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28/05/22

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

Onwards to the finish! https://t.co/d12qlto5ma

27/05/22

Retweetd From Christ Church Access

Congratulations to all our This Is Geography video contest winners, especially Kyle from and Ella from , who received special recognition for their efforts. You can read more about the programme and view some winning entries here: https://t.co/0XHlIiqQrm https://t.co/hFUXkpr8pO

27/05/22

Retweetd From World Class Schools Quality Mark

It doesn't get better than ; partnerships produce teaching and learning https://t.co/SfLs1N7aLd

26/05/22

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

Hiking from Coney Hall to Frylands via Addington Hill on the third DofE Bronze Practice Expedition. An excellent team finishing the day and getting their campsite set up efficiently. https://t.co/1oVtJeOeX0

26/05/22

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

It's absolutely wonderful to be able to bring some of our to see some practice . A huge to the teams & speakers involved! https://t.co/lToSMfaTlT

26/05/22

The May 2022 Edition of the HCACP Academy News Letter is now available. https://t.co/PXWrtCkCOJ https://t.co/ZvkyUrCYs9

24/05/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation

So proud of the superb contribution of Head of History and Politics, Robert Primus, to this documentary which was on Channel 4 last night - and of all Harris City Academy Crystal Palace students who expressed their thoughts so eloquently to https://t.co/3CKCzwFmSY https://t.co/lfNqMSv7Eh

23/05/22

Year 7 and 9 students taking part in the preliminary local rounds of the Harris Federation Spelling Bee. https://t.co/hhJYYwyvfy

23/05/22

arrisPlease be sure to check out our Palace Life page on the HCACP website for all the latest on what is happening for the week! https://t.co/MLPJL8MrcZ

21/05/22

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

Final climb to the finish at High Elms. Soaking wet day but two very determined teams persevered throughout to complete their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition! https://t.co/0Pdkq7dx6G

21/05/22

Well done to our Silver DofE group & thank you to Mr Ewers!

20/05/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation

👏 wow, fantastic film- well done to all those who made it and all those who star in it! https://t.co/SJTidRgRRb

20/05/22

Seçkin mastermind Gabriela Soares proudly displays her Sussex Enovation Centre Business Competition Digital Presence Award. https://t.co/cGZkz2wZNp

19/05/22

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

Admiring the view from Addington Hill. Teams now departed the lunch spot and hiking to Frylands Wood campsite. https://t.co/EYselGT395

19/05/22

Congratulations to our students from our student company, Seçkin winners of the the Digital Presence Award in the Sussex Enovation Centre Business competition. https://t.co/X4i7dZkDKR

17/05/22

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Winners are grinners!!! Big well done to the Year 7 Netball Team who won all their matches at the Final today! Well deserved 😊 https://t.co/JkNLtsMP4m

16/05/22

Staff enjoying jam roll making as part of the celebrations of World Mental Health week. https://t.co/TGCJ4FLe6V

16/05/22

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Kinetic Harris City Academy Crystal Palace lifted their second trophy in a week as they won the Cup after a 3-0 victory against Stoke Newington! 🏆⚽️ https://t.co/QkO7kzk9Y3 📸 - Matt White https://t.co/RmjnAp3zdE

14/05/22

Year 11s tackling the climbing wall last night after intensive English, Biology and Physics revision https://t.co/M3191FrEK1

14/05/22

Year 11 students working incredibly hard on their third and final revision residential! https://t.co/EHTBKPA8RN

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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SMSC & Character

SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development. Character and a shared culture are also developed through the Academy’s faculty system and inter-faculty competitions.

Spiritual: explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

Moral: recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.

Social: use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work.

Cultural: appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.


HACP088Students embed the core values of the Academy and are mindful of one another’s views, demonstrating tolerance to differences in opinions. We encourage students to be reflective learners, showing curiosity and a thirst for knowledge in order to improve as individuals. This enables them to develop holistically and become active participants in modern British life. This is a real strength in the Academy and is embedded in the curriculum through drop down ‘thematic days’ four times a year (see below), tutor time activities (see below), a debating programmeeducational visitsstudent leadershipenrichment and the assembly programme (see below).

To promote spiritual development, all students study Religion, Philosophy & Politics at Key Stage 3. This encourages students to reflect on their own beliefs and those of others. Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Sikhism are studied and other belief systems are examined through modules on ethics and metaphysics. The diversity of faiths represented in the Academy is rich, with students demonstrating respect for others' faiths, feelings and values. One of the ways this is reflected is through the Academy’s annual Carol Service at a local church and through the Academy homily during assemblies. Students learn about themselves and others through the ‘PXS’ personal extended project. All students study a full range of creative subjects at Key Stage 3 including Art, Music, Drama, Dance and Technology, allowing them to engage their imaginations and be creative in their learning.

The moral development of pupils is also promoted through tutor time and our Assembly programme (see below). The Academy’s core values provide a shared language for talking about moral issues which is well integrated into the Academy’s vernacular. Students reflect on the difference between right and wrong, and they are equipped to apply reasoning and critical thinking skills to their own lives, based on a moral compass. All students study ethics, including different points of view, and learn about how to make ethical decisions as part of Religion, Philosophy & Politics at Key Stage 3. Students reflect on their own moral decision-making through a focus on restorative justice integrated into our culture for learning.


HACP008Character development

Character and a shared culture are developed through the Academy’s faculty system and inter-faculty competitions. The Academy strives to ensure it is fully inclusive and we achieve this by ensuring all students have a strong sense of association with their faculty and that students are able to succeed and show resilience in failure. Each faculty has its own identity, including a bespoke crest and motto. Students develop their character within their faculties in a number of ways including:

  • Raising money for their faculty's nominated charity
  • Being a member of the Faculty Cabinet and whole-academy student council
  • Taking the opportunity to speak in public during assemblies
  • Taking part and competing in inter-faculty competitions such as debating, sporting and culture for learning points.

RAG - Raising and Giving

As part of our character development opportunities, the Academy has a Raising and Giving programme which helps teach students key life skills to support them in being happy and active members of society. The Academy commits to at least six opportunities over the course of the year to raise money for each faculty charity.

  • HCACP RAG Run
  • Prefect Shelter cinema screening
  • Arts Faculty charity event
  • Communications Faculty charity event
  • Maths and Commerce Faculty charity event
  • Science and PE Faculty charity event

Enrichment

Our enrichment programme offers students the chance to develop a wider variety skills, knowledge and cultural capital to use in becoming active citizens of society. The Academy offers over 46 enrichment clubs.


Mentoring

In order to support our students to develop into successful citizens, we offer a range of giving mentoring opportunities. Students may be identified as needing additional support by their pastoral or subject teams or may request some additional support for a variety of reasons. Some examples of the mentoring on offer are listed below:

  • TIS, Emotionally Available Adult (EAA)
  • Raising self-esteem in girls (Strengthening Minds)
  • Managing emotions (Strengthening Minds)
  • Change 2020 Aspirations programme
  • Crystal Palace Football Club: Premier League Inspires and the Palace for Life Foundation
  • Greenhouse Peri Sessions
  • Academy Counsellor
  • Academy Arts Therapist
  • Governor Mentoring
  • External Key Skills Mentoring for example with organisation such as Safer London 
  • Complex Needs Mentoring