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20/03/20

Key Workers letter for opt-in provision: https://t.co/tlhnyfXnHj

20/03/20

Please read our letter regarding our full school closure https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

19/03/20

Letter regarding our partial closure on Friday 20th March: https://t.co/U9f5OHaWzB

18/03/20

Our partial closure continues in to Thursday 19th March': https://t.co/3wnjpPPOsu

17/03/20

Partial Closure for Years 8, 9, 10 and 12 from Wednesday 18th March https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

17/03/20

https://t.co/bSAVW7QTc9 Please visit the Harris Federation's Advice website to keep up-to-date on our response to Coronavirus and other important events

13/03/20

Parent Pay reminder and Coronavirus update https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

12/03/20

With the government likely to announce today that the country is moving into the ‘delay’ phase of fighting coronavirus, we have taken the decision to postpone Year 8 Parents' Evening tonight. Schools across the country remain open as usual to students.

12/03/20

Retweetd From Harris History Network

Great to see our Y11 students finding out about life at from some current undergrads https://t.co/dcIbhSAChE

10/03/20

Year 11 Parents' and Carers' Evening letter: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

09/03/20

You can view our Year 8 Parents' Evening letter online: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

04/03/20

A reminder that the Year 7 netball team are expected back at around 17:30 this evening!

02/03/20

We've had engineering company Mott Macdonald in this morning, running workshops for our students as part of https://t.co/Ro9aI1Gwf3

26/02/20

Tonight’s Year 7/8 netball fixture is at home and due to finish around 4:30-4:45pm

25/02/20

Yr10 students choosing the best CV at EY in Canary Wharf. https://t.co/umMUdB42t5

25/02/20

Yr10 learning interview skills at EY in Canary Wharf https://t.co/texqngVL3v

25/02/20

Yr10 students enjoying conversations about Pathways and Careers at EY in Canary Wharf https://t.co/DkBpFaGQK1

13/02/20

Absolutely stunning performances in this evening's showcase! Well done to all the student's who sang, acted and performed! https://t.co/QM96ikaUEB

13/02/20

Reminder: Our Year 7 girls football team have a fixture at Lanfranc this evening

11/02/20

Today's Year 8 netball fixture is now an away game. We expect to return to the academy by 16:15

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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.