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17/07/18

A fantastic way to end the year Sports Awards with very special guest Team GB

16/07/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

16/07/18

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We've made it to Uganda all safe and well! 🇺🇬 https://t.co/JIgCtABlUr

15/07/18

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After 18 months of preparation, we are now heading to Heathrow to begin our expedition to Uganda! https://t.co/QEEU6ppJhm

14/07/18

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It was such an amazing day of + an amazing display of skill. Thanks again to our special guest James our sponsors and . Huge thanks to Dan and his team for making the day a huge 🏆 https://t.co/cRGslWA6mK

13/07/18

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DofE Gold qualifying expedition completed! Huge congratulations to the team for a fantastic four days hiking through Wales. Thank you again to for running another successful expedition. https://t.co/77l8yWH3d7

13/07/18

Winners of the amazing Thanks to all the incredibled acts, the celebrity judges and everyone who made it happen. An incredible 349 votes were cast in just two mins to decide the winner AS-Mashup. https://t.co/wOxO6Vc2Pq

13/07/18

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What a great day of https://t.co/rWz3gTIxuY

12/07/18

⁩ SportsDay 2018! https://t.co/u1ZZeKA9RK

11/07/18

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Are You Ready? https://t.co/4RmV2GZ3EY

09/07/18

Due to the England team getting to the semis, the start time has been moved forward 5pm to 6pm. Wed 11th June. Come and vote for your favourite act. Adults £3 Children £2...that's a lot of entertainment, for just £3

09/07/18

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Ready to get started on our DofE Gold qualifying expedition tomorrow morning from Dol-Llys Farm campsite with Four days of trekking through the beautiful Welsh countryside ahead! https://t.co/nHYw4IdTm9

09/07/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

06/07/18

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Ready to go for another DofE Bronze qualifying expedition on a brilliantly sunny day at Devil's Dyke! https://t.co/WBwHo8EkNW

06/07/18

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Climbing to the summit of Devil's Dyke to complete our DofE Bronze qualifying expedition! https://t.co/SwbDQBchTY

05/07/18

Harris All Stars Football event underway great to see so many parents here supporting our PTFA. Girls final underway. https://t.co/rlCIj6IqeH

05/07/18

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Well done team for winning the Great https://t.co/9UBeb9Ntop

05/07/18

The HCACP Spelling Bee team in action. Good luck Louis, Taigan, Shasvn and Amarie! https://t.co/WTKmw7bKc3

02/07/18

The amazing HCACP All Stars football event is this Thursday. 5pm to 7pm. Don't miss it. Tickets £1 available on parent pay. https://t.co/qJMUV8LI2i https://t.co/iIBYrS9pba

Harris Academies
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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

Values

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace supports and delivers a firm commitment to developing and upholding British 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 in a variety of ways including tutor time, assemblies and in subject specific content about the importance of democracy.

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 and parents/carers 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 from the Community Police Office/SafeerSchools team to students on the rule of law.

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, of how they record, of participation in our extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, our students are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

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 participate in PE lessons
  • Female students in all years can be taught by a male PE teachers
  • All students are expected to take part in PE, Art, Music and Drama lessons
  • To participate in wider activities and discussions, for example, during tutorial time, that uphold British values
  • To show tolerance of different faiths and beliefs, including Christianity.

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, including British Values

  • via current affairs – via our weekly tutorial discussion sessions centred on a topic in the news such as Extremism
  • via assemblies – a 15 session once a week centred on a theme that links to British Values, for example, Human Rights and Freedom
  • via the Academy Thematic Days that encourage the exploration and application of British Values and being a British citizen
  • via student leadership – actively voting in Academy elections to elect posts of responsibility
  • via Religion & Philosophy lessons  – predominantly Christian but exploring beliefs and values of other faiths including multicultural celebrations
  • In subjects where we map how other subjects deliver knowledge and understanding of key concepts that link to British Values.