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16/07/21

A big congratulations to our medal winners Ore Rufai & Princess Macheny for winning bronze medals in the Y10 Boys Long Jump and Y10 Girls High Jump respectively. Well done to all our athletes who took part. https://t.co/I8mSsp3FlT

12/07/21

Our Year 8s were fantastic at the Federation Sports Day. All 13 athletes were supportive, well behaved & represented Invictus brilliantly. Best of all, we came away with a few medals too! Click image below for results. https://t.co/p3fNv8VLIH

30/06/21

20 Y9 students are taking part in a workshop today with the Home Office. This afternoon, students will be taking part in a group challenge whereby they will be working together on a presentation to give to senior members of the Home Office. “the most engaged we’ve seen a school”!

22/06/21

Happy Windrush Day! 2021 marks 73 years since Empire Windrush docked in England and changed the landscape of Britain! Happy Windrush day to all our followers https://t.co/KOGfDhknUN

22/06/21

Sixth Form Taster sessions are well underway with our Year 11s this week! This morning, there has been fantastic participation from our students across Art, Computer Science and Biology! https://t.co/65rKxkKAzt

17/06/21

'Yesterday, 19 Year 10 students practised their Shakespearean skills, acting out scenes from Romeo and Juliet as part of a workshop delivered to academies across the Federation by the Globe Theatre. Miss Boyle said that our students were fantastic!' https://t.co/YfGbIHmbmK

16/06/21

Year 10 started their day with a morning Science revision session, with over 90 students attending the Chemistry exam prep, from 8 am, with Ms Thomas and Ms Bent! Well done Year 10, and good luck for this afternoon's exam! 🌟

27/05/21

Please remember to keep testing and reporting over the half term – Helping our community keep safe. https://t.co/fKOrKb3xis

13/05/21

Happy Eid Mubarak to all our families and colleagues at Harris Invictus https://t.co/wmJjduXec9

24/03/21

Please join us at 4pm today we have a 'Talk for parents on Mental Health' on the 24th March from 4-5pm by Celina Grant – Mental Health Nurse and Wellbeing Consultant. https://t.co/5eOs1lXtmi

22/03/21

After a successful testing programme at school students should now be completing their lateral flow tests at home. Please see link for guidance. https://t.co/UfnujLkesR

18/03/21

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Talk for parents on Mental Health on the 24th March from 4-5pm by Celina Grant – Mental Health Nurse and Wellbeing Consultant https://t.co/5eOs1lFRXI

18/03/21

We are delighted to have been loaned these masks from the Handling Collection , including Sowei mask, Gelede helmet mask & Walu mask. Year 8 students will be so excited to see the masks they have been learning about during online learning. https://t.co/Cf7A3LJCng

12/03/21

Our final day! After our talk in Pharmaceuticals yesterday by Ms Pang and Wednesday's Aeronautics session by Mr Tinago, today's speaker Ms Mckenzie, a Nurse working in mental health! Invictus students & staff can access the session from 4 pm via Teams! https://t.co/jtzS9FVDDY

11/03/21

Talk for parents on Mental Health on the 24th March from 4-5pm by Celina Grant – Mental Health Nurse and Wellbeing Consultant https://t.co/5eOs1lFRXI

09/03/21

Today's second speaker is Steven Markham and he will be taking the virtual stage at 4 pm! He will be discussing his work and career as an automotive engineer! Invictus students & staff can access the session from 4 pm via their Teams! Join us for today's Q&A! https://t.co/av5V9bYw5w

08/03/21

Today is the first of our sessions with Navaratnam Partheeban, a British Farm Vetenarian and co-founder of the British Veterinary Ethnicity & Diversity Society! Invictus students & staff can access the session from 4 pm via their Teams! Join us for a Q&A! https://t.co/zOeBQhhDJX

08/03/21

It was great to see our students back to the Academy for their first COVID test - 85% of Year 11 students tested. Keeping our community safe. https://t.co/tU6QvIbGNj

05/03/21

Happy Science Week! British Science Week officially starts today! We look forward to celebrating it on Monday and all of next week! Exciting activities in store including our virtual Speaker in STEM series! https://t.co/9MUPhhPt82

04/03/21

We are looking forward to the return of our students to the Academy next week. Please watch for texts/emails, we will keep you up to date with any information you will need. Please remember consent forms! Thank you for all your support. https://t.co/3cLXojszeh

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Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Education

On this page we explain what we mean by spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC) at Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, and how we approach teaching it.


What we mean by SMSC

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural education covers the following areas.

  • Spiritual -  exploring beliefs and experience; respecting values; discovering oneself and the surrounding world; using imagination and creativity; reflecting.
  • Moral - recognising right and wrong; understanding consequences; investigating moral and ethical issues; offering reasoned views.
  • Social - using social skills in different contexts; working well with others; resolving conflicts; understanding how communities work.
  • Cultural - appreciating cultural influences; participating in cultural opportunities; understanding, accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity.

Tutorial Programme (SMSC tasks)

As part of our tutorial programme we have a weekly SMSC task in which all students in the academy take part. Topics cover an extensive range of subjects which develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding, including politics, media and religion.

Information is presented without bias, challenging students to discuss and debate issues taking place across the world as well as in Britain. Students are encouraged to interrogate the moral, cultural, spiritual and social aspects of the world around them. They develop a balanced point of view and empathy for those in the wider and local environment.


Assemblies

Assemblies at Harris Invictus Academy Croydon foster a sense of enquiry and interest in a range of religious, spiritual, moral, social, cultural and wider life issues, and provide clear guidance on what is right and wrong.

They link to the weekly SMSC tutor activity and are themed around current affairs, global and local issues and key aspects of the SMSC curriculum which are relevant to our context.

Each assembly encourages a sense of community and loyalty to the Hub and the Academy underpinned by a community spirit, a common ethos and shared values. Each week offers the opportunity of a public platform to encourage and celebrate individual and collective successes.


Engaging with the local community

Work experience - students in Year 10 develop a range of skills related to the world of work when they participate in Work Experience. Students are given positions in the local and wider community in order to gain valuable social skills and experience of the world around them.

Guest speakers - visiting speakers to the Academy enable our students to gain first-hand knowledge of charities and businesses in the local community.

Celebrations open to the public - our very popular musicals and Rewards Evenings are open to members of the public to attend, forging social and community engagement.


Enrichment programme

Our enrichment programme provides extra-curricular activities designed to be fun and enhance our students’ experience at the Academy. Our students extend their learning beyond that of the standard curriculum in an environment that caters for and challenges all. They develop a range of essential skills that will help them become active, enterprising and well-rounded individuals. Students are expected to attend at least one enrichment activity on a weekly basis each term where they will enjoy a range of fun activities in a social setting.


Student leadership

Student Leadership is the individual and collective perspective and actions of young people within the context of learning and education at Harris Invictus Academy Croydon. Students vote for their form representatives and apply for student leadership roles across the Academy. Our young people are empowered to give their opinions and suggestions on Academy life in an open, democratic, secure and constructive way.


Religious Education and Philosophy

The curriculum for Religious Education (RE) and Philosophy is broad and well-balanced, promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of students, and helping to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Our RE themes involve respect, self-esteem, appreciation and wonder and open-mindedness. We offer a balanced approach to students’ religious education which is broadly Christian, but encompasses all major faiths.