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17/03/19

Thanks to all the staff and students for helping us raise over £70 for https://t.co/zNFvsl7ive

14/03/19

Look... we've got our in the foyer at lunchtime from today until 21 March - to celebrate Book Fair Week. Over 200 of the newest and best books for secondary students, from over sixty publishers. Starting at £2.99 ? Come along! https://t.co/mwEa4S3W2x

13/03/19

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Best of luck to everyone who is taking part in the March Maths Challenge this week. Don't forget there are bonus points tomorrow to celebrate . Send us your pics having fun so we can RT

13/03/19

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A new online service is available to 11-19-year olds across and south east London, offering free, anonymous and emotional well-being support. Visit https://t.co/79J7oCN24X for details. https://t.co/Z2qStm1eka

10/03/19

We've now got our own 'Literary Canon' to promote a love of - 100 fantastic books we're encouraging students to read before they leave school. With 3 brand new copies of each one now in the school . Find out more https://t.co/uzuU9tNoxG https://t.co/kqH74r7Vf5

08/03/19

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KS3 have made a serious dent in their HGA Canon bookshelves... https://t.co/7gjqQdvhKy

08/03/19

This week's primary newsletter is out now, with loads of pics from our fabulous World Book Day celebrations yesterday. Read or download now at https://t.co/7OiYzKA1Vu https://t.co/3WUn88E75Z

07/03/19

was a huge success with characters from all realms descending on the academy! What a fantastic day! https://t.co/sfPRpjOcDg

07/03/19

Frantically filling in the ! Who’s going to win?!! https://t.co/OcTAYdHj6p

07/03/19

Queues outside the library at lunchtime for the launch of the HGA Literary Canon! Hope you’re ready https://t.co/kW39edCbrV

06/03/19

🏉Tag-rugby update: the finals went to extra time where HGA faught valiantly but lost 2-1. Well done children and coach. See you soon!🏉

06/03/19

🏉Tag-rugby: your children have made it to the finals! ETA around 6.15pm. Apologies to those having to wait- do come in and take a seat!

05/03/19

“This trip gave me the opportunity to travel for the first time and I can’t wait to travel again!” Lily, Yr 13. Find out more about our recent fantastic three-day trip to . Report and pics at https://t.co/fELDanWVu5 https://t.co/9ia9PMqEA9

05/03/19

In we are looking at The Ten Commandments. The children planned out freeze frames and performed them in class for others to guess which commandment they showed. Can you guess these three? Find lots more examples of at https://t.co/RA6vmfdHiJ https://t.co/RZ9d7Yt6OK

05/03/19

Baroque music on chime bars... Year 6 have been learning about from the period and learning how to play Pachelbel's Canon on the chime bars. See lots more examples of at https://t.co/RA6vmfdHiJ https://t.co/3ORP1XzF1s

05/03/19

Twig art by Year 1. We searched the school grounds to collect twigs and leaves and then created fabulous tree collages, including this lovely one by Rokas. See lots more examples of at https://t.co/RA6vmfdHiJ https://t.co/2ZOV1N7so3

04/03/19

When take time to personally inspire their audience! our learners will be thrilled to know that you've sent this! https://t.co/Tx2HGUH9Mx

04/03/19

We're all reading Journey this week; our learning will take us out of this world and into another! A message for the chn?

04/03/19

Mysterious red doors have appeared over the weekend. Curious! Could it have anything to do with ? https://t.co/R94DucHlXd

04/03/19

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Can’t wait for our year 7s to begin The Scholars Programme this summer! https://t.co/wFYnRbvJAu

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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. 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.

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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:

  • Staying in education – 84%
  • Job/apprenticeship – 3%
  • Moved country – 1%
  • Don’t know – 12%

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.