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15/11/19

A selection of Year 9 and 10 HIAC students went to HASN yesterday to play basketball. They remain undeterred and will try and train even harder next time. We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/EPkWc4Ocvu

14/11/19

Sixth Form Open Evening went fantastically well this evening at HIAC and we had some lovely comments: “Your students talk really highly about your school” “I didn’t expect you to offer all the subjects I want to study” staff We Know. We Can. We Will.

09/10/19

Join us for our Year 6 Open Morning on Thursday 10th October and Wednesday 16th October from 9-9.45am and see for yourselves how lovely our Academy truly is. We Know. We Can. We Will.

09/10/19

Open morning went fantastically well today! We had some lovely comments from parents: “It’s lovely to see students in such a calm working environment” “The corridors are so quiet” “The tour guides are lovely, true ambassadors to your Academy” We Know. We Can. We Will.

03/10/19

What an amazing evening and a fantastic turn out at Harris Invictus Open evening! Families spoke about the wonderful atmosphere here at the Academy. Feeling proud. We Know. We Can. We Will.

22/08/19

Harris Invictus Academy Congratulations to Year 11, on their GCSE results. First ever students at Invictus, celebrating our first ever set of results. The students have done remarkably well. A fantastic achievement for Invictus. . https://t.co/fpWmfK0LnD

17/07/19

Our final stop of the day was an incredible biscuit factory where we were shown the home vs mass bakery techniques and got some free samples! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/YtVbKAnGS2

17/07/19

The aquarium was next! Our favourite was the submarine deck where we could see the sharks under water! Plenty of Nemo spotting in the tropic tank! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/oqLNd5laW6

17/07/19

A trip through the old town this morning with a chance to explore shops and cafes - lots of souvenirs bought! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/82dAUseKDL

17/07/19

Au revoir Dover! We are off on our day trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer! See you soon France 🇫🇷 We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/idztUz6aa7

13/07/19

was one of many highlights this week! Too many medals to name everyone individually but an amazing 9 medals overall and a huge effort from the staff in the relay! Well done everyone, you made us proud! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/oHifqSiLyS

06/07/19

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

Congratulations to all finalists and winners of our 4th annual Spelling Bee! 68 students, 15 schools, French, Spanish & Mandarin = our biggest to date. Thanks to hosts & passionate teachers for supporting & entering students. https://t.co/nMfs0XX3ex

27/06/19

An amazing 6th Form Taster Day yesterday with our Y11’s and students from other schools visiting us to get a taste of what next year will look like in Y12! Welcome to the Invictus Family We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/KBFylTwjsW

24/06/19

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We look forward to welcoming & to - https://t.co/FLmnVBRQqZ

24/06/19

Retweetd From Dr Safia Barikzai

Here is to our awesome judges! 2nd wave students are back as judges for the third wave celebration. https://t.co/XXrpIShx57

24/06/19

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We celebrate each and every day at ! https://t.co/7yCNIGREt3

24/06/19

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All set for and her fantastic students from - we are celebrating with https://t.co/sXGrQJ4pc2

19/06/19

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Fantastic welcome and hospitality showcasing the wonderful diversity of communities in the Borough and what makes us all so proud https://t.co/2rTx47kh4x

19/06/19

Retweetd From The Elmgreen School

Year 7 performing for their International Evening. A great opportunity to perform to a new audience. Great work guys. https://t.co/EK3eJ6Pk9U

19/06/19

Look who’s dropped in to pay us a visit!! What is Ms. Bergin discussing with Her Majesty?! Shh don’t tell anyone, we think it might be Ms. Davis in disguise! We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/kLhZnlZDmL

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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.