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30/06/20

Faye submitted a fantastic piece for the Diversity Week Creative Task - to create a Pride flag out of anything - Faye decided to use her younger sister! https://t.co/4iSobiaz9Y

29/06/20

The Great HAPU Bake Off had some fantastic entries from our students! Below are just a few of the great cakes we received! https://t.co/82BVVVZfAo

24/06/20

One day a happy thought floated on a warm breeze infecting everyone it touched with joy, even those who were trying to social distance. Ms Smeltzer

24/06/20

One Day… the free-man unplugged the societal controlling auxiliary-cord from his mind, only then… was he free from the low frequencies stifling his mind. Growth Mindset Mr Headley

24/06/20

One day, the inscriptions in my diary will enter my life as a physical manifestation of and wrapped in God's undying love. Ms C Thompson

24/06/20

‘One day a teacher gazed outside her window. She thought about what it would feel like to be a fleecy cloud in the sky.’ Ms Lewis

24/06/20

One day a man battled to walk against the torrents of winds. “I feel old” he said to himself, “my knees are hurting”. Mr Ahmad

24/06/20

One day I attended, in altered attire, a formal assembly of bumptious coves who joyfully spoke in bellicose barks of days of yester year. Mr Winter

24/06/20

One day humanity realised that history repeats. Spanish flu conquered the world but in time retreated and faded into history. Covid19 will eventually do the same. (26 words but I tried) Miss Garner

24/06/20

One day. The dinosaurs were missed by the asteroid. They formed the first civilisation and learned forms of communication and we unfortunately never existed. Rohan, Sixth Form

24/06/20

One day, the final choice made by Roosavelt resulted in the deterioration of the atomic bombs never happening and a potential land invasion of Japan. Nickoy, Sixth Form

24/06/20

One day Herbert the mouse snuck into the Brown’s house through the tiny hole in the skirting board; it really annoyed Gerald the cat. Ms Pengelly

24/06/20

One day the world will go back to normal, invisible threats recede and the sun melts the façade. Hibernation ends revealing the new normal Mr Contreras

24/06/20

One day, the world will end. It will end in fire, in blood, in anguish, and humanity will burn – those that do not learn. Ms Claoue De Gohr

24/06/20

One day a man sat alone in his house. He heard a bark outside and found a lonely dog. Once fed neither was alone. Mr Dewfall

24/06/20

One day. One week. One month. Isolated and alone. Social distancing in social housing. 2 metres apart, 40 metres up. Hiding from the virus. Mr Clark

24/06/20

One day, a wretched old man glanced at the three little children walking across the street. The old man hadn't seen people for years. Brannon

24/06/20

One day, a cruel breeze blew through Sophie’s kitchen window. As she moved to close it, a shadowy figure emerged from the gloom outside… Ms Fowkes-Morley

24/06/20

One day a cat thought she was a person. She liked to wear a necklace of radiant pearls and spend days in bed. Ms Dower https://t.co/X6BswCcVyx

24/06/20

One day I was asked to write this entry for National Writing day – I thought what could I write?, then I ran out of… Mr Sarson

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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.