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07/04/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Today is - a day to show our gratitude to the nurses, midwives, doctors and all those who are supporting our health and wellbeing at this difficult time💙👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ https://t.co/SFA9wNcnjc

06/04/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Our Parents Helpline is now open. If you're worried about a child or young person, please do give us a call or send us an email. https://t.co/lIdjgaWeHJ

03/04/20

The HCACP April Newsletter is now online at https://t.co/DAVvxn9Ru3

02/04/20

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

Pen and papers at the ready, it's Quiz Time! Can you tell your wizards from your Wormwoods? Pit your wits in our booky bonanza quiz for older bookworms. Head to the World Book Day website and download it today. Good luck! https://t.co/oJnhZXMKUl https://t.co/RkH2ovK183

02/04/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

All of our coronavirus content for young people struggling with their mental health is now together in one place. Here you can find tips, advice and where to get support during this outbreak. https://t.co/zlckTiKCyN

02/04/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

THANK YOU to everyone for your ideas. We've decided to provide supermarket vouchers, giving parents a choice of where to shop and what to buy. The first £8,000 will be emailed tomorrow to 400 Harris families. 60 laptops + dongles will be given out next week, with more to follow. https://t.co/WDNzFKh23N

02/04/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Our Parents Helpline is now open until 4pm. If you are worried about a child or young person, please do get in touch. https://t.co/lIdjgbdPzh

02/04/20

Retweetd From Physics World

With so many of us under lock-down, why not sit back with the latest issue of Physics World magazine, now out via the Physics World apps for iOS, Android and Web. The cover feature examines how physicists are understanding the virus behind COVID-19 https://t.co/YcF6JBy4Du

02/04/20

Parents & carers please check your emails for Easter update. Newsletter will be emailed out tomorrow

01/04/20

Retweetd From GOV UK

Coronavirus. Anyone can get it. Anyone can spread it. Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

31/03/20

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

Looking for new books to read over the coming weeks? Don't miss our list of the nation’s TOP 100 STORIES TO SHARE as voted for by you. This is the ultimate list of stories to share for all ages, to give children & teens ideas of what to discover next. https://t.co/2obqQVfnSU https://t.co/2jFYF9QpE7

31/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

. has published new advice for parents and carers focused on looking after the and wellbeing of children and young people. Read the full guidance: https://t.co/Ch2epHy0i2 https://t.co/mqP438tQyc

28/03/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If you're working from home now and having trouble switching off at the end of the work day, this might help. https://t.co/9uxniaDfKk

26/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisEnglish

Very excited about this from . Free productions inc: The Merchant of Venice, R&J, Macbeth, Hamlet & Othello. Great for teachers to set for year 11s going into 12 & year 9s going into 10? Looking forward to seeing the resources the education team produce also. https://t.co/H3sg8wC122

26/03/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If your child finds it difficult to talk about their feelings, here are some conversation starters that you can use. https://t.co/5gDtyrzlKC

26/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents and carers with children on Free School Meals - please take note of the scam email being circulated asking you for your bank details. Please do not respond to it if you receive it. https://t.co/QgPR0UqpLA

24/03/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Here is a thread on things you can do if the current health news is making you anxious and affecting your mental health. Find out more in our blog: https://t.co/eOwLQB69rw

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

23/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Please share with other parents. If your work is not critical in the response to Coronavirus then please keep your child at home. 👉 https://t.co/6KP6fNE9FD https://t.co/3XNjbikGwq

19/03/20

Following the government’s announcement we will be closing the Academy to most pupils from Monday. Letters have been emailed and students are also bringing letters home today.

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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.