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03/06/20

Our Duke of Edinburgh students have contributed an incredible 702 hours volunteering to help others, this equates to a social value of £3,054. This has made such a positive impact on our local community

02/06/20

Well done to the following Faculty Friday winners: Maria S Faris S Hailey F Sidney M-A Sunny P Jay B Anna C Here are some of their tasty creations: https://t.co/W7ghZf83Yx

01/06/20

We may have been on half-term, but reading did not stop! Students battled to win the prize for the most Bedrock lessons. Congratulations to the winners of the half-term Bedrock competition: Yr 7: Jack S 7R1 Yr 8: Anna C 8R1 Yr 9: Jessica P 9B1 Yr 10: Olamide Y 10B2

01/06/20

Congratulations to the winners of last week's Bedrock competition: Year 7- Ryan C 7Y1 Year 8 – Albie G 8G1 Year 9 – Martin N 9Y1 Year 10 – Angel M 10B1

22/05/20

The MFL teachers have set a fun vocabulary challenge for all year groups. All the details are on Show my Homework but the challenge is to find as many words beginning with the letter C in French or Spanish from the photo of a very untidy bedroom. Enjoy! https://t.co/LUai6KpMU0

22/05/20

Win an Amazon voucher in our Half Term Bedrock Competition https://t.co/xamWjCHcgB

20/05/20

Midday Mindful Meditation with Ms Marshall-Fraser can be accessed today via the following link: https://t.co/cD50AlieUZ

19/05/20

Retweetd From Harris Bromley

A massive well done to Ms Mhlanga who has been awarded for excellence in geography education at secondary level. This is an amazing recognition for the work she has done within her subject! https://t.co/OoDfhHiANT

19/05/20

Our students continue to battle to win the prize for the most Bedrock lessons. Congratulations to the winners of last week's competition: Year 7- Erioluwa E Year 8 – Molly F Year 9 – Eva A Year 10 – Kiera N

19/05/20

It has been amazing to see your creative Faculty Friday entries supporting our NHS. Congratulations to Israel for his winning piece. All entries receive 5 faculty points. Look on Teams this Friday for the next competition! https://t.co/KIrsJnBDe2

13/05/20

Our French teachers set a cooking challenge for students to master the art of the perfect "croque-monsieur", a favourite in French brasseries, by following a video recipe. The results were great and students sent proof of their successful achievements. Miam miam! https://t.co/ClQwgMe7P4

11/05/20

We may be closed but that doesn't mean reading has to stop! Last week students battled for a prize for the most Bedrock Literacy lessons. Well done to winners Y7 Israel, Y8 Mel, Y9 Bradley & Y10 Luke. Let's see if we can beat our target of 300. Who will win this week?

05/05/20

Our students are set a daily well-being challenge to support and encourage them to keep a positive mindset. One of our Yr7 students took the challenge to visit a virtual museum and explore the collections online. Her comment on the experience, “This is sooo cool!” https://t.co/158idd1zRs

01/05/20

Congratulations to Kane and Lisa who have just passed their Grade 1 and 3 piano exams! Huge thanks to Ms Reid , our wonderful piano teacher, for guiding them through it. https://t.co/TjZZYIlHux

01/05/20

Well done to a number of our Sixth Form students who are currently doing their bit by working in local supermarkets.. some students we know are also working extra shifts!

30/04/20

Art, Design and Technology department want to share some superb work that students have been doing. Look at these.. they are fantastic! https://t.co/PSgPq3j5Hz

29/04/20

Our MFL teachers set a brilliant homework for Year 7 & 8 classes to make a traditional Spanish Easter dessert, called Torrijas. A vocabulary activity was designed to learn the ingredients in Spanish and a YouTube tutorial for students to follow. You can see how tasty these look! https://t.co/yzFWZwdDUC

27/04/20

Retweetd From Anthony Horowitz

The first chapter of WHERE SEAGULLS DARE is on my website. More to follow. Let me know what you think! https://t.co/kR3YrvBbt9

27/04/20

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

We're so excited to be hosting , edited by Katherine Rundell and launched by ! A beautiful story collection from over 110 children's authors and illustrators. You can read it on our website for FREE! https://t.co/N1swKW9sAU https://t.co/ExKlTS6Ced

20/04/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

From Monday 20th April, will publish daily online lessons to help pupils expand their learning and to aid parents to engage children of all ages with learning at home 📚👇 https://t.co/QUAujL6Jr9 https://t.co/3ClmjQiwzf

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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.