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17/01/19

Thank you to for our 15 year partnership award. We are looking forward to many more years working with you. https://t.co/hfxgcKW1tW

17/01/19

When the primary hall is in use and we get to use the secondary sports hall! Benefits of being an all-through! https://t.co/RkyUo4s1pF

10/01/19

Lots of interest at the secondary sign up for all of our clubs last night! https://t.co/Sgh3qY5V9Z

10/01/19

Some home made musical instruments children in Year 4 made over the Christmas holidays. Fantastic work everyone! Children played their instruments in lessons today, which they enjoyed immensely. https://t.co/pyVgNw8Y3s

20/12/18

Years 5 and 6 are getting ready to perform in their first Carole service https://t.co/4WTy8bRCUd

19/12/18

Thank you to all the staff, parents and students for making tonight’s Christmas concert a roaring success! Your time, effort and support is much appreciated.

19/12/18

It’s a full house for the Christmas Concert ! https://t.co/vTmsCGikHr

14/12/18

Thank you for the parental support

14/12/18

Hi Hughes'! It's great to see you- you're both looking great! You're missed by your peers and teachers! Merry Christmas!

14/12/18

Year 6 fully supporting on We've raised over £280 so far and still counting! https://t.co/k2dVfnYTbu

14/12/18

at HGA! All of the primary phase staff and children are helping raise money for https://t.co/k37JhRetHM

05/12/18

We can't wait to see the Christmas Nativity shows in a few weeks' time! Got to make sure Ms Brand's voice keeps going until then! https://t.co/20hzQyJLXc

04/12/18

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Day 3 of with led by Executive Principal of Chris Everitt | enjoying listening to Lohengrin in the corridors over lunch https://t.co/Uy3NbrugOV

01/12/18

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Mince pies and Q&A ! Monday 10th December from 4.30pm https://t.co/PKvaFu3N05

30/11/18

An amazing music lesson taking place at HGA. teaching different rhythms using claps and playing new notes. https://t.co/2aB1et0N7E

22/11/18

We're pleased to announce the Yr5/6 Carol Concert will be at St. Augustine's Church in Belvedere. Check the newsletter for details! https://t.co/G24hsJJIk2

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

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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!

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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. If you have any queries regarding careers, please contact Miss Gringeri at k.gringeri@harrisgarrard.org.uk.


Our Careers Ambassadors

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

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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.  As a new school, we’ll be publishing data from our 2017/18 cohort in early 2019 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.


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.