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12/05/22

The Harris Invictus choir are practicing ahead of the HIAC’s Got Talent show. Thank you to all the students as well as the choir director, Charlene for your dedication and enthusiasm. It is very inspiring. https://t.co/vI2XKhTlAq https://t.co/yhNBCHMWPR

10/05/22

On Friday 29th April, we had visit and work with our Sixth Form focusing on Gender-based Violence. In the session they unpacked themes such as gender inequality, intersectionality & more.

10/05/22

Great work by the Eco students and staff. All working hard to clean up the garden patch. So far they have cleaned up 4 planters & planted cucumbers, potato's, spring onions and some pollinator wildflowers. Amazing! https://t.co/9dafey0x8R

10/05/22

Huge congratulations & well done to our Sixth Former Ashis, who has secured a place on the extremely competitive DevNeuro Summer School programme! Competition was tough & we're super proud of him! https://t.co/IZJY22SO4F

09/05/22

Huge congratulations & well done to our Sixth Former Ashis, who has secured a place on the extremely competitive DevNeuro Summer School programme! Competition was tough and we're super proud of him! https://t.co/lMyjWQcAeN

03/05/22

Friday 29th April, we had come in and work with our Sixth Form focusing on Gender-based Violence. They will be unpacking themes such as gender inequality, intersectionality and more. https://t.co/tEtFm3AIry

03/05/22

To all our community please do have a great day. Whether celebrating Eid or enjoying the time just to catch up with family and friends. https://t.co/JNDueilJnn

27/04/22

Great work by the Eco students and staff. All working hard to clean up the garden patch. So far they cleaned up 4 planters and planted cucumbers, potato's, spring onions and some pollinator wildflowers. Amazing! https://t.co/UwEY5Musuh

01/04/22

Invictus visit to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Students from across the Academy enjoyed the matinee performance of La Traviata at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. https://t.co/KySArOAK4k

01/04/22

At Invictus today - 1st April Wear your trainers to school (& donate to charity) Wear rainbow laces in your school shoes (& donate to HIAC library charity). Well done staff and students! https://t.co/hEvl6GBewa

18/03/22

Geography - Year 11 fieldwork Students investigating quality of life in Peckham https://t.co/fMli3Ut0bu

18/03/22

Geography Year 11 fieldwork in Dulwich & Peckham - busy collecting data. https://t.co/zy8ipA7Mzm

18/03/22

Geography Year 11 fieldwork in Dulwich and Peckham https://t.co/Oilm9jAMKV

18/03/22

Manjeet Mann, the multi award-winning author visited us for World Book Day. She was amazing, inspirational & left a very positive impact on our students. Manjeet felt our students were superb during her talks & she thoroughly enjoyed the day at HIAC. A very successful event! https://t.co/nd2ZeAJsYX

16/03/22

Today we’ve taken our students to see the play 'A Number' courtesy of the So exciting! https://t.co/8FSNgXHnuY

10/03/22

Harris Experience: Invictus Year 10 students enjoying a day out at Cambridge University. https://t.co/VaJaDlfTWk

10/03/22

Sixth Form had a fantastic day at the yesterday! From exploring their course options, to exploring the campus, they got to see what university life outside of London was like! Great day for all https://t.co/TDOLWkicUB

09/03/22

Q&A session for our sixth formers, on what university life is like with current students (student ambassadors) at the https://t.co/5Xf228df8d

09/03/22

Today is all about raising aspirations and experiencing life outside the London! We have taken our Sixth Form to the for a campus visit and workshops! https://t.co/1413rH2Avw

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Introduction and useful links for parents and carers, including supporting your child's mental health and wellbeing

Dear Parents and Carers

This page of the web site will provide you with the details you need to understand what we consider to be the most important information to share with you. We hope this is helpful in giving you the essential information.

The NHS has advice for parents and carers on supporting their child's emotional and mental wellbeing: click here

The link below is to a Public Health England leaflet which explains the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme for eligible children and young people. 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1017171/PHE_12073_COVID-19_guide_for_all_CYP.pdf

Please click here to see a letter from the NHS regarding vaccinations for 12-15 year olds.

I am sure you know but it is worth re-stating that it is vitally important that your child does not attend the Academy if they have COVID 19.

Government Travel restrictions website.

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

We have prepared a powerpoint for our parents, students and staff. We hope that the slides are easy to understand and use. Please read this powerpoint.

There is a slide for:

- what to do if your child, you or a member of your household develops symptoms at home

- what we will do if your child develops symptoms when attending the academy

- how we will deal with any positive cases, including liaising with the local health protection teams.

Support for parents of vulnerable students, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities

Danielle Deschamps is leading the SEND team during this time and so please email her on D.Deschamps@harrisinvictus.org.uk if you have any questions and/or queries.

Please note that there is some useful help and advice available for parents to help support children with special educational needs during the crisis. This includes:

https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/calming-coronavirus-anxiety-children-everyone-else/#Update

Top tips for autism and coronavirus: https://petervermeulen.be/2020/03/16/autism-and-the-corona-virus-20-tips/

The Croydon local offer, updated for Covid-19 can be accessed on:

https://localoffer.croydon.gov.uk/kb5/croydon/directory/home.page

The Harris Invictus Academy Support email

We have created a bespoke email for parents and students to use during the crisis. It is:

invictussupport@harrisinvictus.org.uk

We will prioritise dealing with any concerns in relation to our vulnerable group of students, but we have a team of staff who will monitor and check any information coming into the email.

 Other sources of support and guidance

We are conscious that online learning and students using more internet resources may bring some additional worries. Our staff have received updated training and protocols on safeguarding at this time. We are confident that our use of technology is safe.

However, you may find the following particularly useful:

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

The college have identified a range of useful websites and information to help parents and children at this time. The website can be found here

Young Minds – advice for young people on coronavirus

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

 Mind – advice for adults on protecting their mental health and well-being

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

 The NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

And a reminder of help for staying safe online – you may wish to discuss this with your child too:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online?utm_source=25%20February%202021%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19

Childline

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online/

BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/help-me-out-staying-safe-online

NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

If you have any questions or need support – please do use our support email stated above. We are here to help! 

 

Lisa Kattenhorn

Principal