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15/10/18

Retweetd From HAPU Pastoral Hub

Here's the PEPs Leaderboard for September. Which House will take the top spot for October? https://t.co/hSu2NxdRwb

15/10/18

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is this Thursday from 5pm! https://t.co/ZqhD8wyOv4

12/10/18

Year 11 students fact finding and gaining inspiration https://t.co/0gjykGaVJ4

11/10/18

Our Year 9 netball team's winning streak continues with a 10-8 victory over Shirley High. Well done girl. Training continues every Monday after school 3-4pm, everyone welcome!

08/10/18

Retweetd From HAPU Pastoral Hub

Congratulations to Green House who are leading the way in PEPs so far ! https://t.co/lEBk52ODix

07/10/18

Retweetd From HAPU Pastoral Hub

Some great help sheets from to support parents in keeping their children safe online https://t.co/tPKfdnbxGB

06/10/18

Retweetd From HAPU Pastoral Hub

On Monday we will be ready to announce which House is leading the way so far this year based on PEPs (Purley Excellence Points) awarded in September! https://t.co/BV2yWv1AMn

04/10/18

An excellent start to the season for our Year 9 netball team! 8-7 win over Woodcote High

02/10/18

A remind that Harris Academy Purley will be closed to students this Friday for INSET

29/09/18

Retweetd From Jay Richards

We had the BEST time inspiring students yesterday with Love what we get to do https://t.co/Fx6gDCgWrT

28/09/18

There is a Parent Voice meeting on Tuesday 2nd October 18:30-19:30 https://t.co/y1GUFuTNkY

28/09/18

The Open Morning dates are on the Admissions page which I have already sent you. These need to be booked. The next Open Evening is in September 2019.

26/09/18

Retweetd From Harris Purley

A reminder that our Open Evening is tomorrow from 5pm! We have students looking forward to taking you on a tour around our Academy. https://t.co/SzDWxatNj6

26/09/18

A reminder that our Open Evening is tomorrow from 5pm! We have students looking forward to taking you on a tour around our Academy. https://t.co/SzDWxatNj6

21/09/18

Year 13 crane making in our House Colours for https://t.co/Aa61cExd3T

17/09/18

Year 7 Parent Information Evening is this Thursday from 6-7pm. We hope to see you there!

31/08/18

and here it is... the end of a fantastic week of - the Mad Hatters Tea Party 🍵 🎉 https://t.co/dV91hA0EQt

31/08/18

Our spectacular finished with the Tea Party today after all the final preparations https://t.co/WlwqA5ulT8

30/08/18

A spot of croquet, fit for the Tea Party! https://t.co/gy7WrL1DFd

30/08/18

Baking some sweet treats for the Tea Party 🍵 🎉 https://t.co/EKY9TcGv6S

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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.

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.  

Deadlines
Complete the online survey 19th October
Booking Form returned 8th February
Placement confirmation 29th March

 

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.

 

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 2018 26th Feb 2018 Download
Work Experience FAQ 27th Feb 2018 Download