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27/03/20

Retweetd From NHM at Tring

It's time! We hope you're keeping track of your points, answers in an hour. What's the name of this supposedly bad tempered little animal? What is their connection with Tring? https://t.co/RkR3mxFOsr

27/03/20

Retweetd From HPA Kent House

Parents, please share examples of your home learning. We would love to see how the children are doing 😊

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

24/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

https://t.co/CvEUTQ8954 😊

24/03/20

Retweetd From Ruth Miskin Training

Head to Oxford Owl for home for free RWI eBooks and other resources provided by Oxford University press. Parents will just need to sign up for free! https://t.co/z7MzBeNgWF

24/03/20

Don’t forget to check out our remote working website page for guidence on how to use our learning packages https://t.co/RmHnhPmLCx

23/03/20

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

This is fab - & have teamed up to create Home Time, full of fun activities from children's authors and illustrators for kids to do at home. https://t.co/OJuBlJMP2Z https://t.co/zqtJ3Q3xo5

23/03/20

Retweetd From The Big Bang Fair

Schools out doesn't mean STEM inspiration stops. We're pulling together our favourite activities, resources & ideas to keep you going. If you've got PVA glue here's a great fun place to start. It's educational and it can help you relax! https://t.co/YWZrnzfAmP

23/03/20

Retweetd From Portrait Gallery

Looking for activities to do with the kids? Our : Drawing from Life teaching resource is now online. There are plenty of practical drawing tasks and discussions points to explore and have fun with! Download today: https://t.co/WvVMcTzBlh https://t.co/4ojFmleanj

23/03/20

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

As a response to the school closures we have set up our new Family Zone, bringing together informative resources for children aged 0-12 to continue their learning outside of school. https://t.co/MOCh7aughK https://t.co/263l9H5CwG

23/03/20

Retweetd From DofE London

If you’re into coding, game programming or app design, you can continue your skills section from home by continuing these activities. If you’re a beginner, you can learn the coding basics from online platforms or apps. https://t.co/A1M2Vh0ug9

23/03/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Good one to try whilst the sun is shining! https://t.co/ua1QG3FUTD

23/03/20

Retweetd From The Body Coach

😀 PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV 📺 Please please share this with as many people as you can ❤️ Our kids need this more than ever. Share it on your stories, your wall, your Twitter, whatsapp and school newsletters ❤️ https://t.co/ioFGeFRpuK

23/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Sutton

Some literature-related films that are on this week https://t.co/3goVxgzKrF

23/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Please heed this advice. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/o19Ar5CYHj

23/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Bromley

We may be closed, but reading doesn’t have to stop. Keep on reading! https://t.co/zmEgeJ8NOc

23/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Proud that our schools played a small part in the making of this documentary. Tune in at 8.30pm this evening, on BBC One. https://t.co/PgfHaomFz3

20/03/20

Great News, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust have included HAO's Year 9 Art Project 'Standing Together' on their website: https://t.co/Fm4otnP9uq

18/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents and pupils: please check https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp for the latest information about year group closures.

18/03/20

*Partial Closure of School* March 18th 2020 for Yr 9, 10 & 12. Please take care, wash hands & keep in touch. Updates will be announced on the schools website and emails home. Students can access work on Show My Homework. https://t.co/LK13u2Es0B

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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 Leader is Lauren Edwards who can be contacted at L.EDWARDS@harrisorpington.org.uk or on 01689 819 219. Our Careers Officer is Melanie Jackson who can be contacted at 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.
  • The Harris Careers Education page can be accessed here.

Useful websites

The following websites can help you to look at the different careers that are available.

  • The National Careers Service website has over 700 careers profiles providing information on the skills and qualifications required.
  • Careers Box is a free online library of careers related films. Case studies show real people doing real jobs.
  • Start is a free online careers platform to connect 11-18 year old with their future career potential.
  • Prospects gives detailed job information and links to advice on writing CVs and cover letters.
  • icould offers first hand information about careers, including videos, as well as labour market information.
  • LMI for All is an online data portal, which connects and standardises labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions.

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.

The academy will review the contents of this page in September 2020.