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20/06/19

Staff and students had a wonderful time at the Year 11 Prom yesterday. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page: https://t.co/ZDLy8EEWsL https://t.co/0PQOhVhuj6

19/06/19

Please come along and celebrate our Art, Photography, Textiles and Graphics students' achievements this year in our first public exhibition! The private viewing is from 5pm at the LOFT gallery in the Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Shopping Centre from 5pm - 8pm. https://t.co/9KXHKS6IyJ

14/06/19

Wishing all of our Year 11s a restful break, having finished their GCSE examinations! Information about GCSE Results Day can be found on our website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

14/06/19

Year 9 Art students have worked hard this week on their self-portraits; learning how to use tone to create depth within the face. Marita, Grace and Maya have definitely caught a likeness! What a talented group of artists - Miss Forsdyke https://t.co/9R1HKvAZia

11/06/19

The library team have made some fantastic D-Day displays, celebrating the 75th anniversary. Students using the library at break and after school have access to newspaper articles and books about the event https://t.co/0KI6XpgzHB

07/06/19

This week students have been on trips to Goodwood Farm to see where their food comes from. They had the opportunity to meet some of the animals and see some super cars on the nearby race track. One student even had the opportunity to operate a £140,000 tractor! https://t.co/ZLDgfvPrwX

05/06/19

Year 9 Mock Exam Timetable is now on out website: https://t.co/WwbEDKn28p

03/06/19

Mr Sarson had the privilege of presenting our prefects with bespoke prefect ties this afternoon. Well done to the whole team! https://t.co/KA80YVCLSW

22/05/19

On 3rd July, Year 9 students will be taking part in an employability skills day and we need your help! Here are the details: https://t.co/BShqa58lBF If you would like to take part, please email n.vanderweide.org.uk - Thank you!

14/05/19

From the 7th to the 9th May, 12 lucky Year 10 & 12 students took part in an Architecture workshop lead by the 3.09 Collective; a group of young architects aiming to open doors for students from diverse backgrounds into the world of Architecture and Urban Planning. https://t.co/nbNZxzIY37

14/05/19

Maya attended an awards ceremony at City Hall this week for being a Runner Up in her age category in the Mayor of London's Fourth Plinth competition. Maya's artwork 'Women's Journey' will remain on display to the public at City Hall. Well done Maya! https://t.co/j4Nu2j5BRx

13/05/19

Retweetd From 3pointohnine

We had an amazing 1st day starting our programme , facilitating young people in the built environment who are underrepresented in the industry https://t.co/e4a3bdCnY1

13/05/19

Congratulations to Charlie for coming 3rd in the Murrayfield ice skating compeition this weekend! Charlie is also competeting in Aberdeen on the 20th-21st May... Best of luck! https://t.co/er7VRXa6NW

29/04/19

We now have some wonderful new seating and picnic tables in our quad area! https://t.co/LrlzRi8wLi

23/04/19

Transition Evening is from 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 24th April 2019) and will end around 8pm. Please let us know in advance if you would like to drop younger children off in the crèche while the talks are going on: info.org.uk

04/04/19

Year 7 students have been taking part in a STEM challenge with Mr Dauban in Design & Technology today! https://t.co/p9V9FO4WT7

01/04/19

Letters for our End of Term and Start of Term arrangements are now on the website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

29/03/19

Purley, South Norwood, Palace and Beckenham Y11 Media students are attending a special workshop at to prepare them for their upcoming exams! https://t.co/xnsoyooEOJ

28/03/19

A group of our students were invited to Accenture's 'Decoded' workshop to improve their teamwork and communication skills. Accenture work with some well-known companies including Google and New Look, fixing their technical issues. The students had a great time! https://t.co/YS1SepBRa7

25/03/19

The issues with our Virgin line have now been resolved. Email and telephones are working once again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

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Careers Programme

Careers Leaders

Ms van der Weide, Assistant Principal and Careers Education Leader (N.VanDerWeide@harrispurley.org.uk) Ext. 3365 (room 121)

Amanda Duffy, Careers Advice Leader (amanda.duffy@harrisfederation.org.uk) Ext. 3157 (room T26)

 

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Monitoring Evaluation and Review

Monitoring the development of CEAIG across the Academy is the responsibility of the Academy Leadership Team and will be co-ordinated by the Careers Lead. The Careers Education and Guidance Improvement Plan will be developed and updated on an annual basis and will drive the work of CEAIG in any one particular year. The current CEAIG Improvement Plan is available from the Careers Lead. The Teacher in charge of careers will be accountable for the effective delivery and progress made in steering through the Improvement Plans and ensuring that the vision for CEAIG at the Academy is achieved. Feedback on the quality of CEAIG provision will be gathered from a variety of stakeholders including: students, Connexion PA’s, employers and PSHE tutors. Under the terms of our Careers service Partnership Agreement we will also evaluate the success of the activities that were initiated through the Agreement and feed the evaluation into the next year’s Partnership Agreement.

 

Further Information Sources for Advice and Guidance

Gatsby Good Career Guidance. A report on improving career guidance in secondary schools which includes the Gatsby Benchmarks. 

Please see the Good Career Guidance at the bottom of the page.

A website which shares good practice from the North East pilot of the Gatsby Benchmarks, and other information and support for schools. 

http://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance

A self-evaluation tool to help schools to evaluate their careers and enterprise provision and benchmark against the Gatsby Benchmarks and compare it with other schools. 

State of the Nation 2017 https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/stateofthenation

A report on the careers and enterprise provision in secondary schools in England in 2016/17. It examines how schools are performing in relation to the Gatsby Benchmarks, based on data from responses to the Compass tool. 

Careers & Enterprise Company https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/

The Careers & Enterprise Company brokers links between employers, schools and colleges in order to ensure that young people aged 12-18 get the inspiration and guidance they need for success in working life. Careers & Enterprise Company: Schools and Colleges. Connects schools to businesses volunteers and careers activity programmes.

National Careers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help people make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers. 

Baker Dearing Educational Trust https://www.utcolleges.org/baker-dearing-educational-trust/ Information on University Technical Colleges. 

Career Development Institute https://www.thecdi.net/Home

The Career Development Institute is the single UK-wide professional body for everyone working in the fields of careers education, career information, advice and guidance, career coaching, career consultancy and career management. It offers affiliate and individual membership to schools which includes free CPD webinars, regular digital newsletters, a quarterly magazine, online networking groups and training at a preferential rate. 

Quality in Careers Standard http://www.qualityincareers.org.uk/

The Quality in Careers Standard in the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance. 

Find an Apprenticeship https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Search and apply for an apprenticeship in England. 

LMI for All. An online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions. This data is made freely available via an Application Programming Interface (API) for use in websites and applications. 

http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/

STEM Ambassadors https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors

A nationwide network of over 30,000 volunteers from a wide range of employers, who engage with young people to provide stimulating and inspirational informal learning activities in both school and non-school settings 

Sutton Schools Trust https://www.suttontrust.com/programmes/ 

The Sutton Trust run a range of programmes for students aged 11-16 through our university partners across the UK. Have a look at what we’ve got on offer today.

Uni Taster Days https://www.unitasterdays.com/ 

UniTasterDays provides a fantastic opportunity for students to regularly experience a wide variety of university courses and gain an insight into university life and career opportunities.

Unistats https://unistats.ac.uk/

he official website for comparing UK higher education undergraduate course data. The site includes information on university and college courses, Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) ratings, student satisfaction scores from the National Student Survey, employment outcomes and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students. 

Your Daughter’s Future. A careers toolkit for parents.

UCAS https://www.ucas.com/

UCAS connects people to University, post Uni studies including teacher training, apprenticeships & internships. Find all the information for your next step.

 

Upcoming Events

Skills london 2018 Ncw19 Ncw19b Cry careerfair 18

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Are you looking for a Career? Looking for the right career can often be time-consuming and frustrating. The Croydon Careers Fair will offer candidates from all backgrounds, experience and education level the opportunity to speak to an abundance of local employers, all in one place. There will be a wide variety of different organisations attending, alongside a wide variety of roles being offered. Online applications can be very time consuming – by attending you get to skip this process and directly speak to the organisation! This gives you the chance to ask as many questions as you like and find out anything you want to know about the company you could potentially be starting a Career with.The Croydon Careers Fair will take place on the 16th November from 10:00 – 14:00, at Croydon Conference Centre.No pre-registration is required, you can just turn up on the day – however, you can find out more and register your interest here.The first 100 attendees.

 

Get Involved

Barclays Life Skills https://barclayslifeskills.com/

Youth Employment https://www.youthemployment.org.uk/

Year 9 DivINC http://wearedivinc.com/ 

KS4/5 Art Taster Days https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=57542 

 

Careers Plan

 

Careers plan cover

 

Destinations

As one of the key indicators in the Ofsted Framework, the collation and effective evaluation of Destination data for all of our students is of paramount importance. Students are each given one-to-one interviews with our Careers Advisor to help ensure that they are fully equipped to make these important life choices and the data from these sessions is tracked, checked and support plans with added help are put in place to maintain high expectations for each individual’s future.

 

Higher Education Opportunities

Our Higher Education Opportunities sessions are designed to help students make their final decisions about which pathway they plan to follow and give them invaluable advice about to successfully tackle what is largely considered to be the one of the most difficult transitions in education.

These sessions are supported by our sixth form prefects who can answer questions and provide first-hand experience of this step of our GCSE student's education; what are they aiming for? We hope that they learnt a great deal form the sessions and now are able to intelligently reflect on their choices and if necessary make appropriate changes. 

 

Harris Higher Education Programme Booklet

The Harris Higher Education Programme Booklet can be downloaded below.  The aim of this new booklet is to remind Year 11 students about some of the key points about university education and other options and to take you through the Harris Sixth Form application process.  It is written for Year 11 students, parents and the wider family as well as tutors and staff.

 

Mock Interview Sessions

The Academy runs mock interview sessions for Year 11 and Sixth Form students each year.  The students have the opportunity to sit down with representatives from external agencies and businesses and discuss their plans for the future and what they feel they can offer prospective employers.  Below are images from this year's sessions.

 

STEM Careers Day at UCL

Each year, UCL hosts a Careers Day for Year 10 and Year 11 students, with the aim of introducing students to new and exciting careers in STEM subjects. STEM subjects include the fields of Science, Medicine, Engineering and Finance and the event is a fantastic opportunity for our students to talk to representatives from each of those sectors.

Participants can expect to learn what it takes to start a career in each field and how universities such as UCL can help them to achieve their goals. We will continue to give our students the opportunity to attend this event, as we believe it offers a valuable insight into fields young people may not otherwise get the chance to experience.

 

UCAS Report

In the 2015/16 Year 13 cohort, out of the Harris Federation Purley had:

  • the joint highest % of students per entire cohort that were placed at university (83%)
  • the joint second highest % of students who applied to UCAS going to Russell Group universities (16%)
  • by far the highest % of students going to their first choice universities (75%)

 

Useful Links

Careers Education improves GCSE Grades: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-48268267

Online resources:

 

Year 12 Career Survey

Complete the survey here.

 

Year 13 Career Survey

Complete the survey here.

 

Careers Delivery Plan

Year 7 Planned Activity Term
  • Introduction to the careers library and to the careers adviser.
  • Drop in offered in the careers office at lunch time and after school.
  • Careers focus in assemblies
  • Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer 
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
Year 8 Planned Activity Term
  • Attend GCSE options evening.
  • Drop in offered in the careers office at lunch time and after school.
  • Careers focus in assemblies
  • Spring 
  • Spring
  • Summer 
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
Year 9 Planned Activity Term
  • Careers talk with students participating on the Harris Experience programme followed by 1-2-1 careers interviews. Complete action plans. Students identified as HAPP. 
  • 1-2-1 interviews with students on the SEND register/vulnerable. Liaise with SENCO. Complete action plans.
  • Attend SEND review meetings/interviews.
  • Careers focus in assemblies
  • Spring 
  • Spring 
  • All year
  • Summer 
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • December
Year 10 Planned Activity Term
  • Small group talks explaining post 16 option choices and progression routes (careers education in preparation for careers guidance interviews in Year 11.)
  • 1-2-1 interviews with students on the SEND register/vulnerable who require additional support. Complete action plans.
  • 1-2-1 interviews with students participating on the Harris Experience programme - complete action plans. 
  • Drop in offered in the careers office at lunch time and after school
  • Careers focus in assemblies
  • Work experience – 1 week
  • Summer
  • Summer 
  • Summer 
  • Summer
  • Summer 
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • July
Year 11 Planned Activity Term
  • 1-2-1 interviews with all Year 11 students – complete action plans.
  • Prioritise students on SEND/Most Able/PPG.
  • 1-2-1 interviews with students participating on the Harris Experience programme – complete action plans.
  • Support course discussion meetings /interviews for entry into HAPU 6th Form.
  • Invite students to Next Steps event (at HCACP).
  • Lunch time/after school careers drop in.
  • Intended destination forms distributed to all form groups. 
  • Intended and actual destination tracking.
  • Careers focus in assemblies
  • NHS Talks
  • Science Talks
  • Autumn 
  • Autumn 
  • Autumn
  • Autumn 
  • March 
  • All year
  • All year
  • All year
  • Summer 
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • December 
  • December
Year 12 Planned Activity Term
  • 1-2-1 interviews with students who self-refer or those identified by staff as requiring individual support. Complete action plans.
  • Follow up interviews if required to those identified students. 
  • Support UCAS presentations and events.
  • World of Work (WOW) project offered to those students seeking apprenticeships or School Leaver schemes. WOW project supports students with research techniques, CV and application workshops. 
  • Lunch time/after school careers drop in.
  • Students offered a university taster day.
  • Invite students to Next Step evening event (at HCACP).
  • Intended and actual destination tracking.
  • Liaise with parents and carers.
  • Careers focus in assemblies
  • All year
  • All year
  • All year
  • All year
  • All year
  • Spring
  • March
  • All year
  • All year
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer

 

Year 13 Planned Activity Term
  • 1-2-1 careers interview offered to all students prioritising those students not seen in Year 12. Complete action plans.
  • Support and track UCAS applications.
  • Support UCAS presentations and events.
  • World of Work (WOW) project offered to those students seeking apprenticeships or School Leaver schemes. WOW project supports students with research techniques, CV and application workshops. 
  • Invite students to Next Step evening event (at HCACP).
  • Lunch time/after school drop in.
  • Intended and actual destination tracking.
  • Liaise with parents and carers.
  • Careers focus in assemblies
  • Student have one tutor time slot per week on careers
  • Autumn/Spring 
  • All year
  • All year
  • All year
  • March 
  • All year
  • All year
  • All year
  • Summer 
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • All year

 

Careers Policy Documents

Please navigate to our Key Documents section to find our policies on careers.

Paul Jacobs - Chair of Governors
Date: January 2018
Date of next review: January 2020

 

Page Downloads

Title Date  
Amazing Apprenticeships Pack 2018 24th Oct 2018 Download
Applying for Sixth Form 10th Oct 2016 Download
Baker Clause Policy 29th Oct 2018 Download
Benefits of University Presentation 09th Jan 2017 Download
Care Employability Leaflet 03rd Dec 2018 Download
Careers Newsletter September 2018 21st Sep 2018 Download
Careers Plan for 2018-19 25th Oct 2018 Download
Next Steps 2019 25th Mar 2019 Download
NHS Careers Presentation 07th Dec 2016 Download
Steps to Success 21st Jan 2019 Download
Stronger Minds Wellbeing Fair 04th Mar 2019 Download
Y11 Introduction to Higher Education 04th Oct 2016 Download
Year of the Apprenticeships 28th Jan 2019 Download