Very proud of our very own Ms Bent.


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Created a school resource for Unconscious Bias. Delivered as an assembly this week, with a student task at the end. Continuation of our  provision, along with this week’s staff training by If anyone’s interested, I will upload on TES 😊


We would like to wish our students and families a Happy Windrush Day. Our students have been looking at the importance of the Windrush generation last week as part of our Wellbeing Day Friday. .WeCan.WeWill.


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Friday - 6pm! Via Twitter Please share with any of your young people/parents or networks! 🥺🥺🥺


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Really proud of our 13-year-old Elijah from creating amazing art work & raising money for . To see his work & donate visit


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I am VERY passionate about the Windrush Generation as a 2nd Generation Black British Caribbean Woman. If anyone would like a copy of the Windrush Resources, I’ve made for my school, for , next Monday 22nd, just let me know! 🇯🇲🇱🇨🇹🇹🇰🇳🇬🇩🇧🇧🇦🇬🇧🇸


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The Official Small Island play - based on the fictional book by Andrea Levy centred during the Windrush era - is being streamed LIVE & FREE through YouTube, from Starting Thursday 18th at 7pm! It wills also double up as fundraiser ❤️


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Good morning 🌞 I’ve put together the Windrush Reading List! Not exhaustive by any means! But download if you like 😁 and SHARE 😁 Happy Windrush Reading 🇯🇲🇹🇹🇬🇩🇧🇧🇧🇸🇰🇳🇻🇨🇩🇲🇦🇬🇦🇮🇱🇨 Available here 👉🏾 Please leave feedback!


If you are experiencing difficulties opening the staff choir link alternatively please open Spotify and search for Harris Invictus Staff Choir. It’s not to be missed! We Know. We Can. We Will.


Take a look at our fabulous staff singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow 🌈 ” dedicated to our amazing NHS staff and keyworkers We Know. We Can. We Will.


Harris Invictus Staff Choir is now live on Spotify singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, in dedication to all our NHS staff and keyworkers who are working exceptionally hard to look after us all. We Know. We Can. We Will


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National Crime Agency’s has created a series of activity packs to help you protect your children online 💻 Each pack contains simple 15-minute activities for children age 4-14+ 👇


We would like to remind all HIAC students, parents and carers our first assembly is this morning at 8.30


We would like to invite all HIAC students, parents and carers to tune into our first remote Assembly - Monday 4th May at 8.30am via teams We Know. We Can. We Will


Reminder- today - Thursday 19/3/20 partial closure. Years 8,9&10 students will be working from home today. All other year groups are to attend the Academy as normal. Please see our website on a daily basis for more details.


Thursday 19/3/20 partial closure. Years 8,9&10 will be working from home tomorrow. All other year groups should attend the Academy as normal.


Reminder - Today - Wednesday 18/3/20 partial closure. Years 8&9 students will be working from home today. All other year groups to attend the Academy as normal. Please see our website for more details on a daily basis.


Wednesday 18/03/20 partial closure. Years 8&9 will be working from home tomorrow. All other year groups should attend the Academy as normal.


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Thank you Mr Mayor for supporting for awarding talented students at the Community Showcase


Another fantastic piece of news from HIAC - our Under 14 boys have WON the Basketball Croydon Cup yesterday- gold medals all round!! Bring on the next competition!! Many thanks to all involved especially Mr Simpson and Coach Raymond We Know. We Can. We Will.

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    Posted on December 19th 2018

    Students Interview Elderly Windrush Migrants

    Two young journalists from the Invictus Scroll, Abi and Tayah from Year 7, report about their work with local elderly people in Croydon. To read more about their experience please see the December 2018 edition of our newsletter.

    Hiac visit 5Young Meets Old, by Tayah and Abi, Year 7

    At the end of November, Ms Davis took our 7X1 English class to the Mercedes Amos Day Centre at the basement of the New Testament church of God. We went to interview elderly Windrush migrants from the Caribbean and Africa.

    Our class was very lucky as we were the first class to ever do this, but we didn’t just go there for fun. We had to take notes while interviewing the pensioners. Since then we have been working on turning these notes into biography writing. We will be returning to visit the Centre in January to present the migrants with their life stories written up into proper books!


    The class broke up into small groups to interview different people. One lucky group even got to interview the manager of the Day Centre! We all took notes and asked for pictures so we could paint the pensioners’ portraits and turn them into realistic books with lovely front covers. Hopefully in the new year we will publish them and go back to have a little party to celebrate. Our computing and art teachers have also agreed to help us make the books look fancy. Fingers crossed it goes well! 

    HiAC visit 3One student involved in the project, Morgan aged 12, said he loved “meeting and interacting with the elderly”. He went on to describe what his elderly partner, Verel, said, “When she was young she got beaten by a stick!”  We all learnt that life has obviously changed a lot over time; many of the older people we interviewed used to get hit by teachers at school. Luckily that doesn’t happen at our Academy!

    Treasure the experience

    Another student, Aayan aged 11, said that the older lady he spoke to showed him some historical artefacts. After returning to the school he said: “I loved meeting the older people. My partner even managed to show me ancient Jamaican coins from when England controlled Jamaica.”

    All of us are so grateful to the older people we talked to. It was so kind of the Centre to let us come into their lunch sessions together and share their stories. We have all learned so much and – with the books we’ve made – we will always remember and treasure the experience.