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16/02/18

The boys had the chance to watch train today at Twickenham Stadium! We even managed to get a few autographs! #🏉 https://t.co/DInXRGr2Ts

07/02/18

The Year 10 team also picked up a big win over Bolingbroke Academy winning 55-0, here are some of the tries #🔥 https://t.co/Q4Hxv3sgPa

07/02/18

Y9 Rugby team are having a great season, today they picked up more league points, beating Bolingbroke Academy 65-20 🔥 https://t.co/nzhc7lBuxk

25/01/18

The Year 9 girls are Federation football CHAMPIONS! HASN A Team won every game without conceeding any goals. Kalli-Anne was our top goal scorer. Well done to both teams and all our students who took part today. We are very proud of you! https://t.co/YqTR7mjvH6

25/01/18

Thanks for hosting us guys

25/01/18

Year 7s celebrating their win over a good team, 40-25. Tries from Daniel (3), Mike (2), Max, Kamarri and Matia https://t.co/qhLInVoYSi

23/01/18

Retweetd From London Rugby League

Great work from and ! Full story: https://t.co/JlrmtpKZq5 https://t.co/GAFGHtymx3

18/01/18

The Year 9 Netball team continue in their success to dominate their Netball League beating Norbury Manor 17-4! 💪🏻🏐

16/01/18

Working hard inside the gym, thanks to and for showing us the ropes! #🏋🏻#💪🏼#💪🏾 https://t.co/wXhQRSH9Uo

16/01/18

Massive thanks to everyone at for their warm hospitality. A brilliant insight into the world of professional rugby for our pupils. https://t.co/4YDCBOi67c

03/01/18

Happy New Year & welcome back to all our students on this blustery Wednesday! Be safe. Work hard. Strive to be the best scholar, citizen and ambassador of our academy.

19/12/17

"Hold back the river..." https://t.co/v1auSoP5jH

19/12/17

Some beautiful exciting things tonight https://t.co/CUaKVor2ku

19/12/17

Our Christmas Concert begins

19/12/17

Retweetd From Jonathan Limb

Ready for the PGCE Graduation https://t.co/kd1EhRiBaT

19/12/17

Penultimate day of term & preparations almost complete for our evening Christmas Concert

18/12/17

Retweetd From Harris Experience

The now traditional HEA Alumni group photo in front of the statuesque   tree! Thank you to them and their peers who led the second day event . You inspired us all! https://t.co/t5LsO6NEq6

18/12/17

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Our choir performed a selection of Christmas carols & some more popular repertoire from the Academy Choir. As the Earl and Countess entered we sang Carol of the Bells by Mykola Leontovych. https://t.co/ecNoerlTy6

17/12/17

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Like We believe a child’s future should never be defined by their past. Whoever they are, and whatever their circumstances, we believe in them https://t.co/zSFUd6gPMo https://t.co/fBC1ltIbxA

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.

Research into teenager career aspirations

Our role as an academy is to advise and to provide information on the wide possible range of careers and higher education. At Harris Academy South Norwood, we know, however, that “teenagers have a weak grasp of the availability of jobs - and that large numbers naturally aim for jobs that are in short supply.” We agree with researcher, Emma Norris, that:

“students are not fully aware of the diversity of jobs available in different sectors. This leads them to develop aspirations that are neither determined by their ability nor based on a comprehensive understanding of the types of jobs available.”

There are 10 times as many people aiming for jobs in the culture, media and sports sector than there are jobs likely to be available.

And even though almost a quarter of jobs are in the distribution, hotels and restaurant category, only about one in 40 youngsters are considering careers in these industries.

Fewer than one in 30 young people are considering jobs in banking and finance, even though one in five jobs are expected to be in this sector.

The BBC have reported on the latest research into careers aspirations of young people. They reported the findings that “there is a "massive mismatch" between young people's career expectations and the reality of the jobs available, a major survey of teenagers suggests.

“It highlights the need for better careers advice, says Nick Chambers, director of the Education and Employers Taskforce, which published the survey.

The study also indicates teenagers have a very weak understanding of potential earnings for different types of jobs.

There is a serious "information gap" for teenagers, says Mr Chambers.”

Harris Academy South Norwood believes like many in industry that we have to do more to show young people the "requirements and opportunities" of the world of work.

MOST PREFERRED JOBS

Teacher/lecturer

Lawyer

Accountant

Actor/actress

Police

IT consultant

Doctor

Sportsman/woman

Armed services/firefighter

Psychologist

Tab 5 Industrial sector preferences of Year 7 pupils

mapped against UK labour force by sector

(Atherton et al 2009, 18).

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