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24/05/22

Thank you so much for giving our students the opportunity to perform at your conference! Performing to over 450 delegates in the room and live streamed around the world from the stunning Nobu hotel. We couldn't be prouder of their performance. https://t.co/5g8rETGp80

03/03/22

Celebrating with fancy dress, assemblies on the importance of reading, and workshops for the whole of Year 10 with the brilliant

03/03/22

A fabulous night out with our year 9 students at the Royal Albert Hall watching the performing with the amazing https://t.co/a34Vtp8W6r

18/02/22

Economics and Music intervention sessions are cancelled today due to Please stay safe everyone.

15/02/22

Year 12 Geography Students researching beach profiles along the Jurassic Coast in Durdle Door, Lullworth Cove and Sandbanks. https://t.co/rpgCaEYSdI

15/02/22

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Well done to the students at for the performance! https://t.co/mm6kvUy8uF

15/02/22

Year 12 Geography students in Dorset last week carrying out high energy coast fieldwork on Chesil Beach. https://t.co/hx1jkyz1U6

31/01/22

What a fabulous Monday: Lion dancing in the canteen to celebrate Chinese New year and the launch of our brand new scholars program!

12/01/22

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Great to speak with the students of about their hopes & thoughts around returning to school on Thankyou to & HT Sam for inviting us. https://t.co/67kKfhw4Od

23/12/21

Virtual Christmas Concert 2021 - our weekly talented students performing their own take on Santa Baby! https://t.co/hNP0MH4owa

23/12/21

Virtual Christmas Concert 2021 Highlights - First up The Sixth Form Band performing Fleetwood Mac https://t.co/zJpMVDATTn

03/12/21

Read all about our Sixth Formers exciting performance at Mansion House last week! https://t.co/f8HFhLwf6C

01/12/21

Our choir had a fabulous time performing at this morning. What a warm and receptive audience! https://t.co/WOmmuig3Ol

23/11/21

We hope we did your show justice!! Next stop for this ensemble is the Noel Coward Theatre to see and co performing!

23/11/21

We so enjoyed representing and at the Lord Mayor's Appeal Impact Reception! What an amazing opportunity and experience for our students!

23/11/21

This evening four of our Sixth Form performed at Mansion House for 300 guests.including The Lord Mayor and Prince Edward!!!!! And they were outstanding. https://t.co/wEBBuketjD

19/11/21

A great day of fundraising at HASN to support a fantastic cause! https://t.co/caPYlfMeLP

15/11/21

Another fantastic trip to The last week for The Beauty of Ballet performed by the . Year 7, 9 & 10 students loved their evening of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev! https://t.co/o11iavIKPV

15/11/21

Today we welcomed year 5's from to our Clocktower site for a DT Workshop. Look at the fantastic Spinners they created! https://t.co/4ZAibe21rS

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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.

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Tab 5 Industrial sector preferences of Year 7 pupils

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(Atherton et al 2009, 18).

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