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15/02/20

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

A wet and wild day in the North Downs to begin the 2020 expedition season with a DofE Gold practice day walk. Testing our navigational skills ready for the Welsh mountains in April with https://t.co/6BY9pnoKQg

14/02/20

HCACP Year 9 and 10 Music and Drama students visit the Royal Albert Hall for an Events Management Workshop, looking at jobs in the arts and events industry. https://t.co/4yGIU00JLD

13/02/20

The HCACP Newsletter for this half term is available now https://t.co/qMPZRTQp0h https://t.co/foOldHDecj

11/02/20

Select students a HCACP attend the launch of the Schools Career Pathway Programme 2020 this morning. Designed to help students set goals and find a pathway to success. https://t.co/Q0p1DTUX7T

11/02/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The sports academy students working hard at Crystal Palace Sports centre tonight. Great to welcome some external applicants for next year too. https://t.co/WENq7eBe4a

10/02/20

Our Parents' Forum is this Tuesday 11th. To see more events our full calendar is available here https://t.co/leSOrxrq1t https://t.co/j7OlenL6dG

08/02/20

Retweetd From Palace for Life Fdn.

🗒 and joined pupils for a debate on social issues affecting the local area 👊 More 👉 https://t.co/3O22qwE7Om | | | | https://t.co/kmAa7qcwWN

07/02/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Congratulations to the U18 football team on a fine 3-1 victory in the Superleague fixture against . The win puts them into the last 16 in the country! https://t.co/h7g6HaSF3x

07/02/20

There will be no Saturday Intervention for Year 11 tomorrow.

07/02/20

Year 12 students spent the afternoon at the Hello Fresh office in Shorditch working in partnership with Hello Fresh employees. The students spent the afternoon learning to network and have learned about coaching as an essential leadership skill. https://t.co/JJVq7gX95s

06/02/20

Premiership legend Wilfried Zaha visits HCACP as part of the Crystal Palace FC Positive Futures initiative. https://t.co/NMPihDubN8

06/02/20

HCACP students today learn about the LGBT topic in a special assembly with https://t.co/PRwOBQkn6c

03/02/20

Its Diversity Month at HCACP and the A Level Art Trip is this Thurs 6th. To see more events our full calendar is available here https://t.co/leSOrxrq1t https://t.co/vitepuMTBU

31/01/20

The Hello Fresh Immersion Programme 2020 Launches at HCACP today https://t.co/YxC9DH1tVT

31/01/20

Some photos from this weeks HCACP Geography trip to Swanage https://t.co/ZTYlSue5bf

30/01/20

Our deepest thanks to Hannah Lewis for taking the time to visit HCACP and relate her personal experience of the Holocaust and WWII. https://t.co/WXcAQ4wc10

30/01/20

Huge thank you to returning ⁦⁦⁩ student ⁦⁩ and winner of the BBC’s apprentice for her inspirational talk on business / leadership ’t give up ’t think you can’t https://t.co/wMubASXYpc

30/01/20

Athletics and dance are also part of our amazing thematic day. https://t.co/jbU264nOAp

30/01/20

HCACP Students trying a little origami as part of our amazing thematic day. https://t.co/xbAtsXZqO5

30/01/20

The Crystal Palace FC Foundation talk to our Year 11 about the NCS summer camp https://t.co/ubbkST657x

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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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