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18/05/19

Everyone safely home. Some tired, lost legs this evening but you did it. Very proud of all the girls who completed their Bronze practice this weekend! https://t.co/b8KSCoDyTw

18/05/19

Final two teams delayed on return due to a walk round a forest and a hidden path through this. Will contact once we know arrival time to school. https://t.co/3Z35OYkKDS

18/05/19

Team 1 in the distance, team 4 just behind and some animal friends. Lovely day for a https://t.co/aJ31pNo1Qe

18/05/19

We are off for day 2, map reading skills being put to the test today. Hope those that woke up at 5am don't have tired eyes! https://t.co/Z7MyV45BC2

17/05/19

They haven't turned round for the picture, they have decided walking down backwards is easier! https://t.co/kH2tENmhO1

17/05/19

Q. from Jalila to - We all hope to enter the world as informed and engaged in society as we can. What 3 top tips would you give us to achieve this? 1. Work hard 2. Don't let artifical barriers stop you 3. Engage and be passionate in the world around you https://t.co/Vc9cXPgKcE

17/05/19

General Q&A about engaging young people into politics https://t.co/WW3dFahxnN

17/05/19

Our Bronze award students are off for their expedition https://t.co/Grh0Mimv54

17/05/19

Many thanks to for coming in and talking with our Y10 Citezenship students https://t.co/IkC3c8n1K3

16/05/19

Quote of week: "I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.' By Michael Jordan

15/05/19

Retweetd From Schools Plus Ltd

If you've ever considered hiring the facilities at Harris Girls' Academy Bromley, then please take a look at this Virtual Tour showing what Schools Plus have available to book onsite - https://t.co/A9cUTTCpSf

15/05/19

Countdown numbers game total this week is a grand 140. You can use 2 75 50 8 3 6. Is there more than one solution though? Our weekly math's puzzle (collect from Voc boards) and challenges are also live, so try your hand at some of these. https://t.co/WjzpgZ1W12

15/05/19

Our tutor programme topic for discussion this week, links to our recycled greenhouse project. This week, students will be discussing the consumption and global sales on single use plastic bottles, cans and cartons, and the impact of the waste this generates. https://t.co/FqHGYY46ya

15/05/19

This weeks Must Read Book is a haunting yet powerful novel on the Second World War; Between the shades, by Ruta Sepetys https://t.co/PxivLTbD7H

15/05/19

Word of the week is curator. What do you think the word 'curtator' means and how can you use it in a sentence. https://t.co/QE6gYjGQKX

10/05/19

Summer Half Term - 27 May to 31 May inclusive. Please note that the school will break up at the normal time of 2.50pm on Friday 24 May. For more calendar reminders, visit our website: https://t.co/7xVRzjVLaZ https://t.co/jHGNZi9scB

10/05/19

Quote of the week: "Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts." By George Tilton

09/05/19

Retweetd From Science at HGABR

We are trying to build up our allotment with a plastic bottle greenhouse. How can you help? We need students to collect there plastic drinks bottles (no squashed or crushed ones sorry), and drop them into the prep room or the bins labelled Greenhouse, in the main hall. https://t.co/2cY2BzYkT5

09/05/19

Please help us to build a new greenhouse for the allotment! https://t.co/ic8BN4KgCu

09/05/19

Countdown numbers game is a target of 151, using 25 5 8 4 2 8. Is there more than one solution? Look at the other thee pictures and see if you can guess the total of the numbers, that have not been crossed out. https://t.co/C8XlsNVL2l

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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 their full potential. The Academy has created a culture within which student voice is a high priority and values itself as a listening school.

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.

We aim to ensure that all safeguarding and welfare concerns or referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the specific needs of the individual student.  Through providing a caring, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of all our students, we aim to foster an atmosphere of trust, respect and security.

The Academy will work hard to reduce all the 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.

A copy of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found below.

Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer and Prevent Lead (DSL) is Mrs Kate Ives

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer and Family Support Worker (DDSL) is Ms Jennifer Foster

Designated Anti-bullying members of staff are Mrs Beverley Lamarque and Ms Gillian Stockwell

Designated staff member to support students with medical needs is Mrs Kate Ives

Designated staff member responsible for supporting Looked after Children is Miss Stephanie Tucker

Governor responsible for Safeguarding, Child protection and First Aid and Medicines is Mr Christopher Carr

Designated member of staff with responsibility for Health and Safety is Mr Tony Conboy

Academy's Attendance Manager is Mrs Amanda Nayyar/ Mrs Rebecca Halka

Attendance Officer is Miss Stephanie Tucker

Behaviour Manager is Mrs Beverly Lamarque

 

The contact details are:

Mrs Ives DSL Mobile: 07715053077

Ms Foster DDSL Mobile: 07720337450

Email: info@harrisbromley.org.uk
Telephone: 020 8778 5917

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is Rita Dada, Lead for Education Safeguarding, Quality Assurance Unit
T: 0208 461 7669 or 0208 313 4325 (via the Bromley Safeguarding Children Board)
E: rita.dada@bromley.gov.uk

 

A whistleblowing helpline is available from the NSPCC - 0800 028 02825.

 


The Prevent Duty and "Channel"

The Academy has a Prevent Duty Lead. The Prevent duty has two specific strategic objectives to safeguard our students against radicalisation, extremism and any actions or beliefs that are contrary to British Values and our Academy ethos.

1.      Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it.

2.      Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.

HGABD opposes all form of extremism. We define ‘extremism’ as vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.

The Academy will work closely with the counter-terrorism referral programme “Channel”.  Channel is a multi-agency approach to identify and provide support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism.

The programme uses a multi-agency approach to protect vulnerable people by:

  • identifying individuals at risk
  • assessing the nature and extent of that risk                           
  • developing the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned.

The academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism.

 Parent/Carer Information

 Download a parents' guide to extremism and radicalization

The Educate Against Hate website has been created by the Department for Education and the Home Office to give parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice and support to help keep children safe from the dangers of extremism.


Other useful sites:

Childline

Childline

Bullying

KidScape

Sex and relationships

NHS Live Well

Drugs

Talk To Frank


Exam Stress

Tests and exams can be a challenging part of school life for both student and parents. At HGBAR we will soon be teaching our students about Mindfulness. But in the meantime, there are ways to ease the stress. Guides to coping with exam stress can be found at the bottom of this page


 E-safety

The online world is becoming vaster with young people using social media sites and the internet, to explore opportunities for learning and creativity. However, while the internet is a great resource, as always, there are risks and dangers that every student should be aware of to help protect themselves and be safe online.  The Academy teaches e-safety via our PSHE curriculum, but you may also find the below resources useful.

You'll also find a wealth of additional information on the Think You Know website which was created by the police for parents of children at secondary school. It contains useful information about:

  • what children are doing online
  • how to talk to children about what they are doing online
  • what risks your child might face
  • what tools are there to help them stay safe.

Our E-Safety Policy can be accessed from the link at the bottom of this page.  Should you have any concerns about your child's e-safety, there is always someone at the Academy who is available to talk to you. Simply call the school and ask for our Safeguarding Officers, or speak to any member of staff.

Parent/Carer Information

Although the Academy teaches students e-safety as part of the PSHE curriculum, it is vital that parents are aware of the risks too, and what they can do to develop a culture of e-safety in the home.

Below has some helpful resources for parents/carers that will enable you to help your child stay safe online.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk -  Created by the police for parents of children at secondary school.

www.childnet.com – Visit the ‘Know It All’ Section for an interactive guide about online safety

www.getsafeonline.org – Free up-to-date security advice

www.cybermentors.org.uk – Online support for children

www.ceop.police.uk – Website of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

www.bbc.co.uk/onlinesafety – guidance about how to make the most of being online while staying safe.

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware - the NSPCC has launched the Share Aware campaign which provides straightforward advice to parents on how to keep their 8-12-year-olds safe on social networks

www.childnet.com/resources/know-it-all-for-parents/kiafp-cd - an e-safety presentation from Childnet International

www.saferinternetday.org  - a day that is used to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, but they also provide year round training days

https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-council-for-child-internet-safety-ukccis - The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)

http://parentinfo.org/article/the-5-digital-parenting-rules-that-really-matter - Parent Info - From CEOP and Parent Zone - 'The 5 digital parenting rules that REALLY matter.'

http://parentinfo.org/article/setting-safety-and-privacy-settings-for-social-media-apps - Parent Info - From CEOP and Parent Zone - 'Setting Safety and Privacy settings for Social Media Apps.'

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ - Online Safety - NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/sexting/ - Sexting - NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/ - Share Aware - NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/questions-parenting-digital-age/ - 12 Questions answered about parenting in the digital age - NSPCC

https://www.getsafeonline.org/ - Get Safe Online

 

 

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