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18/01/22

Harris Invictus Students are today joining with other schools from across London and the south east to experience performing as players in a large scale orchestra. https://t.co/RjE4hJEYD8

14/01/22

This week two of our Head Students took on the role of investigative reporters to discover the work that goes on at Harris HQ. Sir Dan was keen to have a picture with our future superstars. https://t.co/gVNkdpCQAT

14/01/22

Year 11 Parents Evening, Tuesday 18th Jan 5pm start & 8pm finish. You will need to make an appointment to see your child’s teachers. Please use My Child at School; making appointments will be on a first come, first serve basis. https://t.co/GsGxM6yFcI

14/01/22

Sixth Form have been visited by Dr Irene Sclare of the team at They are having an assembly on mental health & well-being and how to manage stress. The first session of this half-term’s sixth form focus on Well-being! Thank you Dr Irene! https://t.co/SvIUKlJrq8

05/01/22

Rescheduled - Year 11 Parents Evening. See details by clicking below https://t.co/4ZzzXRR8gr

03/01/22

Please check link below for details regarding student return. Return will be staggered, each year group having a specific time & date to return and to test – see link below. Students will need to wear masks, please ensure your child has a mask. https://t.co/Av9RC7OJND

02/01/22

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Please check link below for details regarding student return. Return will be staggered, each year group having a specific time & date to return and to test – see link below. Students will need to wear masks, please ensure your child has a mask. https://t.co/Av9RC7OJND

02/01/22

Please check link below for details regarding student return. Return will be staggered, each year group having a specific time & date to return and to test – see link below. Students will need to wear masks, please ensure your child has a mask. https://t.co/Av9RC7OJND

17/12/21

Foodbank Drive Thank you for all the support and contributions. Below - our first trolley preparing to leave for the foodbank. Well done! https://t.co/2eTC5q6onB https://t.co/75YEoQVjaF

15/12/21

More Xmas jumpers at Invictus. https://t.co/ChlpbHpE5F

15/12/21

Lovely Christmas Jumpers! Just a few I have seen so far! All in support of Save the Children https://t.co/Qrgqjx3liO

14/12/21

Christmas Jumper Day at Invictus, Wednesday 15th December 2021! In support of Save the Children. If you would like your child to participate in this fundraiser, all they need to do is wear their own Christmas Jumper (with school uniform) and donate £1 to the fund.

09/12/21

Christmas Jumper Day at Invictus, 15th December 2021! Helping to raise money for Save the Children. Please see below for details https://t.co/zzVrqKwA6W https://t.co/l6efNWxOQZ

09/12/21

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The Invictus Foodbank Drive commences over the next two weeks at the Academy. Monday 6th December to Wednesday 15th December. https://t.co/DqRzQZVzHj

09/12/21

Year 6 Testing Day – Friday, 10th December 2021 This Friday, 10th December, the Academy will be closed to all Invictus students, to enable us to run the Year 6 Testing Day (as per our term dates). Thank you for your support.

03/12/21

The Invictus Foodbank Drive commences over the next two weeks at the Academy. Monday 6th December to Wednesday 15th December. https://t.co/DqRzQZVzHj

03/12/21

Book Fairs in the Academy Library Our first Book Fair will commence on Thursday, 9th December 2021 to Thursday 16th December 2021. Students will get an opportunity to explore a variety of books at the Fair. Click link for details https://t.co/G3s3LJpN3W https://t.co/7SuHafOug4

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

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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  

Principal

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms L. Craggs

 

Assistant Principal/

Designated Safeguarding Lead/Prevent Lead

Mr R. Manners

 

Senior Vice Principal/ DDSL

Mr D. Mckenzie

 

Senior Pastoral Welfare Leader/DDSL

Ms J. Brown   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.

Guidance for parents and carers on online sexual harassment and keeping children safe online

The Children’s Commissioner has created a guide for parents and carers on online sexual harassment and how they can support children to stay safe online.

“The things I wish my parents had known” draws together advice from 16 to 21 year olds on how parents should manage tricky conversations around sexual harassment and access to inappropriate content, including pornography.

The Commissioner’s office began a programme of work focussing on peer-on-peer abuse following the avalanche of testimonies on the Everyone’s Invited website, which laid bare an epidemic of sexual violence among teens. This was picked up in Ofsted’s June 2021 review of sexual harassment in schools and colleges.

A surprising but overriding message from young people is that parents should start these challenging conversations early. They suggest broaching topics before a child is given a phone or a social media account, which is often around the age of 9 or 10.

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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