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19/04/18

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Visit from Harris Academy today looking at food production from birth https://t.co/lwe3ZnG4Wp

19/04/18

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Talking about below 15% moisture some good questions about https://t.co/Bwe8lioObJ

19/04/18

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New job: is looking for an Assistant Principal - Science Faculty. Apply now https://t.co/qMDFE1MceK https://t.co/BkUDaipVRz

19/04/18

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Teacher of Science required .Apply now https://t.co/knmP0XmQhR https://t.co/ulFl5XOSvK

19/04/18

For more images and the full article: https://t.co/EspQ6POcmF

19/04/18

Harris Academy Purley hosted the Year 8 Netball Competition yesterday. Unfortunately we missed out on the finals by a single goal, but the weather was wonderful and the students played exceptionally well! https://t.co/pgs8ilL1b7

17/04/18

Some of our students have been officiating a primary school basketball competition this morning, which contributes to the Sports Leader qualification they are undertaking! https://t.co/rFoGVHRkcE

16/04/18

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Evening Cleaners required .Apply now https://t.co/KzliO1W58n https://t.co/SM5slXG1eK

16/04/18

The winners from last term's Science Fair are (from Year 7) Charlotte A Manahil and Ria & from Year 8 Alice K, Musharafa and Rashid. See Miss Homewood for your prizes!

28/03/18

Term Dates: https://t.co/IyRwC8rn0f

27/03/18

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Games Force leadership training students learning how to deal with scenarios that could arise at the upcoming primary events. https://t.co/ejfMxKqhCX

27/03/18

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Are you looking for a Teacher of Maths? Apply now https://t.co/65Jl5cbBqa https://t.co/RAthNHBASt

26/03/18

Our End of Term Arrangements letter is now on our website: https://t.co/iveoiqhvDZ

23/03/18

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Join . Science Technician required https://t.co/mk22MYLsz7 https://t.co/RzVkKm6sAG

23/03/18

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New job: is looking for an Assistant Principal - Science Faculty. Apply now https://t.co/Zd7gmhmqL2 https://t.co/kU6NBgZ3yH

22/03/18

Jack delivered a fantastic speech at the Speak Out Challenge regional finals this week! Several teachers from our English department went along to support him throughout the evening! https://t.co/lu33zcGr8t

22/03/18

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New job: Director of Learning Mathematics .Apply now https://t.co/AV3MvhieIc https://t.co/XvGj2SyuaU

22/03/18

Students attended a special assembly on Eating Disorders this morning, delivered by Phoebe from the SLAM team (South London and Maudsley). For further information, head over to: https://t.co/ok9UNy2LtY https://t.co/Wcqi33f57Y

20/03/18

This afternoon, the RAF popped in to help launch the 'rocket cars' students have been designing as part of https://t.co/5nSolJs43X

16/03/18

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Students at are taking part in Games Force training. Thank you the students loved learning the roles and responsibilities when delivering a competition. https://t.co/0UJsj6cfpV

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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.

There is a cost of £49 per student to participate, (£25 for students eligible for Pupil Premium).  This is to cover the cost of the legally required health and safety checks that must be completed before a student can attend a placement.  This also covers the cost of any support needed to help students find a suitable placement.  The academy has employed Southwark Education Business Alliance (SEBA), to provide this support.  They are also providing training sessions for the students, the first of which took place prior to half term.  

2018 Deadlines
Complete the online survey Friday 9th March 2018
Make the £49 payment (£25 for Pupil Premium)  Thursday 29th March 2018
Complete the Work Experience Booking Form Friday 20th April 2018
Arrange an interview with your employer April / May

 

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. Make a payment via ParentPay of £49 (£25 for students eligible for Pupil Premium).
     
  3. Complete the Work Experience Booking Form, which you can download from the bottom of this page.
     
  4. 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.

Page Downloads

Title Date  
How to apply for WEX at... 16th Apr 2018 Download
WEX Template Letter to Employers 28th Feb 2018 Download
Work Experience Booking Form 2018 26th Feb 2018 Download
Work Experience FAQ 27th Feb 2018 Download