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15/02/24

Look at this view! 🤩Looks as our HASU students are very lucky with the weather conditions in Austria and are enjoying their winter trip.#HASUtrip pic.twitter.com/NtqnwJq0kV

15/02/24

Our Spring Newsletter has been published. You can view it @ https://t.co/BZXFtiisecLooking forward to seeing you all back on Monday. pic.twitter.com/jqmQBmkpgz

09/02/24

Harris Federation elevates STEM session. pic.twitter.com/LkZx7YNt9P

08/02/24

Our canteen is ready with a lovely selection of Chinese delicacies in celebration of the Year of the Dragon.#ChineseNewYear2024 pic.twitter.com/6ND5G6j0AU

08/02/24

Working towards developing future leaders!HASU official meeting went well yesterday proving the power of collaboration. Lots of interesting discussion, questions and insights between HASU6 SLT and Leadership Ambassadors from Year 7-11.Well done everyone! pic.twitter.com/zHTMLSqro9

07/02/24

Congratulations to Danche and Cian who participated in the Oxford University Computing Challenge.Cian from Y9 achieved Merit award (top 5% ) in the country and Danche from Y8 got a Distinction and qualified for the finals.🌟👏Well done boys and good luck in the finals Danche! pic.twitter.com/lPXLmAx0nm

07/02/24

HASU students are celebrating Chinese New Year today making lanterns, dragons and competing with their chopsticks skills. Thank you to our Equality and Diversity ambassadors for hosting such a well organised event. pic.twitter.com/eqQxPpyHzh

06/02/24

Let's talk about Children's Mental Health.Supportive conversation can make all the difference.#MentalHealthAwareness pic.twitter.com/uhcMkvijvk

05/02/24

Thank you to for visiting HASU and speaking with the A-Level Politics and Sociology students as the Croydon and Sutton member on the Greater London assembly. His visit provided insight into the role of GLA and his role in representing the area. pic.twitter.com/eSzUeuS25h

02/02/24

It's DEAR Time at HASU.So lovely to see our students reading.📚#dropeverythingandread pic.twitter.com/WSatDFP3Rg

02/02/24

Known for her sweeping romances and wit, our February Author of the Month is Jane Austen. Our display also features a wonderful retelling of Pride & Prejudice by - a great way to introduce Austen to new readers 😍📚 pic.twitter.com/blwfHNZJ1u

31/01/24

HASU hosted this year's SpellingBee. Students from 20 academies managed some truly impressive spells! Unfortunately, we didn't get the top spot, but we are so proud of our team.Well done to all the participant and to who won this year!#spellingbee pic.twitter.com/Y4UEFHQPF5

25/01/24

has just engaged 2 reluctant Year 9 readers for 4 chapters. We each read a chapter, discussed words we didn't know and dug deeper into the themes. Thank you for writing a fantastically relatable book for teenage girls. 🤩 pic.twitter.com/FDFWvKgVMu

25/01/24

Our Author of the Month and Mystery Books display just before *everything* was borrowed! pic.twitter.com/0B81bQptab

22/01/24

During their library lesson our Year 7s pledged to read together, or was it race each other to the finish..? pic.twitter.com/UXK0vGDGR7

18/01/24

You can apply for our HASU Scholarship Advanced Programme by following the link:https://t.co/jYNuFrkXqoor scan QR code.The deadline for all applications is 22nd January. Don't miss it!#HASUAdvancedScholarshipProgramme pic.twitter.com/W9elt5h291

16/01/24

HASU6 is on Twitter now.Follow us to see what our Sixth Form students are up to.https://t.co/10QaO4zLtj pic.twitter.com/vpAKUJwqUG

15/01/24

Applications for HASU Scholarship Advanced Programme is now open. The aim of the programme is to offer enriching opportunities for pupils in Year 10. The deadline for applications is 22nd January.Don't miss it! pic.twitter.com/ApTmCdpypf

15/01/24

HASU6 Robotics Society Hello world!🌍 UK-Team 520 ready for action! pic.twitter.com/Lyty3peo7G

15/01/24

Applications for Year 10 HASU Scholarship Advanced Programme is now open.The aim of the programme is to offer enriching opportunities for pupils in Year 10. The deadline for applications is 22nd January.Don't miss it!#ScholarshipAdvancedProgramme #HASUchallenge pic.twitter.com/rOU6uvcK1n

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The Personal Development Curriculum

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We provide an outstanding Personal Development Curriculum (PDC) to support the character development of our students throughout their journey at the Academy. At HASU, personal development (PD) refers to “the development of knowledge, skills, dispositions and habits which will promote and support our students in leading healthy, happy and fulfilling adult lives.”

Our curriculum encompasses a wide range of themes including:

  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE)
  • Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
  • Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural Education (SMSC)
  • Careers Education
  • Citizenship Education

You can read more about these themes and more on our Personal Development Curriculum pages.

 

The Student Experience

Students at HASU experience the PD curriculum through a variety of channels:

  • Daily tutor time
  • Weekly assemblies
  • Termly ‘IID Day’ drop down days
  • Participation in our ‘IID Award’ character development programme
  • Enrichment
  • Educational visits

 

Tutor Time Programme

The tutor time programme ensures that every student experiences a consistent personal development curriculum, led by their tutor and supported by their Head of Year and the Academy Leadership Group. In Years 7 to 10, every week, each tutor group will have a session of:

  • Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)
  • Assembly
  • PSHE
  • Citizenship
  • Healthy Harris

In Year 11, students also study our bespoke 'Learning to Learn' curriculum during Tutor Time, incorporating revision skills, study habits and independent learning strategies. This addition to the Tutor Time programme is intended to provide Year 11 with the best possible support as they head towards their mock and formal exams.

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Assemblies at HASU

Assemblies are an opportunity for students to come together and learn together about a variety of themes. Assemblies are hosted by the Head of Year, and led by a wide range of staff and students. Assemblies often begin by celebrating the arts through student performances. In any given year, assemblies will focus on a wide variety of themes such as:

  • Our academy values (Innovation, Integrity, and Discovery)
  • UK Parliament Week
  • Black History Month
  • European Week of Languages
  • Chinese New Year
  • Scholarship and challenge
  • Sports Relief

And so many more. Each assembly links to our wider personal development curriculum, often introducing, developing or building upon content studied in PSHE and Citizenship lessons.

 

To find out more about the other elements of our Personal Development curriculum, please follow the links below to the relevant pages:

Termly ‘IID Day’ drop down days

Enrichment

Educational visits

 

Curriculum Overviews

At the bottom of this page you will find overviews of the Personal Development Curriculum.