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21/03/19

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21/03/19

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Pick the films and tell us what issues are important to you! Join us for a discussion and lunch on Sat 23 March at Socca Cheta, 2pm. Food provided by our wonderful friends at 😋 Supported by the Mayor of London’s Culture Seeds https://t.co/KSkQ9q61dx

20/03/19

Retweetd From Richard Fletcher

Who would ever have imagined this many South London state school kids going to Oxbridge three decades ago under ILEA. Thousands of lives changed by Lord Harris' energy and drive and the academy system... https://t.co/nZOGoG0u6l

20/03/19

Retweetd From stephanie bishop

So proud of our team and our apprentices, have been shortlisted for a few awards recently lets hope some of these soon turn into trophies 🤞🤞🤞🤞 https://t.co/wFzDM8V4Ri

20/03/19

Tremendous images from the GCSE Geography field trip today and yesterday in Eastbourne https://t.co/BqThBcyN4f

20/03/19

Just a few highlights from students collecting data on the beautiful beach at Eastbourne. Geography in action ! https://t.co/LHE1E5ySwH

19/03/19

Retweetd From HAGRPE

Well done to our Year 9 Netball team from who won the Greenwich Schools Tournament 🙌🥇🏆 https://t.co/afT5EZOCxD

19/03/19

Retweetd From Croydon MPS

UPDATE: The incident involving a man who made threats to kill on Pagehurst Rd has concluded safely. One man has been arrested without incident; there were no injuries. We would like to thank the community for their co-operation & apologise for any disruption caused.

19/03/19

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Why do South Norwood kids want to learn Latin & Classics ? To hide behind Zeus? To mock Poseidon? To devour an Italian burger? Norwood students experience the Roman Colosseum, Palatine Hill, an Italian burger and Triton Fountain Are you not entertained ? https://t.co/bGar8ooCPE

19/03/19

Why do South Norwood kids want to learn Latin & Classics ? To hide behind Zeus? To mock Poseidon? To devour an Italian burger? Norwood students experience the Roman Colosseum, Palatine Hill, an Italian burger and Triton Fountain Are you not entertained ? https://t.co/bGar8ooCPE

19/03/19

Retweetd From Oasis Academies

In the month of March, we talk about at Oasis. Is there anyone you need to forgive at the moment? https://t.co/UuuwJ3EnHI

19/03/19

Understood. Will keep following you Their Tweet seemed to imply “detained”

19/03/19

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19/03/19

Thank you. Much appreciated. Good to share this measured and clear information

19/03/19

Retweetd From Mario Creatura

Council advice - due to the ongoing incident in Lower Addiscombe Road (between Sherwood and Shirley Road), there will be congestion in the area. Trams are operating as usual but the following bus routes are diverted: 289 312 367 689. Please avoid the area if at all possible. https://t.co/JDYDeqqDy0

19/03/19

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19/03/19

First blossoms in our memorial gardens... https://t.co/vEjRmiOPwQ

19/03/19

Students at Norwood learn knowledge about kings and queens of England & wider United Kingdom. They learn both the facts and the bias of history. Interesting piece here about gender and history https://t.co/cdyiGrK7UK

19/03/19

Retweetd From Michelle Perkins

Apprenticeship or University? Can't decide? Have a look at this - https://t.co/rwfvrHlktb from sharing his thoughts along with some other leading organisations. Definitely worth a look!

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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).