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25/05/19

welcome back on their trek back. 3pm back at campsite forecast has provided almost all the leaders on the weekend. Thanks so much to Ms Daly, Mr Date, Roche, Williamson and of course Ms Stafford. https://t.co/zr5ePgJoQP

25/05/19

Groups 1-3 make their checkpoints with ease! Come on HASN! https://t.co/aozRLqv95I

25/05/19

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Breaking camp and saying goodbye to beautiful Dell where we saw 20 deer, croakingmagpies, squirrels galore but one or two foxes https://t.co/rUzXZ7OcCG

25/05/19

Breaking camp and saying goodbye to beautiful Dell where we saw 20 deer, croakingmagpies, squirrels galore but one or two foxes https://t.co/rUzXZ7OcCG

25/05/19

Duke of Edinburgh award practice expedition update: “Getting ready after breakfast. Some groups are all packed up ready go, others haven’t started... we’ve told them we’re leaving at 8 and if we miss the coach we will have to walk back to school” https://t.co/DFPrzDCzU8

24/05/19

They made it to base camp! https://t.co/LdS9DGXQg3

24/05/19

Retweetd From Oxford Nanopore Events

We are so glad you are here! https://t.co/8fVFKJWjfz

24/05/19

Duke of Edinburgh Awards practice expedition - images of Biggin Hill https://t.co/O8gfPeLKxq

24/05/19

How can MinION help with sample return, crew health, detecting life beyond earth, research or monitoring fungi on the ISS? Sarah Wallace presenting the answers to how 🧬 sequencing can be used in microgravity. https://t.co/JDx2QunkmP

24/05/19

Thank you for the opportunity, a fantastic event to promote STEM to our students!

24/05/19

Our Y12 biologists are currently learning about Nanopore technology and the use in forensics https://t.co/EI6cFwwha5

24/05/19

Five of our Year 12 Biologists are spending the day at the London Calling 2019 STEM conference today https://t.co/w3MEbNBDUC

23/05/19

Versailles & Paris hosts Norwood students this week https://t.co/29P5p9WyhZ

22/05/19

Retweetd From Wasim Butt

Delighted to be back today as part of my NPQH placement. Huge thanks to and his team again for their welcome and support. https://t.co/B3PCsblD5g

19/05/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

All of our trainee teachers are assigned an in-school mentor who will support them throughout the duration of the course, including having weekly meetings to support progress. Meet some of our mentors in the video below! https://t.co/bShev2JKbW

18/05/19

The Duke of Cambridge speaks about bereavement https://t.co/CoMoknp5uT

18/05/19

Retweetd From Screen25

Cast your vote! Help us pick a space-themed film for our upcoming Family Film Club this summer 🌙✨

17/05/19

Thank you so so much one and all

17/05/19

Retweetd From Making The Leap

Fantastic day of mock interviews at with amazing volunteers 🙌🏿🙌🏿 The students get a lot of key information from these sessions, but for the volunteers it is a chance to put themselves in somebody else's shoes and understand the challenges face. https://t.co/zwVzuCXvuK

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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.

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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