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21/03/19

Retweetd From London Youth Games

⭐️🏉🏆 Congratulations to our medallists in the U13F Competition! 🥇, 🥈, 🥉Christs Church, Such an honour to have , England Rugby Player and World Cup medalist to present the medals 🏅🏅#ThisGirlCan https://t.co/WrWjkRHIH3

21/03/19

Retweetd From London Youth Games

⭐️🏉🏆 Congratulations to our medallists in the U15F Competition! 🥇, 🥈, 🥉, Such an honour to have , England Rugby Player and World Cup medalist to present the medals 🏅🏅#ThisGirlCan https://t.co/tdRLr7boso

21/03/19

Retweetd From Ayo (Pronounced 'Ah-Yoh') Awotona

Amazing day with students from 🔥🔥 https://t.co/Kfq0wPK7zi

21/03/19

Jahdiafolila relaunches our African drumming club with an amazing masterclass in Dejembi rhythm playing. https://t.co/KOACTVYipn

21/03/19

Welcome to ⁦⁩ working with year 11 and year 10 today and thank you to our parents/carers for coming along! https://t.co/yuJ9JaKKTi

21/03/19

Retweetd From Ayo (Pronounced 'Ah-Yoh') Awotona

I am excited to be here at to encourage some year 10’s and 11’s 😊💃🏾 https://t.co/XZeqp7HG7d

18/03/19

Some amazing cakes on sale today at the Great Harris Bake Off. Congratulations to Ms Koch winning with a very popular cake...so popular it had all gone by the time I arrived to take photos. https://t.co/5kv71cHgLY

18/03/19

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

18/03/19

HCACP students raised an amazing £289.38 for Comic Relief last Friday. Today we have the Great Harris Bake Off during breaktime. https://t.co/3ZJbMK7kh8

15/03/19

HCACP is gearing up for the amazing charity cake sale later today. https://t.co/PUvWLBvRjz

14/03/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

A hard fought win against Lanfranc today sees the Yr 7 basketball team qualify fo the play off finals next month. https://t.co/xR2xjAzQdZ

14/03/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

A narrow defeat for the U18 girls basketball team in their first fixture of the season. https://t.co/in1cerKlqG

14/03/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The U12 handball team took part in their fixture of the season against Despite loosing 7-6 they showed fantastic teamwork throughout the game. https://t.co/zhiBJ9Dlf2

14/03/19

Making rectangular pies for Pi day is irrational...but they still taste great. https://t.co/w0pxZShIdU

14/03/19

Its the amazing HCACP science open evening tonight. An evening of whizz, bang, fizz and all round science magic. 5 to 7pm. https://t.co/naeXn5cbW9

12/03/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Another great team performance from the U14 basketball team v sport. . https://t.co/6jaa1ZVjIX

11/03/19

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

08/03/19

Retweetd From London Youth Games

Welcome to the London Youth Games Volleyball competition! Good luck today! 🏐🏆 ⭐️ 💪 👊🌈 https://t.co/AkKRUJI1oH

08/03/19

Retweetd From London Youth Games

Welcome to the London Youth Games Volleyball competition! Good luck today! 🏐🏆 https://t.co/R3QMFId78s

08/03/19

Next week is Science week at HCACP. Lots of amazing things going on including our incredible Science open evening Thursday 14th March 2019 5 to 7pm https://t.co/rmV3qG5KXK

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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.