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19/06/24

We look forward to seeing you at one of our open events for prospective Year 7 students pic.twitter.com/C3ytaEQR78

19/06/24

We look forward to seeing you at one of our open events for prospective Year 7 students pic.twitter.com/qMlt8j8Wws

19/06/24

Congratulations to our Year 9 Kings Scholars pic.twitter.com/JKB7oalIeG

10/06/24

Congratulations to Mr Tate who was nominated to attend the Royal Garden Party by the Jamaican High Commission in recognition of his work in education both in Jamaica and the UK pic.twitter.com/moTbEsd57Q

04/06/24

Year 10 artists took part in a clay workshop with local artist Tabitha Weddell, where they created ceramic pieces to expand their portfolios. pic.twitter.com/RtwQDQpopH

20/05/24

Calling all secondary schools! Get your Year 7 and 8 excited about reading for pleasure. With a list of 16 fantastic titles to choose from, every student will find something they love whatever their interest or ability. 📚Discover the book selection:

18/05/24

Great start to our annual Governor Conference, choir. pic.twitter.com/cy8D0hgYEX

16/05/24

Year 8 Kings Scholars at their subject teaser sessions where they supercharge their learning through metacognition and also learnt about the various branches of subjects pic.twitter.com/ulOAdJPU5x

15/05/24

Need help to study at university in your choice of courses? Apply before 31 May 2024 for a Southwark Scholarship https://t.co/1N4YRbzwSU pic.twitter.com/e4LjEQ1zfx

15/05/24

We’re super excited to announce our full programme of summer courses for 2024 😎From directing to musical theatre and stage combat , head on over to our website to see what’s on 👉 https://t.co/1hXt6NhjLw pic.twitter.com/366LKorsJj

13/05/24

More fantastic drawing competition entries pic.twitter.com/EhlUHmkvU5

13/05/24

After visiting Year 7 students took part in a drawing competition. pic.twitter.com/oIWR3leo9D

13/05/24

Thinking about going to university but worried about the tuition fees? The Southwark Scholarship Scheme has helped over 130 young people to pursue their chosen university course. Applications are now open - apply before 31 May 2024 https://t.co/xqt5EhGU0O pic.twitter.com/SYQo9TLklS

12/05/24

LAST CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD_Today is the last day to make your voice heard in our Youth Insight Survey! 📆Are you aged between 13-25?📌Do you live in the UK?Regardless of your social action or political experience, we want to hear from you! https://t.co/UCr5chjzy3 pic.twitter.com/CEQ4JBEK5G

09/05/24

The Year 9 team went all the way and won the Cup beating Harris Crystal Palace 77-55 after a strong performance from everyone. pic.twitter.com/NTzrQHk0Qz

08/05/24

This Saturday we pay final respects to our Richard Taylor OBE with a service to commemorate his life & legacy at We are grateful to Reverend and are humbled that & voices will fill the cathedral with love pic.twitter.com/q3PMWRfVme

08/05/24

Have you got an idea for 2024? Grant applications are now open - apply by 7 June for funding to support community celebrations in Southwark this October https://t.co/14fijcSLMa pic.twitter.com/TUzbU47ggL

02/05/24

Year 10 football team educational and inspirational visit to training ground. They experienced a tour plus watched an under 21s training session which allowed them to see the requirements needed at that level. This was followed by a Q&A session. pic.twitter.com/kjaMsPRq7m

24/04/24

HAP students loved being able to perform at the iconic Camden Roundhouse yesterday … not only the opportunity to perform but to be able to do so with students from so many other schools. Thank you !! pic.twitter.com/SAA94io7VC

15/04/24

We're excited to welcome you to visit one of our outstanding placement schools on Saturday, 20th April 10-2pm. If you're interested in , come & meet our super team, in ! Register:https://t.co/QBSJrENMe4… pic.twitter.com/o8gSrWHPZE

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PSHE & RSHE

This page looks at how we promote Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development at Harris Academy Peckham. We define spiritual, moral, social and cultural as follows.

Spiritual - explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

Moral - recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.

Social - use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work.

Cultural - appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

This ties in with all our curriculum drivers, where we intend to develop students'

  • Leadership as Global Citizens
  • Enquiry as Critical thinkers and Communicators
  • Aspiration to master empathy for other people's views and self-expression
  • Perseverance as lifelong learners.

The subject of relationship, sex, health, and education (RSHE) must be taught in schools. We strive to teach high quality RSHE through our tutor programme and assemblies, considering the appropriateness of the content for each year group. We have carefully sequenced our Personal Development Curriculum around six themes:  

  1. How do we culture respectful relationships? 
  2. How do we keep safe online? 
  3. How do we keep safe in our community and in relationships? 
  4. How do we care for our minds and bodies? 
  5. What are the different types of abuse? 
  6. How do we protect and understand our changing bodies? 

Promoting SMSC development

Tutorial programme

Our ethos at Harris Academy Peckham (Leadership, Enquiry, Aspiration, Perseverance) underpins all of our curriculum. This applies to our comprehensive provision for SMSC which infiltrates throughout the wider curriculum.  

Assemblies

Assemblies at Harris Academy Peckham are tied into a weekly theme and explored further during tutor time. Our assemblies help to foster a sense of community and shared success. The weekly themes selected for assembly allow the students the opportunity to consider spiritual and moral issues and help to reinforce the academy ethos of striving for excellence.

Guest speakers and external partners

Our curriculum provides students with opportunities to receive presentations and workshops from specially-selected guest speakers and external partners relevant to the area of study. This is an important part of educating our students as it allows them to receive information and guidance from experts with vast experience and knowledge which will help our students to develop their understanding of spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues.

Educational visits

Students regularly participate in trips and visits to sites and experiences to further develop them spiritually and socially. The educational visits offer students opportunities to extend their learning and enrich their understanding and appreciation of the world around them and opportunities available to them.

Enrichment programme

Our enrichment programme offers students fun and challenging experiences beyond our regular curriculum. Students gain new skills and also develop their social skills.  Activities include Duke of Edinburgh Award, Film Club, Debating club and Model United Nations.

Lead learners

Lead learners are students who are given responsibility for different areas of the curriculum or academy.  This helps to empower our students to take play a role in the ongoing development of the academy.

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, tolerance, appreciation and wonder and open-mindedness. We offer a balanced approach to students’ religious education which is broadly Christian, but encompasses all major faiths.

PSHE

PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Wellbeing Education. PSHE is designed to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, emotional and physical wellbeing of Harris Academy Peckham students.

The syllabus for Year 7 PSHE reflects the needs of our students, as well as the concerns of parents. We aim to provide students with a ‘Curriculum for Life Long Learning,’ which helps to prepare our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

The curriculum is structured so that the topics follow a progression from one year to the next and are appropriate for the age and experiences of pupils.  In addition to the curriculum, students also participate in 'drop down' days on a particular theme and the possibility of attending trips relevant to our areas of study.


Further details of the curriculum can be downloaded below.