The Academy has a range of policies and procedures in place that ensure the welfare of all of our students. Several of these policies set out expectations about good behaviour, ensuring that everyone feels safe and can learn.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the welfare of your own daughter, please contact your daughters' Faculty Director. The four faculties are blue, green, red and yellow.
Blue Faculty Director - Ms Spargo
Yellow Faculty Director - Mr Crow
Green Faculty Director - Ms Campbell
Red Faculty Director - Mrs Scott
6th Form - Ms Hitchings
Reporting an absence
Excellent attendance is the expectation at Harris Girls' Academy Bromley. The expectation is that students attend every day unless they are unwell, in which case parents or carers are expected to contact the Academy before 8am on each morning of absence.
To report an absence at Harris Girls' Academy Bromley contact:
Kooth.com - online support for young people
We would like to remind you of the availability of Kooth.com.
Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.
Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.
When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.
To find out more visit www.Kooth.com, where young people can register and others can find out more about the service.
Student wellbeing at HGABR - useful links
Anna Freud Centre – On My Mind - aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/
BBC website – OWN IT - to support C&YP online https://www.bbc.com/ownit/about-us/what-is-own-it
CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Epic Friends – this site is all about CYP helping friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally https://epicfriends.co.uk/
Give Us A Shout – Crisis Text Line https://www.giveusashout.org/
Headscape has been designed for young people, by other young people in Greenwich and Bexley, to give them a trusted website to use for information, to check how they feel and even take a test to find out if they need help with their emotions. It is a 'one stop' source of self-help about a range of mental health issues and conditions for young people to browse at leisure. http://oxleas.nhs.uk/advice-and-guidance/children-and-young-peoples-services/headscape/
Kooth – online support https://www.kooth.com/
Mind Ed is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults. https://www.minded.org.uk/
Mindkit – Resilience, Mindful Living and Wellbeing advice and support for 14-25 year olds delivered by MIND http://mindkit.org.uk/
NHS apps for Mental Health http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/mental-health-apps.aspx
NHS Go Health information and advice for young people in London http://www.nhsgo.uk/
No Panic Youth Hub – help with anxiety https://www.nopanic.org.uk/no-panic-youth-hub/
The Mix – Get Connected - support for under 25s http://www.themix.org.uk/mental-health
Young Minds Crisis Messenger - 24 hour text messaging support line https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/get-urgent-help/youngminds-crisis-messenger/