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19/06/24

Our Y12 Historians had a great taster day at yesterday. They look part in lectures and debates, and got to speak to current UCL Humanities students. pic.twitter.com/bgB3DYAupc

18/06/24

The HCACP Summer Carnival pulls into town on Tues 16th July. Join us for an afternoon of performance and celebration. Doors open 5pm. Tix £3 adult £2 concession. pic.twitter.com/zf3426xjC5

14/06/24

Motivational speaker David McQueen visited HCACP yesterday to give Year 10 students valuable advice and top tips in preparation for their upcoming mock exams. pic.twitter.com/kJXVyJyvIF

13/06/24

A real 'Who done it' for our junior detectives taking notes and forensic samples at a simulated crime scene today at HCACP with consultancy. pic.twitter.com/2K2rFPkJKO

11/06/24

Year 7 and Year 8 had the amazing BRIT school sixth form students in today leading their first dance workshop ready for the BRIT festival in July. The girls worked so hard and loved learning some new dance moves. pic.twitter.com/KSdwCXFOWJ

11/06/24

The HCACP Summer Carnival pulls into town on Tues 16th July. Join us for an afternoon of performance and celebration. Doors open 5pm. Tix £3 adult £2 concession. pic.twitter.com/67jTBDehvt

10/06/24

The fabulous Peter Long has kindly donated money raised with Beautiful Croydon calendar to purchase an upgraded set of tenor pans for the Academy. Students were so excited to play the beautiful sounding instruments. https://t.co/sXnLKHt52y pic.twitter.com/v21zF4JKZJ

09/06/24

Watch the semi final here live at approximately 15.45. Good luck to the team!!! https://t.co/8r9uETKvNQ

09/06/24

👏👏👏👏 Huge well done to our girls’ team - have made the national semi final in Nottingham! pic.twitter.com/hzOwoZAiva

08/06/24

After three days of challenging hiking and navigation in Sussex, three teams have their DofE Silver Practice Expedition completed! pic.twitter.com/YR6tuE5tns

08/06/24

Reflecting on a day's hiking around Bewl Water on the DofE Silver Practice Expedition. pic.twitter.com/1oEkAIIdFt

08/06/24

Day two scenes on the DofE Silver Practice Expedition pic.twitter.com/GONkX8Cc7G

07/06/24

Fantastic work today by the sports leaders at today’s Primary sports day. You were an absolute credit to the Academy. pic.twitter.com/QKw6RqdFvd

04/06/24

Congratulations to Thye-Lakh! Has not missed a day off school since year7! https://t.co/S6D85odvZe

29/05/24

Great half term trip to . pic.twitter.com/7N6QUOmOmr

24/05/24

The HCACP newsletter for May 2024 is now available from https://t.co/861Yfw10bR pic.twitter.com/PxSicfqNgR

22/05/24

The HCACP Instrumental Concert is tomorrow at 4.30pm. An hour of recitals and exemplary musical acumen. pic.twitter.com/O2UVpDWdcL

15/05/24

Two absolute superstars right here 👇🥇🤩! Have loved seeing their musicianship go from strength to strength and confidence grow. What a fantastic achievement passing Grade 6 vocal exam in Y11🥳. Huge congrats to Kira also for the Grade 8 Distinction 👏. https://t.co/wlQFSzKGSb

15/05/24

Congratulations to our talented students who took singing exams this half term.  Grace and Kumasi for passing their Grade 6 singing exams with a merit and huge congratulations to Kira for achieving a Distinction in her Grade 8 exam. pic.twitter.com/0igUXmMhG9

15/05/24

HCACP students were lucky enough to participate in literacy rhythm workshops with Ollie from .  It was great fun connecting syllables and rhythms together with some body percussion. pic.twitter.com/axOSiK0EcI

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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 of 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 organisations such as Safer London 
  • Complex Needs Mentoring