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18/07/19

Grease is SOLD OUT. All tickets have been sold for our performance tonight. if you have not already purchased a ticket as unfortunately you will not be able to watch the show. https://t.co/LZ0qvszFBm

18/07/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

All set and ready to go for the borough connect relays at the . Good luck to all students. https://t.co/zVnuJRCYvK

17/07/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to all staff and students for securing the gold mark for the second successive year. https://t.co/WxkzKDj0mT

17/07/19

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Well done to Abdullah and Aurel who were part of the U14 winning team. https://t.co/tII0dY2apU

16/07/19

Lets hear it for the back room boys. Preparing for the amazing production of at HCACP. Opens tomorrow. https://t.co/a2ilqhPEk6

15/07/19

The T-Birds stopped by to shake me down and promote this weeks amazing production of Grease Starts tomorrow. https://t.co/3fM3xof7Ms

15/07/19

THIS WEEK - Book your tickets for the amazing HCACP production of Grease. 16th, 17th and 18th of July 2019. Tickets available via parent pay. https://t.co/DjWY17lb4L

12/07/19

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

After an epic four days crossing the Plynlimon mountains, 18 amazing students in three brilliant teams have now completed their DofE Gold Qualifying Expedition! With huge thanks to for running such a successful expedition. https://t.co/ONrByD9574

12/07/19

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

Tough conditions today but all teams rising to the challenge and making excellent progress on their routes. It wouldn't be a proper expedition in Wales without some rain! https://t.co/64emfiC5sY

12/07/19

Book your tickets for the amazing HCACP production of Grease. 16th, 17th and 18th of July 2019. Tickets available via parent pay. https://t.co/h3zK10XhY0

12/07/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Another successful Sportsday. Competitors, you were outstanding. Spectators thank you so much for your support. https://t.co/HZTLc98PiO

12/07/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Fantastic runs by the Yr8 girls and boys 4x100m quartets. Both breaking the records. 🥇🥇 https://t.co/vY4IntsqWW

11/07/19

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11/07/19

Well done - winners 4 x 100m!!!! https://t.co/vVGLCv2XMx

11/07/19

It’s Harris Federation Sports Day!! https://t.co/9VGi5dnBQM

11/07/19

Retweetd From Your Croydon

We're turning up the volume on youth voice in ! Young Mayor is now a permemant office & we're investing in the role - look out for the next Young Mayor elections in March 2020 https://t.co/GsuihG6QkQ https://t.co/CW17PmWF9L

10/07/19

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

Our campsite, in the middle of ... nowhere! https://t.co/57hu0CL1xd

10/07/19

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

Spot the DofE group #17 https://t.co/S2lKQkp4uz

10/07/19

Rehearsals for next weeks production of continue today. Looks like its coming along nicely. Tickets available now via parent pay https://t.co/9tvWYMB85E

10/07/19

Y11 students engaged in a team building activities as part of their HCACP 6th Form Taster Day. @ https://t.co/gCeKvJAJz9

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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 Office/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 teachers.


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.