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20/03/20

Key Workers letter for opt-in provision: https://t.co/tlhnyfXnHj

20/03/20

Please read our letter regarding our full school closure https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

19/03/20

Letter regarding our partial closure on Friday 20th March: https://t.co/U9f5OHaWzB

18/03/20

Our partial closure continues in to Thursday 19th March': https://t.co/3wnjpPPOsu

17/03/20

Partial Closure for Years 8, 9, 10 and 12 from Wednesday 18th March https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

17/03/20

https://t.co/bSAVW7QTc9 Please visit the Harris Federation's Advice website to keep up-to-date on our response to Coronavirus and other important events

13/03/20

Parent Pay reminder and Coronavirus update https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

12/03/20

With the government likely to announce today that the country is moving into the ‘delay’ phase of fighting coronavirus, we have taken the decision to postpone Year 8 Parents' Evening tonight. Schools across the country remain open as usual to students.

12/03/20

Retweetd From Harris History Network

Great to see our Y11 students finding out about life at from some current undergrads https://t.co/dcIbhSAChE

10/03/20

Year 11 Parents' and Carers' Evening letter: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

09/03/20

You can view our Year 8 Parents' Evening letter online: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

04/03/20

A reminder that the Year 7 netball team are expected back at around 17:30 this evening!

02/03/20

We've had engineering company Mott Macdonald in this morning, running workshops for our students as part of https://t.co/Ro9aI1Gwf3

26/02/20

Tonight’s Year 7/8 netball fixture is at home and due to finish around 4:30-4:45pm

25/02/20

Yr10 students choosing the best CV at EY in Canary Wharf. https://t.co/umMUdB42t5

25/02/20

Yr10 learning interview skills at EY in Canary Wharf https://t.co/texqngVL3v

25/02/20

Yr10 students enjoying conversations about Pathways and Careers at EY in Canary Wharf https://t.co/DkBpFaGQK1

13/02/20

Absolutely stunning performances in this evening's showcase! Well done to all the student's who sang, acted and performed! https://t.co/QM96ikaUEB

13/02/20

Reminder: Our Year 7 girls football team have a fixture at Lanfranc this evening

11/02/20

Today's Year 8 netball fixture is now an away game. We expect to return to the academy by 16:15

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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
Permission slip deadline  27 September 2019
Complete the online survey 11 October 2019
Booking Form returned 20 December 2019

 

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 by clicking here.
     
  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.

 

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