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24/01/22

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Are you thinking about training to be a in or ? Visit https://t.co/Guxm9Bd9mv for more from our brilliant & to see why training within of academies could be for you! https://t.co/HJtDVtHvao

21/01/22

More super sleuthing for our crime cracking science students as part of their special forensic workshop today here at HCACP https://t.co/ec5NfiC5Vf

21/01/22

HCACP students take part in a fascinating forensic workshop today in science. Can they catch the culprit using only biological traces? https://t.co/n7rmkqVedX

20/01/22

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Frosty view of from our training base…. We’d love you to come and train to teach with us. Have a look at our website for more details https://t.co/X1KdAm1DXr or call one of our friendly team on 0208 253 7758 https://t.co/vv7OjNLQmn

20/01/22

Year 11 Virtual Parents Consultation Evening The Virtual Parents Evening will take place on the 27th January 2022 from 16:00 - 19:00. More information about making and attending appointments will be sent via email.

20/01/22

Some excellent sessions for and equality taking place today at HCACP. https://t.co/Lsh0zaOkHz

20/01/22

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Extremely positive performances over the past week from all basketball teams. Keep up the hard work!! https://t.co/Tfykj0HyA2

20/01/22

Thank you to who delivered fantastic assemblies on mental health and coping strategies yesterday!

14/01/22

Thank you to Anima Youth for delivering a Nutrition & Healthy Eating taster session. Y7 and Y8 girls explored balanced diets and created a marketing plan to advertise their yummy & nutritious banana muffins! https://t.co/4pbiODU3yJ

11/01/22

Thank you to to offer the opportunity to our students to discuss with #leadership#success#leadminset#IBMtoday https://t.co/0A3F5VSJin

07/01/22

A massive thank you to for inspiring our 6th form and KS4 students who want to pursue a career in medicine. It was lovely to welcome back a former student who is currently enjoying a successful medicine career. https://t.co/0V0pBaufoY

07/01/22

“How are you going to move forward with future plans on net zero greenhouse by 2030?” https://t.co/tmsLk1ua4I

17/12/21

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The U14 boys and U16 girls make it clean sweep of victories at the Croydon Finals today. Roll on the in the new year. https://t.co/s3EbZ0qrON

15/12/21

A proud day for Head Boy Aathi as his name is added to the list of luminary alumni on the HCACP Head Boy & Head Girl honour board. https://t.co/pgyjnNIpth

15/12/21

Its Well-being Wednesday at HCACP. The theme for today is 'Gratitude' https://t.co/danwj6ejrM

12/12/21

Well done to team ⁦⁩!! https://t.co/diRX9aOw7k

12/12/21

Good luck to all the Staff taking part in today’s Crystal Palace

09/12/21

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The U16 basketball team come out on top in an epic encounter against in the basketball final today. Congratulations to everyone involved. The team will now represent Croydon in the in the new year. https://t.co/vIDaZ6TMzo

08/12/21

Its Well-being Wednesday at HCACP. The theme for today is 'Gratitude' https://t.co/fuGzlFaPbU

07/12/21

HCACP working with our local partners to support students with safe holiday activities’. https://t.co/FgybN3ri9O

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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.