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Brilliant to have our own police cadet unit on site! Our first intake of recruits are into week 12 of their training. Next intake in September!


Fantastic trip to China Town for a meal (and to practise our language skills!) and then to the British Museum!


Our Year 8 boys are south region Federation champions!


Official opening today! Very special event with superb speeches from our students in all three of the languages that they study!


Great excitement as we set off for this morning and an added bonus that we got to use the brand new !


What a show! our students had an amazing time!


Our students as language teachers! Thank you for welcoming us and for allowing us to share our knowledge and enjoyment of learning Spanish and Chinese with you!


Thank you to for a very informative session with our students on road safety awareness.


Our amazing students started their work with two weeks ago and we are already in the top 100 schools!


Ten Clapham Credits cashed in for ice-cream today!


Thank you for a spectacular show this week - thoroughly enjoyed by staff and students alike!


Huge congratulations to all our finalists and our first-ever winner of Clapham's Got Talent. You were all amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed admiring your skills and talents!


Great to see so many of our students taking up the offer of learning to play a musical instrument. Well done for modelling The Clapham Commitment and being both curious and tenacious!


Very enriching Globe Theatre visit and workshop for our students this week to support them in their study of The Merchant of Venice.


Speaker building and gnocchi making in design technology for Year 8 today!


Great to welcome to the Lambeth


Great to welcome to the Lambeth


Love this ‘micro-reading’ task from , so great for engaging students with different parts of Chinese characters. Can you find the missing parts on the right?


Love this ‘micro-reading’ task from , so great for engaging students with different parts of Chinese characters. Can you find the missing parts on the right?



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Religious Education

The RE curriculum aims to contribute to students’ personal development as well as supporting the Academy’s value of developing a ’Global View.’ Through in-depth learning of different religions and worldviews, the aim at Harris Academy Clapham (HACL) is to encourage the promotion of mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society. At HACL, the RE curriculum offers opportunities for personal reflection, whilst deepening student understanding of the significance religion plays in the lives of others.

To achieve this, the curriculum aims to:

  • Develop empathy and understanding of the beliefs of all religions and cultures, with particular focus on Christianity as the main religious tradition of Great Britain.
  • Offer an authentic representation of lived religious experiences.
  • Develop an understanding of what it means to live in a multi-cultural society like Lambeth.
  • Allow students to explore, examine and justify their own beliefs as well as the beliefs of others, developing positive relationships with others.
  • Develop a respect for the religious practices of people of all faiths and those of no faith.
  • Ensure students understand how religious beliefs can influence the moral decisions of people in situations in the world today.
  • Through analysis of current affairs, students will consider contemporary moral issues and how religious or ethical standpoints might influence people’s opinions on them.
  • Develop an understanding that religious belief is subjective to reduce intolerance in society.

Students in RE will need to…

  • Retain key ideas and concepts of religions, developing students’ religious literacy.
  • Make links with wider concepts.
  • Recall a variety of beliefs and the ways in which these influence the thoughts and actions of a believer.
  • Understand more than one point of view, examining and justifying their own beliefs as well as the beliefs of others.
  • Maintain a growth mindset to consider the opinions of diverse groups.
  • Critically analyse scenarios - allowing students to come to reasoned conclusions.

Students should also challenge themselves to...

  • Evaluate in depth – weighing up strengths and weaknesses of arguments.
  • Interpret scripture and other sources of religious authority effectively and use it to support points.
  • Higher knowledge retention, demonstrated through re-call of key knowledge not just from the previous lesson but from previous topics.
  • Consistently attempting challenge questions/tasks independently.
  • Empathise with other views to consider wider perspectives on global issues.


Religious Education Curriculum 18th Dec 2023 Download