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13/11/18

Retweetd From ParentInfoUK

Discover what we're all about. Parent Info: a new service for schools https://t.co/6lpmlgexDw via

12/11/18

The HCACP Year 9 Parents' evening is on Tuesday 20th November 4:45-7:30pm https://t.co/ufxUJv7i0y

12/11/18

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

11/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation

This week we look forward to welcoming Greg White, President/CEO and colleagues from to for a few days of sharing best practice.

09/11/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr7 football team had the pleasure of meeting star at the tie of the round today. Thanks for hosting and all the best in the next round. https://t.co/qXxlXz2nld

08/11/18

Retweetd From English Schools' FA

It’s the second ! Watch everything unfold on our Instagram story - https://t.co/SMuVJHohPJ We’ll be covering match action as U12 and U15 take on U12 and U15 in the Elite ! Plus seeing and hearing from . 🔴🔵⚪️ https://t.co/aORGiPs61X

08/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Bermondsey

Our girls are reading 'We Should All Be Feminists' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Copies of this and lots more great books by black authors in our school library https://t.co/yCEU0mulGn

08/11/18

Retweetd From NSPCC

Do you know your Sarahah from your Snapchat? Know your kid’s social media.

07/11/18

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07/11/18

The HCACP war horse art display installed at Steven Mears Last night. An amazing piece. https://t.co/xCOFKv4mPe

06/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

Merci mille fois pour une journée de formation professionnelle exceptionnelle aujourd’hui ! Beaucoup de profs de KS5 très contents et plein d’idées pour les cours de littérature/cinéma dès demain :) https://t.co/5vN8JShIy3

05/11/18

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

02/11/18

Well done to Arbri, Ita and Ruby for representing assessment day yesterday! We are very proud of you

02/11/18

Well done to Arbri, Ita and Ruby for representing assessment day yesterday! We are very proud of you

02/11/18

Retweetd From World Class Schools

, the ambassadors 2018, assessment centre https://t.co/Xw6dwA82tq

30/10/18

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Do you want to in September 2019? Our Q&A open event in November is the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered! Get your ticket here! ⬇️ https://t.co/C05eP1k9HG

23/10/18

Back from an amazing week on the NASA Trip. A huge thank you to all of the staff and students who made the trip so incredible https://t.co/igRI6Ogg48

23/10/18

Second bus back from NASA Trip will arrive back at the Academy just before 11am

23/10/18

First bus back from NASA Trip will arrive back at the Academy at 10am - students will text parents if on first bus back

23/10/18

Landed safe at Heathrow! Collecting bags and will tweet ETA once on the bus!

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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.