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16/01/20

FIXTURE: Monday 20th January Year 7 & 8 vs Riddlesdown away at Riddlesdown

15/01/20

Our Year 7 Netball team had a fantastic 19-1 victory this week. Next week (Wed 22nd Jan) our Year 10 team have a netball fixture at Archbishop Tenisons

07/01/20

HAPU ski trip will arrive at the academy at midnight. https://t.co/qr72TZ35Nh

07/01/20

Nearly the end of a great week skiing for the HAPU students https://t.co/tS8C4gTYaG

05/01/20

Some photos from the HAPU ski trip, everyone is having a great time in the sun learning to ski https://t.co/HdK33nTiF8

05/01/20

Ms Thompson showing off her skiing skills after only 3 days on the HAPU ski trip https://t.co/uBanPAso9N

05/01/20

Good morning from all on the HAPU ski trip https://t.co/z12VivJs8z

31/12/19

Happy New Year to you all! 🎉

20/12/19

Year 11s experience Sixth Form for the day with our Taster Day sessions https://t.co/Lt8k4ckqit

19/12/19

Our students in Berlin are currently on their way to the airport

19/12/19

Food Tech students have been busy creating some festive treats this week! https://t.co/9KQ6QVQoXD

18/12/19

Retweetd From ALRA

We've got a stand at Academy this afternoon. Come say hi if you're there! https://t.co/xvpg48IYHi

18/12/19

Students spent the morning at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin https://t.co/igUcMS7jao

17/12/19

Students continue their tour of Berlin, popping into the DDR Museum and going to the top of the TV Tower! https://t.co/nqNTtnyF1i

16/12/19

Students are currently outside the Reichstag on their walking tour! https://t.co/8RhX51aDBK

16/12/19

Students have arrived safely in Berlin! https://t.co/mzCAQjQWEu

12/12/19

The result for Harris Academy Purley's Mock Election is in! How do you think it will compare to the General Election results? https://t.co/7OnTvjR0xm

12/12/19

Students are voting in our mock election this morning - don't forget to vote in the real one today! 🧐 🖍️ https://t.co/dLxfyRBLsy

10/12/19

Just a reminder that it is our Year 6 Testing Day on Friday 13th December 🤞 There is no school for our current Year 7 to Year 13 students.

06/12/19

Students have been busy running their mock general election campaigns this week. It'll be interesting to see who all of our students will elect next week! https://t.co/oFbFEq03wg

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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