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20/09/18

“I like school dinners on Wednesday because we have roast,” Five Year 7 new starters including from tell us how they are settling in at secondary school. Read what they say at https://t.co/t7gfDQxibe. Open evening tonight (20 Sept) 5-7pm https://t.co/T9DJ3MzilC

18/09/18

Retweetd From SINCE 9/11

Last week, British 9/11 survivor, Janice Brooks visited as part of our Survivor Stories project. Read more about her talk with the Sixth Form pupils on the school's website: https://t.co/rcOEwKBaGe https://t.co/MbUmrkYFuq

12/09/18

Report in on 9/11 survivor Janice Brook's visit to our academy https://t.co/hnGUpm1gIV

12/09/18

9/11 survivor Londoner Janice Brooks gave students a moving account of her escape from the 84th storey of Two World Trade Center in 2001. “It’s an extraordinary thing she's doing by coming here,” said sixth former Georgie. Thank you Janice. Read more https://t.co/rag2ctPbRZ https://t.co/53c8lZJIxD

11/09/18

Come along to our open mornings and evening this 20-26 September to meet our students and teachers and discover what makes our school special. Full details https://t.co/dnVXILnj28. We look forward to welcoming you. https://t.co/vUKbhYjIpG

10/09/18

Retweetd From Ambassador Johnson

Londoner Janice Brooks was working on the 84th floor of Tower 2 when the plane struck. She survived, but lost 61 of her colleagues. On Fri, Janice visited w/ to share her story so that we . Take a moment to read this: https://t.co/RqAKxhgsBw https://t.co/z2DiR1ARqd

04/09/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

We're looking for a Manager . Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/xUOulSkUYu https://t.co/ydocxIaMS7

23/08/18

Our boys have again achieved outstanding GCSE results, including our best ever Attainment 8 score. Well done boys... We told you all the hard work would be worth it. Were we right, or were we right? Full story https://t.co/NM4ReLxYfN https://t.co/9jW5qQNkhh

19/07/18

We built a rocket in Science lessons during Cultural Horizons Fortnight. See it in action at https://t.co/uMH1I48LNY. And we made survival equipment so we can survive on a desert island (should we get stuck on one over the hols). Read a full report https://t.co/t5Es3EjQMF

19/07/18

During Humanities lessons, boys learned about the highs and lows of the reign of Elizabeth I by creating a board game. "You have just robbed a Spanish ship. Have another go." https://t.co/y9rUWFRJh7

19/07/18

Two days at Downe Activity Centre included fun activities to develop skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership and also conquering fears. Boys climbed a 30 foot pole, but could they make the jump at the end?! https://t.co/UIgcgaatXZ

19/07/18

Cultural Horizons Fortnight included trips to , and local museums too. Over 400 boys went on trips during the two weeks. https://t.co/urwZ3D6Boi

19/07/18

Our ‘Viva Espana’ days celebrated culture, and to raise boys' global horizons. And they made these rather impressive traditional pinatas (animal figures) too... https://t.co/vITjaR9Hmc

19/07/18

It's been Cultural Horizons Fortnight here, with boys getting involved in loads of engaging creative, cultural activities and trips to end a great school year... Read a full report at https://t.co/t5Es3EjQMF https://t.co/7S68QArJtk

18/07/18

"Could you please pass on our thanks to all those who have been involved in our son’s education. I am certain that he will achieve what he needs to for the next step in his education and that is in no small part because of the professionalism and hard work of HBAED staff." Parent

18/07/18

"I'm just emailing to say how impressed I was with the manners of one of your pupils (I'd guess year 9 or 10) who opened the shop door and held it open for me to leave. It was polite and considerate and I felt compelled to email." Local resident

18/07/18

We're getting some lovely messages from parents as the end of year approaches. Thank you soooo much. "To all the staff at HBAED... You are brilliant. Thank you for all your help in turning our son into a sensible, responsible and kind young man." Parent

18/07/18

Our athletes came third in the most competitive ever Sports Day last week, with a record medal haul. Well done boys! There's a great feeling of pride in our community for your fantastic achievement. Full results at https://t.co/NS7ihVNAqI. Take a bow! https://t.co/qHnPI0WKb9

18/07/18

"I feel really proud of myself." Well done to all 51 boys recognised for their exceptional achievement at our Celebration of Success Evening 2018. Full report and pics at https://t.co/OpiqauKv1p https://t.co/iU22obGQLn

17/07/18

Thanks Diego for the batch of cakes you made to say to our teachers. Much appreciated by Mr Ingham! Teachers like ... https://t.co/Fx8Wu9qQSO

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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.

Read some of our latest careers news stories. You can download our careers and education guidance policy from our Equalities and additional intervention page. The latest labour market trends report can be donwloaded at the bottom of this page.

Our lead person for careers at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich is James Allison, j.allison@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk, tel 020 8299 5300.


Monitoring economic trends

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

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 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 via the 'Info' email address on the Academy website.


Access to external providers/speakers

We welcome outside speakers and organisations to contribute to our careers programme. An organisation wishing to request access should contact Ben Bray on 020 8299 5300 or B.Bray@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk. Below are details of our opportunities for access. Requests will be considered in line with our visiting speaker procedure within our safeguarding policy.

 

 

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Year 7

Assembly programme: preparing for a fulfilling career

 

Assembly programme: understanding labour market trends

 

Assembly programme: preparing for a fulfilling career

Renaissance Day 3: work place visit

 

Year 8

Assembly programme: preparing for a fulfilling career

Renaissance Day 1: exploring career opportunities

 

Assembly programme: what are apprenticeships?

Understanding curriculum option choices evening

 

Assembly programme: understanding labour market trends

Employer encounter benchmark 2

 

Year 9

Assembly programme: life skills

Employer encounter benchmark 3

 

 Assembly programme: why consider university?

Renaissance Day 2: university visits

 

Assembly programme: making applications

 

Year 10

Assembly programme: understanding Post 16 options and entry requirements

One to one IAG meetings

 

Assembly programme: what is the world of work like?

One to one IAG meetings - employer encounter benchmark 4

Federation Future Pathways/ higher education evening

 

Assembly programme: Understanding labour market trends

Renaissance Day 3: Work place visit

One to one IAG meetings

 

Year 11

Assembly programme: P16 and beyond

P16 information evening

One to one IAG meetings

P16 taster sessions

Employer encounter benchmark 5: interviewing

Assembly programme: understanding labour market trends

One to one IAG meetings

Federation Future Pathways/ higher education evening

 

Year 12

Assembly programme: University technical colleges

Renaissance Day 1: exploring Post 18 opportunities

 

Assembly programme: university choices and UCAS

Federation Future Pathways/ higher education evening

 

Assembly programme: Post 18 apprenticeships

Career enhancement experience (2 weeks)

Employer encounter benchmark 6

 

Year 13

Assembly programme: life after P16

Employer encounter benchmark 7: interviewing

Assembly programme: making effective applications

Federation Future Pathways/ higher education evening

 
           

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 2015 leavers

Summer 2016 leavers

Summer 2017 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

4

3%

10

8%

5

4%

NVQ Level 2 or equivalent

16

12%

28

21%

34

26%

NVQ Level 3 or equivalent

122

89%

91

70%

90

69%

Training/Apprentice program

1

0.72%

9

1%

1

1%

 

Summer 2015 leavers

Summer 2016 leavers

Summer 2017 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

120

88%

72

55%

86

66%

Sixth form college

16

12%

57

44%

43

33%

Apprentice/Training

1

0.72%

1

1%

1

1%

Employment

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

NEET

1

0.72%

0

0%

0

0%