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20/02/20

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Despite being half term great to see so many students coming in and working hard. https://t.co/BWT8A19yKi

15/02/20

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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

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🗒 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

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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.