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01/03/24

International Women’s Day . Thank you to ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ & ⁦⁩ pic.twitter.com/SdZcRfcmnT

01/03/24

HCACP lurches into gear with the first of our daily puzzles. Can you solve? pic.twitter.com/FXchn1eWS2

29/02/24

Revision today will determine your results tomorrow : ⏰ Countdown to EXAMS has begun, help your students with these motivational clips… Download FREE Exam Ready Motivational Videos 👇🏽https://t.co/zddgC0ldgZ Please our students deserve the support… pic.twitter.com/nc5FfTs6Rd

28/02/24

Sixth formers attend the national apprenticeship fair South London. pic.twitter.com/w3t3as06rV

23/02/24

HCACP readers prepare to celebrate on March 7th. pic.twitter.com/Us2w7aGWmd

22/02/24

The exciting HCACP Science Reading Week begins 26th. Learn more about the natural world. For example...Why is the sky blue? https://t.co/IlE7MB1psa pic.twitter.com/5JH67XB34u

19/02/24

HCACP Students focus in their Mock exams in preparation for their upcoming English exams next week. Their preparation WILL pay off. pic.twitter.com/PDUNOY5OEz

08/02/24

The latest HCACP News Letter is now available at. https://t.co/veZhpHdjb1 pic.twitter.com/o6bNK0Y0dx

07/02/24

A few photos from this weeks production of Moana. Widely hailed as a triumph you can read the full article on our website. https://t.co/F4iGrDICa2 pic.twitter.com/fY0RY7OdFy

06/02/24

The final night of Moana is TONIGHT 6th of February. Showtime 18.30. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/90T2u8OeRv

05/02/24

The HCACP run of Moana starts TONIGHT the 5th and continues tomorrow 6th of February. Showtime 18.30. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/146Ba0l89H

04/02/24

The HCACP run of Moana starts tomorrow the 5th and continues 6th of February. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/iduMp61lPj

04/02/24

The HCACP run of Moana starts tomorrow 5th and continues 6th of February. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/J7KsX86Ei8

02/02/24

The HCACP stage adaptation of Moana takes place on the 5th and 6th of February. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/ra7AS2ry6Q

02/02/24

Congratulations to the U16 boys basketball team on winning through to the National schools QF today. Overcoming a resilient St Columbas school. pic.twitter.com/vNXn6UkB6y

01/02/24

Congratulations to the U16 boys basketball team on winning through to the National schools QF today. Overcoming a resilient St Columbas school. pic.twitter.com/vNXn6UkB6y

31/01/24

The HCACP stage adaptation of Moana takes place on the 5th and 6th of February. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/V6qsmsafVQ

29/01/24

The HCACP stage adaptation of Moana takes place on the 5th and 6th of February. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/8caunU068m

22/01/24

Some of our talented HCACP students baking Focaccia in their food and nutrition class today. pic.twitter.com/20zjoulHGp

16/01/24

Our Year 12 Sixth Form students visit the UCL campus as part of their academic awareness visit. pic.twitter.com/aznk2jzT65

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PSHE

PSHE/RSE – Overview

Personal Development Programme 

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is an important and necessary part of all students’ education and every year group at HCACP receives continual PSHE education throughout the year. PSHE is a non-statutory subject. This page also covers Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

PSHE is delivered through our Personal Development Programme during tutor time and also special intensive 'off time-table' Thematic Days. There are three Thematic Days each year, one per term. On these days students are off their usual timetable and they explore a particular theme such as Healthy Living. Students attend different workshops on that theme. The programme and these days are also supplemented by the taught curriculum and a range of external speakers, educational visits and enrichment throughout the academic year.

We carefully track and revisit all the key elements of the statutory framework, as well as revisiting and going into more depth for some of themes most important for our context. An overview of this mapping document can be found here.

A summary of topics covered is included lower down this page.

PSHE equips students with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. There are no internal or external examinations for PSHE.

Staff receive regular and thorough training on the important and sensitive topics which are covered through this programme, particularly when they relate to one of our contextual safeguarding risks.

The Academy uses external agencies, both public and private, as much as possible on these days to help the students get access to experts in these particular fields. Agencies used include LFB, LAS, Metropolitan Police, Trident, Voyage, Croydon Drop In, Lives Not Knives, NHS Teenage Pregnancy Team, RBS, Westminster Drugs Project, Alcoholics Anonymous, Families Matter, British Red Cross, Natwest Money Sense Team, Classroom Medics, Amphletts Solicitors, Only Connect, Beat Bullying and others.


Relationships and Sex Education

The Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum is a statutory requirement. There are parts of this curriculum that crosses over with the PSHE curriculum as well. The aim of this curriculum is to give young people the information they need to help them navigate all types of relationships, human sexuality and both mental and physical well being. 

The RSE lessons do not encourage early sexual experimentation but teach young people to understand human sexuality and to respect themselves and others. It aims to enable young people to mature, build their confidence and self-esteem and understand the reasons for delaying sexual activity. We want to build lessons that will support our young people throughout their lives, to develop safe, fulfilling and healthy sexual relationships, at the appropriate time.


Tutor Time

Tutor Time at HCACP is spilt across five days with five different sessions. Each session is 25 minutes and has set reading time (DEAR) each morning.  Students develop their character and cultural capital each day through a different themed activity (see below). All tutor time is sequenced against the same theme, but developed specifically to each year group.

  • HCACP news sessions focus on key historical events of that week and act as a discussion topic. Along with giving students and staff a chance to look at notices for the forthcoming week, they celebrate successes of the previous week and look at the tutor groups culture for learning points.
  • Careers sessions focus on key employability skills. The skills are; Leadership, Problem Solving, Listening, Creativity, Staying Positive, Teamwork, Aiming High and Presenting.
  • PSHE sessions concentrate on SMSC, PSHE and Citizenship. Specifically looking at the development of pupils' understanding of tolerance, right and wrong and relationships.
  • Literacy sessions are taught across key texts, and look at inference and, the ability and confidence of students to read, think, write and share.

Assemblies

All students attend weekly assemblies which are focused on the careers’ employability skills, a core theme from the PSHE/Citizenship curriculum and one of the Academy's core values. Assemblies also encourage community and a sense of loyalty to the Faculty of which they are part. Assemblies help to supplement the tutor time programme, providing a time where students can engage and enquire in a different context with the six core themes. Every assembly starts with a culturally relevant piece of music and finishes with the Academy Homily which explicitly notes tolerance and acceptance of one another’s beliefs.

Assemblies are delivered by senior leaders, middle leaders and students as well as visiting speakers from organisations such as the Daniel Spargo Mabbs Foundation, Growing against Violence, Great Men, CEOP (a national crime agency) and a wide range of other partners. A broad range of topics is investigated each year under themes which promote British values such as tolerance, respect, a moral compass and empathy.


Educational visits

Students regularly take part in educational visits and trips, to develop their understanding of historic and culturally significant events and landmarks within the world. These visits and trips give students the opportunities to develop an association when retrieving key information whether this be in lessons or in conversations in their everyday lives. Some examples of trips that the Academy has been on in the last year include: our Holland Football Tour, China trip, NASA Space Station trip, Austria ski trip, Excel Careers Fair and various visits into London’s museums and theatres and other cultural offerings.


Duke of Edinburgh

The Academy is incredibly proud to be a Directly Licensed Centre for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, offering Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels to all students from Year 9 through to Year 13.

The DofE award is a highly prestigious extra-curricular programme that is recognised around the world for developing a huge range of interpersonal and intrapersonal skills amongst participants – incredibly valuable for future study and employment.

Over the past three years, more than 260 students have participated in the DofE Award, completing activities in the volunteering, physical, and skills sections, as well as completing a self-sufficient expedition. It provides students with a life-changing opportunity to engage in experiences that challenge them, enhancing their skills in leadership, resilience, cooperation, team-work, communication, and confidence. Participants must consistently display high levels of commitment and determination to achieve a DofE award, which is why it is rated as the most important extra-curricular activity undertaken at school by a huge number of major employers across the UK.