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05/04/19

To celebrate our first 100 followers and all the things we have achieved this term, here is a link to our second edition of The HAO Post https://t.co/lOTttmStfe

03/04/19

Some of the fantastic submissions for our poster competition. The theme - journeys. https://t.co/eNfWa0Bb6j

03/04/19

Careers fair tonight at Harris Academy Crystal Palace! Sixth formers, Y11's and parents welcome. https://t.co/4m1XfYzPrx

01/04/19

students Learning Beyond the Classroom at Joss Bay Beach today. https://t.co/1L63fFtzhU

27/03/19

Retweetd From Shakespeare's Globe

From one Globe to another - happy ! ⭕️🌍 (📸: Clive Sherlock) https://t.co/kMO0zalVui

27/03/19

If you want to find out about training to teach Primary or Secondary come along to this Monday! More information here: https://t.co/a5apZVormB https://t.co/KcxlsXqMQd

26/03/19

The this week is mellifluous. Students are encouraged to use it in their work. For example: 'Sarah had a low, mellifluous voice'. https://t.co/6zg9cKR8wp

21/03/19

Retweetd From UNESCO

21 March is ! Let's celebrate the power of to shake us from everyday life! https://t.co/ygsuIzTfzC 📝 https://t.co/X9vmgf1f2c

20/03/19

The this week is quintessential. Students are encouraged to use it in their work. For example: 'The critics love the director's latest film and consider it to be the quintessential horror movie.' https://t.co/tbL7eGM8Rb

20/03/19

Y11 GCSE art students visiting the Tate Britain to collect first hand research for their exam unit. https://t.co/5EH8IVPl3e

19/03/19

Year 12 and 13 students visiting the world famous Ravensbourne University in Greenwich at the O2. The students took part in a lecture, had a tour and a chance to experience a live studio and use equipment. https://t.co/JA9wQhvmYT

14/03/19

A big thank you to everyone for making last week's Tri-Wizard Tournament such a success for . We had lots of students attend extra curricular activities at school and complete challenges at home that centred around . Well done all! https://t.co/fgDJ0iih0Z

13/03/19

It's ! To celebrate we are running a poster competition and the five best posters will be entered into a UK-wide competition! Here are some of the fun experiments the Science club have been doing this week... https://t.co/yhURNjS5ig

13/03/19

Quote of the week: “Even he who is wiser than the wisest may still achieve” Aeschylus

11/03/19

Congratulations to Rhianna who delivered her best speech yet at the Jack Petchey Bromley Regional Final!! https://t.co/ZyhxB5FaX6

09/03/19

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

⁩ YR 8 Brodie was totally focused workout and went on to win the Boxer of the Week medal🥊🥇🥊 great work boss!! https://t.co/7XrCmzehRh

08/03/19

visited yesterday to learn all about University life. https://t.co/KrnFDRsbUN

08/03/19

"The tour was brilliant! I loved learning about the history of the house and we got to see the staircase with all the pictures of the past Prime Minister's. I was surprised at how big it was inside!" Year 9 and 10 students. Read more here: https://t.co/GUwzz2EmCs https://t.co/Lb8JkMVhal

08/03/19

"I sat in the Prime Minister's seat in the White Room! I loved using the military photographer's camera and delivering a speech at the Prime Minister's lectern. I had always wondered how an autocue worked" Year 10 students. Read more here: https://t.co/GUwzz2EmCs https://t.co/suSmaFsgCr

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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.

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 2019.