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19/05/18

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Teacher of Science required https://t.co/0Pqs4r3EJ0

18/05/18

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That’s it for another week. Next week we’ll be ready to meet more people who want to . Will you be among them? https://t.co/hEJ9VwG5n5

18/05/18

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Fantastic achievement from . Could you be the PE Teacher to continue the academy's success? ttps://careers.harrisfederation.org.uk/vacancy/teacher-of-girls-pe-349667.html https://t.co/JxgztNnz1P

18/05/18

V proud. Only Round 1 but a stunning opening performance

18/05/18

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Can’t wait another 4 weeks until ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up’ opens? Read about Frida’s most loved posessions that are on their way to the V&A after being locked away for half a century. ? https://t.co/HuPgZqD9H9 https://t.co/8xc25llEXx

18/05/18

English Schools Cup - Round 1 Our athletes put in great performances, but these two from U13 & U15 boys were a highlight. Superb & significant for a state school to attain such victories https://t.co/vPK6gI7vY7

17/05/18

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Are you looking for a Teacher of English with responsibility for KS5 role? Apply now https://t.co/BPwqXLdYlN https://t.co/rUdwTlHoK2

17/05/18

We end our day with reflections on Joseph Heller. One of Mr Soar's favourite novels and one of most influential in the world. https://t.co/H5vbi5hus8 https://t.co/ipK6zUPfIe

17/05/18

Lively intellectual year 7 debates today and on genetic modification. They were stunning. https://t.co/bYJNEMbFMa

17/05/18

Year 9 learning about the future of engineering of bionic limbs https://t.co/uslvF3kW3G

17/05/18

Year 9 learning now about engineering our future https://t.co/nC9CZzijzL

17/05/18

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Students and staff from enjoying an lunch in the sunshine https://t.co/8UylXxC2Uh

17/05/18

Year 9 exploring the moon landings https://t.co/DD6z33hOrH

17/05/18

Beautiful little moving image display about "Who are you?" at the with Year 9 students https://t.co/9ITCfU8sIS

17/05/18

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Setting up for a great day experiencing all things with | do come and say hello if you’re about! https://t.co/gNh6fEaym7

17/05/18

beautiful images created at - this a silhouette of Ms Blair https://t.co/zDvgjtp8BN

17/05/18

- Year 9 enjoying the wonders of human endeavour at https://t.co/YdFxj4dPvl

17/05/18

Looking forward for the arrivals of Year 9 at today. https://t.co/hbONzbTs1o

17/05/18

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Could you inspire students in ? We still have places available on our programme for Sept'18! Don't hesitate, apply via UCAS 1TZ today! &T https://t.co/W9KMI5oxCk

17/05/18

Our 2nd wonderful innovation day with stimulating trips to & for Year 9 and enterprise work for all https://t.co/5R7kvlA0MR

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).