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15/06/18

We said goodbye to our Year 11s today. We're wishing you all the best for results day (23rd August for GCSEs). See you there! https://t.co/1OFXICq3M2

08/06/18

Students performed alongside spoken words artist Abstract Benna this afternoon. AB has been working with the students over the past six weeks. https://t.co/R6WTwxohJP

06/06/18

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yr12 students currently in an Apprenticeship Mock Assessment Centre activity delivered by

30/05/18

Students enjoyed their very own Comic Con on the last day of term, with comics, competitions and a workshop provided by the team at on Shaftesbury Avenue! https://t.co/cPJCEoJsIw

24/05/18

Miss Homewood has filmed some exciting practical demonstrations in slow motion with Year 8s this week! https://t.co/DIBICHsh3m

16/05/18

Ed: Not the bit about Zaha obviously... 😆

16/05/18

Our very own Sheresse Miller won the Under 13s Shot Putt at the Surrey County Track and Field Championships last weekend at Kingston. Read more about it here: https://t.co/wyl9rOsVMo https://t.co/wbT6FNPgGD

15/05/18

Our Year 11 Prom will take place on Wednesday 4th July 2018. The venue for this year’s prom is Farleigh Golf Club: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ https://t.co/4XuoCjhPBA

04/05/18

The latest edition of our weekly Newsletter is on our website! Check it out for all the latest news, term dates and information about the week ahead. Have a great weekend. https://t.co/FJsf6pSYHz

01/05/18

Yesterday, seven students went to Christie's Auction House with Ms Robbins and Ms Msemburi. Read more about it: https://t.co/edox1qt0qf https://t.co/lcbQcYL5a6

01/05/18

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PE Teachers required .Apply now https://t.co/co8O0BW9uc https://t.co/6HWxR4dRaw

30/04/18

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Harris Academy Purley is looking for an Assistant Principal - English Faculty. Apply now https://t.co/CT4s2OBVY1 https://t.co/70lIUEaE78

30/04/18

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A-Level Mathematics Teacher required .Apply now https://t.co/Q7JLdCqRUX https://t.co/1MJrRHjr3j

26/04/18

*compete in

26/04/18

The winning teams from our Year 7 rocket cars project went to RAF High Wycombe yesterday to complete in the regional finals! Their car design was fantastic. Results to come... https://t.co/sG7poQWGT9 https://t.co/UjbekslgqV

24/04/18

We're always grateful to receive new books! Our doors are always open (between the hours of 8 and 4) :)

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

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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.  

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.

 

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