Twitter

22/05/19

Thank you , , , and all the many people who made yesterday's Whittington Course such an success. Raising aspiration through 'behind the scenes' visits in London's financial district. Report and pics at https://t.co/wH7lqsWQbf https://t.co/kCbrG3gVRE

20/05/19

Retweetd From BJ Education Lawyers

8 shortlisted to find the best secondary school in the UK & we’re thrilled to be sponsors! Congratulations https://t.co/p9b2jQue3P https://t.co/vwoISnkYXc

20/05/19

Retweetd From Frances Bywater

So proud of my school and the tireless hard work that the staff put in to make a genuinely positive difference to students’ lives! 🙌🙌 https://t.co/AmRbjQukPC

16/05/19

Absolutely delighted to be shortlisted! This is thanks to the hard work from students, staff and parents that support our school. 🤗 https://t.co/Cnb75O0Jpn

10/05/19

We're extremely proud of Judith, Year 7, who won a Literacy Award recently for her entry on the book 'Ruby Tanya'. Judith was presented with her award at Bexley Civic Office in an awards ceremony. Well done, Judith! Read more https://t.co/ebNAZjuQbx https://t.co/g2sRqZEIsM

09/05/19

8 out of 10 of our chicks have hatched so far and we can’t wait to handle them. Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets from the office for a chance to name them! https://t.co/OAS2tj86eC

08/05/19

Happy Hatching Day to our first two chicks! Remember to buy a raffle ticket to win a chance to name them! Mr Shephard wants to call one ‘Piri Piri’ but we’re sure you can be more creative! https://t.co/3P2AJgJ5bo

08/05/19

Our eggs have arrived - we can’t wait to see them hatch! https://t.co/DmogYx0FFj

01/05/19

Really proud of Judith for being chosen as runner-up in the Literacy Awards for her piece inspired by reading Ruby Tanya. Congratulations! Thanks to for organising our entries. https://t.co/Clq37OjaS3

01/05/19

Glad to see others enjoying our Art Gallery space! Thanks to the art team for putting lots of work into updating and maintaining our gallery. https://t.co/SeXi6uI04x

26/04/19

Look at those crowds!! Not that our students were keen to throw wet sponges at members of the Senior Leadership Team... Follow the line to donate to Mr Wheatley’s marathon fund https://t.co/OjhebVonum https://t.co/9cA8JM4Gbn

23/04/19

First day back and year 11 are already stuck into a waking talking mock for English! https://t.co/G4d01F462T

05/04/19

Our year 12s spent Wednesday evening exploring their future options

03/04/19

Exciting scenes at our Knowledge Maestro competition today. Congratulations to the Enterprise and World Studies hubs for being victorious! https://t.co/WUPhri7ZbU

03/04/19

Our Sixth Form is proud to announce its first cohort of students, who will complete their Bronze Awards by the end of the Summer Term. Find out more at https://t.co/1uVwhYNcQS https://t.co/X7eBhy2Xct

03/04/19

From Rudolf Hess to Lady Jane Grey. Year 5 have been learning about famous prisoners in the . This lovely writing is by Debbie. Great drawing too. Loads more great learning for our primary phase students at https://t.co/RA6vmfdHiJ https://t.co/SIrR2yQZqN

03/04/19

In Reception Class this week we have been focusing on our topic . Ilyas is writing a list of picnic food he needs to take to the moon. Vital! And Renee is writing 'rocket sentences' in speech bubbles. Loads more at https://t.co/RA6vmfdHiJ https://t.co/WRY6apsPEu

01/04/19

About to board the mini bus to make our way to the Cory Riverside Energy planet where London’s waste is processed! https://t.co/GjNsomnj1p

01/04/19

Hi from has come in to help us learn about the 3Rs! https://t.co/axdFwQBBOH

29/03/19

Year 10 enjoying a production by today - always a delight to welcome people in! https://t.co/dfsfGMCqhZ

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.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Careers

“Careers education is about inspiration and aspiration as much as advice.”

Welcome to the Careers page at Harris Garrard Academy. We hope you find the below information useful. We will continue to update the page throughout the year. The Careers Leads at the academy are Miss Gringeri (K.Gringeri@harrisgarrard.org.uk) and Ms Brader (M.Brader@harrisgarrard.org.uk). Both can be contacted via the school reception on 020 8320 4800. Read our latest news about careers advice at Harris Garrard Academy..


Our Careers Ambassadors

This page was designed by the Careers Ambassadors at Harris Garard Academy (pictures below) and Miss Gringeri.

Lawrence   Careers Lawrence Careers   ZuhrahZuhrah Careers   MustafaMustafa Careers   TobyToby

Careers Ambassador are pupils who have been selected and trained to help other students have conversations surrounding career choices. Every Friday morning, Careers Ambassadors meet with their peers to discuss careers options. The Ambassadors have been trained by Miss Gringeri on how to research in advance of meetings and explore career options with the pupils.


The world has changed greatly in the last 20 years with many people working in jobs today that simply didn’t exist when their parents left education.

The idea of a ‘job for life’ has disappeared. What’s important is to recognise these exciting new opportunities that are available and to gain the knowledge, skills and expertise that will enable you to work in those areas. You can download our higher education booklets below.


How do we prepare students for the future?

Harris Garrard Academy understands that all students need to prepare themselves for progression through learning and education into adulthood. We aim to prepare students for life after school along with providing information on the ever changing future, occupations and progression routes to sixth form, college, university or work/apprenticeships, as appropriate. Please see our careers programmes for all years below.

 

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

EYFS to Year 6

We have a range of transition days for pupils before they move onto each year. In year 6, pupils complete a course on ’stepping up to secondary – preparing for life at secondary’. This includes how to manage homework diaries, workload, and timetables.

Year 7

Assembly programme: labour market trends

Workshops on Character Day 2: Interview skills, workplace skills, careers in STEM, types of careers and tackling stereotypes.

PSHE Programme: Interview Skills, how grades affect your career, types of jobs you can do, job vs career, soft skills and CVs, where your GCSEs can take you.

Assembly programme: raising aspirations and career stereotypes

 

Assembly programme: Guest Speaker

Year 8

Assembly programme: labour market trends

PSHE Programme: Interview Skills, how grades affect your career, types of jobs you can do, job vs career, soft skills and CVs, where your GCSEs can take you.

Assembly programme: raising aspirations and career stereotypes

Assembly programme: Guest Speaker

Year 9

Assembly programme: labour market trends

PSHE Programme: Interview Skills, how grades affect your career, types of jobs you can do, job vs career, soft skills and CVs, where your GCSEs can take you.

Assembly programme: raising aspirations and career stereotypes

Character Day 3: Workshops on interview skills, internships, types of work you can do.

 

Assembly programme: Guest Speaker

Year 10

Assembly programme: labour market trends

PSHE Programme: Interview Skills, how grades affect your career, types of jobs you can do, job vs career, soft skills and CVs, where your GCSEs can take you.

Visit to University of Sussex with Miss Gringeri

Assembly programme: raising aspirations and career stereotypes

Harris Garrard Careers Fair – Wednesday 13th February 2019.

 

Assembly programme: Guest Speaker

Year 11

Assembly programme: labour market trends

One to one careers advisor meetings

P16 taster sessions on open evening

Assembly programme: raising aspirations and career stereotypes

One to one careers advisor meetings

Harris Garrard Careers Fair – Wednesday 13th February 2019.

 

Assembly programme: Guest Speaker

One to one careers advisor meetings

Year 12

Assembly programme: labour market trends

PSHE Programme: Interview Skills, how grades affect your career, types of jobs you can do, job vs career, soft skills and CVs, where your GCSEs can take you.

Visit to University of Sussex with Miss Gringeri

Assembly programme: raising aspirations and career stereotypes

Harris Garrard Careers Fair – Wednesday 13th February 2019.

Character Day 3: Am I employable? Interview practice, CV surgery, job/internship hunting

Assembly programme: Guest Speaker

Career enhancement experience (2 weeks)

Year 13

Assembly programme: labour market trends

Workshop with Miss Biosah: How to pick a university, different career pathways

PSHE Programme: Interview Skills, how grades affect your career, types of jobs you can do, job vs career, soft skills and CVs, where your GCSEs can take you.

Visit to University of Sussex with Miss Gringeri

Assembly programme: raising aspirations and career stereotypes

 Harris Garrard Careers Fair – Wednesday 13th February 2019.

Character Day 3: Am I employable? Interview practice, CV surgery, job/internship hunting

 Assembly programme: Guest Speaker


We are committed to providing a varied programme of activities for all students from Year 7 to 13 and beyond. Various careers related opportunities are provided via a number of different methods such as assemblies, tutor time programme, careers fairs, character days, practise careers interviews, career workshops, trips to employers and universities, and visiting speakers. We offer particular support for SEND students. The focus is to provide activities and events that meet the needs of the individual students and thus will incorporate independent and impartial careers guidance to support career and option choices, raising the aspirations of individual students and equipping them with the necessary skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding.

Harris Garrard Academy utilises the expertise of the Harris Federation Careers Advisor who supports students on a regular basis either during drop in sessions or also for booked appointments.  These sessions can be wither 1-2-1, or completed in a group.

We also recognise that parents/carers come from many different work backgrounds and can also contribute to helping our students make informed decisions. Therefore, if you are able to offer some time to deliver an occupational talk, host a stand at our annual careers fair, or are able to take a student for a work experience placement we would really welcome you contacting us via the 'Info' email address on the Academy website.

Year 10 higher education booklet

Year 11 higher education booklet


Destinations

The information, advice and guidance we give our students helps them with the transition from Year 11 to Post 16.  Each year we publish data about what our students go on to do after completing Year 11 or 13 – for example whether to continue with the Sixth Form here, go to a different college or on to some form of training or apprenticeship. These are the figures we have for 2017-18:

Year 11 cohort 2017-18

  • Staying in education or training 93.4%
  • Apprenticeship 2.2%
  • Left the UK 0.7%
  • Activity not captured in the data 2.9%
  • NEET 0.7%

Year 13 cohort 2017-18

  • Employment 8.7%
  • Staying in education or training 73.9%
  • Apprenticeship 8.7%
  • Activity not captured in the data 4.3%
  • NEET 4.3%

Access to external providers/speakers

We welcome outside speakers and organisations to contribute to our careers programme. An organisation wishing to request access should contact Kristen Gringeri on 020 8320 4800 or K.Gringeri@harrisgarrard.org.uk. Requests will be considered in line with our visiting speaker procedure within our safeguarding policy.


Our Careers Education and Guidance Policy can be downloaded from the bottom of the Teaching and Learning page, along with labour market information to help students make informed careers choices.