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21/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The year 8 girls basketball team put in a fine display in their victory against today. https://t.co/JnkWeh664b

21/11/17

HCACP Fish'n'Chip quiz evening. 6th Dec https://t.co/gdqabnJLGK £5, includes Fish'n'Chips. Email brockwellm.org.uk to book table. https://t.co/OALw0fGbpS

20/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to the Yr7 football team who finished runners up in today’s Croydon schools 5 a side tournament. https://t.co/Y95PWiau5L

20/11/17

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

17/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

A fantastic afternoon to cap a very busy week of sport. With the Yr9 rugby team winning against and the Yr8+11 football teams winning against in the cup. Thank you to all staff for your support. https://t.co/dmyhnA8xcw

17/11/17

Retweetd From Mr Titterton

many thanks for giving my Y10 form an useful insight in personal finance. They really enjoyed it. https://t.co/iZRSRFl7BK

17/11/17

HCACP students take part in today's amazing thematic activities. https://t.co/mHlvgP3h7N

16/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Extremely busy day for all students today. Yr 9 Sports leaders, Yr7 football, Yr8 Netball, Yr10/11 Rugby. Not to mention all the extra curricular clubs! https://t.co/jAguGZqilY

16/11/17

Join us on Tuesday December 12th for the annual HCACP Christmas Carol Concert. An hour of festive music and celebration. Everyone is welcome https://t.co/2DayH9DSJQ

16/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr9 basketball team win a close encounter against our friends from https://t.co/8lSS4EDXdf

16/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The U18 football in action today against . A 1-0 victory and a solid team performance. https://t.co/KjBG0PoD76

15/11/17

Retweetd From IET Faraday

Teams from are battling for a position on the leader board. Will they finish on top? of the future

15/11/17

Retweetd From STEMGirlsClub

The first of many photos from the ROADSHOW 2017 . Students from asked some fantastic questions int he Q&A such as "Can you study STEM and a language?" - of course, how about studying a language and spend a year abroad! https://t.co/TATG2SK8MG

15/11/17

Retweetd From Jonathan Taylor MSc

Enjoying speaking to years 7 to 10 at Harris city academy Crystal Palace on Online Safety, social media issues and staying safe by making the right choices.

15/11/17

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Getting creative and experiencing life as a real life engineer with https://t.co/CoNH0N5dAe

15/11/17

HCACP Students design amazing amusement rides as part of todays IET Faraday Challenge in association with https://t.co/nEqxPfLCAO

15/11/17

Amazing Yr7 Artists learning about the color wheel today in https://t.co/EngqApatyT

14/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to all girls who took part in the rugby festival today. https://t.co/QwJ2CDE9YZ

14/11/17

HCACP Fish'n'Chip quiz evening. 6th Dec https://t.co/gdqabo1n5k £5, includes Fish'n'Chips. Email brockwellm.org.uk to book table. https://t.co/5tSq03wf2R

14/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

U16 girls rugby team start the season off in style with a win over today. https://t.co/awA6iZphAG

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Ethos and Values

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace has a long established, distinctive and positive ethos which guides our work and the education of our students. Preparation for adult life underpins our Academy aims and the well developed culture which is established across all aspects and functions of the Academy. We are committed to the success of each of our students and this is reflected through the Academy's values and aims to deliver:

  • Exam success - we want our students to get the best possible qualifications
  • Challenge, relevance and engagement - we want our students to be fully involved in their learning
  • Appropriate skills for living, for work and for happiness
  • Active citizens
  • Self-identity and a feeling of self-worth
  • Opportunities and experiences that ignite our students
  • Healthy habits that are embedded for life

Values

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace supports and delivers a firm commitment to developing and upholding British Values. 

Democracy

We have our own Student Council made of up of elected Form representatives, Year 11 Prefects, a Senior Student Leadership Team who lead our Senior Prefects as well as elected Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy. Students are taught in a variety of ways including tutor time, assemblies and in subject specific content about the importance of democracy.

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the Academy or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout all aspects of  life at HCACP. Students and parents/carers are taught the value and reasons behind our rules, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. We have visits and talks from the Community Police Office/SafeerSchools team to students on the rule of law.

Individual Liberty

Students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-Safety and tutorial sessions. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, our students are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is situated in an area which is culturally diverse and our Academy community reflect this diversity. We place a considerable emphasis on promoting diversity within the student and staff body. Our Religion & Philosophy lessons, Thematic Days, assemblies and tutor time sessions reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes, just as our students and staff are able to share their cultural heritage and experiences.

Curriculum

Within the wider curriculum and its delivery we expect all students irrespective of gender, ethnic origin or beliefs:

  • To participate in PE lessons
  • Female students in all years can be taught by a male PE teachers
  • All students are expected to take part in PE, Art, Music and Drama lessons
  • To participate in wider activities and discussions, for example, during tutorial time, that uphold British values
  • To show tolerance of different faiths and beliefs, including Christianity.

Radicalisation and Extremism

The Academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Our approach to this is in line with the Government’s CONTEST strategy (the counter terrorist strategy) and PREVENT (stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism).

Radicalisation is the process by which people come to support terrorism and extremism, and in some, cases participate in terrorist groups. Extremism is the vocal or active opposition to the fundamental British values.

Our 100% commitment to safeguarding student welfare means we are vigilant to monitoring vulnerability to radicalisation including:

  • Family tensions
  • Sense of isolation
  • Migration
  • Distance from cultural heritage
  • Experience of racism or discrimination
  • Feeling of failure

Any concerns must be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Officers.

A cross-curricular approach

We deliver a cross curricular approach to the delivery of SMSC, including British Values

  • via current affairs – via our weekly tutorial discussion sessions centred on a topic in the news such as Extremism
  • via assemblies – a 15 session once a week centred on a theme that links to British Values, for example, Human Rights and Freedom
  • via the Academy Thematic Days that encourage the exploration and application of British Values and being a British citizen
  • via student leadership – actively voting in Academy elections to elect posts of responsibility
  • via Religion & Philosophy lessons  – predominantly Christian but exploring beliefs and values of other faiths including multicultural celebrations
  • In subjects where we map how other subjects deliver knowledge and understanding of key concepts that link to British Values.