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22/07/21

Letters regarding examination results days and our Principal's End of Term letter can be read on our website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

08/07/21

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Huge thanks to the lovely staff from who have been shuttle run driving our children for our sports days yesterday and today! https://t.co/aD4BCOAwIM

08/07/21

Our Parent Information Evening for parents of Year 6 students joining us next year will take place on Microsoft Teams on Monday 12th July at 5:30pm. A link to the meeting will be sent to your email just before the event. We look forward to you joining us!

07/07/21

Well done to our Year 10 football team for their 4:2 win against Archbishop Tenisons yesterday. The goals came from Joshua, Khyro, Reece and Callum. A big thanks to Sixth Formers Romel (referee), Tomiwa and Eric (Linesmen) for officiating the game.

05/07/21

Today was a Year 12 Taster Day. Year 11 students had the opportunity to experience lessons in some of the subjects they hope to take next year https://t.co/VWXIkYHenD

28/06/21

Summer School is still going ahead from 26th July to 30th July (09:30-14:30).

28/06/21

Parent Induction Evening will now take place virtually (Microsoft Teams) on Monday 5th July at 18:00

26/05/21

Our Key Stage 3 Art students have entered Heroes Stamp Design competition. The entries have been fantastic. Here are some of our favourites: https://t.co/XA1ajRka11

20/05/21

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Absolutely fabulous day Yr 12. Such a pleasure to work with you all. https://t.co/Glsn9aGT87

20/05/21

Unfortunately, I'm not always available to go into classrooms to take photos. I visited as many as I could in the time that I had!

19/05/21

Students are solving mathematical puzzles and taking on numeracy challenges to celebrate Numeracy Day today! https://t.co/kyZa7044Tm

19/05/21

Number Hero Competition: Create an image of yourself in your dream job and describe how that job involves numbers. Prizes to be won! Grab an entry sheet from the Maths department and submit it to: competition.org.uk or hand it to a teacher

19/05/21

Today is National Numeracy Day. We want our pupils to develop an awareness of numbers and the significant roles they play in our daily lives. We have activities running throughout the day.

07/05/21

The presentations from our Year 11 and Year 13 TAG events are available form our website: https://t.co/s1RAPLlwxz

05/05/21

A reminder that we have a Year 13 Microsoft Teams event this evening at 5pm regarding TAGs. Click here to join: https://t.co/gLOYWeoFz6

29/04/21

Due to the nature of this year's Teacher Assessed Grades we are changing Year 11 Parent Evening (6 May) to an information evening from 5pm. Key members of staff will explain how your child's grade will be determined and key priorities to focus on. Teams: https://t.co/i7POdtXniS

23/04/21

Due to the recent cyber attack, we have to postpone next Thursday's Year 7 induction event until our IT systems have fully recovered. We apologise for any inconvinience this may cause.

21/04/21

We're still in recovery from our recent cyber attack. Thankfully, not everything has a microprocessor. Thank you to all our staff, students and families for being patient and working through it! https://t.co/Kgy0xxuX9W

Harris Academies
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Values and Ethos

HAPU is an outstanding, vibrant, mixed school for students aged 11- 19 with specialisms in enterprise and sport. 

We are ambitious to build on the outstanding success of the Academy thus far, already a well-established centre of academic, artistic, sporting and technological excellence. 

We teach students from diverse backgrounds, cultures and abilities and enable them to make exceptional progress both academically and in their wider personal development.

Our passion and expectation is that each and every student who joins Harris Academy Purley achieves and exceeds their ‘potential’.  We want our students to be inspired and engaged in their learning, developing strong ambition and resilience to succeed.  In all aspects of school life we emphasise the traditional values of respect, integrity and self-discipline.  These underpin our entire philosophy. 

Our students join us for a seven year journey, with the expectation that they will continue their education into our Sixth Form. 


HAPU values

The foundation upon which everything we do is based, are our eight core values:

Learning

Achievement

Excellence

HAPU Mission: “Student learning & achievement is at our heart, aspiring for excellence and resilience in every student, built on a celebration of individual diversity with collective unity, founded on integrity and respect.”

Resilience

Unity

Diversity

Integrity

Respect

 

Learning, Excellence, Unity, Integrity

Learning and Achievement. This is our core business – students learning and leading to outstanding achievement.  We expect students to learn in every lesson and to make progress from whatever their starting point may be. 

Excellence and Resilience. We aim for students to attain excellence in all aspects of their school life. We want students to achieve the very highest standards academically in the creative & performing arts; technology and in the sporting arena. For students to reach the very highest standards they must develop resilience. Resilience means encountering challenges and learning to persevere and bounce back when they fail.  To ensure we develop this resilience means we must ensure students are genuinely challenged in all aspects of school life.

Unity and Diversity. HAPU is a very diverse academy. 75% of our students come from an ethnic group other than White British. Additionally we have a wide range of students from different social, religious and financial backgrounds. We aspire for students to learn and enjoy what real unity is and that they make a meaningful contribution to the academy and external community unity – whether it be their Tutor group, House, year, whole school or external community. In contrast to this desire for unity, we also seek to see and encourage genuine diversity. We value the individual and respect the unique talents and approaches that they bring to the Academy. 

Integrity and Respect. These two values underpin our entire philosophy.  Integrity means ‘doing the right thing, even when someone isn’t looking’.  A school community motivated by integrity and embodying a true understanding of respect and care for others is a successful school.


Vision

  • To be the top performing academy in the top performing Federation
  • To deliver an outstanding curriculum that prepares students for their future learning and careers
  • To be identified as one of the top comprehensive schools in the country for progress and relative attainment
    • Progress 8 of +1.0
    • Attainment of +80% Grade 5 to 9 E&M
    • To eliminate the PP v NPP gap
    • Eliminate gender performance stereotypes
  • To have record levels of student, parent and staff satisfaction
  • To be the school of first choice in the community

British values

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


Democracy

We have our own Student Voice made 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 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 subjects
  • 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.