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22/06/24

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! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/4h7aAvQsDd

21/06/24

Our Geography department would be super proud of these responsible year 10s caught revising during their lunch break! 💎🔵🌎🗺️ pic.twitter.com/JlKHR9wTFo

19/06/24

Students preparing for the inter-schools Chess competition 2024♟️!We wish you all the best brothers!!!💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/UdpBI3lIoc

19/06/24

💎Prizes claimed!!!🔵 pic.twitter.com/HmubeRBB1f

18/06/24

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!!! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/v6CC2u89ap

17/06/24

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! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/0bKEqoj2o0

13/06/24

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💚 pic.twitter.com/nzWU6ekQUi

11/06/24

We can't for this fantastic event happening in the community! Lots of food and fun 😋 pic.twitter.com/pCH4SzPmNH

07/06/24

Loved this 🤩⚽ https://t.co/dLAC7NAaPA

05/06/24

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🏆 💎🔵https://t.co/NFowuWbQ44 pic.twitter.com/go3Iu5EDiM

05/06/24

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!!! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/JweQys0QMG

04/06/24

This young lady is destined to represent GB🇬🇧 at this rate!!! 🏃🏽‍♀️💨 A full bag of Jolly ranchers🍬 for you! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/law6zEBtQN

04/06/24

Our young boys scoring on and off the pitch! Thank you Mr Jerden! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/4JIMbUpg17

04/06/24

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 & !!! 💎🔵🤩 pic.twitter.com/yneuopGRVM

03/06/24

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 😅 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/fFHRcDNXV2

03/06/24

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! 💎🔵 pic.twitter.com/Sf3PG4TwQ1

20/05/24

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! 🔵💎 pic.twitter.com/bNxmxUihOw

15/05/24

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!!! pic.twitter.com/RQtItZdm3N

09/05/24

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

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Safeguarding

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 safeguarding@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk. Students can contact the Safeguarding Team by email on safeguarding@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk 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) 

Thurrock MASH:thurrockmash@thurrock.gov.uk 

Key contact details 

The Academy’s Designated Safeguarding Officer and Prevent Lead is Mrs Sarah Downey 
Email: s.downey@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk 
Telephone: 01375 484580 

The Academy’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Family Liaison Officer is Mrs Nicki Tree 
Email: n.tree@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk 
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 
Email: Thurrock.CYP@essex.police.uk 
Telephone: 100 ext 364100 

The Thurrock LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) dealing with allegations against members of staff is Carole Fuller 
Email: LADO@thurrock.gov.uk 
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 t.mason@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk

Year 8 
Miss Jay s.jay@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk

Year 9
Mr Balogun t.balogun@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk 

Year 10
Mrs Jassal s.jassal@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk

Year 11
Mr Sanni f.sanni@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk 

Year 12/13 
Ms Goode  v.goode@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk
Mrs Enever k.enever@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk

 

Medical, health and safety and attendance officers 

You can also email us at info@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk

 

Key Staff Training 

Staff 

 

Role 

Email 

Accreditation/training 

Sarah Downey 

Assistant Principal – Designated Safeguarding Lead 

s.downey@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk 

 

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 

n.tree@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk 

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 

j.maxted@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk 

Safeguarding training for Designated Safeguarding Leads 

 

Safer recruitment training 

 

Prevent awareness course – Home Office 

 

 

Francis Sanni 

Assistant Principal  

f.sanni@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk 

Safeguarding training for Designated Safeguarding Leads 

 

Safer recruitment training 

 

Prevent awareness course – Home Office 

 

Positive Handling Training 

 

 

Matt Niner 

Assistant Principal  

m.niner@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk 

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 

NSPCC: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ 

Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/ 

Self harm: https://www.selfharm.co.uk/ 

CAMHS: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/ 

Kooth: https://www.kooth.com/ 

Thurrock local safeguarding childcare partnership: https://www.thurrocklscp.org.uk/ 

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

https://www.annafreud.org/parents-and-carers/child-in-mind/

 

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

ParentInfo 

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. 

E-safety 

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