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12/10/21

Come and experience HCL6F in person at our upcoming Open Evening! Take a virtual tour of our fantastic facilities beforehand: https://t.co/jel9TCcDxj https://t.co/8omHJfaRuy

18/06/21

Building update - in go the toilets and showers, not long until September https://t.co/Bxcd9yqcKB

18/06/21

Update on the building: furniture going into the science laboratories and general classrooms now taking shape. Not long until September 2021! https://t.co/Ngg0bwFtoW

09/03/21

News from the building - have a look at the spacious size of one of our general classrooms as it takes shape https://t.co/LGhXyx8ZCO

18/02/21

This week’s photo updates: a) the topping going on the first floor and b) the view of the building from Kings Avenue. https://t.co/VC3dPmlbm6

05/02/21

Photos this week from the building: onwards and onwards - roll on August 2021! https://t.co/v9SDGrczzu

28/01/21

Building update: roof work continues and the services are now going in! Roll on September. Full steam ahead https://t.co/D0ExE40CJi

28/01/21

Our virtual course discussions start today. Many thanks to all of you for confirming. Please make sure you use the link in your confirmation email to join the meeting. We look forward to meeting you

21/01/21

Thank you for all your recent applications! We are working hard to set up our virtual course discussions. We will be using MS Bookings and MS Teams. An email giving details of the available dates and times will be coming out next week–please check your emails for further details.

19/01/21

Our fantastic new building continues to move forward at pace – the windows are going in! https://t.co/24TIw7bqa2

14/01/21

An excellent Virtual Open Evening on Tuesday–thanks to all who attended the main presentation & marketplace, lots of interesting questions! A huge thanks to staff from across for their support. Our subject FAQs & presentations are available on https://t.co/Id5NawbSEV.

06/01/21

Update from Mr Hainey on course discussions: meeting so many fantastic students, exactly the calibre we want. Come and be part of something special at Harris Clapham Sixth Form. Our virtual open evening is Tuesday 12 January, 5.30 pm, see website for details!

15/12/20

Latest from the building: the roofing being completed and the internal walls going in. Roll on September! https://t.co/7Xp5auO1tI

15/12/20

Mr Hainey is delighted to announce the appointment of two senior leaders who will be working with him to launch Harris Clapham Sixth Form. To find out more see https://t.co/CUuh8YGb3D

11/12/20

Quote from Mr Hainey ”just met a student during a course discussion who told me she wants to be the first black Prime Minister”. All of us at Harris Clapham Sixth Form will support her in making this happen. A reminder you can apply online at https://t.co/Id5NawbSEV. https://t.co/FidEAOGtTC

10/12/20

Our first course discussions with the students who have applied to come to our amazing new academy next September have just started. Check out our website https://t.co/Id5NawbSEV and apply for a place online

04/12/20

Mr Hainey, Executive Principal, is delighted to announce appointment of two senior leaders, Miss Heuston and Mr Patel. More information to follow!

03/12/20

Calling all Yr11 students in Lambeth and beyond. A date for your diary - Our virtual open evening - Harris Clapham Sixth Form - Tuesday 12th Jan start time 5:30pm More to follow! https://t.co/LlMoccdzPh

01/12/20

A fantastic building continues to take shape https://t.co/VM9FtLa979

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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.