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21/01/22

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. These new library books might interest our computer science students https://t.co/hK2gRPfwcd

19/01/22

Every Wednesday our students take part in an enrichment activity; including gardening club in our outside classroom. The students are beginning to see the fruits of their labour in the beds they sowed earlier in the year https://t.co/QxwiIMbJYt

13/01/22

Today our Y12 Biologists were dissecting a Sheep’s Pluck (Lungs, Heart and Liver) to aid their understanding of Mammalian Exchange Surfaces, to find out more about HCL6F and the our amazing science facilities visit our website https://t.co/wOvrI3TPaS https://t.co/hHjRHz3Unt

10/01/22

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Tomorrow the Library at reopens, and we have an exciting competition running this term! https://t.co/Bevy93b7Ks

16/12/21

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Whether your favourite genre is crime, fantasy or romance, we've got your holiday reading sorted! Books can now be loaned over the Christmas break https://t.co/J250faT8BE

06/12/21

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Is the book better? Check out one of these TV & Film favourites from library! Books can now be borrowed over the Christmas break https://t.co/7F09ZkBdHI

02/12/21

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The library at has a growing selection of books to support mental health and wellbeing. We're here to support you! https://t.co/D5Nj7W2RJK

02/12/21

Find out more about life at HCL6F from our staff and students by following the link below. Applications are open, on the website, for September 2022 https://t.co/7chb9DNrxA

26/11/21

The highlight of our week was the assembly on County Lines delivered by Luke Peters . Luke shared his lived experience, and gave us an authentic insight into this world. It was incredibly engaging and we took some really important messages from it https://t.co/OdHK7F5TF8

23/11/21

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. The library has a range of books supporting the Cultural Perspective curriculum, from curating to kindness... many more are on their way too! https://t.co/dN4DNcfAw4

23/11/21

Last week, our Year 12 CTEC Media students enjoyed a fantastic talk from , Head of Sport at Reach plc. They learnt about the impact of technology on the print industry https://t.co/CB3bwm22dS

19/11/21

Our excellent assembly, yesterday, on sexual violence and harassment was delivered by our student leadership team. Thank you to Hanan, Umi, Pedro and Kingsley. We are encouraging all our students to take part in White Ribbon Day on the 25th November https://t.co/qVcZ6XIcrv

19/11/21

If you want to join a sixth form with some of the best facilities and teachers in London. Apply to HCL6F. Applications are open for September 2022 https://t.co/wRwgtpMFh0

16/11/21

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The library at is growing every day. Here is our fiction section, including favourites suggested by staff https://t.co/Eu7FbTYYUu

16/11/21

Last week was the first meeting of our student parliament. Students discussed issues ranging from mental health to diversity. Watch out https://t.co/6tnh3JVtwY

10/11/21

Our students being put through their paces in Basketball enrichment today. Students take part in a range of enrichment activities from debating to volleyball. To find out more come and visit us, on the 18th November between 6pm and 8pm, for our open evening https://t.co/ZT027uK1da

09/11/21

Check out our Sixth Form Editorial put together by Ms Orgar and her brilliant student team. You can find out more about the amazing enrichment opportunties we offer on our Open Evening on the 18th November https://t.co/nzsKyQhXIX

08/11/21

We were also very lucky to have our local MP come in and do a Q & A for our students https://t.co/3Wc1yCFz2f

08/11/21

This term our students have also continued their student leadership journeys through taking part in the democratic process to elect their student President and Vice President https://t.co/jpYKAS6MKz

08/11/21

At our Woman in Leadership event students were able to listen to a range of inspiring speakers from different industries https://t.co/9ouhnwKy0S

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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 read here. Please note this has been reviewed against the final version Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021.

Additional safeguarding policies including e-safety and student use of mobile phones can be found by clicking here.

Reporting and managing any concerns

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Ms Heuston. She will oversee the strategic and operational aspects of safeguarding. She is supported by Mr Patel and Mr Hainey as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs). All leaders have had the local authority DSL training. Contact details for safeguarding staff will be added to this page in September 2021. Their details will also be displayed across the academy and issued to students.

Contact details for the safeguarding team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead Ms Heuston - s.heuston@harrisclaphamsixthform.org.uk

Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Mr Patel s.patel@harrisclaphamsixthform.org.uk

Ms Hesuton is also supported by a range of different staff, including our tutors who deliver our tutor programme and are the first port of support 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 will share the contact details for each borough with our staff so everyone knows this important information. 

Educating our students to stay safe

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

There are many things you can do to keep yourself safe. The first is always, always talk to someone if you have any concerns or worries. At the academy all our staff are friendly and approachable – try talking to them and you will soon find this out!

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.

We will add further information, for example, safe things to do in and around Lambeth in particular in September!

Preventing radicalisation, extremism and terrorism (RET)

We take our obligations under the Prevent duty seriously and adopt a 'proactive resilience approach'. Our policy can be accessed here

In short, we give/have:

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