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24/09/19

Boys enjoy a special Principal's Breakfast for students who made our 40/40 list in their summer assessments - coming in the top 40 for both progress and attainment in their summer 2019 exams. Well done everyone! https://t.co/ISZthGK4Rp

10/09/19

Retweetd From Charlotte Harling

Our first roadshow of 19/20 is now open for registration and will take place on 30th September 2019, 4pm at - link below to book. https://t.co/J2WYYljNC3 https://t.co/AHrlmle0ee

03/09/19

Open evening and mornings at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich, Sept and Oct 2019. See all four dates at https://t.co/seSrHlbggm. First one, Thurs 26 Sept, 5pm. Our teachers and students look forward to welcoming you! https://t.co/YyzUE7pbPZ

22/08/19

Congratulations to our students on their superb GCSE results! “I want to congratulate every one of our outgoing Year 11 on their exceptional results which reflect their hard work and commitment to their studies." Mr Groves, Principal. Find out more https://t.co/FbUw1wX7IF https://t.co/XlQr7dVCzL

16/08/19

Congratulations to our Post-16 A Level and Level 3 Vocational students on their success this year, including Rayyan (pictured with Mr O'Leary) who achieved AAB (A* EPQ) and a place at UCL to study English Literature. Well done everyone! https://t.co/SgTqCH04WU

23/07/19

Nice email to get on last day of term. "I came off my bike this afternoon and I'd like to compliment the conduct of two of your lads who came over to help: they were extraordinarily polite, offered to re-pack my shopping and were generally a great credit to your school." 🙂

23/07/19

Mr Groves commissioned Hassan, Year 10, to paint this wonderful picture for his office. It is called the Empowerment of and reflects what HABED does to allow our students to flourish in the capital and beyond. Great work, Hassan! https://t.co/Y4eXxMaluJ

22/07/19

This short film was produced by our students during a trip to . What does a department do? What sort of jobs are available? How to get started (link: https://t.co/FuIYdIgTEx) https://t.co/7j13tr3j2s

18/07/19

Retweetd From DG Cities

Last month we were delighted to host a careers day workshop for students as part of ! wrote about their trip to , which includes some great reflections from their students! Thanks , we loved having you! https://t.co/xO1PVvGccy https://t.co/F83RbqPO5Z

18/07/19

Retweetd From Gus Gordon

Fantastic and rewarding day working on some Shakespeare scenes with year 9 ! Great energy and focus with some exciting work to share! Thanks for having us on board and for your brave bold ideas; a real pleasure!

17/07/19

Thank you to for welcoming our Year 10 students yesterday and helping them explore City in and more. https://t.co/n6ldIFXgy9

11/07/19

Very proud of Hassan, winner of the Key Stage 4 competition. Hassan has worked hard perfecting his skills in the art of oil painting, creating self-portraits which reflect his culture and identity. Find out more https://t.co/rnHxR1NDEv Great work, Hassan! https://t.co/bek58roRQP

10/07/19

Thank you for supporting our boys. The really enjoyed meeting all our wonderful business volunteers!

10/07/19

Retweetd From Fawz

Absolute pleasure to attend ’s ‘Inspire The Future’ event to encourage school children to pursue a career in the NHS and, hopefully, as doctors!

09/07/19

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

Please RT. We are looking for dancers, singers, poets, spoken word artists? To perform on 13/07. Would you like to showcase your talent to your local community? Please get in touch. Perform @ Peace Event 😊 https://t.co/6dehSNV2RI

08/07/19

Here are our first boys to achieve 500+ Harris Points this year. Well done Faizal, Yvan, Lalloh and Calvin! We now have 21 boys who have Gold Star Lapel Badges for reaching 500+ Points. See who they are at https://t.co/t5jsbMQyXZ Great work everyone! https://t.co/fSL4248BtK

08/07/19

Download our latest school newsletter. Parent Survey results 2018-19; Southwark Book Awards; Uber Rewards Trip - five days to remember; National Maths Challenge - 23 boys honoured; Great Speeches; Spelling Bee 2019... and more. Hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/1PNohtoXRC https://t.co/rursAyohse

08/07/19

This image is by Yvan, Year 7, who has a great natural ability with . https://t.co/XirihCIu5H

08/07/19

This image is a collection of for 26 boys in Year 8. They had been working on tonal for three lessons and achieved really nice results. https://t.co/PXsX1UhX7E

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Safeguarding

This page is designed to be a source of information about safeguarding for the community, parents and students alike - to help inform and educate everyone in our school community. 

On this page you'll find a list of our designated safeguarding officers as well as information about E-safety and our Safer Schools Partnership. Our Child Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded at the bottom on this page.


Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

The academy is committed to the vital contribution of all governors, staff and support staff make to safeguarding children a priority. We aim to ensure that child protection concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the specific needs of the individual child.

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.


Safeguarding poster

The safeguarding poster pictured below is displayed in every classroom and key places around the academy. This is to ensure that every stakeholder connected to the academy can approach key staff (and any member of staff) to share any safeguarding concerns. Our staff also have out of hours safeguarding cards on which are contact details of the senior safeguarding team and external agencies. This is for use if issues come to light outside of normal school hours.

Safeguarding team poster 20 21


Our vision

Our vision is very clear and has safeguarding at its CORE.

Everyone succeeds and achieves their potential regardless of any personal characteristics. Background does NOT determine outcomes.

We are all equal all of the time and treat people with the respect they deserve. We are not afraid to make mistakes as we see this as part of our learning journey.

We aim for our students to leave our academy with the ‘Master Key’ that will unlock any door for them in the future. This will allow them to become successful and caring citizens, whilst upholding the values that they have learnt through their educational journey with us.

 We are stronger as a team than a group of individuals and can change anything collectively that we put our mind to, whilst also being able to critically reflect on our actions

We aim to provide a rounded education that ensures our students grow holistically through developing resilience, tolerance and humanity.


The academy philosophy, vision and expectation on safeguarding is very clear. Every person connected with the academy has a personal responsibility for the highest standards of safeguarding of our students. It doesn’t matter how you are connected to the academy, as part of our community we all have a responsibility for safeguarding our students. The following groups all have equal responsibility for ensuring the highest standards of safeguarding:

1.     All academy staff

2.     All academy students

3.     All academy parents/carers

4.     All external agencies that engage with the academy and young people

5.     All members of our local community


Harris Boys’ Academy, East Dulwich and the Prevent Duty

The academy has a designated, accredited 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.

HBAED 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.


Harris Boys’ Academy, East Dulwich and “Channel”

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.

Harris Boys’ Academy, East Dulwich safeguarding team 2018-19

At Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich we have designated child protection/Prevent duty lead and safeguarding officers who you can contact if you have any questions or concerns relating to either child protection or safeguarding.

 

Staff

Role

Email

Accreditation

Ben Bray Designated Safeguarding Lead b.bray@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk  

Peter Groves

Principal

Prevent Duty Lead

p.groves@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Child Sexual Exploitation Accredited Training

Prevent Duty Standard

EVC Accredited by Judicium 

Advanced WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) training

Critical Incident Training with the Metropolitan Police

Leading Health & Safety in Schools

Advanced counter-extremism strategy training with "Since 911"

Gemma Watson Behaviuor and Safeguarding Manager g.edwards-watson@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk Safeguarding training for Designated Leads
Koya Bakarey Behaviour for Learning Leader k.bakarey@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk Safeguarding training for Deisnated Leads
Oliver Dyer Behaviour for Learning Leader

o.dyer@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads
Rebecca  O'Neil Behaviour for Learning Leader r.o'neil@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Christine St Ange

Educational Welfare & Courts Officer/Attendance Lead

c.StAnge@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Child Sexual Exploitation Accredited Training

WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) training

PC Marcus Kudliskis

Safer Schools Police Liaison Officer

m.kudliskis@harris-net.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Mental Health Awareness & Safeguarding Training (MAST)

Child Abuse through Faith and/or belief (includes FGM)

Child Sexual Exploitation

Forced Marriage and Honour Violence

Hate Crime

Domestic Violence

Transgender Awareness  Training

Prevent & Channel (Terrorism and Radicalisation)

Advanced WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) Training

Critical Incident Training with the Metropolitan Police

Major Incident Training with the Metropolitan Police

Counter Terrorism training

Stop and Search Tranining

Child Sexual Exploitation training

Honor Based Abuse and Child Abuse linked to Faith or Belief

Vulnerability Training

Advanced counter-extremism strategy training with "Since 911"

 

David O'Leary Head of Sixth Form d.o'leary@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Critical Incident Training with the Metropolitan Police

Prevent Duty Standard

Advanced counter-extremism strategy training with "Since 911"

 

Every member of HBAED staff has completed a Level 2 accreditation in “Child Protection in Education” and WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) training was given to all staff on 1 September 2015.

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is Eva Simcock. There is a duty system and one of the CP Coordinators in Quality Assurance Unit is on duty each day to deal with LADO issues. Duty telephone number for all LADO enquiries/referrals is 020 7525 3297.


Behaviour for learning leaders

Gemma Watson,  Behaviour and Safeguarding Manager (Enterprise)

Oliver Dyer, Behaviour For Learning Leader (Active Science)

Koya  Bakarey, Behaviour For Learning Leader (World Studies)

Rebecca O'Neil, Behaviour for Learnng Leader (Creative Voice)


Medical, health and safety and attendance officers

The medical needs officer is Rachel Sweeney  r.sweeney@harrisdulwicgboys.org.uk
The health and safety officer is Peter Butterworth p.butterworth@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk
The attendance officer is Christine St Ange c.stange@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk

You can also email us at info@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk.


"Where do you feel safe?" - contextualised safeguarding

Young people encounter risk and safety in locations outside of the home. These experiences are crucial in shaping how they move through their local neighbourhood and how to keep themselves safe. We carry out a safety mapping exercise which students complete with their form groups and form tutor so we can learn and understand about where they feel safe or at risk.


Visiting speakers to the academy

Harris Boys’ Academy, East Dulwich utilises the expertise of a wide range of guest speakers, lecturers, authors and visitors to enrich and augment the curriculum and learning opportunities of our students. 

However, the safeguarding of our students is at the forefront of everything we do.  To ensure that guests and visitors’ information is in line with our own values and ethos the academy completes a rigorous process of checks.  By completing these checks, the academy is confident that we are protecting our students from extremist views such as radicalisation and homophobia while enjoying the wide benefits of external speakers.

All visitors to the academy are expected to follow the Visitors' Code of Conduct which can be accessed from the link at the bottom of this page


Radicalisation and extremism

The academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Read more about how we approach Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education, including radicalisation and extremism. Download a parents' guide to extremism and radicalisation.


ParentInfo

ParentInfo is a regularly updated feed of expert information, advice and sources of support for parents on a whole range of parenting themes - the emphasis being on helping parents and carers develop their children's resilience to the risks and pressures they face in today's world.


E-safety

The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented opportunities for learning and creativity. But just like the real world there are risks and dangers they should be aware of, and which we can act to protect them from. Although the academy teaches students e-safety as part of the 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.

This page has some helpful resources for parents that will enable you to help your child stay safe online. If 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 Officer, Peter Groves, or speak to any member of staff. Our e-safety policy can be found below.


Think You Know

The Think You Know website is 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.

Think You Know have also produced a Parents Guide to E-Safety and also the following booklets to provide parents/carers with helpful information on how to explore and monitor their children’s apps.


Sexting

The term ‘sexting’ describes the use of technology to share intimate images of yourself. It’s a word-mix of sex and texting. The content can vary, from text messages to images of partial nudity to sexual images or videos. For more information and guidance for parents and children visit the Childnet website.


Other useful resources

Download the presentation from our latest parents e-safety evening

List of helpful online resources produced by Childnet

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

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/professionals-online-safety-helpline - resources for professionals working in the area of safeguarding with children and young people, but could be of interest to parents too


Gangs

A gang can be summarised as a group who see themselves and are seen by others as a gang, and for whom crime and violence are a central part of their activities. Children and young people face all sorts of pressures, including possibly feeling pressure to follow friends who may be in a gang. If you have any concerns or questions about gangs please do contact our safer schools police officer (contact details below). You might also like to read the Home Office leaflet Gangs: You and Your Child which gives advice to parents on gangs and how to help children make the right choices.


What is a 'money mule'?

More young people across the UK are being approached by criminals who want to use their bank accounts or pin numbers for criminal purposes. This is called being a ‘money mule’. A ‘mule account’ is used to hide money that comes from illegal activities. The young person may be asked to transfer money, allow access to their account or open up a new one. Sometimes criminals will try and force young people to become mules or they might offer financial incentives such as cash or mobile phone credit.

We need your support to help educate young people around this issue. Has your child been approached or asked for their bank account to be used? Check any bank statements. Is there money going in and out that cannot be accounted for? Ask questions if you are unsure about anything.

Bank accounts are private and must only be used by the account holder.  Any misuse could not only be criminal but could cause serious credit issues for the account holder. Police are working in partnership with many schools across London to combat this issue. If you have any concerns, speak to your Safer Schools Police Officer (see below) and/or Action Fraud (www.actionfraud.police.uk) on 0300 123 2040.


Drugs networks ('County lines')

The National Crime Agency, the UK body charged with fighting organised crime, is very concerned that crime gangs are taking over drug networks using telephone hotlines (called 'county lines) and recruiting vulnerable people, often children, to act as couriers and to sell drugs. Please see our information sheet about 'county lines' and 'cuckooing' - the practice whereby professional drug dealers take over the property of a vulnerable person and use it as a place from which to run their drugs business.


Safer Schools Partnership

PC Marcus Kudliskis is our Safer Schools Police Officer. There are now over 450 Safer School Partnerships operating throughout England and Wales, with police officers and community support officers based in schools to work closely with staff and students.

PC Marcus Kudliskis has been working with us for several years and is a familiar, trusted face around the school - working closely with students on issues that affect their lives both inside and outside of the academy.

PC Kudliskis can be contacted by email at m.kudliskis@harris-net.org.uk or you can telephone him on 07917 210932 (07:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday but please note this number does not receive text messages). Alternatively you can telephone the Academy on 020 8299 5300.

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