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Thank you Mrs Adebiyi for leading our students through a 2nd consecutive schools chess♟️ competition WIN🏆! This comp consisted of the finest chess masterminds from all year groups from 5 different schools! Well done for winning yet another year! 💎🔵


Our Geography department would be super proud of these responsible year 10s caught revising during their lunch break! 💎🔵🌎🗺️


Students preparing for the inter-schools Chess competition 2024♟️!We wish you all the best brothers!!!💎🔵


💎Prizes claimed!!!🔵


Congrats to our Chelsea in the green vest💚Essex Schools County Champ in the 75m Hurdles🥇 This qualifies her to represent Essex in the English Schools National Finals held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham later this year😱. A great job Chelsea!!! 💎🔵


Our year 7 boys are now double champions!!! 🏆🏆They won 4-3 in the Harris cup finals at training ground! What an experience this was for the young boys! 💎🔵


Since April 2024, the Thurrock food bank have distributed a whopping 1,606 food parcels to their Thurrock clients!746 of them being children💚The demand is still very high, they need more of the below items.Please use this code to support where you can💚


We can't for this fantastic event happening in the community! Lots of food and fun 😋


Loved this 🤩⚽


Winning moment when our Rose Ellingford & her team, the Chelmsford Rattlesnakes travelled to Sheffield to take part in the WNIHL National Playoffs as the winners of the South League! They won 2-1 to be crowned👑 the EIHA National Playoff Champions🏆 💎🔵


We're incredibly proud of this HACH crusader! Miss Casey competed at the Acrobatic National Championships last weekend - representing the East Region! Surrounded by talented by several contestants, her group came 5th in the UK!!! 💎🔵


This young lady is destined to represent GB🇬🇧 at this rate!!! 🏃🏽‍♀️💨 A full bag of Jolly ranchers🍬 for you! 💎🔵


Our young boys scoring on and off the pitch! Thank you Mr Jerden! 💎🔵


Our students are known for their jaw dropping progress scores in assessments, GCSE's, A levels etc✨. Sports is another domain our young crusaders do not shy away from! Well done ladies & !!! 💎🔵🤩


Mr Doherty often takes a group of students through some reading/completion of a novel📚. Our wonderful students earn a book of their choice from & a milkshake for enduring his narration 😅 💎🔵


1st day back from half-term is over✨! It was lovely seeing students & staff back after a week off! A massive good luck to our year 11s & 13s who resume their exam & coursework schedule! 💎🔵


We want to dedicate our 1st tweet of the week to you all who support us💙!!! Parents, the Chafford community & of course our amazing staffing body! 🔵💎


Well this was a marvelous fun afFAIR🥳! Our senior students (6th form) sealed the ending of their course via way of a tuck shop for KS3 & 4, FIFA tournaments, juice and drink🥛 area and more!!!


Good luck to our Year 11s and Year 13s as we enter the examination season! 💙💎

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Harris Academy Chafford Hundred 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. 

Parents and members of the local community can contact the Safeguarding Team via the Academy telephone number or by email on Students can contact the Safeguarding Team by email on or speak to a member of staff displayed on the poster below. The poster is displayed in every classroom, office and in corridors around the Academy. This is to ensure that every member of the Academy community can report and discuss matters with trained staff. 

Safeguarding poster 2024 final


Members of the public are also able to make direct referrals to Social Care. Please find below details of  

Children’s Services in our local area. 

Thurrock MASH Team: 01375 652802 / 01375 372468 (out of hours) 


Key contact details 

The Academy’s Designated Safeguarding Officer and Prevent Lead is Mrs Sarah Downey 
Telephone: 01375 484580 

The Academy’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Family Liaison Officer is Mrs Nicki Tree 
Telephone: 01375 484580 

The Governor responsible for Child Protection is a Mr Phillipe Udrzal 

The Local Authority’s Children and Young Person Officer is PC Natalie Malone 42074369 
Telephone: 100 ext 364100 

The Thurrock LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) dealing with allegations against members of staff is Carole Fuller 
Telephone: 01375 652921 

For safeguarding concerns about an adult, contact the person mentioned in the diagram below,  depending on who the concern is about. 

If the allegations is about: 

You must report to: 

Assistant Director, Nicky Graham 

Rebecca Hickey Harris Federation Secondary Director 

A staff member in the Academy 

Assistant Director, Nicky Graham 

A student in the Academy 

Sarah Downey Assistant Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead

The Pastoral Team  

At Harris Academy Chafford Hundred 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. 

Every member of HACH staff has completed their child protection training in September 2023 and all have completed the Home Office - Prevent awareness course for all staff excluding those who started after and they completed the training as soon as they started. 

The Pastoral links for each year group are: 

Year 7
Mr Mason

Year 8 
Miss Jay

Year 9
Mr Balogun 

Year 10
Mrs Jassal

Year 11
Mr Sanni 

Year 12/13 
Ms Goode
Mrs Enever


Medical, health and safety and attendance officers 

You can also email us at


Key Staff Training 






Sarah Downey 

Assistant Principal – Designated Safeguarding Lead 


Safeguarding training for Designated Safeguarding Leads 


Workshop to Raise Awareness for Prevent (WRAP) 


Safer recruitment training 


Online sexual harassment: how to stay safe online. 



Contextual Safeguarding Training – Safeguarding Against Harm Outside the Family Home 


Gangs, Exploitation and Serious Youth Violence Training 


Challenging Myths and Changing Attitudes About Sexual Violence 


Youth Mental Health First Aider

Nicki Tree 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Family Liaison Officer 

Safeguarding training for Designated Safeguarding Leads 


Workshop to Raise Awareness for Prevent (WRAP) 


Positive Handling Training 


Working with separated children and refugee children 


Inter-Agency Child Protection training 


Contextual Safeguarding Training – Safeguarding Against Harm Outside the Family Home 


Talking about War and Conflict with Children 


Youth Mental Health First Aider


Jamie Maxted 

Vice Principal 

Safeguarding training for Designated Safeguarding Leads 


Safer recruitment training 


Prevent awareness course – Home Office 



Francis Sanni 

Assistant Principal 

Safeguarding training for Designated Safeguarding Leads 


Safer recruitment training 


Prevent awareness course – Home Office 


Positive Handling Training 



Matt Niner 

Assistant Principal 

Safeguarding training for Designated Safeguarding Leads 


Safer recruitment training 


Prevent awareness course – Home Office 


Mental Health Lead training



Mental Health and Wellbeing 

We know the last few years have been challenging for our young people We thought it would be useful to signpost additional support that is available for those who need it.  

Useful Websites 



Self harm: 



Thurrock local safeguarding childcare partnership: 

Families can listen to these podcasts produced to help parents and carers understand mental health problems in young people


Harris Academy Chafford Hundred 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. 

HACH 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. 

This E-Learning training on Prevent offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. 


Harris Academy Chafford Hundred 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. 


Visiting speakers to the academy 

Harris Academy Chafford Hundred 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. 

Radicalisation and extremism 

The academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Download a Parent’s Guide to Extremism and Radicalisation


Parent Info 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. 


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, Sarah Downey, or speak to any member of staff. Our e-safety policy can be found below. 

Monitoring online activity

We monitor students' use of the internet by using filters and monitoring systems (Securus). Securus is monitoring software that can monitor a wide range of devices. It monitors against an inbuilt library of keywords and phrases organised into categories with each one given a default severity rating.

The library is developed in partnership with a number of charities and specialist organisations within law enforcement and child protection. The programme monitors both online and offline material and recognises inappropriate or harmful content, words and phrases. 

A screen shot (known as a ‘capture’) plus other details is taken of every incident triggered, showing what was displayed at the time, who was involved and when the incident took place. This information is shared with the DSL and Head of Academy, allowing Academy staff to implement further actions or interventions as required.

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