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25/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Teacher of Science required .Apply now https://t.co/nCpM2LEwjo https://t.co/zoZLYxIYoy

25/05/18

Is your child in Year 8? Download our options booklet here to help them choose their subjects for Year 9 https://t.co/98WmZprJhJ

23/05/18

Chair of Governors Beverley Johnston meets former students, Jack and Vince, as part of our yesterday. The two spoke with our current Year 10 about their career paths with and . Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw. https://t.co/YyNRz3bTSw

23/05/18

Big thanks to barrister for a great five minute introduction to networking for our Year 10 students as part of their day in the City of London. https://t.co/QzTNugrhpd

23/05/18

Thank you to everyone for making our annual possible – giving Year 10 students a taste of working life in Canary Wharf and the City of London. Including . Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw https://t.co/5890WmJaRc

23/05/18

A big THANK YOU to everyone for supporting our annual – giving students first-hand experience of working in the City of London. “Today has helped me find out in life what I want to do." David, Year 10. Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw https://t.co/KCVuZuvSly

23/05/18

Thanks for your support and presentation. We’ll be Tweeting some pics later today!

23/05/18

Retweetd From Claire Palmer

Fantastic course with and Bexley academy. Hope the students found it as rewarding as I did. Thanks for all who contributed and others

21/05/18

Nice article in about our new school... https://t.co/rIGGo7IM8L. Our girls and boys are wonderful and we're really of how well they are doing https://t.co/ZkGMYH4ZK0

21/05/18

Find out why Sonnie, Viktorija, Jodie and Mary are our Stars of the Week this week - https://t.co/rmmjGKcIQF. Congratulations everyone! https://t.co/eL11Aqxxg3

21/05/18

"I now have even more motivation to push myself further into my studies." Read why Timothy, Year 9, has enjoyed studying with the Scholar's Programme, which included a special graduation ceremony . Find out more https://t.co/JFnkRMWXek https://t.co/PTdOk7njAc

18/05/18

If you see Mr Leigh today, do shake his hand and wish him a happy . And THANK YOU Mr Leigh...! https://t.co/nleI0fPbrn

15/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Teacher of Science required .Apply now https://t.co/ltpMaQHE8i https://t.co/g4bWvYRyd0

11/05/18

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

"Once more unto the breach..." How Henry V's inspiring words are helping our boys get great grades. "Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood," "stand like greyhounds in the slips," and download our special assembly presentation... https://t.co/XuwY5mCw7r https://t.co/UBPSqez4OD

10/05/18

Retweetd From Trudie Roiz de Sa

Proud to be a Governor of the Academy (part of the ) - which was officially opened yesterday by Lord Harris! https://t.co/N8wT34JVth https://t.co/DCWtumIQpE

09/05/18

A BIG thank you to Lord Harris, who the spent the morning at Harris Garrard Academy meeting students and unveiling a plaque to mark our official opening. “You’re going to make this school really outstanding,” he told our girls and boys. https://t.co/HQThcOFFlM

04/05/18

Shiver me timbers.... Year 3 are part way through their topic AHOY! They are reading Sam Silver's 'Pirate Adventure' in class and have used this story to help them write their own pirate play script. Awesome work me hearties... https://t.co/4KLcL7N4EK

02/05/18

Congrats to Aseoluwa (left) and Cyrena for getting certificates from the National Engineering Competition for Girls 2018, for their project on global warming. . Because girls love too... https://t.co/MMfRQG6Sr2

01/05/18

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

Our latest student periodical is out now... covering everything from the with China, , the of toys, how the Mafia started, who thought up ... and lots more. Articles written by students. Download from https://t.co/3uDbAyLxUU. Enjoy! https://t.co/sHLVNVHKsT

19/04/18

Retweetd From KCLWP

It's been fab welcoming pupils from to King's today as they kick off their Scholars journey. Good luck everyone! https://t.co/SGNXhpurXB

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.

Careers

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

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 careers and education guidance policy and latest labour market and economic information report at the bottom of this page.


Monitoring economic trends

At Harris Garrard Academy we monitor trends in the economy to ensure that our curriculum and careers programme enables our students to be successful when they enter the world of work and to ensure that they develop careers that will enjoy and gain fulfilment from through their lives.

We produce regular labour market reports which provide students with the information they need to make informed choices. The reports look at, for example, current employment rates, possible future trends for job growth and average saleries. You can download our latest labour market and economic information report at the bottom of this page.

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.

Economy strand

Theme

Academy consideration

Changing employment structure

It is estimated that today’s leaver will have 10-14 jobs by the age of 38

(Change)

Students need to be prepared for change  and how to cope with it

Change in economy type technology and knowledge base

The top ten most in demand jobs did not exist five years ago

(Adaptability)

Preparing students for jobs that do not exist yet

Change to skills based economy focused around technological development

Total employment in the UK could grow by around 3 million over the next decade, with the total number of jobs reaching almost 37 million by 2025

(Aspiration)

Curriculum opportunities

Increased exposure to STEM activities

Changing employment opportunities

The UK will need more than a million new engineers and technicians by 2020, but despite the skills shortage women still account for less than 10 per cent of the sector’s workforce.

(Determination) 

Curriculum opportunities

Increased exposure to STEM activities

Change in employment structure

Sharp decline in skilled and semi-skilled manual roles. 400,000 will disappear by 2020- down to 16% of total jobs

(Qualifications)

Teaching of employability and adaptability skills

Preparing for new jobs and the processes you go through

Change in employment structure

Two million extra jobs by 2020 in higher skilled, white collar occupations e.g managers, professionals etc.  Will account for 46% of all jobs in UK

(Employability)

Higher qualification entry points

Dealing with competitiveness

Developing cultural capital

Increased qualifications needed to access higher paid jobs

By the time we reach 2020, 40% of all jobs will require a degree

(Educational Excellence)

Curriculum choice

Options process

High achievement in related


Varied programme of activities

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, thematic days, careers interviews, career based interest guides and websites, trips to employers and universities, and visiting speakers.

Our students also benefit from attending careers fairs, having direct support with university/sixth form applications, student finance, CV advice, and we offer particular support for DSEN 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.

Careers progression years 7-11 - how we prepare students for making careers choices

Year 10 higher education booklet

Year 11 higher education booklet


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 Emma Neal on 020 8320 4800 or e.neal@harrisgarrard.org.uk. Below are details of our opportunities for access. Requests will be considered in line with our visiting speaker procedure within our safeguarding policy.

 

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Year 7

Assembly programme: preparing for a fulfilling career

Assembly programme: understanding labour market trends

Assembly programme: preparing for a fulfilling career

Academy Day 3: work place visit

Year 8

Assembly programme: preparing for a fulfilling career

Academy Day 1: exploring career opportunities

Assembly programme: what are apprenticeships?

Understanding curriculum option choices evening

Assembly programme: understanding labour market trends

Employer encounter benchmark 2

Year 9

Assembly programme: life skills

Employer encounter benchmark 3

 Assembly programme: why consider university?

Academy Day 2: university visits

Assembly programme: making applications

Year 10

Assembly programme: understanding Post 16 options and entry requirements

One to one IAG meetings

Assembly programme: what is the world of work like?

One to one IAG meetings - employer encounter benchmark 4

Federation Future Pathways/ higher education evening

Assembly programme: Understanding labour market trends

Academy Day 3: Work place visit

One to one IAG meetings

Year 11

Assembly programme: P16 and beyond

P16 information evening

One to one IAG meetings

P16 taster sessions

Employer encounter benchmark 5: interviewing

Assembly programme: understanding labour market trends

One to one IAG meetings

Federation Future Pathways/ higher education evening

 

Year 12

Assembly programme: University technical colleges

Academy Day 1: exploring Post 18 opportunities

Assembly programme: university choices and UCAS

Federation Future Pathways/ higher education evening

Assembly programme: Post 18 apprenticeships

Career enhancement experience (2 weeks)

Employer encounter benchmark 6

Year 13

Assembly programme: life after P16

Employer encounter benchmark 7: interviewing

Assembly programme: making effective applications

Federation Future Pathways/ higher education evening

 

Destinations

The information, advice and guidance we give our students helps them with the transition from Year 11 to Post 16.  As a new school, we’ll be publishing data from next year about what our students go on to do after completing Year 11 – for example whether to continue with the Sixth Form here, go to a different college or on to some form of training or apprenticeship.

Page Downloads

Title Date  
Careers - labour market information for informed career choices (Feb 2018) 26th Mar 2018 Download
Careers Education Guidance Policy (HGA) 2017-2018 26th Mar 2018 Download