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13/05/21

8BF Art students have completed their prints of either Billie Halliday or Marilyn Monroe and are now completing the printing process for the first time. https://t.co/xfDU8qMUEq

11/05/21

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The year 9 football team enjoying their first fixture in over 15 months. Thank you for coming over. https://t.co/3HSdyXtXWw

05/05/21

Thank you to all our Parents and Carers who attended Parents’ Forum. Slides can be found on the website.

04/05/21

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Would you like to train as a Primary or Secondary school teacher? Join us for our early morning evening on 10th May at 8.30am. We will answer all of your questions. Tickets here! 👇 https://t.co/vue0nexWaz

03/05/21

Retweetd From HCACP Teaching School Hub

Find out everything you need to know about the Early Careers Framework at one of our webinars. The first one is on 5th May. Book here: https://t.co/OQkFwgtaXf https://t.co/fBpml3I6yq

29/04/21

Congratulations to Edem 10BG for finishing #1 in the Duolingo Diamond League, which is known to be the most difficult achievement to achieve in Duolingo. Well done!

26/04/21

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

Navigation training at Kenley Aerodrome and a rest stop overlooking Merstham on the North Downs Way. So pleased to be back out on a DofE walk again! https://t.co/WQW3Y8gr7o https://t.co/nRCt4NYp6g

26/04/21

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

Great to be back out hiking and enjoying the sunshine today in the North Downs on a DofE Gold practice day walk. With thanks to the instructors from for their excellent training. https://t.co/rdwxaOnIsW

23/04/21

Exciting new HCACP Science competitions https://t.co/fDBHjjdapj

21/04/21

The April HCACP newsletter is now available here https://t.co/P7ehnLlUI4 https://t.co/3fFhy03kU7

21/04/21

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

We are now recruiting for our paid programme! If you are currently a student, please check our London-based and internships here: https://t.co/m7JkE915sq. Places are limited, so apply as soon as possible! https://t.co/rv2jbqCJPx

21/04/21

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr8 boys hard at work in the sun this afternoon. https://t.co/BzMQOzYtRD

16/04/21

We are looking forward to welcoming all students back at their usual times on Monday 19th April ready for the summer term.

16/04/21

Update on IT from the website https://t.co/wh2oBuaTsw

14/04/21

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Unfortunately due to IT difficulties we are having to postpone tomorrow’s L1 table officiating course for Yr8/9 girls. Rest assured it will be rearranged in the near future. https://t.co/z0f1MKhs2g

14/04/21

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Nice to see so many students at day one of the table tennis and basketball Easter camp. https://t.co/P9Idcb657g

08/04/21

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Looking forward to the table tennis and basketball camps next week. https://t.co/uHA9mAOhd5

30/03/21

Easter update and information regarding ransomware attack https://t.co/SoaNgHBB6G

30/03/21

Year 7 Faculty Sports Day underway and the sun is shining! ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/uTdnHG9eI8

29/03/21

Students in years 7 & 8 should attend in HCACP PE kit tomorrow ready for Faculty Sports Day!

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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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