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22/09/17

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Teaching Assistant required .Apply now https://t.co/bq6ADO7GUO https://t.co/o1lnXpypTn

20/09/17

We're proud of our Year 7 football team who played their first match against . Find out the score at https://t.co/alc80CBbEv https://t.co/Hbib5k5uDJ

18/09/17

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A trick of the light! AS Photography students restricted to in-camera techniques only - no photoshop here! https://t.co/fK6IKmMvNP

14/09/17

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There are 54 great Southwark buildings to explore during this weekend including 3 of our libraries https://t.co/bmaVRHkyDi https://t.co/PVBZaU8MlP

11/09/17

Come along to meet our staff and students. Open eve for Year 6 students/parents, Thurs 21 Sept, 5-7pm https://t.co/HXOH9xOwR8 https://t.co/4gTDSs6NDr

07/09/17

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Are you an NQT/NQT+1 with leadership potential? Apply for the Step-Up programme today! https://t.co/URf8Vb6Yz8 https://t.co/xgT7j7iHoA

06/09/17

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A warm welcome to Harris Garrard Academy - a new school in for primary, secondary and sixth form students https://t.co/6zewxpIYOL https://t.co/K5XmYJqWfg

24/08/17

Our boys are celebrating some excellent GCSE results. Well done everyone. Your hard work paid off! https://t.co/ZCYo6MimsD https://t.co/pzyR9cfRrV

21/08/17

Good luck to all students collecting their GCSE results on Thurs. We'll be open from 10am. Remember students must come in person to get them

20/07/17

What and where is this London landmark? Just one of the questions in our Super Summer Quiz for the holidays at https://t.co/yvqM2hP6dF https://t.co/gy9J9HYd3S

19/07/17

Our boys are mighty proud of their Gold, Silver and Bronze awards from the UK Challenge. Great questions posed by ! https://t.co/wTMqGvup8G

17/07/17

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13/07/17

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Let the games commence! https://t.co/oDF6QoVxPs

12/07/17

Well done to our amazing Year 10 students for a great field trip to . Lots more pics at https://t.co/AvM5xjg0iN https://t.co/LDwYm9785L

11/07/17

Field sketch pros at work on our Year 10 field trip today. https://t.co/PvPYdAFAHP

11/07/17

Year 10 are on their field trip on the River Tillingbourne in Surrey today. Wellies essential. Showing great teamwork! https://t.co/g8D4tfTR77

19/06/17

We're v proud of Kaydon who gained a bronze medal for helping to come in 1st overall. https://t.co/PpKKnJa32e

19/06/17

Outstanding yr7 practising their graph drawing skills. Looking at how temperatures in the polar regions compare to London. https://t.co/mI09hFhR7v

15/06/17

Thanks to for inviting our boys over to learn how an auction house work, and examine some jewels! https://t.co/7A9dDxcxki

08/06/17

Our new club is up-and-running. We look forward to sharing their pictures with you! https://t.co/whgH9SaGXr https://t.co/mENR35NYIM

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Careers

“Careers education is about inspiration and aspiration as much as advice.”

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.

The idea of a ‘job for life’ has disappeared. What’s important is to recognise these exciting new opportunities that are available and to gain the knowledge, skills and expertise that will enable you to work in those areas.

Read some of our latest careers news stories.


Careers talks, Fridays during form time, assembly hall

Each half term we're inviting all students to attend careers talks about professions in the world of work - delivered by either external guests to the academy or by staff who have worked in different professions. Talks are on Fridays, during form time, in the assembly hall. This is a great opportunity to:

  • learn about a career you may be interested in
  • find out about the type of skills that employers are looking for
  • find out how people go about applying for jobs when they finish their education.

Talks will last for approximately 30 minutes and will finish with a question and answer session.


Economic trends

At Harris Boys Academy we monitor trends in the economy to ensure that our curriculum and careers programme enables our students to be fully successful when they enter the world of work and to ensure that they develop careers that will enjoy and gain fulfilment from through their lives.

Economy strand

Theme

Academy consideration

Changing employment structure

It is estimated that today’s leaver will have 10-14 jobs by the age of 38

(Change)

Students need to be prepared for change  and how to cope with it

Change in economy type technology and knowledge base

The top ten most in demand jobs did not exist five years ago

(Adaptability)

Preparing students for jobs that do not exist yet

Change to skills based economy focused around technological development

The UK skills sector estimates that by 2017 58% of new jobs will be in the STEM related professions

(Aspiration)

Curriculum opportunites

Increased exposure to STEM activities

Changing employment opportunities

Britain will need 324,000 more scientists and engineers by 2016

(Determination)

Curriculum opportunities

Increased exposure to STEM activities

Change in employment structure

Sharp decline in skilled and semi-skilled manual roles. 400,000 will disappear by 2020- down to 16% of total jobs

(Qualifications)

Teaching of employability and adaptability skills

Preparing for new jobs and the processes you go through

Change in employment structure

Two million extra jobs by 2020 in higher skilled, white collar occupations e.g managers, professionals etc.  Will account for 46% of all jobs in UK

(Employability)

Higher qualification entry points

Dealing with competitiveness

Developing cultural capital

Increased qualifications needed to access higher paid jobs

By the time we reach 2020, 40% of all jobs will require a degree

(Educational Excellence)

Curriculum choice

Options process

High achievement in related

Harris Boys’ Academy, East Dulwich understands that all students need to prepare themselves for progression through learning and education into adulthood. We aim to prepare students for life after school along with providing information on the ever changing future, occupations and progression routes to sixth form, college, university or work/apprenticeships, as appropriate.

Varied programme of activities

We are committed to providing a varied programme of activities for all students from Year 7 to 13 and beyond. Various careers related opportunities are provided via a number of different methods such as assemblies, tutor time programme, thematic days, careers interviews, career based interest guides and websites, trips to employers and universities, and visiting speakers.

Our students also benefit from attending careers fairs, having direct support with university/sixth form applications, student finance, CV advice, and we offer particular support for DSEN students. The focus is to provide activities and events that meet the needs of the individual students and thus will incorporate independent and impartial careers guidance to support career and option choices, raising the aspirations of individual students and equipping them with the necessary skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding.

Harris Boys Academy utilises the expertise of the Harris Federation Careers Advisor who supports students on a regular basis either during drop in sessions or also for booked appointments.  These sessions can be wither 1-2-1, or completed in a group.

We also recognise that parents/carers come from many different work backgrounds and can also contribute to helping our students make informed decisions. Therefore, if you are able to offer some time to deliver an occupational talk, host a stand at our annual careers fair, or are able to take a student for a work experience placement we would really welcome you contacting us via the 'Info' email address on the Academy website.

Careers progression years 7-11 - how we prepare students for making careers choices

Year 10 higher education booklet

Year 11 higher education booklet

Next steps programme


Destinations

As a result of the bespoke information, advice and guidance that our students receive the transition from year 11 to Post 16 is exceptionally successful.  The majority of our year 11 students opt to remain at Harris Boys Academy, seeking to continue their Post 16 education in traditional A levels, BTECs or a blend of the two.

 

Summer 2014 leavers

Summer 2015 leavers

Summer 2016 leavers

Qualification Level

Number of students

Percentage of year 11

Number of students

Percentage of year 11

Number of students

Percentage of year 11

NVQ Level 1 or equivalent

3

2.1%

4

3%

10

8%

NVQ Level 2 or equivalent

3

2.1%

16

12%

28

21%

NVQ Level 3 or equivalent

132

94%

122

89%

91

70%

Training/Apprentice program

4

2.3%

1

0.72%

9

1%

 

 

Summer 2014 leavers

Summer 2015 leavers

Summer 2016 leavers

Destination

Number of students

Percentage of year 11

Number of students

Percentage of year 11

Number of students

Percentage of year 11

Sixth form including HBAED

78

56%

120

88%

72

55%

Sixth form college

57

41%

16

12%

57

44%

Apprentice/Training

4

3%

1

0.72%

1

1%

Employment

1

0.7%

0

0%

0

0%

NEET

0

0%

1

0.72%

0

0%