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22/02/24

This year we had the privilege of hosting a number of Universities, providers and professionals.All years got a chance to go throughout the day as it is never too early to start thinking about your career!It was well received and our students really enjoyed it! pic.twitter.com/EhSV2pFttY

21/02/24

First hockey match against St Dunstan's College. HAWI team had great fun and gained some invaluable match experience - The students represented the school fantastically well throughout. pic.twitter.com/kVjrI3nM3N

20/02/24

Students attended a performance of La Boheme at the Royal Opera House organised by the Harris Experience. Students had a fantastic time watching the musicians in the orchestra and the incredible vocalists from The ROH perform and even had front row seats to the show! pic.twitter.com/mN9J80fCAp

19/02/24

Want to be a sports reporter? Look around...it's not just about the sport itself. More top tips from ➡️ https://t.co/TjNuxs8dkz pic.twitter.com/QXEENxjbCC

19/02/24

After a busy assessment week, it was great to see our sixth form students relax, and really enjoy the opportunity to socialise with each other outside of school at Mini Golf⛳️🏌️‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/4ikj0wavdL

19/02/24

📌Year 7 Parents' Evening. 🗓️Thursday 22nd February 4-7pm pic.twitter.com/HY5AKiDcYW

19/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zebv8

17/02/24

Want to be a sports reporter? Look around...it's not just about the sport itself. More top tips from ➡️ https://t.co/TjNuxs8dkz pic.twitter.com/QXEENxjbCC

14/02/24

Another brilliant day on the farm with everyone really finding their feet and loving every second! pic.twitter.com/cI2PqAzlar

13/02/24

First morning at Jamie’s Farm helping to prepare meals for the day pic.twitter.com/wFpTqVN5sm

12/02/24

Our students and staff have arrived safely at Jamie’s Farm and are already enjoying getting muddy! pic.twitter.com/l7qLW2mRJm

12/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zebv8

09/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zdDFA

09/02/24

Figges Marsh junior Parkrun. Take part in the community walk-run for 4-14 year olds and their families and carers. https://t.co/jINwvDLSdn

09/02/24

🧑‍🏫We are thrilled to be sharing the experience, expertise and empowerment opportunity in house with our students for the duration of the summer term. This club will be run weekly by local charity Rise Up. pic.twitter.com/m7mSVip0Dq

08/02/24

Well done to our year 7 hockey team this evening. Mr Heald and the students dedication to weekly training and growing the team has been amazing, culminating in their first game pic.twitter.com/JXOlEaAklk

08/02/24

Amazing work from our Spelling Bee representatives for HAWI. This took a huge amount of bravery to stand up in front of a large audience, spelling complex words. Well done! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/ehzuXM623u

07/02/24

Well done to our year 7 hockey team this evening. Mr Heald and the students dedication to weekly training and growing the team has been amazing, culminating in their first game pic.twitter.com/JXOlEaAklk

07/02/24

We were lucky enough to be visited by bestselling author Manjeet Mann, known for writing books such as “Run Rebel” and “The Crossing”. She engaged the students in an inspiring creative writing workshop. Highlighting the importance of celebrating books and reading! pic.twitter.com/X2M6ZThzy5

06/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zdDFA

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Student Wellbeing

At HAWI we take great pride in the way in which we support the children in our care.  There is nothing more important than keeping them safe, happy and healthy, whilst ensuring the best possible environment for learning as we prepare them for adult life.

Wellbeing at Harris Academy Wimbledon

Wellbeing is extremely important to us at Harris Academy Wimbledon. Nationally, we know that the context related to wellbeing and mental health has changed dramatically and there is a growing number of people who are suffering with mental health issues.

From the moment students arrive here at the beginning of September, we want all our students to feel welcome, safe and cared for. By feeling settled early on they can begin to grasp all that we have to offer; academic, social and extra-curricular. We achieve this through our strong pastoral care system which is detailed below:

The House Tutor

Each student is allocated to a House and each student has a House Tutor who they see every morning for 30minutes. Students should go to their House tutor if any problems arise in school. The role of the House Tutor is to support each student both in terms of their wellbeing but also their academic work as well. House tutors support students who:

  • Need support with: timetables, uniform and equipment, attendance & punctuality
  • Feel upset or struggle emotionally
  • Struggle with friendships
  • Need extra support with behaviour
  • Need extra support academically/with homework

School Counsellor

We have appointed a School Counsellor;  Ms Samuel is a trained counsellor and has strong experience of working with secondary age children. The well-being of all of our children is central to our ethos and this adds to our very strong programme of pastoral care.  As well as having timetabled sessions, Ms Samuel will offer drop in sessions and after school sessions for students who we feel need further support.

Social Worker in School

At HAWI we are lucky enough to be taking part in in the Social Workers in School project which is a government funded project between Merton Council and in partnership with selected Merton schools. The aim of the project is to support schools with the great pastoral care, wellbeing and safeguarding work they already do. Our SWIS, Miss Blanc-Viejo works with students in a variety of ways. Miss Blanc-Viejo mentors students, supports them with any wellbeing concerns and provides them with a safe space to talk about things they may be finding challenging in or outside of school.

Further Support

In addition to the above support the following interventions are also available at HAWI to support Student Wellbeing:

Name of programme 

General description of support package 

Behaviour Support

Behaviour mentoring 

Run by our behaviour mentors, students are allocated a behaviour mentor who will help them with self-regulation, organisation, and motivation.   

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 

Run by our behaviour manager. Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a type of talking therapy. It's based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but it's specially adapted for people who feel emotions very intensely. Students will focus on:  

Understanding and accepting difficult feelings 

Learn skills to manage feelings 

Become able to make positive changes when in school. 

Make a Change/Challenge it Change it workshops 

Run by our behaviour manager. A student is directed towards a ‘Challenge it Change it’ workshop when there has been a serious breach of our behaviour policy which involves the student bullying (all forms), use of racist language or racist harassment, use of homophobic language or homophobic harassment, or abuse against a student’s gender identity. The focus is on re-educating the student so there is a reduced risk of re-offending.  

Safer Schools Police Officer 

We have a safe school’s police officer who is based in school and is tasked with re-educating students when they have been involved in incidents that may involve sexual harassment, inappropriate use of social media. 

Off the Pitch  

Run by our football coaches. This particular programme is aimed at students who need support with motivation and making the right choices. 

‘Be Her Lead’ 

A mentoring programme run for girls in the Upper School. Aimed at girls who require additional support with self-regulation, motivation, managing anxieties, and making the right choices  

‘Zones of Regulation’ 

The Zones of Regulation programme develops awareness of feelings, energy and alertness levels while exploring a variety of tools and strategies for regulation, prosocial skills, self-care, and overall wellness. 

‘Empowering Excellence’ mentor programme 

Specifically aimed at disadvantaged students. Students will be allocated a staff mentor who they will meet with weekly to harness motivation towards academic success. 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy  

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy run by our school counsellors that can help students manage their problems by changing the way they think and behave 

‘Starving the Anger Gremlin’ 

A programme run by our behaviour mentors which specifically supports students in managing their angry emotions. Mainly aimed at students in the lower school.  

Social Worker in School support 

We have a full-time social worker based in school. Students are provided with Early Help support from our social worker when students need help with external factors/influences which may have an impact on their behaviour within school.  

   

Emotional Welfare Support

Listening support 

Run by our behaviour mentors. Students are provided with listening support when members of staff are concerned about external and contextual factors which may be influencing a student’s behaviour in school.  

ELSA 

Particularly aimed at students on our SEND register, the programme covers social skills, emotions, bereavement, social stories and therapeutic stories, anger management, and self-esteem. The aim is for students to be able to self-regulate and therefore make positive changed.   

1:1 School Counsellor Sessions

Students who are struggling with having positive mental health and a positive outlook can be referred to our specialist school counsellors for welfare support. The support offered is person centred counselling.

Turn it around – School refusal support

Led by Mental Health Practitioners for students who will benefit from support with school-based anxieties. The mental health practitioner will meet with both students and parents to talk through concerns and come up with an action plan so that students are able to re-engage with school

Mental Health Practitioners

Supported by Mental Health practitioners from CAMHS, this service is available for young people who would benefit from early help support with emotional regulation and coping strategies in times of mental health crisis.

With this support we hope all students will be able to be self-managers of their own wellbeing, having developed the strategies and tools to be able to look after themselves, whilst also being aware that there are people available to support them should they ever feel like they need some extra help.

To discuss any concerns around Wellbeing, please contact your child’s House tutor in the first instance. Your child’s House tutor will then liaise with the relevant person within school if further intervention or support is needed.

You can also find our Early Help leaflet here.