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12/05/22

The Harris Invictus choir are practicing ahead of the HIAC’s Got Talent show. Thank you to all the students as well as the choir director, Charlene for your dedication and enthusiasm. It is very inspiring. https://t.co/vI2XKhTlAq https://t.co/yhNBCHMWPR

10/05/22

On Friday 29th April, we had visit and work with our Sixth Form focusing on Gender-based Violence. In the session they unpacked themes such as gender inequality, intersectionality & more.

10/05/22

Great work by the Eco students and staff. All working hard to clean up the garden patch. So far they have cleaned up 4 planters & planted cucumbers, potato's, spring onions and some pollinator wildflowers. Amazing! https://t.co/9dafey0x8R

10/05/22

Huge congratulations & well done to our Sixth Former Ashis, who has secured a place on the extremely competitive DevNeuro Summer School programme! Competition was tough & we're super proud of him! https://t.co/IZJY22SO4F

09/05/22

Huge congratulations & well done to our Sixth Former Ashis, who has secured a place on the extremely competitive DevNeuro Summer School programme! Competition was tough and we're super proud of him! https://t.co/lMyjWQcAeN

03/05/22

Friday 29th April, we had come in and work with our Sixth Form focusing on Gender-based Violence. They will be unpacking themes such as gender inequality, intersectionality and more. https://t.co/tEtFm3AIry

03/05/22

To all our community please do have a great day. Whether celebrating Eid or enjoying the time just to catch up with family and friends. https://t.co/JNDueilJnn

27/04/22

Great work by the Eco students and staff. All working hard to clean up the garden patch. So far they cleaned up 4 planters and planted cucumbers, potato's, spring onions and some pollinator wildflowers. Amazing! https://t.co/UwEY5Musuh

01/04/22

Invictus visit to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Students from across the Academy enjoyed the matinee performance of La Traviata at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. https://t.co/KySArOAK4k

01/04/22

At Invictus today - 1st April Wear your trainers to school (& donate to charity) Wear rainbow laces in your school shoes (& donate to HIAC library charity). Well done staff and students! https://t.co/hEvl6GBewa

18/03/22

Geography - Year 11 fieldwork Students investigating quality of life in Peckham https://t.co/fMli3Ut0bu

18/03/22

Geography Year 11 fieldwork in Dulwich & Peckham - busy collecting data. https://t.co/zy8ipA7Mzm

18/03/22

Geography Year 11 fieldwork in Dulwich and Peckham https://t.co/Oilm9jAMKV

18/03/22

Manjeet Mann, the multi award-winning author visited us for World Book Day. She was amazing, inspirational & left a very positive impact on our students. Manjeet felt our students were superb during her talks & she thoroughly enjoyed the day at HIAC. A very successful event! https://t.co/nd2ZeAJsYX

16/03/22

Today we’ve taken our students to see the play 'A Number' courtesy of the So exciting! https://t.co/8FSNgXHnuY

10/03/22

Harris Experience: Invictus Year 10 students enjoying a day out at Cambridge University. https://t.co/VaJaDlfTWk

10/03/22

Sixth Form had a fantastic day at the yesterday! From exploring their course options, to exploring the campus, they got to see what university life outside of London was like! Great day for all https://t.co/TDOLWkicUB

09/03/22

Q&A session for our sixth formers, on what university life is like with current students (student ambassadors) at the https://t.co/5Xf228df8d

09/03/22

Today is all about raising aspirations and experiencing life outside the London! We have taken our Sixth Form to the for a campus visit and workshops! https://t.co/1413rH2Avw

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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.

Date W/B

Assembly theme

Staff allocated

01/11/21

International stress awareness week

Expectations and routines reminders

Ms S. Thomas

08/11/21

Remembrance Sunday

via teams

Mr M. Preston

15/11/21

Anti-Bully week “One kind Word”

Mr A. Corcoran

22/11/21

White Ribbon Day

Ms L. Craggs/Mr D. Scott

29/11/21

International awareness day for the abolition of slavery

Ms K. Salmon

06/12/21

National Grief awareness week

Ms L. Williams

13/12/21

Human Rights Day -UNICEF challenge

 

Celebration Assemblies - last Friday of term

Ms L. Craggs

 

Assistant Principals/Tutors


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.