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So wonderful to see our girls represented!!! They were so excited about this tournament, thank you for giving our girls these opportunities ⚽️


FOOTBALL IS A GAME FOR ALL ⚽️❤️Our Kinetic x Her Game Too flag proudly on display as we brought together 100 girls from our partner schools across London at the Kinetic Girls Harris Federation 2024 football tournament 🙌 …


The Council hosted students from for work experience and they were eager to learn about my executive role asking a series of insightful questions on housing, regeneration & collaboration with the new government. Watch the highlights on my


This week Ms Alston has been giving out care packages to any student who wants them, thanks to the fabulous donations that we have had from different orgs over the year! From shampoo and conditioner, to facial creams, and toothbrushes, it’s such a pleasure to share!


Love to see this! We’d love to share on our channels 💙


It was amazing hosting these students, hopefully we see them again soon! 💙


It was great to host the Team today for the final ECT Year 1 English Seminar! 28 ECTs were delivered subject specific training by Meera, HF Consultant, after school today.


As part of Work Experience Week, some of our Year 12s have taken part in a hands-on Dentistry Workshop at Croydon Hospital! A fantastic day of getting to know oral anatomy better!


Today we managed to visit some of our Year 10 and 12 who were out on WEX at Croydon Council. What a fantastic opportunity for our students to be involved in developing their local community! Thank you Mr Green & Ms Brown for working so hard on securing these placements!


This week is Year 10 and 12 Work Experience Week! We are fortunate enough to have some of our Year 10s in assisting departments and subject lessons! Here’s some of our finest (Y10) Teaching Assistants & Science Techs yet!


This week our Year 12 are on Work Experience! Most of our students are offsite, taking part in face-to-face placements, whilst the rest are completing Virtual WEX in the academy via and taking part in the Employability Skills Day,


And the good news continues…We are the champions… 🏆A huge CONGRATS and WELL DONE to our U15 Basketball Boys Team for winning the tournament! 🏀🥳 Beating all other academies to 1st place!A huge well done also to our girls team who came third! Go Team Invictus!


Students said they had a great day taking part in activities today. Thank you to Ms Lewinson, Mr Wallis, and all the staff involved today!


Today is also Year 6 Transition Day! Lovely to see so many of our incoming Year 7s spending the day with us,. They will be doing a combination of Science experiments and PE today. The day kicked off with a welcome talk from Mr Scott & Mr Manners.


Today is Mock Election Day at Harris Invictus!The final assembly this week, for 6F, by Mr Arnott-Davies, included the results. We have the whole academy voting for their favoured candidate, across the 4 political parties! Here's 3/4 of our party leaders.


Tonight was the Summer Event! It was fantastic reuniting some of the Sixth form Team and 6F alumni tonight! We can’t wait to see more and more of our alumni at future events!


Yesterday, some of our Student Voice Collective went on a reward trip to Brighton. They had a fantastic bespoke talk in the museum, took a stroll on the beach with ice cream and even got to see some Brighton seagulls! A lovely day had by all!


Today we hosted a number of students for a special taster day in our DT department! A positive and engaging day for all involved! Thank you to all the fantastic staff across both Invictus and Primary Croydon for making this happen!


Cookery Club has baked up a storm this afternoon! On the menu was Revani- Turkish Semolina Cake, drizzled in freshly made syrup! Absolutely delicious!!! Thank you to Ms Duncan and our wonderful Y8s!


Today we have Becky from back with us for the second day of creating our new academy mural! Today is painting day! It’s not yet finished but it’s already beautiful!

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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 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.

Week beginning 2024

Assembly Theme

Summer 1  
15 April Welcome Back
22 April World Day for Cultural Diversity
29 April Creative Pathways
6 May Charity Focus
13 May Mental Health Awareness Week
20 May Local History Month
Summer 2  
3 June Welcome Back
10 June Pride Month
17 June Windrush Day
24 June Refugees Awareness Week
1 July Vaping
8 July Loneliness Awareness Week
15 July Inclusion in Sport
22 July Celebration Assemblies

 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.