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22/07/21

Letters regarding examination results days and our Principal's End of Term letter can be read on our website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

08/07/21

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Huge thanks to the lovely staff from who have been shuttle run driving our children for our sports days yesterday and today! https://t.co/aD4BCOAwIM

08/07/21

Our Parent Information Evening for parents of Year 6 students joining us next year will take place on Microsoft Teams on Monday 12th July at 5:30pm. A link to the meeting will be sent to your email just before the event. We look forward to you joining us!

07/07/21

Well done to our Year 10 football team for their 4:2 win against Archbishop Tenisons yesterday. The goals came from Joshua, Khyro, Reece and Callum. A big thanks to Sixth Formers Romel (referee), Tomiwa and Eric (Linesmen) for officiating the game.

05/07/21

Today was a Year 12 Taster Day. Year 11 students had the opportunity to experience lessons in some of the subjects they hope to take next year https://t.co/VWXIkYHenD

28/06/21

Summer School is still going ahead from 26th July to 30th July (09:30-14:30).

28/06/21

Parent Induction Evening will now take place virtually (Microsoft Teams) on Monday 5th July at 18:00

26/05/21

Our Key Stage 3 Art students have entered Heroes Stamp Design competition. The entries have been fantastic. Here are some of our favourites: https://t.co/XA1ajRka11

20/05/21

Retweetd From CroydonSexualHealth

Absolutely fabulous day Yr 12. Such a pleasure to work with you all. https://t.co/Glsn9aGT87

20/05/21

Unfortunately, I'm not always available to go into classrooms to take photos. I visited as many as I could in the time that I had!

19/05/21

Students are solving mathematical puzzles and taking on numeracy challenges to celebrate Numeracy Day today! https://t.co/kyZa7044Tm

19/05/21

Number Hero Competition: Create an image of yourself in your dream job and describe how that job involves numbers. Prizes to be won! Grab an entry sheet from the Maths department and submit it to: competition.org.uk or hand it to a teacher

19/05/21

Today is National Numeracy Day. We want our pupils to develop an awareness of numbers and the significant roles they play in our daily lives. We have activities running throughout the day.

07/05/21

The presentations from our Year 11 and Year 13 TAG events are available form our website: https://t.co/s1RAPLlwxz

05/05/21

A reminder that we have a Year 13 Microsoft Teams event this evening at 5pm regarding TAGs. Click here to join: https://t.co/gLOYWeoFz6

29/04/21

Due to the nature of this year's Teacher Assessed Grades we are changing Year 11 Parent Evening (6 May) to an information evening from 5pm. Key members of staff will explain how your child's grade will be determined and key priorities to focus on. Teams: https://t.co/i7POdtXniS

23/04/21

Due to the recent cyber attack, we have to postpone next Thursday's Year 7 induction event until our IT systems have fully recovered. We apologise for any inconvinience this may cause.

21/04/21

We're still in recovery from our recent cyber attack. Thankfully, not everything has a microprocessor. Thank you to all our staff, students and families for being patient and working through it! https://t.co/Kgy0xxuX9W

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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/

The 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

 

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 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 students' education; what are they aiming for? We hope that they learnt a great deal from 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.


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.


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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Baker Clause Policy 29th Oct 2018 Download
Careers Plan 2021 04th Jan 2021 Download