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03/12/19

Students enjoyed the National School & College Leavers Show at Ascott Racecourse today! https://t.co/F6BAJPu8v0

03/12/19

Purple Faculty will be raising money for the Scoliosis Association, starting on 17th December at our Careers Fair. Buy a Christmas treat and give generously!

02/12/19

invites you to our Careers Fair 17th December 17:00-19:30 (Year 9–13) . https://t.co/EQQFUKHdJL

29/11/19

A tutor group show their support for our diabetic students during Diabetes Week, this week 💙 @ Harris Academy Purley https://t.co/mKzD4TLCBo

19/11/19

The term dates for next year are now on our website: https://t.co/Q6a5xBJ41P

18/11/19

On 15th November, 60 Year 10 students spent the day at Skills London 2019. This Careers Event, held at the Excel centre, showcases a vast number of career pathways and study opportunities in every industry imaginable! https://t.co/svHxD44PP1

15/11/19

This week's newsletter is now available on our website: https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/gk7t74Epld

14/11/19

Drama students are enjoying a musical workshop from Fairfield Halls today! https://t.co/6HMhm4IZrr

12/11/19

It was a privilege to have Mr Gurung, our Premises Officer and former Gurkha in the British Army, lay Harris Academy Purley's wreath yesterday. Year 7 students also attended a special Remembrance assembly prior to the school observing a 2 minute silence. https://t.co/p6ZlUxeOus

07/11/19

Due to the General Election taking place in December, our Year 13 Parents' Evening has been moved to Wednesday 11th December.

17/10/19

We look forward to seeing you at this evening's Sixth Form Open Evening! Ensure you pick up a copy of our Course Information booklet, which tells you about all of the courses we offer at Purley https://t.co/zP4TadZ2El

14/10/19

Our Sixth Form Open/Options Evening is this Thursday! https://t.co/pHDGTeBlVe

10/10/19

Well done to the Year 7 and the Year 8 netball teams on their victories last night! Year 7 won 18-0 and Year 8 won 8-0

24/09/19

Open Evening is this Thursday from 5pm! Students are ready to take you on a guided tour around our fantastic Academy. https://t.co/s4bJ8HuYaB

12/09/19

The council have introduced driving restrictions on Kendra Hall Road between 08:00-09:30 and 14:00-16:00. Using the road between these times will result in a Penalty Charge! Please see our website for further information.

22/08/19

Biology, Chemistry and Physics saw 100% of results at grade 4-9, with over 60% being grade 7 or higher - all with more than +1 Progress! English rose by 6% to 76% grades 4-9. Media achieved an impressive 96% at grades 4-9 and Art saw 86% (33% of which were grade 7 or higher)! https://t.co/71LcWss5Xk

22/08/19

A huge congratulations to Year 11 students collecting their GCSE results today! All of their hard work has paid off with another year of fantastic results! We look forward to welcoming them back next year as Sixth Form students! https://t.co/q7w2Fn8hIy

15/08/19

Our Sixth Form students collected their fantastic A-Level and CTEC results today! Congratulations! 🎉 https://t.co/CXrBeoP0kS

15/08/19

Good luck to our Sixth Form students collecting their A-Level and CTEC results today! You can pick them up from Harris City Academy Crystal Palace from 9am (8am for those requiring support with UCAS applications). See you there!

12/07/19

We witnessed some great performances at yesterday's Harris Federation Sports Day, including 4 medal finishes for Purley! Well done to all of our athletes, spectators and staff who represented our academy at the event! https://t.co/ikZctUh83m

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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.