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15/11/18

Alfie is our playground king after beating Mr Smith on our new mega board. "This was the first time I've played Mr Smith," says Alfie. "It was a bit of an achievement for me. I knew he'd be a challenge." Top work, Alfie! https://t.co/bjAij6pDwK

15/11/18

Come to our Sixth Form Open Event, Weds 21 Nov, 5-7pm. At Harris Garrard Academy, Yarnton Way, Thamesmead, DA18 4DW. Discover all the the fantastic opportunities on offer. Find out more at https://t.co/tQ4PiT9fSJ https://t.co/Jg6iCfAbNL

13/11/18

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Inspiring words for the students at ! It's such a privilege to be able to visit our during their ! https://t.co/ARkRif5TPU

09/11/18

Our KS2 netballers won their match tonight 24-0! They were aiming for 26 goals! High expectations even when winning at HGA!

08/11/18

The tables have turned: English teachers being the students learning about the writing and influence of Jekyll and Hyde. https://t.co/yK3U8Lfo7a

08/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

We're looking for a . Interested? Find out more and apply today: https://t.co/XTcXdk0Bjm https://t.co/MoQoUMsArA

08/11/18

We've a new Code of Conduct for our students when they are out and about in the community. We are always looking for ways to further improve and develop our links with the local community. Let us know what you think. Read the Code of Conduct here https://t.co/J6A2Xsj8Kt https://t.co/Unq7pOybNr

07/11/18

and are two just of our popular extra-curricular clubs this year. See a complete list at https://t.co/CLPTw3VhAQ including and . Loads to enjoy! https://t.co/rd3QuT8fJ1

05/11/18

Year 11 spent Saturday afternoon enjoying an excellent production of Blood Brothers in preparation for their GCSE. Thanks so much for having us and good luck to all our students sitting mock examinations this week! https://t.co/5zmk0pIs5S

17/10/18

The coach is currently en route through lots of traffic. Looking at a 5.20pm arrival. Thanks for your patience.

17/10/18

Year 6 residential update: looking to be back around 5pm depending on the traffic. See you all soon!

16/10/18

These are just tasters of their amazing time! Have a look through our weekly newsletter for more; it comes out every Friday!

16/10/18

Don't worry she'll be home tomorrow!

16/10/18

Victory! A delicious feast prepared for our evacuees for their VE party tonight! https://t.co/c38Hjof1XN

16/10/18

Our year 6 evacuees exploring wartime recipes at Hooke Court! https://t.co/5sExUMArfR

16/10/18

Dilcy, Year 8, did this fantastic about and and different models of our solar system. She even included her own research sources. Well done, Dilcy! See more examples of out students' great homework at https://t.co/lvsyXH3lC1 https://t.co/oDh8LmNIBw

16/10/18

Retweetd From Parents and Teachers for Excellence

. once again had some brilliant results: , Harris St Johns Wood, and had great P8 scores of 0.34, 0.58, 0.89 and 1.27 respectively.

16/10/18

Good morning from Hooke Court! We really enjoyed our woodland walk and code breaking last night. https://t.co/etFBcmVmgB

15/10/18

Year 6 have arrived safe and sound! They saw Stonehenge and lots of sheep on the way! Looking forward to code breaking tonight!

11/10/18

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

Our provisional Progress 8 score for 2017-18 is 0.81, which is likely to put us in the top 2% of schools nationally. Amazing! Huge congrats to all our students and teachers ! Read more at https://t.co/cAlVvdPvdA https://t.co/chPkCRvMru

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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 salaries. 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, careers evenings, thematic days, careers interviews, career clinics, 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 either 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 Kristen Gringeri on 020 8320 4800 or K.Gringeri@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.


Careers/Progression Schedule

 

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

EYFS

 

 

Academy Day: Looking Forward to Year 1 - Transition

Year 1

 

 

Academy Day: Preparation for Next Year

Year 2

 

 

Academy Day: Preparation for Next Year

Year 3

 

 

Academy Day: Preparation for Next Year

Year 4

 

 

Academy Day: Preparation for Next Year

Year 5

 

 

Academy Day: Preparation for Next Year

Year 6

 

 

Academy Day: Academy Day: Stepping up to secondary – preparing for life at secondary

Year 7

Assembly programme: labour market trends

Academy Day: When I grow up! Exploring Careers and Skills

Assembly programme: preparing for a fulfilling career

Year 8

Assembly programme: raising aspirations and career stereotypes

GCSE Options and Careers Fair, with an assembly for parents on labour market trends

Assembly programme: what are apprenticeships?

Academy Day: Enterprise in a box; Mybnk

Year 9

Assembly programme: raising aspirations and career stereotypes

Careers Advisor Meetings: 14th to 18th January

 

Academy Day: Learning about what makes you employable

Assembly programme: making applications

Year 10

Assembly programme: labour market trends

Academy Day: Spend the day at a university

Assembly programme: what is the world of work like?

Assembly programme: Post 16 options and entry requirements

Year 11

Assembly programme: Post 16 and beyond

 

Assembly Programme: Visit from an employer

Post 16 information evening

One to one Careers Advisor Meetings

Federation Future Pathways/ higher education evening

 

Year 12

Assembly programme: Labour Market Trends

Careers Option Evening

Academy Day: Am I employable?

Assembly programme: university choices and UCAS

Federation Future Pathways/ higher education evening

Assembly programme: Post 18 apprenticeships

Work Experience

Year 13

Academy Day: Visit a University

Academy Day: Am I employable?

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.


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.