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22/01/21

Thank you for this beautiful art work by Emilia. Work from Ms Derby's Year 7 art class - creating art work by reading a description of a mythical being and using written clues to create a visual representation. Well done! https://t.co/5yizHAhzfs

22/01/21

Year 11 continue to work hard producing beautiful informative posters on the Water Cycle in Biology. Amazing efforts in remote learning! Keep it up Year 11! - Ms Bent https://t.co/S1ZEdHeqrs

22/01/21

NLT Literacy for Learning conference. There are a range of events for students, teachers & parents. Includes careers related sessions as well as literary workshops with authors for students and parents; and teachers. See the Invictus Website. https://t.co/8TEkISsOZa https://t.co/tSwm4iTHJF

20/01/21

Colleagues at Harris Invictus are undertaking a challenge during this lockdown in which they are completing a collective walk from Lands End to John O’Groats. Raising money for Off The Record - a counselling service for our local children. We will keep you updated. https://t.co/5NukoOfVXy

19/01/21

Thank you to all our parents for completing our survey. Your support for our Remote Learning approach is much appreciated. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.

13/01/21

Excellent work on distance-time graphs, presented beautifully by Year 11. https://t.co/dEe2LVsnxm

11/01/21

“Fantastic discussion and contributions by Year 11 in Hooke’s Law Physics” https://t.co/be7Yev2Ymu

11/01/21

Well done Year 11! - Mr Green https://t.co/LeK78LjKpv

11/01/21

Big shout out to all Y11 completing maths online – from Mr Green. https://t.co/0r2UH10QDZ

08/01/21

More great work from our year 11 students. Looking really good... https://t.co/h9azXQjrUd

07/01/21

Engagement high in Y11 lessons - well done! https://t.co/5A9chdqPvc

07/01/21

So proud of our Y10 students engaging in lessons online today. https://t.co/mh2ndlW5zK

07/01/21

Really proud of our students and their engagement with the online work, showing great attitude and resolve. Here is the work for my history today. I'm sorry for the score I got in my quiz, I believe I could've done better and will aim to do so in the next quiz you give! (Yr 9) https://t.co/m65nVOHLni

17/12/20

Harris Invictus prove how big their heart is by this amazing collection for our local foodbank. https://t.co/JeOwiizfU7

08/12/20

Thank you to all those parents who attended the online safety workshop. Resources will be available to all soon. A big thanks to our guest speaker, Jonathan Taylor - a very informative evening for children, parents and staff.

07/12/20

Reminder - Online safety talk tonight for parents. Link for the parent online safety talk from 6-7pm on Monday, 7th December 2020 click here: https://t.co/bSyxytSJKz

06/12/20

For information please visit our website https://t.co/Apl70og1ZJ https://t.co/RpawotOtKE

03/12/20

A buzz of enthusiasm is in the air at our Year 11 Post-16 Subject Marketplace. Our keen Year 11 ‘buyers’ are browsing our subject exhibitions ahead of choosing their options for next year! https://t.co/gDXlZmDIvb

25/11/20

More great art from our talented students. https://t.co/D2devBbEBb

25/11/20

Great work from our students! https://t.co/1yxIcft0mZ

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Spiritural, 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.