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24/04/19

we loved our time at the gallery today with our Year 9 art students. Artists in Residence for 2019 is poet Belinda Zhawi. We learned of how Zhawi’s poetry reflects the dialogue between multiple cultures and places. https://t.co/iD4lQI4INl

24/04/19

Retweetd From kojeyRadical

Recently, I collaborated with the incredible on a one of kind interactive and immersive exhibition called “POWER PLANTS”. It was a huge huge honour working with Hito and the Power Plants is open at Serpentine Sackler Gallery until May 6 - 🐝🐝🐝 https://t.co/KKHBguAEt0

18/04/19

Be safe where ever you are this weekend https://t.co/xYd7u8lLFH

14/04/19

Retweetd From Royal Opera House

There's loads of exciting stuff going on at the Royal Opera House next week... 🎻Recitals at lunch 🇿🇦A Man of Good Hope opens 💃The Royal Ballet in Class Insight ⛵SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill opens Will you be joining us? https://t.co/R2UwApWF8F https://t.co/Wnc3Ls3OBD

14/04/19

Proud & lucky to work with - children loved this workshop & work experience https://t.co/DCBr6h5N8d

14/04/19

Work experience for all - thank you to https://t.co/ZN1OAfKfc3

09/04/19

Really proud to announce our Quality Mark for the teaching of geography at - an outstanding geography department as part of the https://t.co/CjpQUOOOq4

09/04/19

Retweetd From Karen Haward

Congratulations to Harris Academy South Norwood for their Geography Quality Mark! https://t.co/evwCbClaqc

08/04/19

thanks for follow

06/04/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Are you ready to embark on a career in teaching ? are awarding £28,000 to talented individuals who embark in physics teacher training in September 2019. https://t.co/OriDgf53SQ

05/04/19

Examination preparation is always stressful: plan your Easter holiday revision well I remember your teachers are here for you next week: good luck year 11 and year 13 https://t.co/fyZdi85y2u

05/04/19

Retweetd From Harris Greenwich

Students who had 'Golden Shoutouts' from their teachers had tea, juice and cakes today to celebrate. They are awesome kids smashing it here https://t.co/UAUanWJN3Z

04/04/19

GCSE Food Technology work being platted up https://t.co/AjlMgWigKJ

04/04/19

Retweetd From Dan Doherty | Recruitment | ♠️

If you want this to be you and would like a place on our award-winning across the UK then get in touch. Our June start dates close soon. September is filling up but still plenty of roles to fill. Tag, like, share as you please 👍 https://t.co/hLYmHiC2D8

03/04/19

would be pleased! - massive & superb event with employers & HE at where universities like & & & stimulate all to find their dreams and paths https://t.co/jEF9Fo33YM

03/04/19

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Fantastic atmosphere here this evening at the ‘Next Steps Careers Event’! Great to see so many excited students from here ✅ https://t.co/9fZpskpsYJ

03/04/19

Duke of Edinburgh Award Update: All students (explorers!) back and thoroughly enjoyed their time amongst the lambs, cows, fields and valleys of the Downs. Perfect quiet. Happy Valley https://t.co/P0rdQpyVP2

03/04/19

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Outward Bound. It’s all about building resilience! https://t.co/XC7GToN2GB

03/04/19

More groups make it to the church away point for their award practice https://t.co/kFMLbomHsD

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Our partnership with the Inspiring Women campaign

Our partnership with the Inspiring Women campaign

Harris Academy South Norwood has been borne out of the amalgamation of a boys’ school and a girls’ school. It is our explicit aim, therefore, to honour our history. We commit to ensure that both boys and girls have equity of opportunity in results and in careers education provision and work experience. By working in tandem with Inspiring the Future: Inspiring Women we allow our girls to engage with powerful role-models that connect the with a pathway to which they previously did not have access.

Helenna Morrissey's article on careers and gender

Breaking the Cycle

It is our mission to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and to smash down the institutional bias in careers and higher education. This bias blocks the pathways of young people from ordinary backgrounds, of young women and of young people from ethnically diverse backgrounds. This section of our website explains our vision for promoting the advancement of young women in Higher Education and in careers in the past that were blocked for them.

Our Careers Education Programme is thorough, hugely inspiring and attempts to inspire and to produce profound change for our young women. 75% of women still work in the five Cs of employment; cleaning, catering, caring, cashiering and clerical.

As Ms Gonzalez Durantez says, “There is nothing wrong at all with that - but girls should also feel free to make a difference in science, IT, engineering or maths if that is what they like.

“The new generation of girls is a dream: they are clever, ambitious while realistic, determined and curious. It is our duty to help them to achieve their aspirations, whatever they are.”

The mission of Harris Academy South Norwood is to mirror that duty – to help our girls to achieve their aspirations, whatever they are.

Helping our girls at Norwood gain knowledge and understanding about the breadth of careers on offer

We are part of a national campaign that aims to bring about a significant culture change - that girls, whatever school they attend, whatever their background, get the chance to meet women doing a wide range of jobs and gain first-hand insights into different jobs and the routes into them. Recent research has shown how important – economically and socially – it is for young people to gain knowledge and understanding about the breadth of careers whilst still in education and making decisions about their futures.

Harris Academy South Norwood echoes the words of Miriam González Durántez in the launch of Inspiring the Future: Inspiring Women. All we do is there to “help young women to make informed choices to combat the mismatch between the aspirations of young people and where the jobs of the future are actually to be found.

We acknowledge that “women suffer from stereotyping all over the world, including in Europe and in the UK”. Ms Gonzales Durantez writes of women that “if we succeed in our professional lives, we’re branded “scary”; if we follow fashion, we’re “shallow”; if we like science, we’re “geeks”; if we read women’s magazines, we’re “fluffy”; and if we defend our rights, we’re “hard”. It is little wonder that girls struggle, amid so many absurd labels, to identify the right path for them.” What

Helping young women at South Norwood to make informed choices

Helping young women to make informed choices helps address skills shortages in the UK and the long-standing mismatch between the aspirations of young people and actual labour market demand. Historically, far too many occupations have been dominated, for no good reason, by one gender or the other.

The result: young women and girls often struggle to hear from role models they can relate to across the breadth of the economy. At Harris Academy South Norwood, we have constructed a programme and have an ethos that provides systematic access to female role-models that show them that all things are possible.

Norwood brings culture change in girls’ ideas about their careers

We want to bring about culture change in girls’ ideas about their future careers, their aspirations of what they can be and do and to give them first hand insights into the opportunities open to them. We commit to provide tailored engagement with employers that provide a safe space for our girls to explore their options, but also we commit to ensuring that no gender is excluded from any invited or organisation.

We work very closely with Inspiring the Future, Reach Out and the National Careers Foundation to shine a light on the issues involved and celebrate women across the country going into schools to talk about their experiences.

We would wish to thank Bank of America Merrill Lynch here for all they do to support us in providing opportunities for our female students to gain access and information to brilliant careers. They have committed to lead by example with hundreds of female staff, clients and suppliers signing up to Inspiring the Future and we have welcomed many of them to Harris Academy South Norwood.

For further information go to www.bankofamerica.com/about