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22/07/22

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Extremely proud to announce we have once again been awarded the School Games Gold award. Well done to all students for your continued commitment towards physical activity and school sport. https://t.co/UkNPdtvfHk

19/07/22

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Dan Buss: “Everyone at is over the moon with the opportunity Victor has to continue his football development in America...” https://t.co/baufzbvsdG https://t.co/P3RhDvdZjq

19/07/22

The Academy News Letter for July 2022 is now available. https://t.co/KpaueBXnoX https://t.co/CUSfgjU3uO

19/07/22

In addition to the precautions set in place Monday, we have decided to send students home at 1.15pm on Tuesday 19th July due to the severe weather warning. https://t.co/ablmqvY0Kp

18/07/22

In addition to the precautions sent out earlier this week, HCACP has decided to send students home at 1.45pm on Monday due to the severe weather warning in place. Students should wear either their uniform or ideally, their HCACP PE kit for the rest of this week. https://t.co/Fwo8IJxzTy

18/07/22

Due to the unusually warm weather this week our Summer Special concert (originally scheduled for Tuesday 19th) has been postponed until September. https://t.co/bEbkXOLKw4

18/07/22

Retweetd From HCACP PE

What a Friday in the sun! Well done to all who took part in Sports Day 2022 🏆🤩 https://t.co/PK2tP95d4X

15/07/22

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Year 10 Tournament hosted by Kinetic is underway ⚽️🏆 Good luck , /, , /, , ! https://t.co/geOqCkoDty

14/07/22

Amazing performance Israella!!

14/07/22

HCACP is delighted to announce that it has achieved the prestigious Well-Being in Schools Accreditation. The inspector noted our thorough work in embedding a culture of where people care for each other and how well-being is the opposite to tokenistic. https://t.co/C0kHDnTXaQ

13/07/22

Y10s exploring Japanese culture - cooking mochi biscuits. https://t.co/cbCxiSLjNI

13/07/22

Students enjoying Diversity Day and learning about other cultures today at HCACP. https://t.co/K5rHMaR1BI

13/07/22

Students engaging in their future. Yr 12 Post 18 Options week. https://t.co/2auRl8lIjk

13/07/22

HCACP has been awarded the prestigious Wellbeing Award for Schools. Students and teachers met with the accreditor to discuss the impact of the provision being offered at our Academy. The accreditor stated that 'the provision is multi-layered and responsive'. https://t.co/SADZ0qdNFt

12/07/22

Year 12 learning about interview skills from Runway Training during Post 18 Options Week. https://t.co/vkPosvz5Bm

10/07/22

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Congratulations Aaliyah! https://t.co/ocmSEOBGgw

08/07/22

👏👏 Well done Stephan!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

08/07/22

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Congratulations Stephan. All of are so proud of you. Go Team !! https://t.co/PdSIo0P4xQ

07/07/22

Retweetd From Jamie's Farm

We were delighted to welcome our patron HRH to celebrate the achievements of our Monmouth farm today, alongside our community of supporters and the brilliant children from . She has now visited all our farms and we are so grateful for her continued interest and support. https://t.co/gLG09ntzUs

07/07/22

HCACP CSI sleuths solving a mystery in their science workshop today. https://t.co/alm7vvw1vm

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Student Welfare

The Student Support Centre (SSC) which forms part of the Student Services Faculty provides the central provision for student welfare within the Academy.

  • The person responsible for medical needs is Teresa Day
  • The Health & Safety Officer is Michael Williams
  • The Academy Counsellor is Michael McCallum

Reporting a student absence

To report your child's absence, please email the Student Support Centre (SSC) at the address below.  Please include your child's name, tutor group, the reason for their absence and the anticipated date of their return.

absences@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk

For example, email something such as: "Please could you excuse Joe Bloggs in 8AP from school today as he has been feeling sick all morning. I suspect he will feel better tomorrow and will be attending school unless otherwise stated. Mrs Bloggs (Joe's mother) Mobile: 07877 877 8787."


Attendance and punctuality

The Academy's attendance target is 97%. Regular attendance and punctuality to the Academy and to lessons is essential for all of our students to make good progress, achieve their academic potential and consequently have better chances in life. Attendance is a key performance indicator within the Academy. It is the responsibility of everyone in the Academy community to ensure they achieve this. The Academy monitors the attendance and punctuality of all students and reviews and publishes it internally weekly.

  • 98% attendance = fewer than 4 days absent from school
  • 95% attendance = fewer than 10 days absent from school
  • 90% attendance = 4 weeks absent from school
  • 85% attendance = 5 ½ weeks absent from school
  • 80% attendance = 7 ½ weeks absent from school (Equivalent to one day per week absence for the whole year).

A child who misses a day of school per week throughout Years 1 – 11 misses an equivalent of over two years of their learning time in school)


Security

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace employs state of the art security technology, in closed-circuit television, which is sited both internally and externally as well as intruder detection systems and access control on its external entrances. The use of CCTV complies with current legislation as does notification signage and labelling. A copy of the Academy's CCTV Policy is available on request.

The Academy also has a modern and comprehensive fire detection system. Access to the main Academy buildings for staff, students and visitors is carefully monitored by the reception team and everyone on site is required to be identifiable at all times so that items such as face coverings (e.g. motorcycle visors, full face goggles or veils) which obscure clarity of identification of an individual must be removed for the duration of a person’s time on site.

Identification badges and lanyards are issued to visitors and photo ID cards are also worn by all staff and 6th Form students. The remainder of students in the Academy are identifiable by their Academy uniform and Faculty ties.


Medical Needs

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is an inclusive community that aims to support students with medical conditions.  Student medication is stored in the Student Support Centre (SSC).  This department is overseen by Ms Small, with Ms Day being the Medical Needs Officer, responsible for the administration of medicines. Should you have any queries about the medical needs of your child then please email Dayt@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk or alternatively call on 0208 771 2261 and press option 1. It is your responsibility to ensure that the medical needs of your child are clearly communicated to the school so we in turn can care for them appropriately. The medical needs policy and allergy awareness policy that the school adheres to are attached below for your convenience. In addition, all forms that you may need to complete and return are attached in the Medical Forms Folder:

  • Form 1 to be completed by all parents/carers
  • Form 2 to be completed if your child requires medication to be stored at the academy (consent to administer medication)
  • Students with Asthma (form to be completed if your child has Asthma)
  • Students who require the use of an Auto Injector (Jext) to be completed, please note a photo is not required
  • Students who require the use of an Auto Injector (Epi Pen) to be completed, please note a photo is not required
  • Students who require the use of an Auto injector (Emerade) to be completed, please note a photo is not required
  • Students who have allergies but do not require an Autoinjector (No Auto Injector required) to be completedplease note a photo is not required
  • If your child has an dietary needs (Special Diet Procedure form) to be completed, please note a photo is not required

Please note that it is at the discretion of the Principal to refuse your child’s attendance if we do not have life saving medication on site.

Page Downloads

Title Date  
FORM 1 Medical Information Form 31st Jan 2020 Download
FORM 5 Parental Agreement for Academy to Administer Medicine 31st Jan 2020 Download
Special Diet Procedure 2019 31st Jan 2020 Download
Students who have allergies but do NOT require an Auto Injector 31st Jan 2020 Download
Students who use a Emerade Auto Injector 31st Jan 2020 Download
Students who use a Epi Pen Auto Injector 31st Jan 2020 Download
Students who use a Jext Auto Injector 31st Jan 2020 Download
Students with Asthma 31st Jan 2020 Download

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