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13/02/19

Our year 8's were exposed to a wide range of workshops yesterday including the Fire Brigade, Police, Youth Valour, Youth Offending Service, Blue Cross and on domestic violence. All students found the sessions thoroughly engaging and were grateful to all the fantastic speakers.

13/02/19

Reading club is on every Wednesday 2.50 – 3.20 and is open to all Year 7 and 8’s. We read a variety of books and of course delve into our Orpington 100! How many have you read so far? https://t.co/boIlmD0f93 https://t.co/ybXFBFE4ZS

11/02/19

Reminder - INSET Day this Friday. School is Closed: 15th February 2019. For more calendar reminders, visit our website: https://t.co/kOJMNb3UQP

09/02/19

Our countdown this week was to reach 276, using 100 50 6 4 9 4. Can you get there? https://t.co/ShKfn1aoYu

06/02/19

Awesome work at boxing club! https://t.co/wJBhqgrx5p

05/02/19

Quote of the week: https://t.co/7BRSvvMs2d

04/02/19

This weeks Word of the Week is vex. Students are encouraged to use the word of the week in their lessons. https://t.co/1c087J29l5

01/02/19

Today in chess club we learnt about the ‘castling rule’, where you can move both the king and rook in one move! Learn how to play chess on Wednesday mornings (7:50-8:25) and Friday 5b lunchtime (1:30-2:00) in the library. https://t.co/JN1uM6Lv6Y

01/02/19

The Academy is open as normal today.

01/02/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

"My mentor always starts with a list of the things I’m getting right ... so the process is one of constantly building on what has already been achieved." Meet David, previously a corporate lawyer, now training to teach RE with Citizenship https://t.co/xeTMDBKrfH

31/01/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

We're very excited to be having our Practical Subject Training day today! Thank you for hosting us and our and https://t.co/4LNxNn9bXB

31/01/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Our are enjoying developing their skills at today! https://t.co/QMmkoRlwWb

30/01/19

A successful tournament with a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 2 loses for . Keep it up boys!

29/01/19

Good luck to year 7 boys who are playing in a rugby festival tonight at .

28/01/19

Harris Academy Orpington launches The Orpington 100! The 100 books you should read before you leave! https://t.co/boIlmD0f93 https://t.co/Fdyu6AjDun

26/01/19

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

Happy ! Reading with your child for just 10 minutes a day is enough to make a difference. 📖✨ https://t.co/zb4eeA9MPx

25/01/19

Art club in full swing as students work on their ideas for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square! https://t.co/91dATy1pQX https://t.co/ykWhNRyFGF

25/01/19

A big well done to the 24 students in Y7 and Y8 who took part in the Bromley Borough Indoor Athletics Event yesterday. They were all a proud representation of the Academy and supported one another in preparation for each of their events.

24/01/19

Information on Harris Academy Orpington's after school clubs. https://t.co/7J3yFoQ0Um

24/01/19

In the event of adverse weather conditions, it will always be our intention to stay open, unless we believe it is in the safety of our students and staff to close. Should the Academy have to close, we will notify parents and carers by Parent Mail, our website and Twitter account.

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Careers

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. That’s why students today need careers advice that will enable them to be ready for the opportunities and challenges of working life.

Our Careers and Education Guidance Policy and Provider Access Policy can both be downloaded from our Teaching and Learning page. Our careers officer is Melanie Jackson who can be contacted on melanie.jackson@harrisfederation.org.uk.

  • A varied careers section is available within the school library. All students have the opportunity to visit the library and access the books. In addition the Sixth Form study area is well equipped with university prospectuses and literature on alternative career routes.
  • An academy-wide PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) programme is delivered to all students. This covers career choices and pathways, financial guidance (salaries and income), employment rights and careers for the future.
  • A 'drop down day' for Year 8 students (a whole day when students are taken off their traditional timetable and given deep learning opportunities) is followed by an information evening for parents to guide the subject choices students make at GCSE. This is followed by one-to-one subject meetings between students and senior leaders, when students can seek advice and help so they can make informed choices.
  • Year 10 students take part in group career meetings before their one-to-one meetings in Year 11. Students are instructed to start considering their next steps in preparation for their GCSE exam year.
  • Year 11 students have one-to-one meetings with senior leaders, who support and guide their progression into Key Stage 5.
  • A Level taster sessions are available in all subjects to Year 11 students.
  • All Year 11, 12 and 13 students will receive a one-to-one careers interview during the academic year with the federation careers advisor. Evaluation and individual careers plans are constructed as a result of the careers interviews and kept on file for future interviews and discussions. Those students who raise concerns regarding their future are re-interviewed in the summer term. Careers advisers are on hand during GCSE and A Level results day to support and guide students in making the correct choice for their next level of education.

Other careers services

  • Year 11 academic and personal references are completed by faculty directors.
  • Details of student destinations after leaving Harris Academy Orpington are kept on file. Interviews and support is made available for those without confirmed progression routes. This support continues until students have a confirmed progression route post results.
  • Support with GCSE and Post 16 options processes
  • Orpington Experience visits to universities
  • Visiting speakers are arranged through the Orpington Experience programme.
  • There is a Federation ‘Next Steps’ evening for students and parents of students in years 11, 12 and 13.