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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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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).