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Today is . Here's a past view of Dr. Jr.'s hometown of Atlanta as seen from orbit by in 2017


Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week.


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Day 2 of the A-Level mock art exam. 7.5 hours of pure art which will complete unit 1 of the qualification. 60% of the overall grade.


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students helped kick off new campaign against the sale of high caffeine energy drinks to children.


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The wonderful Natasha Evans welcoming us to for the launch of diversity and women leaders cohort 2!


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Day 1 of the A-Level mock art exam. 7.5 hours of pure art which will complete unit 1 of the qualification. 60% of the overall grade.


Congratulations to all the Faculty Award Winners from last term.


Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week.


We look forward to welcoming all students back from their Christmas break tomorrow morning by 8.25am.


HCACP staff coaxed from their seasonal torpor by Daryl from Pivotal. A valuable and thought provoking session.


The final day of HCACP advent and the end of term today. Post 2pm Santa is most definitely in town for all staff and students. Happy holidays everyone.


Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week.


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Some outstanding work from year 4 & 6 Students in mandarin, learning all sorts of characters and pinyin.


David Dein, ‘Be the best you can be,’


Welcome to David Dein, football entrepreneur and businessman to HCACP


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Today HCACP advent features students from Year 10

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.

Fully funded French and Spanish training for MFL Teachers

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Teaching School is pleased to confirm that we have secured Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) funding, to support MFL teachers to enhance their Spanish or French teaching and be equipped to meet the demands of the new GCSE specification.

Schools looking to increase the capacity in their MFL departments by equipping staff to teach French or Spanish will receive a bursary of £700 on successful completion of the training.

This course focuses on both linguistics & pedagogy, and supports MFL teachers wishing to enhance their French or Spanish teaching.

The programme consists of

  • Four afternoon / twilight sessions from 1pm – 5pm
  • Two full day session
  • Each participant will have a Lead Practitioner as a Mentor to guide them with online support between the sessions

Sessions will cover:

  • Holistic foreign language learning
  • Conducting an oral exams
  • Assessing written papers
  • Reading and listening skills
  • Opportunities to teach a lesson and get feedback.

The course is designed and delivered by David Shanks and Rachel MacArthur, Harris MfL Consultants  who have extensive experience teaching MFL.

Training sessions:

Schedule Date
TSST MFL Day Two Tuesday, 5th December 2017 (1.00pm - 5.00pm)
TSST MFL Day Three Thursday, 11th January 2018 (1.00pm - 5.00pm)
TSST MFL Day Four Wednesday, 7th February 2018 (1.00pm - 5.00pm)
TSST MFL Day Five Thursday, 15th March 2018 (1.00pm - 5.00pm)
TSST MFL Day Six Wednesday, 18th April 2018 (9.00am - 5.00pm)

Please note that when applying for a place, you signal your commitment to attending all of the dates detailed above. All sessions will be held at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace. Schools will receive the £700 payment once participants have completed all of the training sessions below.

Eligibility and conditions

TSST is a Government funded programme designed to up-skill teachers and increase capacity. Generally speaking, to be eligible for a funded place teachers need to meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Be a non-Spanish or French specialist teaching the subject e.g. a French teacher or teacher who will be teaching Spanish or who has just started teaching Spanish
  • Be a language teacher returning to the profession after an extended break
  • Be a supply teacher who would like to be able to teach French or Spanish
  • The programme is fully funded but does not cover travel costs
  • Applications can only be made with full support of the Head Teacher
  • There are a limited number of places available

Next Steps and application:

There are a limited number of places available and these are confirmed on a first come, first served basis. We therefore recommend that you apply as soon as possible to secure your place. To apply, please e-mail for our TSST application form. Send the completed form back to the same address by Friday 20th October 2017.