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26/10/20

Retweetd From Your Croydon

If your family usually receives free school meals and you’re struggling during half term, you can apply to our schools team for supermarket vouchers. Contact educationenquiries.gov.uk

22/10/20

Young Gifted And STEM a new organisation to improve engagement of Black and Minority Ethnic students with STEM. Sat 24th Oct, Harris Invictus is hosting the launch event, in collaboration with London South Bank University, aimed at 14-18 year olds. https://t.co/eSGAxjbnNJ https://t.co/cOk6sb38ul

19/10/20

Photos of the Chartwells Black History Month spread https://t.co/B5uvqSnNob

16/10/20

Great to see our Black History Month Concert premiering virtually. Well done to all the performers!

16/10/20

The HCACP october newsletter is available now https://t.co/BZ682NNldm https://t.co/nzesh8N9wJ

15/10/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

No fixtures - No problem. First Inter-faculty winners go to the Yr10 Arts Football Team. Well done Arts! https://t.co/jTlCYllNl3

10/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

This , the most important message we can share is talk to someone you trust if you’re struggling. You don’t have to go through this alone - and there is no shame in accepting help. Let someone support you. Things can get better.

08/10/20

Well done to all Yr10 students who take part in the first round of the inter Faculty football competition. Final round of fixtures next week. Current standings are Communications – 6pts Science and PE -2pts Maths and Commerce -1pt Arts -1pt https://t.co/eHYwI0gwn4

07/10/20

Our inter-faculty debate series starts October 14th. https://t.co/zyaHkTci6V

05/10/20

We are looking forward to presenting to all Y7 families this evening at 6pm for the Virtual Y7 Parents Information Evening! The link has been emailed, please follow it to watch via Teams

30/09/20

HCACP Year 7 Parent Information Evening - Monday 5th October at 6pm. MTeams link will be sent via email

30/09/20

HCACP Virtual Open Day 2020 for prospective year 7’s 2021. Please find details here: https://t.co/rnm5dR2yqG

24/09/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance

Diverse Leaders this is a programme that nurtures talented teachers and leaders from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups achieve career progression. https://t.co/mDPsV8QGsU https://t.co/gVFpGO1gcX

11/09/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Congratulations Sadia from all . We wish you all the best. https://t.co/lbbdVPW1Fy

11/09/20

Congratulations to our Year 11’s who received prefect ties today https://t.co/OmjtVwfrXo

11/09/20

In case you missed our year 12 virtual parent information evening last night https://t.co/jjGDQX9prl

02/09/20

Year 7, we are ready for you! See you at 8am, we can’t wait to meet you

26/08/20

We hope our new Year 7s are looking forward to joining us next week. There is now an FAQ page on our website just for you! We are so looking forward to meeting you https://t.co/MnaINCciSe

13/08/20

Congratulations to Vanesa A* A* A and off to Cambridge University to read law can achieve https://t.co/CP1LSELRsT

13/08/20

Congratulations to Leonardo A* A* A and going on to read medicine at UCL https://t.co/VICuAUDc4p

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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 Mike Piper
  • 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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