House competition update. Here at Harris Clapham Sixth Form, we currently have House Morris in first place, Franklin in second and Kahlo and Mendes in joint third. With one more House competiton, there is still all to play for!

15/05/24

Last Friday, we had a moving Year 13 Assembly followed by a fun student led Soirée. It was a lovely way for the community to come together and celebrate Year 13’s journey with us. pic.twitter.com/fUXbR3jNJj

08/05/24

It’s a two assembly week, so as well as linguistically interesting advice for year 12s, we have a timely sporting analogy for Year 13:https://t.co/3fwj02ZhHd

07/05/24

This afternoon’s Year 12 assembly at introduced me to a new word and has left me pondering its plural. A mumpsimus is an error determinedly continued despite correction, but is it two mumpsimi, mumpsimuses, mumpsimodes?https://t.co/gilB5u4jZs

29/04/24

Exciting to see our assemblies quoted in the news (not a lot of sixth forms can claim that):https://t.co/s6FNikS8Ik

26/04/24

Today, our Student President Ruweida and one of our Vice Presidents Sarah went over to to deliver some words of wisdom to the Year students about how to prepare for Year 11 next year.#community pic.twitter.com/G3QF8zPACf

26/04/24

This week students from the Clapham Cultural Society organised an Eid celebration for our school community. This included a session on Eid Al-Fitr, quizzes and games, henna designing and a bake sale. More than £100 was raised for charity! pic.twitter.com/44LnfLgGac

26/04/24

A glimpse of Enrichment at Harris Clapham Sixth Form through photos 👇.Enrichment choices range from Tennis to Photography to Gardening: We believe that these experiences will empower students to thrive in various aspects of their personal, academic and professional lives. pic.twitter.com/8EKC7cYFvK

26/04/24

Here’s our word of the week from Mr Lepretre, teacher of English pic.twitter.com/m9F1IPRJjo

26/04/24

A book recommendation by Bushra (Y12). She described the book as “A thriller with a good plot that makes youquestion who to trust” pic.twitter.com/THC52PWnLd

24/04/24

Lessons that you can learn from Jake and Elwood Blues, from Aretha Franklin, from Erasure, and from Barbie (part 1).https://t.co/Sdy1sKWrJY

17/04/24

As part of House Morris Day, students took part in a scavenger hunt and a cupcake icing competition! pic.twitter.com/H1cqeJbvCj

17/04/24

Three excellent goals to aim for.- Avoid procrastination- Remove distractionThose work for everyone, and then, particularly for Y13 and Y11 we have- Revise effectively.

17/04/24

Today our Vice Principal, Mr Lloyd gave an assembly on how to manage the stress that may come during exam season. Mr Lloyd provided strategies on how to avoid procrastination, remove distraction and revise effectively. pic.twitter.com/lUb8cAwv4W

10/04/24

Dedicated to a drummer and fan of Fleetwood Mac.https://t.co/QvNOPtz1MM

10/04/24

Student leadership is really important to us at Harris Clapham Sixth Form and this week we announced our new Student Parliament President and our new Vice Presidents! pic.twitter.com/IwgHeQ0GDw

10/04/24

Happy Confidence Term from Harris Clapham Sixth Form! Yesterday our Executive Principal gave an assembly to our Year 12 students on the importance of being confident and taking opportunities in life. pic.twitter.com/V6JClA2veM

10/04/24

Today our Head of School, Ms Heuston gave an assembly to our Year 13 students which highlighted the importance of removing distractions and remaining focused in order to achieve success. pic.twitter.com/BxlHtyaRcL

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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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