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01/04/20

We're looking forward to it and spreading the word to our students!

01/04/20

Retweetd From Chris Bradford

Join me, Chris Bradford, author of the Young Samurai and Bodyguard series for a virtual author visit like no other on Friday 10th April 2020 at 10am GMT! https://t.co/r20UubxZwF

31/03/20

Am making enquiries, Ian. Will be in touch asap when there's definitive news.

31/03/20

Each day we're suggesting a new 'Read of the Day' at https://t.co/9PDvamxBkN. Let us know if you have any suggestions of books or authors to feature.

31/03/20

Read of the Day. Boy 87, a novel by Ele Fountain, makes us think what staying at home means when you don't have a fixed home or are having to leave the one you have known all your life and start again. https://t.co/HophKRhB83

31/03/20

Mr Miller of our PE Department has a press up challenge for you. Have a look and have a go! https://t.co/9dFEd9A9vL

30/03/20

Win a FREE book delivered to your door. This week's competition: "Write a diary entry for one day this week and tell us what you are up to." Remember, great diaries are a record of what you did, felt and thought. Find out how to enter at https://t.co/FewyibNUx9. Good luck! https://t.co/PwzGmNSNaT

27/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Peckham

Really useful advice for our students. Please take a read. https://t.co/FAaM8mFNgm

27/03/20

HBAED today donated 155 pairs of safety googles (normally used by our Science and DT department) to the NHS to help prevent their staff contracting COVID-19. Lewisham NHS put out a call to local schools who might have spare googles, and we are proud to help https://t.co/x2sfRPuHc0

26/03/20

Download and complete our new and updated 'At Home Activity Passport', designed for any student in Years 7-11. 20 activities to complete, to win Harris Points! Download yours at https://t.co/rvUkES7ALn https://t.co/MpXKluw1q3

23/03/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

No need for children to run out of books while stuck at home. Join Southwark Libraries for free eBooks and audiobooks. Take a look at some kids' titles here 👉 https://t.co/Wdhs8DmmyZ Our temporary online membership now lasts 3 months. Join us today 👉 https://t.co/1zqLzCeJkJ. https://t.co/ZZ89RnULlx

23/03/20

Win a FREE book of your choice delivered to your door with the first of our school's weekly reading competitions. Which book would you recommend as the best to read when you are staying in, and why? Find out how to enter at https://t.co/FewyibNUx9 https://t.co/bYsylolTMR

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

22/03/20

Retweetd From Jasmine Ali

Please see and circulate this timely advice that we at have issued ー19 https://t.co/7KPfO9qOty

22/03/20

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

20/03/20

If you are a key worker and intend to send your son to school from Monday please could you read this and let us know. Thank you very much https://t.co/VwHisqWEoD

18/03/20

We have now created a 'remote working' support area on our website, explaining arrangements for students who are studying at home https://t.co/nnl9ZzZzdl

17/03/20

Wednesday 18th March: Year 9 and Year 10 students must remain at home from 18/3/20 and for the rest of the week. All other year groups in the Academy as normal. Thank you. For latest updates see https://t.co/XOHyLfITel

17/03/20

Dear Parents/Carers. Please note that until further notice all after school clubs and Interventions have been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

17/03/20

Parents/Carers - Please note that any new information from the school about coronavirus, including details of possible school closures, can be found at https://t.co/fmCWooaTTf. This will always have the very latest information. Thank you.

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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.

The Gatsby benchmarks are at the heart of the careers programme at Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich. These are eight benchmarks covering different areas of quality career curriculum (see below).

Our lead person for careers at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich is James Allisonj.allison@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk, tel 020 8299 5300. Download our careers and education guidance policy from our Equalities and additional intervention page

Read the latest careers news from Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich.


Download our guide to Unifrog

Unifrog is a careers platform where you can easily explore your interests, then find and successfully apply for your best next step after school.

Download our Guide to Unifrog, including how to log in and an introduction to how it works. Unifrog will help you to explore your key interests and what career paths you can take to reach your goals. Sign in to Unifrog at www.unifrog.org/sign-in.


Gatsby 1 - A stable careers programme

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, theme 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 either 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 at info@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk.

Below is an overview of our careers programme for Years 7-13.

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

8

Careers Launchpad - Assembly and Tutor Group Opportunities

Careers Launchpad -  Assembly and Tutor Group Opportunities

Careers Launchpad -  Assembly and Tutor Group Opportunities

9

Careers Launchpad - Assembly and Tutor Group Opportunities

Careers Launchpad - Assembly and Tutor Group Opportunities

 

Event for University Technical Colleges

 

KS4 Options Event

Careers Launchpad - Assembly and Tutor Group Opportunities

 

 

Careers evening

10

Careers Launchpad - Assembly and Tutor Group Opportunities

 

University Visit

 

Employability Skills

University Visit

 

Work Place Visits

 

Employability Skills

University Visit

 

Work Place Visits

 

 

Careers evening

11

Post-16 Evening

 

Future Options Assembly

 

Careers Launchpad - Assembly and Tutor Group Opportunities

 

Post-16 Application Support Programme

Post-16 Application Support Programme

Post-16 Application Support Programme

 

Post-16 Taster Sessions

 

Careers evening

12

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options

 

Post-18 Apprenticeship Options

 

Careers Launchpad - Assembly and Tutor Group Opportunities

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options

 

Assemblies on school leavers programmes

Careers evening

 

HE Fair

 

University Visit

 

Work Experience

13

Workshops - HE and higher apprenticeship applications

 

Careers Launchpad - Assembly and Tutor Group Opportunities

Workshops - school leavers and  higher apprenticeship applications

Workshops - school leavers and  higher apprenticeship applications

 

Premises. The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Resource Centre, which is managed by the school librarian. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.


Gatsby 2 - Learning from career and labour market information 

We understand 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. All Year 8 -13 students can access the latest labour market information through their Unifrog account. Students also have access to https://www.harriscareerseducation.org.uk/ to access the latest career and labour market information.

At Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich we monitor trends in the economy to ensure that our curriculum and careers programme enable our students to be 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.

We produce regular labour market reports which provide students with the information they need to make informed choices. The reports look at, for example, current employment rates, possible future trends for job growth and average salaries. You can download our latest labour market and economic information report at the bottom of this page.

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.

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

Total employment in the UK could grow by around 3 million over the next decade, with the total number of jobs reaching almost 37 million by 2025

(Aspiration)

Curriculum opportunites

Increased exposure to STEM activities

Changing employment opportunities

The UK will need more than a million new engineers and technicians by 2020, but despite the skills shortage women still account for less than 10 per cent of the sector’s workforce.

(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


Gatsby 3 - Addressing the needs of each pupil

At Harris Boys Academy East Dulwich we support students to explore different careers pathways and options through our Careers Launchpad programme. Careers Launchpad is delivered through our PSHE programme and our students benefit from frequent visits from employers, employees and entrepreneurs who lead the sessions.

At Key Stage 3, Careers Launchpad seeks to help our students explore a variety of different Career Paths, helping students to understand their options as well as challenge any misconceptions they may hold about different employment options. You can see links to some of our Careers Launchpad PSHE and Assembly sessions below.

At Key Stage 4, students have increased opportunities to engage directly with employees and employers through our PSHE programme as well as careers-focused Personal Development Days.

All Year 11-13 students also have one-to-one careers interviews with an independent Careers Advisor. Students also receive Careers Guidance in Year 9 prior to picking their options choices in Year 10.

Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) are given extended appointments with our Careers Advisor, the SEN team and parents, to help ensure successful progression onto the next steps.

In addition, all Year 8-13 students will have their own careers portfolio on their Unifrog account where they can access their careers record and track the advice they have been given.


Gatsby 4 - Linking curriculum to careers

At Harris Boys Academy East Dulwich, we believe it is vital that students can connect what they have learnt in school with the knowledge and skills required in the workplace. 

Teachers in their lessons frequently connect the topic being studied to the knowledge and skills required by employers.  Through our extended curriculum, which includes form time, assemblies, extra-curricular clubs as well as trips and visits, students have been able to hear from and meet local employers.  Please see below for some examples of ways in which our students have been able to connect their subject knowledge with the world of work.

ICT careers trip to Met Police Cyber Crime Unit

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Art careers trip to South London Gallery

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Music careers trip to the Guildhall

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Dance careers trip to the Barbican

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Science careers trip to Microsoft

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Entrepreneur Mark Segal explains connections between curriculum and world of work

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Entrepreneur Mark Jenner highlights skills required for the workplace


Gatsby 5 - Encounters with employers and employees

In addition to trips to businesses we also organise careers talks at the school covering, for example, careers in technology, literature, hospitality, acting, publishing and graphic design.

We welcome outside speakers and organisations to contribute to our careers programme. Other examples of opportunities that our boys have to meet professionals from different sectors include:

An organisation wishing to request access should contact Jamie Allison, Assistant Principal, on 020 8299 5300 or j.allison@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk. Requests will be considered in line with our visiting speaker procedure within our safeguarding policy. Please speak to our Careers Leader James Allison j.allison@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.


Careers Evening 2019. An architect, barrister, doctor, IT analyst, surveyor, charity programme director and theatre manager were among the business people who came to HBAED for our 2019 careers evening.

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Sectors covered by our business volunteers on the night included marketing, banking, human resources, medicine, journalism, construction, government, computing, law and the arts.

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The boys chose who to meet at the event, based on their interests, and had 20 minute sessions so they could learn in-depth how people chose their careers, what's involved, the skills you need, and what people like and dislike about their jobs.

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Gatsby 6 - Experiences of workplace

Plan for all students in Year 10 to have work place visits and Year 12 to have Work Experience placements in Summer 2020.

This short film was produced by our Performing Arts students during a trip to the Barbican. What does a theatre department do? What sort of jobs are available? What sort of people are likely to enjoy working there. How to get started. They showed great initiative, skill and creativity in producing this clip.


Gatsby 7 - Encounters with further and higher education

We provide opportunities for students to experience what further and higher education are like, in order to inspire and excite them about future possibilities. Places visited recently include:


Year 10 trip to Imperial College London.

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Gatsby 8 - Personal guidance

All Year 11s, 12s and 13s students have one-to-one careers interviews. Pictured below: Careers Adviser Caroline Jackson arranges a careers desk in the school canteen to answer careers-related questions from boys in all year groups. “The idea was to make sure every student knows there is a careers adviser they can come and talk to at any time,” said Mr Allison, our Careers Lead.

Careers


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.

Destination (DfE Classifications)

2016 Leavers

2017 Leavers

2018 Leavers

2019 Leavers (provisional)

Pupils staying in education or employment

92%

100%

99%

96%

Total number of pupils included

127

131

127

      138

Pupils staying in education

90%

99%

99%

     96%

Further education college/other further education provider

22%

13%

17%

       0

Harris Sixth Form

54%

40%

54%

     46%

Sixth Form College

N/A

14%

3%

     50%

Other education destinations

N/A

0%

0%

       0

Pupils in apprenticeships

N/A

1%

0%

       0

Pupils in employment

N/A

0%

0%

       0

Pupils not counted as staying in education or employment

8%

0%

0%

     2%

Destination unknown

0%

0%

1%

     2%

Destinations data for 2016 is based on DfE statistics and is the most recent available.  The data shown for 2017 and 2018 is based on internal audits of pupil destinations and can therefore be subject to change if pupils do not complete at least two terms of study at their chosen destination.