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19/09/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The 1stXV get their season underway with a fine victory against in the . Bring on round 2! https://t.co/9HTQxbBDDt

19/09/18

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The Year 7b football team are all smiles after winning their opening game in the league. Thank you for hosting https://t.co/czQqPyICcH

19/09/18

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A mixed 1st and 2ndXI enjoying a run out against today. Lots of promise for season ahead with a 3-2 victory. https://t.co/88yOdVJ0Tu

18/09/18

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Great team performances from both the Yr8 and 10 football teams winning against very tough opposition. Thank you and for the fixtures. All the best for the rest of the season. https://t.co/i3X9y5D4Rg

17/09/18

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Great to see a fantastic turnout from the 6th form sports academy students today after school. https://t.co/enMHo3tFqa

17/09/18

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Great first session today from the sixth form athletics academy in partnership with . The hard work starts now! https://t.co/MYKPUHLRx2

13/09/18

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Over 60 students at KS4-5 basketball training today!! Great start to the year. https://t.co/rwjgKaRQM6

11/09/18

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Great session from the girls rugby Academy ahead of their first game of the season. https://t.co/KNZMk2HxS9

11/09/18

Lord Harris pays an impromptu visit to https://t.co/H6GNrRTdUA

30/08/18

Looking forward to welcoming students back to next week. New year 7s return Tuesday 4/9 @ 8.25am, years 7 to 11 return Wednesday 5/9 @ 8.25am

30/08/18

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The government ⁦⁩ are today consulting whether to ban the sale of energy drinks to under 16s thanks to the drive of ⁦⁩ and the signatures to our petition. THANK YOU! ⁦https://t.co/9hQ8bFi9Nq

28/08/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Pre season training is well and truly underway for the rugby academy at with https://t.co/sIKURESn0V

23/08/18

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23/08/18

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23/08/18

What next after GCSE? Sixth Form Enrolment tomorrow starting at 9am.

23/08/18

Congratulations to Arbri and Gilhan - nine, GCSE grade 9s! https://t.co/oZbirAWXZ4

23/08/18

Great GCSE results for Sophie, Soraya, Tegan and Vanesa! Well done girls. https://t.co/1cxk2sVMJk

23/08/18

Congratulations to all our year 11 students on their wonderful results. 90% pass rate in English, 83% in maths and an amazing 35% of all grades at 7 to 9!

22/08/18

CALLING all Physics, Language and Maths teachers – HEIGHTEN your teaching!! Come join our fully funded TSST course Teaching School https://t.co/doZ3ZwRGIv

22/08/18

Good luck to all our GCSE students collecting examination results tomorrow. Results available from 9am until 1pm

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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.