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08/11/21

Assembly - Remembrance Sunday https://t.co/etSCCxoQCn

05/11/21

Continuing our great assemblies this term... Thank you. https://t.co/NgwdJ8FgM1

02/11/21

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Year 9 Options Information Evening 3/11/21. 5 - 7pm. Provides students/parents/carers with advice & guidance, designed to support with their decision making when selecting GCSE subjects for Year 10 & 11. A great opportunity to speak with teachers of all the subjects on offer. https://t.co/RHezcqPUf8

22/10/21

Year 9 Options Information Evening 3/11/21. 5 - 7pm. Provides students/parents/carers with advice & guidance, designed to support with their decision making when selecting GCSE subjects for Year 10 & 11. A great opportunity to speak with teachers of all the subjects on offer. https://t.co/RHezcqPUf8

12/10/21

Focussing on the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our students. https://t.co/8MzcuMFWSJ

10/10/21

Parent Zone Local is a new service for families in Croydon, it offers advice, activities, info & tools to help navigate the digital world. From Monday 11th Oct (1 week) you can join a live online safety workshop for parents. To book use the link: https://t.co/wePxRvl2M5

08/10/21

To celebrate National Poetry day - the poet, Antosh Wojcik will visit us on the 12 & 13th October. He was joint champion of the Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2013. https://t.co/4bA4qAbHwA

08/10/21

Library News. Our librarian set up these beautiful tables like a restaurant for a “book tasting”. Every child was talking about books & every child walked away with a new chosen book. The atmosphere was electric & they really were finding the joy in reading! https://t.co/2tKHSkuKDy

08/10/21

Year 11 geographers had a great time learning about changes along a river channel at the River Ravensbourne. https://t.co/ETeZQO52ZS

04/10/21

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One for the diary.. https://t.co/QxD9pSl3g1

01/10/21

Our Year 12s look very pleased with themselves after building saccharides in Applied Science this morning! Modelling and learning! https://t.co/Y3NTAmx468

27/09/21

One for the diary.. https://t.co/QxD9pSl3g1

27/09/21

Please see our website for details https://t.co/WSmURg7pCe

15/09/21

Celebrating World Afro Day at Invictus. Invictus took part in the Big Hair Assembly - and later, a brilliant exhibition with an opportunity for students to take part in braiding, or beading their hair - an amazing day! https://t.co/8RmxvjfW1d

12/08/21

Fantastic! Well done Year 11 on a successful set of results - we are so proud of you all. https://t.co/sIpePSlihB

12/08/21

Congratulations to all of our Y11 on a successful set of results. https://t.co/C6AcWtKUvD

16/07/21

A big congratulations to our medal winners Ore Rufai & Princess Macheny for winning bronze medals in the Y10 Boys Long Jump and Y10 Girls High Jump respectively. Well done to all our athletes who took part. https://t.co/I8mSsp3FlT

12/07/21

Our Year 8s were fantastic at the Federation Sports Day. All 13 athletes were supportive, well behaved & represented Invictus brilliantly. Best of all, we came away with a few medals too! Click image below for results. https://t.co/p3fNv8VLIH

30/06/21

20 Y9 students are taking part in a workshop today with the Home Office. This afternoon, students will be taking part in a group challenge whereby they will be working together on a presentation to give to senior members of the Home Office. “the most engaged we’ve seen a school”!

22/06/21

Happy Windrush Day! 2021 marks 73 years since Empire Windrush docked in England and changed the landscape of Britain! Happy Windrush day to all our followers https://t.co/KOGfDhknUN

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Safeguarding

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 will also offer advice and support for parents if needed and will provide links to organisations that may help you understand and manage some of the issues that children may face.

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 invictussupport@harrisinvictus.org.uk

Our Safeguarding Team

Name

 

Role

Ms L.Kattenhorn

Ms L Kattenhorn

Principal

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms Lesley Craggs

Assistant Principal/

Designated Safeguarding Lead/Prevent Lead

Mr R Manners

 

Senior Vice Principal/

DDSL

Mr D Mckenzie

 

Senior Pastoral Welfare Leader/DDSL

     

 

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.

SHARPS 

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

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Government Advice https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-safety-online-a-practical-guide-for-parents-and-carers/child-safety-online-a-practical-guide-for-parents-and-carers-whose-children-are-using-social-media

Net Aware brings together the NSPCC's expertise in protecting children and O2's tech know-how, we've got everything you need to help you keep your kids safe. https://www.net-aware.org.uk

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.

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 the link below for advice and guidance.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/#what-is

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.

For further information

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/child-sexual-exploitation/#what-is

Criminal exploitation – County Lines

Criminal 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 use the link below.

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/our-work/tackling-criminal-exploitation-and-county-lines/county-lines-resources

Prevent

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 Channel@croydon.gov.uk

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, safeguarding@harrisinvictus.org.uk 

 

Advice lines for children


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

www.childline.org.uk

 

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/advice-for-young-people/ 

 

Honest information about drugs | FRANK www.talktofrank.com

 

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

 

 

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