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21/06/24

Excitement is building for the HAWI election! Today candidates have campaigned for the prestigious title of ‘Principal for the day’. All students will be voting on Tuesday 2nd for the political party that they think has the best policies for HAWI. 🗓️🗳️ pic.twitter.com/mB8JYIPLak

13/06/24

Our Year 12 Politics class enjoyed a great trip to the Houses of Parliament. With MPs away, they were able to visit both chambers and then took part in a workshop applying their knowledge from their A-level studies to the passage of a new law. pic.twitter.com/GKaMkyGfyt

11/06/24

Amazing work from our students today who have been working hard to represent their houses in our first ever HAWIVision! It took a huge amount of bravery to stand up in front of a large audience and sing.Well done for the amazing performances! pic.twitter.com/bGchXp2ffn

10/06/24

We were lucky enough to receive Cliff McNish today, author of ‘Doomspell’ and ‘Breathe’. He talked about the motivation behind his novels, the importance of reading and engaged the students in inspiring Ghost Story workshop. The students loved it! pic.twitter.com/q6yBDFBdT8

24/05/24

After a week focused on exams, we paused revision today for a formal Leavers ceremony. Year 11 students had the opportunity to hear from their house tutors and sign shirts. Year 11 have grown into wonderful people and we can't wait to see what the future holds for them! pic.twitter.com/w32BKvF9GN

17/05/24

HAWI celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week!The theme of is year is ‘Movement!’ The assemblies and inspiring talks heard this week focussed on the importance of movement. Today is our “Wear it Green” day! Students wore an item of green to raise awareness about Mental Health. pic.twitter.com/ftZudA0rTz

22/04/24

Y12students embarked on the 'Take The Lead' programme this year, a unique collaboration between schools, businesses, and the expertise of The Old Vic Theatre. They've gained invaluable insights into navigating life after school & the future work world.💼 #FutureReady pic.twitter.com/rE13l4Hu36

19/04/24

Exciting news! Starting April 22nd, join our new extra-curricular club run by 'Rise Up' 🌟. Dive deep into Black History, focusing on Black British heritage, culture, dreams, & social action. A space to learn, grow, and make a difference. Don't miss out! pic.twitter.com/HlMhTSt4S6

17/04/24

Dive into the worlds of The Arts and Crafts Movement and Impressionism this Autumn term, crafting stunning clay tiles.🎨 Remember to collect your masterpiece before term ends, or they'll be part of our Easter recycling. Don't miss out! pic.twitter.com/OGBpvYprMG

15/04/24

Huge shout out to our Year 11 Netball team for smashing their way to the FINALS with a spectacular 27-3 win over Harris Crystal Palace! 🎉 Their dedication and hard work in training have truly paid off. Let's rally behind them as they aim for the top spot in the finals! 🏐 pic.twitter.com/0LCDDuyoDM

28/03/24

Today marks the end of the term, but the beginning of a well-deserved break! 🌟 Wishing all our students a fantastic holiday. Rest, recharge, and get ready to leap into a new term filled with more learning and adventures on April 15th. See you then!

28/03/24

Year 12 have been honing their life drawing skills in collaboration with King's School this week, showcasing incredible observations and techniques. Kudos to all who attended! 🎨 We're proud of our talented students and excited to support their ongoing development! pic.twitter.com/454TvNnVCo

27/03/24

Massive applause for our Maths Challenge Team! 🌟 Showcasing incredible teamwork and resilience, they stood out with two Year 11s, finishing in the top third of the toughest round. Here's to their brilliant success and looking forward to next year. WELL DONE!!! pic.twitter.com/mMFPYzkGZq

26/03/24

Our HAWI Cadets shone at Pirbright, acing their Weapon Handling test with unparalleled dedication & skill. 🌟 Their conduct and resilience earned high praise, setting a solid foundation for summer camp. Proud of their growth and commitment! pic.twitter.com/cTXiRXa2gl

25/03/24

Standing ovation for our students & team for an incredible Oliver production! 🎭✨ Their talent, hard work, and dedication brought the story to life. I was an amazing performance. Bravo to all involved! pic.twitter.com/m9jycaRsbv

22/03/24

Huge applause for Dominika, Sienna, Deniel, and Andre on their amazing iStopMotion animation this term! 🌟🎥 Their creativity knows no bounds. Check it out. pic.twitter.com/eCUdXpMXvc

22/03/24

🏑🏐 Our HAWI athletes shining! The hockey team showed incredible skill at Raynes Park, gearing up for the London Hockey Tier 3 finals. Meanwhile, our Year 8 girls clinched a thrilling 14-13 netball victory against Harris Chafford Hundred, propelling them to the semi-finals! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/5hJMpF8utj

21/03/24

Final Gym session of the academic year for our year 11s. Thank you Nuffield Health Merton Abbey for exposing our students to the health and social benefits of leisure centres delivering weekly fitness and gym floor sessions pic.twitter.com/Vqu2TRIg3x

21/03/24

On Mar 11, our Y7 & Y8 music students shined at the Royal Albert Hall with 1,500 peers for the Merton Music Foundation's Change is Coming Concert 🎶🌟. An incredible achievement & experience, showcasing their outstanding talent! pic.twitter.com/hN4xuFNA9E

20/03/24

Final Gym session of the academic year for our year 11s. Thank you Nuffield Health Merton Abbey for exposing our students to the health and social benefits of leisure centres delivering weekly fitness and gym floor sessions pic.twitter.com/Vqu2TRIg3x

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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.