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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

20/08/20

Congratulations to all our incredible students picking up incredible results today! It has been a pleasure teaching you 🎓 https://t.co/n0dty2RWOF

13/08/20

Congratulations to all our Sixth Form students collecting results today! It has been a highly unusual year, but you've made us proud and we're looking forward to seeing all the great things you're going on to achieve https://t.co/ynf3aB2wBY

30/06/20

Faye submitted a fantastic piece for the Diversity Week Creative Task - to create a Pride flag out of anything - Faye decided to use her younger sister! https://t.co/4iSobiaz9Y

29/06/20

The Great HAPU Bake Off had some fantastic entries from our students! Below are just a few of the great cakes we received! https://t.co/82BVVVZfAo

24/06/20

One day a happy thought floated on a warm breeze infecting everyone it touched with joy, even those who were trying to social distance. Ms Smeltzer

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Work Experience

As part of our careers programme, we provide Year 10 students with the opportunity to take part in Work Experience. Participation is not compulsory, but represents the possibility for students to engage in a week long experience that could provide a valuable insight into the world of employment.

Deadlines
Complete the online survey 11 October

Work Experience is an opportunity to experience working life. Harris Academy Purley will do it's best to support you with finding a placement. However, many organisations request direct contact from the student. Since placements are incredibly competitive, we strongly advise that you to start contacting companies early and find a placement yourself. There will be knock backs; no is a common answer. Don't give up! The survey below helps us direct you and support you in finding a suitable organisation to work with for a week.

Form

 

The Process

If students wish to take part in the week, the following steps need to be completed by the deadlines above.

  1. Complete the online survey
  2. Complete the Work Experience Booking Form, which you can download from the bottom of this page.
  3. Arrange an interview with your work experience employer.

As soon as your Work Experience Booking Form is returned, the Academy will make contact with your prospective employer to confirm the placement and to send them relevant documents.

Online Survey Link

 

How to Find a Placement 

A work placement is your opportunity to spend a period of time outside the classroom, learning about a particular job or area of work.  It can help you decide on your options for after Year 11 and will give you the opportunity to develop and show evidence of vital skills such as self-confidence, communication, independence and a variety of others, depending on what kind placement you do.  

What types of Work Experience Can I do? 

Most of you will be expected to find you own placements. Think about what do you want to do.  What are your favourite subjects? Ask for help making a list of related jobs.  If you start looking in time you will be able to find a suitable placement. 

English: Newspapers, Libraries, Press Officer, Teacher, Solicitors, Advertising, TV & Film, radio 

Maths: Banking, Accountancy & finance, Engineering, Meteorology   

Geography: Environmental services, Development organisations, Charities, Politics 

Family is often a good source for finding placements.  Do your parents/guardians do something you are interested in? How about your brothers and sisters or your aunties and uncles?  Do you already know anywhere you may like to work? e.g. a shop that you like, or an organisation you pass on the way to school?   

Go to www.yell.co.uk and search for a local business in the field of work you would like to do.

For example, you could search for "solicitor" in "Croydon". Give this a try!

Yell Website

You could also try www.propects.ac.uk where you can research job roles and sectors, un-to-date industry insights, job opportunities for subjects you are studying and more.

 

Tips for a Successful Placement  

Make a list of 10 places you would like to apply to.

Call or visit them and ask if they have work experience opportunities.  For example: “Hello, I’m enquiring about the possibility of organising a work experience placement with you from 2nd July.

If they offer work experience, they will tell you what to do next.  Remember, competition for work experience can be really tough, so you'll need to make the right impression when asking them.

Be selfish. Don’t ask for you AND a friend; employers are unlikely to want a group of friends hanging out at their business. You will also come across more confident and keen if you are asking just for yourself.

 

World of Work

Click here to fill in the Year 10 and Year 11 survey

Click here to fill in the Year 9 survey

Page Downloads

Title Date  
How to apply for WEX at... 16th Apr 2018 Download
WEX FAQ from April 30th Apr 2018 Download
WEX Template Letter to Employers 28th Feb 2018 Download
Work Experience Booking Form 26th Feb 2018 Download
Work Experience FAQ 27th Feb 2018 Download
Work Experience Year 10 06th Nov 2018 Download
Work Experience Year 12 06th Nov 2018 Download