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21/01/21

Literacy for Learning have a number of conferences for students and parents to enjoy, starting today at 4pm with a keynote speech from Alex Quigly entitled ‘Literacy in Secondary School – Successful Ways Forward’. Check our website for links and timetable: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5 https://t.co/ZNQIBk7lhf

20/01/21

If you have any concerns about a student's mental health or wellbeing, please complete this form to assist us in providing help and support for the student: https://t.co/ncAe9Bx18A

07/01/21

Year 7 is scheduled for that date. Please note that this will be a virtual event - all information, including a guide to booking appointments is on our Letters Home section of the website https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

05/01/21

A letter regarding Year 13's A-Level and CTEC examinations is now on our website: https://t.co/dgSRmX7JeG

05/01/21

Year 11 Parents' and Carers' Evening is on Thursday 7th January 2021. You need to book an online appointment. The letter regarding the evening and a guide to booking an appointment is on our website: https://t.co/dgSRmX7JeG

05/01/21

A letter regarding this year's GCSE examinations is now online: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

04/01/21

A letter regarding on site provisions for students of key workers and vulnerable individuals has been emailed out and is also on our website: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

31/12/20

Information regarding yesterday's announcement is now on our website: https://t.co/08dOW6XuSJ

30/12/20

Information regarding today's announcement and how it will affect each year group will be published on our website as soon as plans are finalised. We'll let you know with a tweet when that information is uploaded.

22/12/20

A huge thank you to for their generous donation of ready meals, delivered by volunteers this morning. A team of our amazing teachers and support staff have volunteered to deliver these to grateful families later today. Merry Christmas from everybody at Barings & Purley! https://t.co/mYBocS1oPg

16/12/20

https://t.co/a6OKjU4sTt Our Winter Extravaganza Showcase will be streamed at 18:30. You'll see students' coursework, dance routines, musical performances and more!

16/12/20

Our online showcase 'Winter Extravaganza' is taking place this evening. Make sure you tune in to our stream to see music, drama, media, and technology subjects exhibit some of out student's work!

09/12/20

This week Y8 and Y10 students have been taking part in Hour Of Code in Computing. This is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries. Students learn coding skills in a fun, creative and easy way. Check out https://t.co/ED54wzVg4N to take part! https://t.co/JtP7ih2iVW

03/12/20

Yesterday we welcomed to the academy. Mentivity are an inspirational mentoring organisation providing aspirational support for young people. They delivered assemblies to our students on some key topics affecting children in the borough. https://t.co/nSQo28utn0 https://t.co/35pUrMRzlO

16/11/20

Please support in the prevention of bullying by raising awareness of Anti-Bullying Week 2020 https://t.co/o9PssfuYMF https://t.co/EsBvLgoxU0

13/11/20

This term the academy is supporting the UK charity Trussell Trust. From Mon 16 to Fri 20 we will be collecting for the Croydon food bank with a donation box at the student gate. See our newsletter for information https://t.co/vJMssCkfIO

13/11/20

PE clubs and activities will resume from Monday. All clubs finish by 4pm. See our website for schedules: https://t.co/EuZo6WVkB4 https://t.co/MK7r3JeTMG

11/11/20

A reminder to all our Key Stage 3 parents, please register for a parent account on https://t.co/S4IqfSUrIO and ask your child or an English teacher for the access code! Thank you

06/11/20

Have a great weekend everyone! https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/TcWe1FWz4q

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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