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26/10/21

Wow! Amazing.

23/10/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Kinetic won 4-0 against John Fisher in the Surrey County Cup Round 1 🏆 https://t.co/7BDAHgMHoc https://t.co/YbUsGho51r

18/10/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

We are extremely grateful to for taking the time to meet students and staff for his documentary He is also generously supporting students at the academy to study robotics https://t.co/ljwv9uGBD2

16/10/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Celebrations have been underway at this week as the school celebrated its 30th anniversary 🗣 “Students have enjoyed hearing about the history of the school and about the difference it has made to the lives of generations of local children” https://t.co/9rj2qt2rUu

15/10/21

The HCACP October Newsletter is now available. Special 30th Anniversary edition. https://t.co/hJSAJk2OC9 https://t.co/UMMAlvzOE8

15/10/21

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Congratulations to a truly school. https://t.co/cmSBPDgXSx

14/10/21

PGL day 2 - what a day! https://t.co/Zg8KjPMJ8Y

14/10/21

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Terrific team performance from the Yr11 football team to win through to the next round of the National cup today. https://t.co/yNlQ8ceK72

14/10/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Kinetic made it 2 wins from 2 games in the ESFA Super League Group Stage with a 3-1 away win against Esher College 💪 https://t.co/3EljZSRgPc https://t.co/mQHTbbac3p

14/10/21

Tune in tonight, 'THE BLACKPRINT' .... we are looking forward to this! https://t.co/bKOy5x5uyy

14/10/21

Find lots more 30th Anniversary pictures and news in this half term's newsletter .... https://t.co/i9xGLPoX67

14/10/21

Happy 30th Anniversary to ! What a wonderful day we've had! https://t.co/g5tAnWQbhc

12/10/21

Retweetd From Croydon SSP

Our U16 Boys and Girls Table Tennis 🏓 Competition is underway ! Good Luck 🍀 to all the schools taking part. Thank you to for hosting our event. https://t.co/ZcIXYjtaua

11/10/21

7.15am this morning ⁦⁩ , the year 7 football team in training https://t.co/2gjaPDyWPo

11/10/21

Auditions for our concert this Thursday lunchtime and after school. https://t.co/hDb2XLtk9C

11/10/21

Sixth Form Open Afternoon 12.10.21 This event is for Internal Students and will take place on Tuesday 12th October from 3.30pm for students. Parents are invited to attend a Sixth Form presentation at 5.00pm. https://t.co/in4jmWdXhJ

10/10/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Don’t underestimate the impact your kindness can have on someone. From sending a text to a friend to let them know how you appreciate them, to saying ‘have a nice day’ to a shop assistant, you could give someone the little boost they need.

07/10/21

We investigate a hypothesis and draw conclusions. https://t.co/O5PcE2czmQ

07/10/21

The HCACP Sixth Form Virtual Opening Evening will start today at 6pm. View the livestream at the following link https://t.co/46Jd6AjSVw https://t.co/te0axadovq

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PSHE/Relationships & Sex Education

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is an important and necessary part of all students’ education and every year group at HCACP receives continual PSHE education throughout the year. PSHE is a non-statutory subject. This page also covers Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

A summery of topics covered is included lower down this page and can also be downloaded as a pdf.

PSHE equips students with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. There are no internal or external examinations for PSHE.

PSHE is delivered through tutor time and also special intensive 'off time-table' Thematic Days. There are three Thematic Days each year, one per term. On these days students are off their usual timetable and they explore a particular theme such as Healthy Living. Students attend different workshops on that theme. 

The Academy uses external agencies, both public and private, as much as possible on these days to help the students get access to experts in these particular fields. Agencies used include LFB, LAS, Metropolitan Police, Trident, Voyage, Croydon Drop In, Lives Not Knives, NHS Teenage Pregnancy Team, RBS, Westminster Drugs Project, Alcoholics Anonymous, Families Matter, British Red Cross, Natwest Money Sense Team, Classroom Medics, Amphletts Solicitors, Only Connect, Beat Bullying and others.


Topics covered

Topics covered in PSHE include:

  • Sex and Relationships education
  • British Society, Culture and Life
  • Drugs and alcohol education
  • Economic and Financial awareness
  • Emotional and mental health
  • Staying safe/making informed choices
  • Keeping healthy
  • Social Skils
  • Careers and work-related learning
  • Anti-smoking/tobacco
  • First Aid
  • Anti-bullying
  • Fire Safety
  • Road Safety

PSHE/RSE Summary 2020-21

Here is a summary of topics covered in 2020-21, including Sex and Relationships Education (RSE). Click HERE to download the summary as a pdf.

Autumn 1 Term - Transition and Relationships

All year groups start with Transition and first aid training.

Y7

  • Safety to, from and in school
  • Forming positive relationships
  • Different family units and the different responsibilities within a family
  • Self worth in relationships
  • Consent
  • Difference between biological sex, gender identity and sexual orientation

Y8

  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Dealing with strong emotions in the family and in other relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Trust in relationships
  • Effect of puberty on relationships

Y9

  • Evaluating romantic relationships
  • Importance of family units and support networks
  • Media’s portrayal of relationships
  • Online intimate relationships
  • Diffusing conflict in relationships
  • Contraceptives

Y10

  • Positive romantic relationships
  • Difference between marriage and civil partnerships
  • Recognising abusive relationships
  • Managing and evaluating our romantic relationships
  • Dealing with unwanted attention
  • Differences between contraceptives

Y11

  • Healthy sexual relationship
  • Importance of parenting skills to family life
  • Stereotypes normalising no-consensual behaviour
  • Effect of faith/belief on relationships
  • Managing grief in relationships
  • Effect of teenage pregnancy and options

Y12

  • Different relationships: professional versus personal
  • Managing personal safety: meeting new people/dating apps
  • Evaluate degrees of intimacy/pleasure
  • Using dialogue to support and negotiate
  • Managing the end of relationships
  • Consent and influence of drugs/alcohol on decision making

Y13

  • Managing mature friendships and making new friends in new environments
  • Building meaningful relationships in the workplace
  • Recognising and managing negative influences
  • Harassment at work
  • Strategies to recognise and de-escalate aggressive social situations
  • Setting clear boundaries: online, personal, professional

Autumn 2 Term - Health

Y7

  • Difference between mental and physical health
  • How puberty affects mental and physical health
  • Importance of self worth/confidence
  • Speaking about emotions appropriately
  • Recognising when others’ need help and how to support
  • Importance of physical activity and diet for mental health

Y8

  • Symbiotic relationship between physical and mental health
  • Effect of puberty on relationships and mental health
  • Characteristics of positive mental/emotional health
  • Importance of resilience and how to manage disappointments
  • Causes/triggers for unhealthy coping strategies: eating disorders
  • Impact of sleep on mental and physical health
  • Creating successful balance between work and life

Y9

  • Effect of social media on mental health
  • Language and stigma – mental health and its misconceptions
  • Causes and triggers – self harm
  • How does diet affect us and what influences food decisions
  • Taking responsibility for our own physical well-being

Y10

  • Mental health and stress
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Effect of actions on ourselves and others
  • Pre-empting/spotting warning signs for unhealthy strategies
  • Why is it important to look after ourselves, where to get help
  • Assessing risks – cosmetic and aesthetic procedures

Y11

  • Work/life balance
  • Differentiating between helpful/unhelpful feedback
  • Warnings signs for mental and emotional health concerns
  • Importance of self-checking bodies for health concerns
  • Advertisements influence on our health

Y12

  • Same as Year 11

Y13

  • Skills and strategies for staying safe during transition
  • Being aware of your own mental health
  • Common mental health conditions
  • Self esteem, body confidence and the influence of social media
  • Issues and considerations around enhancements/alterations
  • Taking responsibility for health and where to go
  • Use of contraception

Spring 1 Term - British values and the Law

All year groups

  • British values
  • Extremism and tolerance
  • BLM and British identity

Y7

  • What are our British values
  • Universal Declaration of Human rights
  • Equal opportunities

Y8

  • What is democracy and how it protects us
  • British Human Rights Act
  • Challenging stereotypes

Y9

  • Rule of law
  • United Nations
  • Tension between human rights and cultural beliefs

Y10

  • Mutual respect and Equal Rights Act
  • Safely challenging bigotry
  • LGBTQ+ communities

Y11

  • Tolerance in society
  • Addressing and protecting from shame/honour based violence
  • LGBTQ+ communities

Y12

  • British values and social mobility options
  • Honour based violence and how to report it
  • Celebration of culture – BAME London
  • Recognising prejudice/discrimination

Y13

  • British values and social mobility – university, job opportunities
  • Relationships and different cultures
  • Safely challenging prejudice
  • Rights and responsibilities - inclusion

Spring 2 Term - Living in the Wider World

Y7

  • Organisational skills
  • When young people can get jobs and what jobs
  • Importance of finances for Year 7
  • Effect of advertising on spending
  • Importance of internet in our lives
  • Negative and positive effects of online presence

Y8

  • Strengths and weaknesses – how to develop
  • Rights and responsibilities in a job
  • Importance of money and how debt is incurred
  • Effect of advertising and peers
  • Establishing rules and boundaries on the internet
  • Evaluating appropriate content online

Y9

  • Importance of being life long learner
  • Managing emotions in a job
  • How money affects our finances
  • Moral and social dilemmas of spending - exploitation
  • Risks and benefits of the social media
  • Trusting the media and different perspectives

Y10

  • How to evaluate ourselves
  • Confidentiality
  • Budgeting
  • What influences our financial decisions
  • Internet – opportunities and how to find them
  • Social media influence on opinions and perceptions

Y11

  • Employability
  • Challenging discrimination in the work place
  • Assessing risks when dealing with money
  • Dealing with financial challenge and seeking help
  • Protecting our professional identity on the internet
  • How data is generated and used on the internet

Y12

  • Enterprising
  • Setting realistic but ambitious career goals
  • Evaluating next steps
  • Job interviews
  • CVs
  • Rights and responsibilities as a casual employee

Y13

  • Being professional and H&S in the workplace
  • Trade unions

Mock preparation


Summer 1 Term - British Values

Y7

  • What is grooming and sexual harassment
  • Bullying and its impact
  • Promoting inclusivity
  • Peer on peer abuse
  • Why young people carry knives and the risks

Y8

  • What is sexual abuse and emotional abuse
  • Why some people are deliberately targets and what we should do
  • How to recognise and challenge discrimination
  • Ending peer pressure
  • Misconceptions of knife crime

Y9

  • Violence and exploitation
  • Impact of stereotyping and bullying
  • Unacceptable prejudiced based language
  • Influences to join gangs
  • Strategies and managing pressure to join gangs

Y10

  • Manipulation and coercion
  • The Law and abuse
  • Impact of domestic abuse
  • Evaluating our own behaviour towards others
  • Factors that contribute to people getting involved in crime

Y11

  • Recognising coercion and what to do
  • Exploitation
  • Law behind forced marriages
  • Recognising situations where a person is being influenced and how to help
  • Factors to getting involved in crime

Y12

  • Personal budget
  • Managing salary and tax
  • Importance of saving
  • Managing financial contracts and bills
  • Debt and repayments
  • Consumer rights

Y13

Exams


Summer 2 Term - Health

Y7

  • Why dental and personal hygiene is important
  • Positive and negative uses of drugs
  • Short term affects of drugs and alcohol on a person
  • What is risk and why is it good
  • How do we get help or administer first aid
  • How do our bodies change?

Y8

  • Health services
  • Myths and misconceptions about alcohol
  • Managing personal safety
  • Risks to gambling
  • How do we manage our changing bodies

Y9

  • FGM
  • Myths and misconceptions about drug use
  • Personal and social risks to taking alcohol
  • Assessing risk and health risks
  • Chance based risks
  • Risks in intimate and sexual activity

Y10

  • FGM
  • Consequences of alcohol abuse
  • Identifying unhealthy behaviours
  • Risks online and in new settings
  • Strategies for risky and emergency situations
  • Risks of unprotected sex

Y11

Exams

Y12

Personal statements and UCAS

Y13

Exams


Covered in additional sessions/thematic days/science and PE lessons:

  • FGM
  • Body Image and the media
  • County lines
  • Extremism and terrorism (PREVENT)
  • Online safety
  • Sexual harassment

Click HERE to download this summary as a pdf.