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19/01/22

Listen to this interview on BBC Sounds! 🎵 https://t.co/rB50o5FKIG

17/01/22

Thinking about making a career in music? 🎵 https://t.co/27sNw7hKdo

16/01/22

Calling all HAO music students! Sign up for an audition asap!🎵🎤🎼

14/01/22

How music can be developed in many areas...

13/01/22

A beautiful sunrise marked the start of the Head of Academy breakfast, rewarding students who have achieved 100% attendance. Mr Carey is delighted at the resilience and love of learning shown by these students https://t.co/yLMSLo63VM

11/01/22

Our Christmas concert was cancelled so we recorded it instead! Hear our very talented students sing in the HAO Christmas Showcase! 🎸🎤🎹🎼 🎵 https://t.co/OhfypVEUde

11/01/22

Calling all HAO drummers! Free online percussion ensembles and masterclasses with . See https://t.co/a7W4wQ1BuN for dates and times throughout the year. The first one is on Sunday! 🥁🎵

17/12/21

Some fantastic work in science! https://t.co/eWgGwveDRO

17/12/21

Some festive outfits today for non school uniform. All money raised is going to charity, which is our local food bank! Fantastic effort and thank you to all the student's and staff who donated https://t.co/x6KdXcT41k

16/12/21

Year 9 using original Bromley Times newspapers from 1944 to learn about the impact of WWII on the area https://t.co/9e93PrGKu8

16/12/21

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Year 9s using the original Bromley Times newspapers from 1944 to learn about the impact of WWII on the area. https://t.co/XHQyesYFDS

13/12/21

Numeracy puzzle winners putting their maths skills to the test. Working out the amounts of ingredients needed for perfect cookies! https://t.co/IUMK0g8F5n

01/12/21

Year 8 student's in their singing lessons in preparation for their showcase next week! Sounds amazing! https://t.co/UazF4vazSt

24/11/21

Ms Buckles is getting the leader boards and certificates updated to celebrate the Hegarty Maths heroes this week. Three students each completed over 200 questions! https://t.co/Fzxaj85GQk

18/11/21

Committed ✅ Outstanding work rate ✅ Determined ✅ An absolute credit to the academy! Year 9 Boys football team came from 1-0 down to beat 2-1 this evening! Best of luck for the rest of the season

18/11/21

Year 10 & 12 D&T students participating in an Engineering Careers Webinar led by MottMacdonald today in the Training Hub https://t.co/UJVsosZgb5

18/11/21

Calling all HAO music students! This is an incredible opportunity so do sign up for it!🎵🥁🎺📯🎷🎸🎤🎹🎼  https://t.co/H3sq8ZlNAb  #HFEDmusic 

16/11/21

Good Morning 👋 https://t.co/4dBg8GmVVc

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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 Mark Brockwell who can be contacted at m.brockwell@harrisorpington.org.uk or on 01689 819 219. Our Careers Adviser 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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 and Vocational Qualification Taster Days are available in all subjects to Year 11 students.
  • The Harris Careers Education page can be accessed here.
  • All students attend a careers fair held in the school, this year it will be in the form of a Virtual Careers Fair.
  • All Years 11, 12 and 13 students attend an external careers fair.

Year 12 students have one to one meetings with senior staff to support and guide their future decisions


Destinations

Destinations data for Y11 and Y13 is below:

Year 11

Apprenticeship (%)

FE/Sixth Form  College (%)

School (%)

NEET (%)

Other

2018-19

11.1

66.4

21.1

0

1.6

2019-20

5.1

72.9

19.5

0

2.4

2020-21

7.3

68

24

0

1

 

Year 13

Apprenticeship

Employment (%)

Higher Education (%)

Training (%)

Other (%)

2018-19

0

30.6

51.6

12.9

4.8

2019-20

0

23.9

58.7

13

4.3

2020-21

3.1

31.3

46.9

9.4

9.4


Careers Programme

Please see the link to the Careers Programme for 2021: Careers Programme - 2021


Provider Access Policy/Baker clause

This policy statement sets out our arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the Academy from Year 8 through to Year 13, for the purpose of giving them information on a wide range of education and training providers both academic and vocational. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

In line with the Baker clause, our academy gives students access to other FE colleges and training providers from Years 8- 13 to discuss non-academic routes that are available; this includes main Federation events such as Next Steps, where colleges and training providers are encouraged to attend, as well as academy initiatives guided by the careers link and the careers adviser. 

In addition to this, the  dedicated Harris Careers website outlines all of the Post 16 options. Students also have individual and guided access to Unifrog from Year 7 which offers additional impartial information. This outlines all educational routes that they may wish to consider.


National Careers Week

Please see the links here to:

The Careers Directory

The Parents' Guide to Careers for National Careers Week


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.
  • Careerpilot is an expert careers information site with tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place.

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.
  • Next Steps meetings for Years 11 and 13 are being held online.

Click here for our Careers and Education Guidance Policy and the Careers Provider Access Policy.