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10/06/21

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

There's always a huge range of jobs to do on the farm! https://t.co/BQ0Czb2M7Q

10/06/21

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An epic hike to the top of Skirrid - fantastic achievement team! https://t.co/gEtLvWsU47

09/06/21

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Planting flowers for a wedding in September! We hope the bride and groom have a lovely day and enjoy seeing the flowers in bloom. https://t.co/jQUXUh5UQv

08/06/21

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Made it to the top! Aiming high and with determination and courage achieving success. Looking forward to our first full day at Jamie's Farm! https://t.co/1KdyJOKsL9

07/06/21

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Arrived at Jamie's Farm and having our welcome meeting. Preparing to be farmers for the week! https://t.co/CVgdXbZe78

05/06/21

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Great to see so many students hard at work today at the table tennis half term camp. 🏓 https://t.co/xWwS3SJwiy

28/05/21

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Ecstatic to complete our incredible DofE Bronze Practice expedition. Great effort from the three teams! 👊💪 https://t.co/lUkUIGWPTY

28/05/21

The HCACP newsletter for May 2021 is now available https://t.co/Kt7Wm74upw https://t.co/ppz8n2Ldug

28/05/21

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All smiles for another successful day on our DofE Bronze Practice Expedition https://t.co/3akRODrdvk

28/05/21

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Delighted to have the first athletics meet in nearly 2 years today. Nice to see that the sprinters have not lost it. A clean sweep in the 100m today. Well done Kacey, Ava and Gift. https://t.co/W0cVcrl0NJ

28/05/21

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Great to see our fantastic and courageous year 9 students on their DofE expedition! We are really proud of your commitment! - Ms Owusu & Ms Feilden https://t.co/ypbOhr4Ltp

27/05/21

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Made it to our campsite at Frylands Wood! https://t.co/yQVNkDuSMu

27/05/21

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All this week Croydon University Hospital are running a walk in vaccine clinic Come along for your first dose of -19 vaccine if you are: - Over 30 - A frontline health/social care worker - AND haven’t had your first vaccine dose yet 24- 31st May, 8am-7pm, Shirley House https://t.co/hfTQTBIiXW

27/05/21

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We're running a walk-in clinic at the Phoenix Community Centre on Friday 28th May from 4.00pm -7.00pm. If you're over 40, a frontline health & care worker, or in an 'at-risk' groups & haven't been vaccinated, you're welcome to attend. No appointment needed. https://t.co/VISuB6vm9v

27/05/21

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Another hard fought win on the road for the basketball academy against our good friends from The Norwood school. https://t.co/cOUOUacZNc

25/05/21

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Today it was the turn of the Yr8 boys football and girls rugby teams to get back to business. Thank you and for the fixtures. https://t.co/10zLLkD9Rw

25/05/21

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The year 7 girls and 8 boys basketball teams were in action tonight. 2 fantastic team performances. Thank you and for the fixtures. https://t.co/DVsqIV0qj0

25/05/21

Year 10 Updates from HCACP. Work experience and Mock exam timetable. https://t.co/MdvsT983x2

22/05/21

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Our campsite in Frylands Wood. Time to get packing away soon! https://t.co/qqZ8pUlrq2

22/05/21

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Cooking pancakes for breakfast on the trangia stoves! Getting ready for another successful (and hopefully sunny) day on our Bronze practice expedition. https://t.co/yLlWBk88kc

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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.