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16/01/20

FIXTURE: Monday 20th January Year 7 & 8 vs Riddlesdown away at Riddlesdown

15/01/20

Our Year 7 Netball team had a fantastic 19-1 victory this week. Next week (Wed 22nd Jan) our Year 10 team have a netball fixture at Archbishop Tenisons

07/01/20

HAPU ski trip will arrive at the academy at midnight. https://t.co/qr72TZ35Nh

07/01/20

Nearly the end of a great week skiing for the HAPU students https://t.co/tS8C4gTYaG

05/01/20

Some photos from the HAPU ski trip, everyone is having a great time in the sun learning to ski https://t.co/HdK33nTiF8

05/01/20

Ms Thompson showing off her skiing skills after only 3 days on the HAPU ski trip https://t.co/uBanPAso9N

05/01/20

Good morning from all on the HAPU ski trip https://t.co/z12VivJs8z

31/12/19

Happy New Year to you all! 🎉

20/12/19

Year 11s experience Sixth Form for the day with our Taster Day sessions https://t.co/Lt8k4ckqit

19/12/19

Our students in Berlin are currently on their way to the airport

19/12/19

Food Tech students have been busy creating some festive treats this week! https://t.co/9KQ6QVQoXD

18/12/19

Retweetd From ALRA

We've got a stand at Academy this afternoon. Come say hi if you're there! https://t.co/xvpg48IYHi

18/12/19

Students spent the morning at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin https://t.co/igUcMS7jao

17/12/19

Students continue their tour of Berlin, popping into the DDR Museum and going to the top of the TV Tower! https://t.co/nqNTtnyF1i

16/12/19

Students are currently outside the Reichstag on their walking tour! https://t.co/8RhX51aDBK

16/12/19

Students have arrived safely in Berlin! https://t.co/mzCAQjQWEu

12/12/19

The result for Harris Academy Purley's Mock Election is in! How do you think it will compare to the General Election results? https://t.co/7OnTvjR0xm

12/12/19

Students are voting in our mock election this morning - don't forget to vote in the real one today! 🧐 🖍️ https://t.co/dLxfyRBLsy

10/12/19

Just a reminder that it is our Year 6 Testing Day on Friday 13th December 🤞 There is no school for our current Year 7 to Year 13 students.

06/12/19

Students have been busy running their mock general election campaigns this week. It'll be interesting to see who all of our students will elect next week! https://t.co/oFbFEq03wg

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British Values

The academy supports and delivers a firm commitment to developing and upholding British Values. 

 

Democracy

We have our own Student Voice made of up of elected Form reps as well as Head Students. 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 academy life. Students and parents 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 talks from the Community Police Office 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 tutor lessons. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

 

Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Harris Academy Purley is situated in an area which is greatly culturally diverse and we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the student and staff body. Our RE, assemblies and tutor teaching reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes.

 

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
  • Students will be taught in mixed gender groups in all other subject
  • To participate in wider activities and discussions, for example, during tutor 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 in bullet points above.

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 Officer, Miss Dixon who will make a referral using the “Channel” referral form.

 

A cross-curricular approach

We deliver a cross curricular approach to the delivery of SMSC, including British Values

  • via current affairs – regular discussion sessions once a week centred on a topic in the news such as Extremism
  • via assemblies – regular sessions run centred on a theme that links to British Values, for example, Human Rights and Freedom
  • via tutorial activities that encourage the exploration and application of British Values
  • via student leadership – actively voting in academy elections to elect posts of responsibility
  • via Religious Education – 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.