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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.

Work Experience

Work Experience at Harris Academy South Norwood

 

Why do we do Work Experience?

Work experience is fundamental to establishing the strongest links between future employers / partnerships and secondary schools. 

At Harris Academy South Norwood we firmly believe that exposure to work is a significant step in preparing our students for their working life, by developing their personal and social skills, as well as the key skills they will need for the world of work. Please see this 5 minute film that explains the purpose and benefits of work experience.

Work Experience:

  • stretches the career horizons of young people.
  • allows your son or daughter to be more realistic about their career aspirations
  • is a very effective means of challenging social stereotypes about occupational ambitions. There is no set career for women or men, for instance.
  • means that young people return to school more motivated and inspired and grades go up

Work Experience: #theNorwoodway

Our Norwood Work Experience Programme is bespoke to our academy.  Louise Martin, Assistant Principal, at the academy heads up this programme.

During the summer term, Year 10 and VI Form students take advantage of a two-week work experience placement.  We are fortunate to receive a well-resourced career and higher education service through the Harris Federation as well as a plethora of in-house knowledge and experience about careers, which is delivered from Year 7 through to Post-16 students. 

Our work experience programme focuses on 3 key areas:

  1. Recognising our own strengths in a careers / education setting
  2. Considering opportunities available (how to apply for work experience placements, routes / providers to explore)
  3. Developing employability skills (interview techniques / guidance)

Our enriched and engaging programme begins in Year 7 through our tutor time delivery and we build on this provision each year, to help students to make informed decisions during their school careers, such as GCSE and A-level choices, not to mention life post Harris Academy South Norwood.  For students embarking on Work Experience programmes, we additionally factor in opportunities for individual career interviews / additional support, to build confidence and skills prior to starting these pathways.

High proportions of both pupils and teaching staff believe that young people return from work experience more motivated to do well at school.

Harris Academy South Norwood is proud of the established network of providers we have in place for our students however we actively encourage our students to seek their own opportunities: it is their work experience placement and the most successful placements are when the students have chosen their own placements.

For further information, please contact Louise Martin, Assistant Principal, at the academy (martinl@harrissouthnorwood.org.uk).