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03/12/20

Student science happening today at HCACP. https://t.co/XP31aQNW3Y

03/12/20

The HCACP Christmas Tree is up and decorated. https://t.co/Mr0uxgraco

01/12/20

Info: Admissions arrangement consultation https://t.co/flUVw14bPE

17/11/20

HCACP picked up both 1st and 2nd prize in the Harris Young Geographer of the Year awards. Gold star student Shasvn Year 10. https://t.co/mnq24HfYkj

16/11/20

HCACP students taking part in this mornings anti-bullying workshops. https://t.co/8ZJN7DdvfH

12/11/20

The HCACP collection for Lewisham Food bank https://t.co/din2jEoUVr

11/11/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If your child tells you they’re struggling, here’s what you can do next. https://t.co/8GSXclHMtw

11/11/20

The votes are in. Congratulations to our new student council representatives https://t.co/itQ7ajn5dS

06/11/20

HCACP students casting votes for their student council representative. https://t.co/yF0hW47TtX

06/11/20

Ballot boxes are ready for the HCACP student council elections. Swing forms 8CK and 8CB have suggested they may file a legal challenge due to counting irregularities. https://t.co/cGcp7dV6jz

04/11/20

The most consequential votes being cast this week. https://t.co/Vm0VZhDWTi

02/11/20

HCACP hits the ground running after half term with STEAM CLUB. Tall tower building challenge. https://t.co/dytkP5jbkP

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

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Ethos and Values

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace has a long established, distinctive and positive ethos which guides our work and the education of our students.

Preparation for adult life underpins our Academy aims and the well-developed culture which is established across all aspects and functions of the Academy. We are committed to the success of each of our students and this is reflected through the Academy's values and aims to deliver:

  • Exam success we want our students to get the best possible qualifications
  • Challenge, relevance and engagement – we want our students to be fully involved in their learning
  • Appropriate skills for living, for work and for happiness
  • Active citizens
  • Self-identity and a feeling of self-worth
  • Opportunities and experiences that ignite our students
  • Healthy habits that are embedded for life

Core values

Our five core values at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace are:

  • Community
  • Courage
  • Courtesy
  • Co-operation
  • Contribution

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace also supports and delivers a firm commitment to developing and upholding British Values.

Core Values


Democracy

We have our own Student Council made of up of elected form representatives, Year 11 Prefects, a Senior Student Leadership Team who lead our Senior Prefects as well as elected Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy. Students are taught about the importance of democracy in a variety of ways including tutor time, assemblies and in subject specific content.


The rule of law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the Academy or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout all aspects of life at HCACP. Students are taught the value and reasons behind our rules, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. We have visits and talks about the rule of law from the Community Police Officer/SaferSchools team.


Individual liberty

Students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-Safety and tutorial sessions. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, for example, or participation in our extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, our students are given the freedom to make choices.


Mutual respect and tolerance

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is situated in an area which is culturally diverse and our Academy community reflect this diversity. We place a considerable emphasis on promoting diversity within the student and staff body. Our Religion & Philosophy lessons, Thematic Days, assemblies and tutor time sessions reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes, just as our students and staff are able to share their cultural heritage and experiences.


Curriculum

Within the wider curriculum and its delivery we expect all students irrespective of gender, ethnic origin or beliefs to:

  • Take part in PE, art, music, dance and drama lessons
  • Participate in wider activities and discussions, for example during tutorial time, that uphold British values
  • Show tolerance of different faiths and beliefs, including Christianity.

Female students in all years can be taught by a male PE teacher.


Radicalisation and extremism

The Academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Our approach to this is in line with the Government’s CONTEST strategy (the counter terrorist strategy) and PREVENT (stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism).

Radicalisation is the process by which people come to support terrorism and extremism, and in some, cases participate in terrorist groups. Extremism is the vocal or active opposition to the fundamental British values.

Our 100% commitment to safeguarding student welfare means we are vigilant to monitoring vulnerability to radicalisation including:

  • Family tensions
  • Sense of isolation
  • Migration
  • Distance from cultural heritage
  • Experience of racism or discrimination
  • Feeling of failure

Any concerns must be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Officers.


A cross-curricular approach

We deliver a cross curricular approach to the delivery of SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural development), including British Values. This is done via:

  • current affairs, including weekly tutorial discussion sessions centred on a topic in the news, such as extremism
  • assemblies – once a week and centred on a theme that links to British Values, for example, Human Rights and Freedom
  • the Academy - Thematic Days that encourage the exploration and application of British Values and being a British citizen
  • student leadership – actively voting in Academy elections to elect posts of responsibility
  • Religion & Philosophy lessons  – predominantly Christian but exploring beliefs and values of other faiths including multicultural celebrations
  • and in subjects where we map how other subjects deliver knowledge and understanding of key concepts that link to British Values.