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16/11/20

Please support in the prevention of bullying by raising awareness of Anti-Bullying Week 2020 https://t.co/o9PssfuYMF https://t.co/EsBvLgoxU0

13/11/20

This term the academy is supporting the UK charity Trussell Trust. From Mon 16 to Fri 20 we will be collecting for the Croydon food bank with a donation box at the student gate. See our newsletter for information https://t.co/vJMssCkfIO

13/11/20

PE clubs and activities will resume from Monday. All clubs finish by 4pm. See our website for schedules: https://t.co/EuZo6WVkB4 https://t.co/MK7r3JeTMG

11/11/20

A reminder to all our Key Stage 3 parents, please register for a parent account on https://t.co/S4IqfSUrIO and ask your child or an English teacher for the access code! Thank you

06/11/20

Have a great weekend everyone! https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/TcWe1FWz4q

28/10/20

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A huge thank you to all the businesses who have come forward offering to those who need it. A true example of . Check out 's website for the latest list of those offering help https://t.co/2KFiU6ik1A https://t.co/YLA8DexC2u

20/10/20

19 yr10 & 11 students are taking part in Virtual Work Experience over half term in Business, Engineering and Health & Social Care.

15/10/20

Please join us from 17:00 for our virtual Sixth Form Open Evening. We have videos from our subject teachers, as well as live chat sessions and presentations from our Principal and Head of Sixth Form: https://t.co/JsTbeGoKCN https://t.co/rNdxQEpMaR

01/10/20

I struggle to see all my classes, A headache occurs, then passes, A pain in my head, A feeling I dread I think I really need glasses by Mr Ahmad

01/10/20

Sunlight, like stabbing swords pierces mine eye Mislaid visions of darkness swiftly leaving Grasping for clarity I groggily blunder Caught twix dream and reality Torn always by one or t'other by Mr Winter

01/10/20

I am white You are black What difference does it make All the lives that they take Just because you are a different race by Mahdi

01/10/20

Is vision how I see or how I do? Should vision energise or philosophise? I think it is the single most thing that gives existence a purpose A mission statement will be nothing if a vision is dubious by Miss Aiken

01/10/20

Life is like a puzzle It includes emotin bubbles Sometimes I tend to be happy Or sit in my room And cry by Ololade

28/09/20

We are hosting a virtual Open Evening for our Sixth Form on Thursday 15th October 2020. We will have live presentations from our Principal and Head of Sixth Form as well as a pre-recorded virtual tour and subject specific talks starting at 17:00 https://t.co/7agDpPN3sM

28/09/20

Our virtual Open Mornings begin today. If you would like an opportunity to talk to the principal in a live chat through Microsoft Teams, please reserve a place by contacting our Admissions department. Dates and contact details are on our website: https://t.co/i92dZexN1p

24/09/20

Join us on our YouTube channel at 5PM for our first virtual Open Evening! The Principal's presentation will be followed by student interviews and a 30 minute live chat session to ask any questions you may have. The presentation will repeat at 6PM and 7PM https://t.co/FXmJbGRV7M https://t.co/Vcu4SMK6fF

21/09/20

On Thursday 24 September we will host a virtual Open Evening on YouTube for Year 6 students considering joining us in September 2021. Our Principal’s presentation starts at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm and is followed by a live Q&A session after each presentation. https://t.co/kR4qwtIalz https://t.co/N4lo8fctBM

14/09/20

We will be hosting virtual Parent Information Evenings on Thursday 17th September 2020. Please see our letter for further information: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

14/09/20

Our first newsletter of the academic year is out! https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/kEbd7N46dU

02/09/20

We're looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students this Friday! For information about our uniform supplier Stevensons and other important messages, please check our website: https://t.co/ITFDlH6jvU

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Careers Programme

Ms van der Weide

Ms van der Weide

Amanda Duffy

Amanda Duffy

Careers Leaders

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

Ms Duffy, Careers Advice Leader
amanda.duffy@harrisfederation.org.uk Ext. 2612 (room S15)

 

Investor in Careers

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Harris Academy will apply for the Investor in Careers Award this year. This award shows our dedication to ensuring that all our students receive high quality Careers Education from Year 7 to 13. We are supported in this application by the Croydon Careers Cluster.

Investor in Careers is a quality standard for the management of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and is now the most widely used quality award of its kind recognised nationally across the country. Investor in Careers Award holders have demonstrated a commitment to provide impartial, independent careers education, information, advice and guidance to all young people. This really is one of the highest accolades an organisation can receive for excellence in this area of work and is definitely something the award holder can be very proud of. The Investor in Careers standard is about improving students’ awareness of opportunities, raising their aspirations and working with them to ensure they achieve their full potential.

 

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, 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.

 

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

 

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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

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