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15/01/21

Over 100 year 11 students attended a virtual careers Worksop from today. Engaging and inspiring!

14/01/21

We are so excited about the growth of DT at HASN. Fabulous opportunities for our students with the arrival of our brand new 3D printer and laser cutter! https://t.co/KB9jYIvbD3

11/01/21

A huge congratulations to Whitney and Keiran, our Bedrock Vocabulary champions this month!

11/01/21

This month, KS3 students at HASN are learning the following words with : distinguish, avail, desolate, astute, renounce and imperative.

19/12/20

Merry Christmas from our Beulah Hill Student Leaders! Today our student leaders handed over donations and hand crafted Christmas cards to Age UK Croydon. Thank you to all of Beulah teachers and students for their generosity. https://t.co/R49SIVfE4T

17/12/20

Retweetd From Your Croydon

We can all help to with a few simple steps. Don't take our word for it - these secondary students from across know the score. Huge thanks to , , and to all our schools for everything they do! https://t.co/xY0oW0Lf1C

10/12/20

This naughty Elf’s been causing mayhem at HASN this week https://t.co/8FSd8YGu74

10/12/20

And to our lovely NCS sixth formers for their efforts in collecting for the local food bank

10/12/20

Proud of our year 8s completing climbing wall challenges to raise money through magic radio for children facing poverty over Christmas

08/12/20

Beulah Hill’s Student Voice is spreading the Christmas cheer by collecting donations for Age Uk Croydon. If you see them, please dig deep! https://t.co/8Fgd1RFmTx

03/12/20

The HASN tree! https://t.co/JjoKFfdNur

20/11/20

Prospective Sixth Form Students - Please see our Virtual Open Evening Video https://t.co/2A0wM87jJn https://t.co/x9RmYHl9jk

13/11/20

Throwback to last Children In Need. Hopefully we can go singing with Pudsey again next year! https://t.co/ATWwoSRuGn

11/11/20

Our memorial board hangs with pride in the atrium. Lest we forget. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. https://t.co/2iV8YYBj6Q

23/10/20

The results are in. 10 merits and a distinction! Yet more fantastic results for our students in their graded music exams! Our 100% pass rate continues. Congrats to all the students and their teachers!

23/10/20

Retweetd From Croydon Libraries

There's still time to enter our Diverse Voices Instapoetry competition for 13-19yr olds. Click the link to find out more: https://t.co/yBiCO7RrWD. Stuck for inspiration? Croydon's Poet Laureate has made us some helpful videos: https://t.co/YbcwB3mWGb https://t.co/vIF9aFijwH

22/10/20

A reminder that our virtual open evening is available to view on our website: https://t.co/OEvtAHrMcm And you can now view a Q&A with our Principals here: https://t.co/33tnSDE5iV

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British Values

 

The academy supports and delivers a firm commitment to developing and upholding British Values. 

Democracy

We have our own Student Council made of up of elected Form reps, a Student Leadership Group as well as elected Head Boy and Head Girl. Students are taught in a variety of ways including tutor time, assemblies and in subject specific content about the importance of democracy.

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the academy or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout all aspects of academy life. Students and parents are taught the value and reasons behind our rules, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. We have talks from the Community Police Office team to students on the rule of law.

Individual Liberty

Students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and tutor lessons. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

South and Upper Norwood are situated in an area which is greatly culturally diverse and we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the student and staff body. Our RE, assemblies and tutor teaching reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes.

Curriculum

Within the wider curriculum and its delivery we expect all students irrespective of gender, ethnic origin or beliefs:

  • To participate in PE lessons. In Years 7, 8 and 9 on the South Norwood site, there is mixed gender teaching
  • PE lessons in Years 10 and 11 are taught in single sex classes
  • Female students in all years can be taught by a male PE teachers
  • All students are expected to take part in PE, Art, Music and Drama lessons
  • Students will be taught in mixed gender groups in all other subject
  • To participate in wider activities and discussions, for example, during tutor time, that uphold British values
  • To show tolerance of different faiths and beliefs, including Christianity.

Radicalisation and Extremism

The academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Our approach to this is in line with the Government’s CONTEST strategy (the counter terrorist strategy) and PREVENT (stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism).

Radicalisation is the process by which people come to support terrorism and extremism, and in some, cases participate in terrorist groups. Extremism is the vocal or active opposition to the fundamental British values in bullet points above.

Our 100% commitment to safeguarding student welfare means we are vigilant to monitoring vulnerability to radicalisation including:

  • Family tensions
  • Sense of isolation
  • Migration
  • Distance from cultural heritage
  • Experience of racism or discrimination
  • Feeling of failure

Any concerns must be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Robinson on the South Norwood site and Mrs Rowe, on the Upper Norwood site who will make a referral using the “Channel” referral form.

A cross-curricular approach

We deliver a cross curricular approach to the delivery of SMSC, including British Values

  • via current affairs – a 20 minute discussion session once a week centred on a topic in the news such as Extremism
  • via assemblies – a 15 session once a week centred on a theme that links to British Values, for example, Human Rights and Freedom
  • via FLICKS (Faith, Lifestyle, Inclusion, Culture, Knowledge and Society) - tutorial activities that encourage the exploration and application of British Values
  • via student leadership – actively voting in academy elections to elect posts of responsibility
  • via Religious Education – predominantly Christian but exploring beliefs and values of other faiths including multicultural celebrations.
  • In subjects where we map how other subjects deliver knowledge and understanding of key concepts that link to British Values.