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16/11/20

Please support in the prevention of bullying by raising awareness of Anti-Bullying Week 2020 https://t.co/o9PssfuYMF https://t.co/EsBvLgoxU0

13/11/20

This term the academy is supporting the UK charity Trussell Trust. From Mon 16 to Fri 20 we will be collecting for the Croydon food bank with a donation box at the student gate. See our newsletter for information https://t.co/vJMssCkfIO

13/11/20

PE clubs and activities will resume from Monday. All clubs finish by 4pm. See our website for schedules: https://t.co/EuZo6WVkB4 https://t.co/MK7r3JeTMG

11/11/20

A reminder to all our Key Stage 3 parents, please register for a parent account on https://t.co/S4IqfSUrIO and ask your child or an English teacher for the access code! Thank you

06/11/20

Have a great weekend everyone! https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/TcWe1FWz4q

28/10/20

Retweetd From Your Croydon

A huge thank you to all the businesses who have come forward offering to those who need it. A true example of . Check out 's website for the latest list of those offering help https://t.co/2KFiU6ik1A https://t.co/YLA8DexC2u

20/10/20

19 yr10 & 11 students are taking part in Virtual Work Experience over half term in Business, Engineering and Health & Social Care.

15/10/20

Please join us from 17:00 for our virtual Sixth Form Open Evening. We have videos from our subject teachers, as well as live chat sessions and presentations from our Principal and Head of Sixth Form: https://t.co/JsTbeGoKCN https://t.co/rNdxQEpMaR

01/10/20

I struggle to see all my classes, A headache occurs, then passes, A pain in my head, A feeling I dread I think I really need glasses by Mr Ahmad

01/10/20

Sunlight, like stabbing swords pierces mine eye Mislaid visions of darkness swiftly leaving Grasping for clarity I groggily blunder Caught twix dream and reality Torn always by one or t'other by Mr Winter

01/10/20

I am white You are black What difference does it make All the lives that they take Just because you are a different race by Mahdi

01/10/20

Is vision how I see or how I do? Should vision energise or philosophise? I think it is the single most thing that gives existence a purpose A mission statement will be nothing if a vision is dubious by Miss Aiken

01/10/20

Life is like a puzzle It includes emotin bubbles Sometimes I tend to be happy Or sit in my room And cry by Ololade

28/09/20

We are hosting a virtual Open Evening for our Sixth Form on Thursday 15th October 2020. We will have live presentations from our Principal and Head of Sixth Form as well as a pre-recorded virtual tour and subject specific talks starting at 17:00 https://t.co/7agDpPN3sM

28/09/20

Our virtual Open Mornings begin today. If you would like an opportunity to talk to the principal in a live chat through Microsoft Teams, please reserve a place by contacting our Admissions department. Dates and contact details are on our website: https://t.co/i92dZexN1p

24/09/20

Join us on our YouTube channel at 5PM for our first virtual Open Evening! The Principal's presentation will be followed by student interviews and a 30 minute live chat session to ask any questions you may have. The presentation will repeat at 6PM and 7PM https://t.co/FXmJbGRV7M https://t.co/Vcu4SMK6fF

21/09/20

On Thursday 24 September we will host a virtual Open Evening on YouTube for Year 6 students considering joining us in September 2021. Our Principal’s presentation starts at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm and is followed by a live Q&A session after each presentation. https://t.co/kR4qwtIalz https://t.co/N4lo8fctBM

14/09/20

We will be hosting virtual Parent Information Evenings on Thursday 17th September 2020. Please see our letter for further information: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

14/09/20

Our first newsletter of the academic year is out! https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/kEbd7N46dU

02/09/20

We're looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students this Friday! For information about our uniform supplier Stevensons and other important messages, please check our website: https://t.co/ITFDlH6jvU

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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.