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11/09/18

Open mornings and evening from 2-18 October. Full details https://t.co/D6FVGS7kNH. Meet our teachers and students and see for yourself the giant strides taken by our academy since we opened one year ago. We look forward to welcoming you and showing your around. https://t.co/18AxXNiDPY

24/08/18

Year 12 student Bhavini is spending this week experiencing what it is like to work at a global law firm. She looks at home, we think! https://t.co/5AfuOzHCO3

23/08/18

Retweetd From Frances Bywater

Huge congratulations to all our students at HGA for their best ever GCSE results. So proud! 🙌 Shout out to for leading an entire participant and ambassador English dept. to achieve their best results yet! https://t.co/Sk5SH4jYzb

23/08/18

Well done to all our wonderful students for their fantastic 2018 GCSE results. "I put a lot of hard work in but the teachers were always there for us," says Hillary, who gained three grade 9s and five grade 8s. Full story https://t.co/9H4mto5hdG https://t.co/7KxPDAVKgA

18/07/18

The competition is heating up in Battle of the Bookworms. Taking place NOW. May the odds be ever in your favour! Find out more... https://t.co/jxy0vo5YQd https://t.co/NfMtBUmURv

18/07/18

The stage is set for our Battle of the Bookworms final after school today. £250 to the winners of our literary quiz! Come and watch... Good luck to our six finalist teams: Active Readers; Hopes and Dreams; All Tea All Shade; Les Petty’s; Homophones; and To Read or Not to Read. https://t.co/EuWh4nNOmY

17/07/18

So much talent at our Summer Soirée last night... Thank you to the students, teachers and parents that supported the wonderful performances. https://t.co/NmHVccnmRS

03/07/18

Thank you for bringing in your instruments and showing us the different families. We love working together with to help bring music to students https://t.co/A5xd2SQpaU

02/07/18

Berlin travel update. Students are crossing from Calais to Dover now, estimated to arrive back at the Academy at 10.15-10.30pm. The secondary car park will be open half an hour before where parents can wait for the coaches, which will pull into the secondary car park. Thank you.

02/07/18

Our Year 10 Berlin trip students are now on a replacement coach and heading to Calais from Germany, following the break down of our bus. We'll give you an updated time of arrival as soon as we can. All students fine and in good spirits!

02/07/18

More pics from days 3 and 4 of our Year 10 to Berlin https://t.co/s3igO2FuHA https://t.co/zjq3XrMp0w

02/07/18

Year 10 Berlin Trip return. Due to a mechanical fault on the bus the students are currently delayed in western Germany. We are waiting for a replacement bus but everyone is well and in fine spirits! We will message again with a revised ETA in the UK asap.

01/07/18

Pics from day 2 of our Year 10 Berlin trip are at https://t.co/s3igO2FuHA. The focus of today has been resistance and terror in Nazi Germany, including a moving visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. https://t.co/L1Z8xVXnSA

30/06/18

Year 10 are on their way to Berlin! More pics and reports at https://t.co/DvkweXkKZE https://t.co/LQvAU6sKBl

28/06/18

Get the latest news from Harris Garrard Academy. Our July 2018 newsletter is at https://t.co/Xj4h0F9dXk https://t.co/aYU6zbw1yW

26/06/18

The heats of our 2018 Battle of the Competition take place after school in the drama hall, 10-12 July. 16 teams competing to answer questions on their favourite . Find out more https://t.co/jxy0vo5YQd. https://t.co/xzlQ1KAAjs

22/06/18

Read this week's Primary Newsletter, with loads of news and useful info for parents. Year 6 have been learning about Ancient Greece and making their own Grecian pots! Read this week's newsletter at https://t.co/ZtRRvg8zxb https://t.co/O10KZSiRRk

21/06/18

Look at our amazing catering team supporting England whilst serving St. George cakes and a tasty roast! https://t.co/J2aZ88Jpv2

20/06/18

A fitting end to our year 12 English tour, attempting the quick crossword on the journey back to the academy. Thanks to and for their historical and literary marvels. https://t.co/EJ4xQ05FGA

20/06/18

Our Year 12 students have just finished their -themed tour at . Thank you for having us! https://t.co/EMtqrDPoh6

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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 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.


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.