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It’s been great to see how many students have signed up to Volleyball enrichment programme, with our new Coach Mr Nunes! Fantastic shots taken from yesterday’s after school session!


Eid Mubarak to our Muslim community of students and families! We wish you a wonderful Eid!


Happy Easter to our wonderful community! We wish you all a restful Easter weekend!


Well done everyone 💪


Well done everyone 💪


A huge congratulations to all of our students that took part in the bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition. In spite of the inclement weather, their perseverance throughout the expedition was truly inspiring.


Mr Manners kicks off this term’s Rewards and Celebrations Evening, along with our four Head Students!


Our Year 8s have been completing a project called My Croydon, exploring the history and amazing architecture in Croydon. They also looked at the work of local signwriter, Lionel Stanhope. See pictures below, completed for Homework. Well done Year 8!


Year 7 have been making their own imagined Dragon eye out of air drying clay. They have used their colour blending skills to add paint to show the scales


We are thrilled to have Mr Nunes, Captain of the London U18 Volleyball Team, with working with us moving forward, as our Associate Sports Coach across all key stages. Fantastic opportunity for our students!


We are thrilled to have Levi, Captain of the London Volleyball Team, with working with us moving forward and our Year 10 and 11 students. Fantastic opportunity for our students!


Each week we have reading buddies from come to read with our Year 2s. This is part of our primary/secondary links and the children love meeting the older Harris children!


Each week we have reading buddies from come to read with our Year 2s. This is part of our primary/secondary links and the children love meeting the older Harris children!


The Great Big Footy & Booky Quiz. Our students did really well on the quiz, with 5 students who got 9 out of 10 questions right! We also held a 'Book Tasting', with different extracts from various books. Students really enjoyed this and championed their favourite book choices.


This week we also celebrated 🧪Activities spanned across lessons, lunchtimes, and after school! We had demos, fun experiments, and a quiz for all students to take part in!Thank you to Ms Salmon and the whole science team for such a fun filled week!


Fantastic recital this afternoon! With our first place winner reciting a whopping 263 digits of Pi!!!Fantastic effort by all of our participants and Happy Pi Day once again! Thank you to Ms Lee and her Maths team for organising


Happy Pi Day! It’s been fantastic wishing all of our students happy Pi day today! Here’s some of teachers in their Pi tees! Tomorrow, is our annual Pi Recital comp and we can’t wait! Last year’s winner, a former Y11 recited 177 digits of Pi!!!


Historian Isaac Crichlow visited our Year 8s and Year 10s today to discuss his research on African and Caribbean cultures during and after transatlantic enslavement. They asked some great questions. Thanks Isaac for your time and energy.Truly inspirational!


🎶 We’re so lucky to have not one but TWO MiSST Together days happening today in different parts of the UK. 🙌 Students from a total of 6 of our partner schools are making music together in Oldham and Peckham! We can’t wait to hear them play! 🎺🎻#MusicEducation…


🎶 We’re so lucky to have not one but TWO MiSST Together days happening today in different parts of the UK. 🙌 Students from a total of 6 of our partner schools are making music together in Oldham and Peckham! We can’t wait to hear them play! 🎺🎻#MusicEducation…

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On this page, you will find the details of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs) and what to do if you ever have a safeguarding concern about your child or any other child here at HIAC.

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.

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.  The Government publishes statutory guidance for schools on keeping children safe in education settings.  Please click here to read this guidance.

The Academy provides a wide range of learning opportunities to promote well-being and will develop programmes that enable young people to be informed about safeguarding issues that may arise. This will help them to understand how to keep safe and how to manage in difficult situations. We will also provide pastoral mentoring and support.

We have worked to develop close links with our Safer Schools Police Officer. They work on site with us at the Academy one day a week. They deliver sessions to our students on topics such as road safety and online safety. They also work alongside colleagues and are around at student breaks and lunchtimes. They also support in keeping our children safe after school and around the Academy; this enables them to develop healthy relationships with our students.     

The Academy will work hard to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. Our prevention of bullying policy, including details of our strategy, is included in the document list at the bottom of this page. If you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can call the Academy on 0203 371 3002 or via

Our Safeguarding Team




Mr J. James


Assistant Principal/

Designated Safeguarding Lead(DSL)/Prevent Lead

Mr D. McKenzie


Senior Pastoral Welfare Leader/ DDSL

Ms M. Dullard


Pastoral Welfare Leader/DDSL

Ms S. Hobbs Picture6

Teacher of R.E./ DDSL

Members of the senior team are also DSL trained.

Advice and further information

Please see below specific safeguarding concerns that could arise and some links to guide you.

Online Safety

Social networking is hugely popular. Many young people are sophisticated in the way they use social media apps and websites, tailoring their communication for different audiences, and accessing them from a range of devices including smartphones, tablets, and games consoles.

But social media, like all forms of public communication, comes with some risks. Not all of these risks turn into actual problems; and if children never face any risks, they never learn how to deal with them. By helping your child understand what the risks are, you can play a big part in preventing them from turning into problems.

Children Missing from Education

All children, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to an efficient, full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have.  Children missing education are children of compulsory school age who are not registered pupils at a school and are not receiving suitable education otherwise than at a school. Children missing education are at significant risk of underachieving, being victims of harm, exploitation or radicalisation, and becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) later in life.

At HIAC we work hard to ensure that all children are safe and happy in school and we follow all statutory guidelines; working alongside external agencies and the Local Authority so that no child gets left behind. All schools must inform their Local Authority of any student who fails to attend school regularly, or has been absent without the school’s permission for a continuous period of 10 school days or more, at such intervals as are agreed between the school and the local authority.

Mental Health Strategy Team (MHST)

Harris Invictus is the lead school for MHST, Wave 6.  We see Mental Health and well being as being as important as Physical Heath and has such we work with “Off the Record” and “Croydon Drop in” to offer mental health support to our young people. We refer students with parental consent to the following different agencies to help support mental health:

Off the rec

Off the Record

Click on the logo


Croydon Drop in

Click on the logo

Also a new service from the 9th January 2023 - click here



Kooth - Online mental wellbeing support.

Click on logo.

- In house counselling service 
- Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH) service referrals (formally known as CAMHS)
- Candle child referrals (bereavement) click for information

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence (SHSV)

We take a whole school approach to sexual harassment and sexual violence. 

Female genital mutilation (FGM)

FGM is when a female's genitals are deliberately altered or removed for non-medical reasons. It's also known as 'female circumcision' or 'cutting’ but has many other names. It can have long lasting harmful consequences.

FGM is a form of child abuse. It's dangerous and a criminal offence in the UK. All professionals have a legal duty to report any possibility of a girl being at risk of FGM.

Please see click for advice and guidance.

Child sexual exploitation (CSE)

Is a type of sexual abuse. Often, when a child or young person is exploited, they're given things, like gifts, drugs, money, status and affection, in exchange for performing sexual activities. Children and young people are often tricked into believing they're in a loving and consensual relationship. This is called grooming. They may trust their abuser and not understand that they're being abused.

Children and young people can be trafficked into or within the UK to be sexually exploited. They're moved around the country and abused by being forced to take part in sexual activities, often with more than one person. Young people in gangs can also be sexually exploited.

Anybody can be a perpetrator of CSE, no matter their age, gender or race. The relationship could be framed as friendship, someone to look up to or romantic. Children and young people who are exploited may also be used to 'find' or coerce others to join groups.

Further information click here

Criminal exploitation – County Lines

CriminChildren' societysal exploitation is also known as ‘county lines’ and is when gangs and organised crime networks groom and exploit children to sell drugs. Often these children are made to travel across counties, and they use dedicated mobile phone ‘lines’ to supply drugs. If you need any further information or advice, please click on the logo.


Keep reading for further advice and links for parents and carers and for information on Counter Terrorism and the Prevent strategy


Advice lChildline 2ines for children (and parents/carers)

Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call Childline on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.


School Help Advice Reporting Page System. We all work together at Harris Invictus to help with any problems you may have in or out of school.

If you wish to coSharpsntact us, Click here you don't have to leave your details if you don't want to.

Please take the time to look through the pages and if you feel that you can help to keep our school a safe, friendly and fun place to be you can get in touch using the link.

This is a CONFIDENTIAL way seek help and to stop YOU or a FRIEND or SOMEONE you have seen SUFFERING.

O2 NSPCC Advice Line

on 0808 800 5002 for advice on apps, sites, games and online Capture3safety. 

Click the logo.


is the education programme from NCA-CEOP,

a UK oThink you knowrganisation which protects children both online and offline.

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Government Advice: Child Safety Online:

UkA practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media, click on UK Council logo: 

Internet Watch Foundation

How doIWF we work?

We search for, stop, remove and prevent child sexual abuse imagery online. Through our Hotline and Reporting portals we give 2.5 billion people a safe place to report suspected illegal pictures and videos.

By making the Internet a safer place, our work means that everyone who goes online has a smaller chance of accidentally stumbling on distressing images of child sexual abuse.

KidscapeAdvice for young people dealing with bullying. Including cyberbullying, friendships and 'frenemies'. Feeling better. Plus Advice for adults working with children. Click the logo

FrankHonest Information about drugs. Need some friendly confidential advice? click the Frank log for information. Find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law. Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol today

Crydo.2There are 3 Early help centres in Croydon which are all walk in centres and a number of helplines, all details can be found on the following website Click logo.

Counter Terrorism and the Prevent strategy

The Safer Croydon Partnership works with the security services and the community to try and reduce the risks presented by those from within our community who might engage in an act of extreme violence, endangering every person in Croydon as well as themselves.

Contacts and further information

If you have anything you wish to report, please note the following numbers:

  • Always dial 999 in an emergency

For non-emergencies you can contact the police via

  • Anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321

You can also email

All information received will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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. you can call the Academy on 0203 371 3002 or via the following email address, 


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