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24/05/19

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

*BREAKING* We are delighted to announce our new partnership with to provide more young people with access to high quality post 16 education and football from September 2019. Applications are open to study ANY sixth form course at this outstanding school. https://t.co/pHXXYdmqNn

24/05/19

Great basketball match - staff just won!!! https://t.co/e19jVqeIcF

24/05/19

Staff v Sixth Form Basketball Fundraiser - staff just in the lead ! https://t.co/uLxFx6VJp3

23/05/19

The May HCACP Newsletter is available from https://t.co/vVjhPWBgTq https://t.co/6vuJRfJuWM

22/05/19

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

Calling trainee teachers / BTs on all routes! I’ll be running a webinar for this Thurs 23rd May 8-9pm on “Preparing for your year”. Do join and spread the word to colleagues https://t.co/xe5AyPkBRK

21/05/19

We are very proud of our Y12 Artist Bethany Kauder for her first external Art Exhibition at the Elizabeth James Gallery. Bethany exhibited a collection of outstanding portraits she has been produced since the start of Year 12, under the theme ‘Transformation’. https://t.co/A2nDU2QVSY

21/05/19

The amazing HCACP instrumental concert is this Thursday 23rd May. 5pm. https://t.co/iCHYX0js3b

18/05/19

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

Sunny morning cooking breakfast and packing away tents. Teams getting ready for Day 2 of their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition! https://t.co/8Gb7DPimsY

17/05/19

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

Relaxing on a well deserved break in the countryside! Very strong performances from all three teams today on their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition! https://t.co/oE0YX0pcSG

16/05/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr8 boys crowned relay champions with this performance. https://t.co/sIoITe0iTl

16/05/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

A dominant performance by the Yr8 girls relay team at today’s Croydon Championships. 🔥 🔥🥇 https://t.co/6YECNZRgCl

15/05/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Fantastic day of athletics for the Yr7 and 8 boys and girls at the champs. Yr8 boys win the overall trophy and wins for the Yr7 and 8 boys and Yr8 girls relay teams. Not to forget the 14 x🥇, 6 x🥈 and 3 x🥉. https://t.co/72QhKV1P8f

15/05/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Kacey storming to victory in the Yr7 hurdles this morning. https://t.co/ZaTxGr87ht

14/05/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Congratulations to the Yr7 boys basketball team who join the girls at the basketball finals next week. https://t.co/zHqxDsvT1e

11/05/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

A fantastic start to the outdoor athletics season for all students. Yr9 and 10 boys win the championships and the JB and IB follow it up with a great set of results in the cup today. https://t.co/08t252WGjB

08/05/19

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Calling : We still have a few places for our and this summer. If you are graduating in 2020, we’d love to hear from you. https://t.co/TMLvu1UBrr

04/05/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr7 football team go down 1-0 in the final to a strong side. Despite the defeat it has been a fantastic first season for the Yr7s. https://t.co/LaEAthedTB

04/05/19

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

Up early to cook breakfast and pack away camp. Getting ready for day 2 of the Bronze A Practice Expedition! https://t.co/SxdfcvwU64

04/05/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Fantastic opportunity for any Yr11 female rugby players this Wednesday 8th May 4.30pm . https://t.co/2x4bmBPgzd

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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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 and we expect our students to exhibit the Academy's 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 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 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/SaferSchools 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, dance 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 –  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.