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23/10/20

The results are in. 10 merits and a distinction! Yet more fantastic results for our students in their graded music exams! Our 100% pass rate continues. Congrats to all the students and their teachers!

23/10/20

Retweetd From Croydon Libraries

There's still time to enter our Diverse Voices Instapoetry competition for 13-19yr olds. Click the link to find out more: https://t.co/yBiCO7RrWD. Stuck for inspiration? Croydon's Poet Laureate has made us some helpful videos: https://t.co/YbcwB3mWGb https://t.co/vIF9aFijwH

22/10/20

A reminder that our virtual open evening is available to view on our website: https://t.co/OEvtAHrMcm And you can now view a Q&A with our Principals here: https://t.co/33tnSDE5iV

16/10/20

Congrats to the latest candidates to take their Graded music exams this week. Including our first ever grade 7 students! Can't wait to see the results in a few weeks and maintain our 100% pass rate!

15/10/20

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

To all prospective parents & students. Please check out our virtual Open Evening video: https://t.co/OEvtAHrMcm

13/10/20

Year 9 are excited to hear the Museum of London’s live Windrush stream tomorrow. Can’t wait to hear Shango’s story!

06/10/20

Wow year 11 drama students, you really nailed it tonight. Difficult and complex issues tackled with power and passion. We’re proud of all of you!

04/10/20

To all prospective parents & students. Please check out our virtual Open Evening video: https://t.co/OEvtAHrMcm

01/10/20

It’s National Poetry Day and the start of Black History Month! To celebrate we explored ’s ‘Superheroes’ and asking students to submit a poem exploring their vision for the world! We look forward to reading all of the entries!

15/09/20

Sixth form hard at work as usual ⁦https://t.co/jJ1DJg1kYV

04/09/20

And today it was time for years 8, 9,10 and 13. Smiling faces and great attendance.

03/09/20

Wonderful to see nearly all students in year 7, 11 and 12 are in and learning today!

26/08/20

277 new year 7 students in at different times this week across the two campuses for induction days. A brilliant start!

24/08/20

Christine will go to Cambridge University to study Human, social and political sciences. We are so proud of you Christine!!!!

24/08/20

Over 90% of our first Clocktower year 6 cohort attending today! Similar attendance all week last week at Beulah Hill! Hope you’ve loved your first day!

22/08/20

Really excited about welcoming our new year 7s to the Clocktower campus next week!

20/08/20

Congratulations to our brilliant year 11 students on their results! Excited to see so many of you staying in the sixth form

13/08/20

Congratulations to all our wonderful sixth form students on your achievements. We are incredibly proud of you all!

13/08/20

That’s lovely to hear! Thanks for the good wishes!

13/08/20

Retweetd From Edinburgh Admissions

Amazing news! Please pass on our congratulations to Zuzanna - we can't wait for her to start with us 🙂 Cat @ EdinburghUni

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Student Careers 

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

& Work Related Learning (WRL)

 

Through a well-structured and highly effective programme of CEIAG we believe all our students can achieve and excel in the academy and in adult life. Our careers lead is Vice-Principal Mr Blakemore, he can be reached at Blakemored@harrissouthnorwood.org.uk 02084055132 EXT:3905. Further information about the careers programme can be acessed via Mr Blakemore. 

By working in partnership with external agencies, businesses and members of our community we will provide accurate and focused careers information, advice and guidance tailored to the individual needs of our students, and thereby enable all of our students to make informed choices about their career pathways.

Throughout their 7 year journey with us here at Harris South Norwood, all students will be entitled to:

  • Access to a planned careers programme relevant to their year group
  • Access to a qualified, impartial and independent careers adviser for personalised guidance
  • Access up-do-date and contextualised information about the world of work and labour market
  • Access up-do-date and contextualised  information and guidance about higher education, training and employment opportunities
  • Develop personal and enterprise skills to improve their employability
  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme, which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point. 
  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
  • Be informed about how to make applications for a full range of academic and technical courses, both at the end of GCSEs and the end of Post-16 qualificaitons
  • A rigorous assembly programme, or which Careers is a regular and integral part
  • A rigorous pastoral/tutor programme, or which Careers is a regular and integral part
  • Access to a knowledge curriculum rich in information about careers and the world of work.
  • Access a programme of CEIAG which challenges stereotypes and discrimination, and promotes equality and diversity in training and in the workplace.

Although not directly shaped by it, we are confident that both our provision fully meet all components of the Gatsby Framework.

As our provision expands over the academy year, and we begin to harness the expertise and enthusiasm of the careers team, we believe Harris South Norwood will become the benchmark for Careers Provision within the Harris Federation.

 

 

SCHEDULE OF CAREERS ACTIVITIES AT HARRIS SOUTH NORWOOD, 2019-20, BY YEAR GROUP

 

Year 7

Planned activity, 2019-20

Timeframe

Owner

Arrange external speakers appropriate to the students learning as part of Norwood Careers Week, and at other times throughout the year where possible

 

March 2020 (Careers Week)

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

AAC (Careers Postholder

Promote and encourage all year 7 students to complete the Buzz Quiz during tutor time

 

Ongoing throughout academic year

PLE (Careers Lead)

AAD (Tutorial Lead)

Provide a careers assembly at least once in the year with follow up activities to complete in tutor time.

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

PLE (Careers Lead)

Trips and educational visits, designed to broaden students’ experiences beyond the classroom, and provide exposure to careers, places of work and professional peoples

Ongoing throughout academic year

All staff across the academy

Rigorous assembly and tutorial programme, of which Careers is a regular and integral part

Ongoing throughout academic year

AAD (Tutorial Lead)

1-2-1 interviews with SEND/LAC students to assist in academic choices, and providing a clear pathway and motivation for academic achievement

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

1-2-1 interviews with all students returning for external exclusion to assist with decision making

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

Aspect of careers introduced and explored during Careers Week

March 2020 (Careers Week)

AAC (Careers Postholder

 

Year 8

Planned activity, 2019-20

Timeframe

Owner

Careers drop in sessions

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

1-2-1 interviews with identified students who require further advice on KS4 option choices and progression routes

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

LTU (Fed Head of Careers)

1-2-1 interviews with students on EHCPlans to assist with decision making

 

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

LTU (Fed Head of Careers)

Provide a careers assembly at least once in the year with follow up activities for tutor time

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

PLE (Careers Lead)

Arrange external speakers appropriate to the students learning as part of Norwood Careers Week, and at other times throughout the year where possible

March 2020 (Careers Week)

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

AAC (Careers Postholder

Rigorous assembly and tutorial programme, of which Careers is a regular and integral part

Ongoing throughout academic year

AAD (Tutorial Lead)

Trips and educational visits, designed to broaden students’ experiences beyond the classroom, and provide exposure to careers, places of work and professional peoples

Ongoing throughout academic year

All staff across the academy

Aspect of careers introduced and explored during Careers Week

March 2020 (Careers Week)

AAC (Careers Postholder

1-2-1 interviews with all students returning for external exclusion to assist with decision making

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

 

 

 

Year 9

Planned activity, 2019-20

Timeframe

Owner

1-2-1 interviews with identified students who require further advice on KS4 option choices and progression routes

Summer term

BWA (Careers Adviser)

LTU (Head of Careers art Harris Fed)

1-2-1 interviews with students on EHCPlans to assist with decision making

 

Summer term

BWA (Careers Adviser)

LTU (Fed Head of Careers)

Provide a careers assembly at least once in the year with follow up activities for tutor time

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

PLE (Careers Lead)

Arrange external speakers appropriate to the students learning as part of Norwood Careers Week, and at other times throughout the year where possible

March 2020 (Careers Week)

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

AAC (Careers Postholder

Trips and educational visits, designed to broaden students’ experiences beyond the classroom, and provide exposure to careers, places of work and professional peoples

Ongoing throughout academic year

All staff across the academy

Rigorous assembly and tutorial programme, of which Careers is a regular and integral part

Ongoing throughout academic year

AAD (Tutorial Lead)

1-2-1 interviews with all students returning for external exclusion to assist with decision making

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

 

 

 

Year 10

Planned activity, 2019-20

Timeframe

Owner

1:2:1 interviews with students on the Harris Experience programme. Careers guidance action plan written for each student with career ideas, decisions about progression

Summer term

BWA (Careers Adviser)

LTU (Fed Head of Careers)

Careers Drop-in sessions

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

 

Targeted careers interviews with key target groups / vulnerable groups: SEN/LAC, low achievers. Careers guidance action plan written for each student with career ideas, decisions about progression

Summer term

BWA (Careers Adviser)

PLE (Careers Lead)

YR 10 interview tracker to be kept up to date

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

 

Arrange external speakers appropriate to the students learning as part of Norwood Careers Week, and at other times throughout the year where possible

March 2020 (Careers Week)

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

AAC (Careers Postholder)

Trips and educational visits, designed to broaden students’ experiences beyond the classroom, and provide exposure to careers, places of work and professional peoples

Ongoing throughout academic year

All staff across the academy

Work Experience:

2-week work experience for Year 10, July 202 and 1-week work experience for Year 12, July 202

Summer Term 2020

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

Making the Leap mock Interviews with industry professionals

January 2020

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

Making the Leap ‘Preparing for work’ sequence of 10 lessons for Year 10 students as part of Work-Experience preparation

Spring and Summer Terms 2020

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

Future Frontiers:

Team of business mentors working with our students, with a focus primarily on PP and HACH pp students

Spring and Summer Terms 2020

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

PCO

Rigorous assembly and tutorial programme, of which Careers is a regular and integral part

Ongoing throughout academic year

AAD (Tutorial Lead)

1-2-1 interviews with all students returning for external exclusion to assist with decision making

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

 

 

 

Year 11

Planned activity, 2019-20

Timeframe

Owner

Careers Drop-in

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

Careers Website

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

After School Careers Workshop Programme: CVs, Application forms, Personal statements, Apprenticeships, Interview Skills

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

 

Harris Experience – 2 group sessions and one to one careers interviews. Careers guidance action plan written for each student with career ideas, decisions about progression

1 event in Autumn term, 2 events in Spring term

BWA (Careers Adviser)

PLE (Careers Lead)

Harris Next Steps Careers Fair

Nov 2019

BWA (Careers Adviser)

LTU (Fed Head of Careers)

Use of Looking Ahead Forms – to be completed by students - Analysis of forms for targeted individual interviews

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

One-to-one interviews.  Starting with key groups – SEN/LAC, low achievers.  Ongoing targeted support to those who require most help. Careers guidance action plan written for each student with career ideas, decisions about progression

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

LTU (Fed Head of Careers)

Identification and tracking Year 11s - preventative NEET – interviews with parents/student if necessary?

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

 

Support potential NEET with college and apprenticeship applications

Spring and Sumer Terms

BWA (Careers Adviser)

AAC (Careers Postholder)

Yr11 tracker to be kept up to date and available on the HASN Staff shared drive for all to view

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

Arrange external speakers appropriate to the students age as part of Norwood Careers Week, and at other times throughout the year where possible

 

March 2020 (Careers Week)

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

AAC (Careers Postholder

Identify students with specific industry interests to be invited to Industry speaker events with 6th form

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

 

Refer students struggling with emotional issues to the Place-2-Be counsellor

 

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

 

Trips and educational visits, designed to broaden students’ experiences beyond the classroom, and provide exposure to careers, places of work and professional peoples

Ongoing throughout academic year

All staff across the academy

Rigorous assembly and tutorial programme, of which Careers is a regular and integral part

Ongoing throughout academic year

AAD (Tutorial Lead)

All yr 11 students to meet at least once with a member of the 6th form management to discuss 6th form options. Meeting 1 around December with follow up meetings when needed. Students given advice and guidance based on current progress data to allow students to gain a realistic idea of opportunities available.

Starting from December  and on going

6th form teams from HASN and Federation

 

 

Year 12

Planned activity, 2019-20

Timeframe

Owner

Careers Drop-in

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

Careers Website

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

Liaise with MHS to offer School Careers Workshop Programme: CVs, Application forms, Personal statements, Apprenticeships, Interview Skills

 

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

 

Liaise with MHS to book careers interviews with identified priority students : confused HE applicants, those unlikely to return in Yr 13, SEN - Careers guidance action plan written for each student with career ideas, decisions about progression

 

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

PLE (Careers Lead)

JTH (Head of 6th Form) to provide names of students who are interested in studying Nursing/Midwifery so they can be invited to the Healthcare Careers event on 9th November

 

Spring Term

BWA (Careers Adviser)

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

Host Industry speakers on a regular basis, Wednesday afternoons.

 

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

LTU (Fed Head of Careers)

Arrange external speakers appropriate to the students age as part of Norwood Careers Week, and at other times throughout the year where possible

 

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

AAC (Careers Postholder

Trips and educational visits, designed to broaden students’ experiences beyond the classroom, and provide exposure to careers, places of work and professional peoples

Ongoing throughout academic year

All staff across the academy

University Visits. A number of visits organised for Year 12 and Year 13 as part of the UCAS Application process

Ongoing throughout academic year

JTH, and 6th Form Team

Rigorous assembly and tutorial programme, of which Careers is a regular and integral part

Ongoing throughout academic year

AAD (Tutorial Lead)

UCAS week designed to support students in their academic choices towards their aspirational career path. Students receive sessions from Universities/ employers and apprenticeship providers and a trip to a University

July 2020

JTH (Head of 6th Form)

Launch and delivery of Unifrog during tutor time

Autumn Term 2020

JTH (Head of 6th Form), and 6th Form Tutor team

Advertising and promotion of HE and Apprenticeship opportunities in study base

Ongoing

BWA (Careers Adviser)

 

 

 

 

Year 13

Planned activity, 2019-20

Timeframe

Owner

Careers Drop-in

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

Careers Website

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

JTH (Head of 6th Form) to provide names of students who are interested in studying Nursing/Midwifery by  so they can be invited to the Healthcare Careers event in the Autumn term.  Students to complete the Nursing/Midwifery student booklet before completion of a UCAS reference

 

Autumn Term

BWA (Careers Adviser)

 

After School Careers Workshop Programme: CVs, Application forms, Personal statements, Apprenticeships, Interview Skills

 

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

PLE (Careers Lead)

Liaise with MHS to book careers guidance interviews for any identified Yr 13 priority students: confused HE applicants, potential NEET, SEN/LAC

 

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

Support with applications for work / apprenticeships / school leaver programmes

 

Spring / Summer Terms

BWA (Careers Adviser)

LTU (Fed Head of Careers)

Tracking and follow up careers interviews with potential NEET / priority groups – JT to provide information in the spring term of those students who do not wish to progress on to university. These students will also be invited to the WOW event in the summer term

 

Spring Term

BWA (Careers Adviser)

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

AAC (Careers Postholder

Arrange external speakers appropriate to the students age as part of Norwood Careers Week, and at other times throughout the year where possible

 

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

DBL (Careers ALG)

PLE (Careers Lead)

AAC (Careers Postholder

Trips and educational visits, designed to broaden students’ experiences beyond the classroom, and provide exposure to careers, places of work and professional peoples

Ongoing throughout academic year

All staff across the academy

Rigorous assembly and tutorial programme, of which Careers is a regular and integral part

Ongoing throughout academic year

AAD (Tutorial Lead)

 

 

Non Year-Group Specific

Planned activity, 2019-20

Timeframe

Owner

Maintain up to date information on the HAUN Careers Notice Board

Ongoing throughout academic year

BWA (Careers Adviser)

Evaluation Strategy:

 

Termly evaluations led by careers lead assessing the quality of the careers provision this will include evaluating the breadth and strength of careers oppertunities provided. This will also consider the impact of these opportunities through an analysis of the destination data.

 

Ongoing meetings with the Careers Coordinator to review and plan careers delivery. Review and update careers delivery plan and production of termly careers delivery reports

 

 

 

Termly

 

July 2020 / Sep 2021

BWA (Careers Adviser)