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18/10/19

All students safe and sound, and have made their way home. Thank you to all students and staff for making PGL a wonderful trip!

18/10/19

We are now through Brixton, PGL students should be back to HCACP in 15/20 minutes. One coach is slightly behind but not by far.

18/10/19

We are still in standstill traffic in Fulham- so sorry but we advise PGL parents to return when we update on here that we are moving again

18/10/19

We are currently in traffic in Fulham- ETA will now be 5.30 onwards. Will update once we are moving again.

18/10/19

Our current ETA from is just after 5pm- there is some heavy Friday traffic

18/10/19

Occupying ourselves before lunch- due to leave at 2pm. We will arrive at the back of the Academy, please collect from the front! Will post ETA. https://t.co/i2ZrwohF3Y

18/10/19

Retweetd From Harris City Academy

Never mind the rain! https://t.co/3mfWmmiyj0

18/10/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Group 1 out bright and early for a spot of rock climbing. https://t.co/ZKoxOoxekD

18/10/19

Caiyan being vertically challenged! https://t.co/lQp0B9msBX

17/10/19

Mr Thomas ready to show Group 7 how it’s done! https://t.co/cSU7InJxtS

17/10/19

HCACP Year 7 having a fantastic time https://t.co/EJMlwYqI2O

17/10/19

The short-lived crate tower https://t.co/MfuQRIKrHT

17/10/19

Never mind the rain! https://t.co/3mfWmmiyj0

17/10/19

The October Academy Newsletter is now available here https://t.co/a2oP2thVjz https://t.co/28qsk3d8Ts

17/10/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

A strong team performance from the U18 team in the first round of the against a resilient . A 5-1 win moves us into rd2! https://t.co/oUFoNFprMo

16/10/19

We’re on our way! https://t.co/7VNocmGjmF

15/10/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Congratulations to student Sadia on her selection! https://t.co/5HaIgzhmxw

14/10/19

Sixth Form Open Evening Tuesday 15th October from 5pm - 7pm. We look to welcoming prospective year 12 students with their parents and carers

13/10/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to . Special mention to the students Genesis, Mekhi, Harlem and Zak https://t.co/rPePyPbrub

13/10/19

Well done year 9 and Mr Alarms!

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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.