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20/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Here are some of our brilliant students heading to and this year. Many are the first in their family to attend university and all have beaten extraordinary odds to get there. We are so proud of them and wish them every happiness and success. https://t.co/HJt7DF572H

19/08/19

Retweetd From Shea Williams

Having a tour of the new building. It’s so open and amazing, can’t wait for the official opening in September! https://t.co/UbcUlj9zYr

18/08/19

Retweetd From Sian Griffiths

If you are looking for a university place has a guide today full of advice. Top of the bill is this by Andrew Halls, head of one of our top schools https://t.co/CY1lBLDahg

16/08/19

Retweetd From Girton College

🎉Congratulations Esther👏- we look forward to seeing you in October! https://t.co/2kEVVFVYPx

16/08/19

Retweetd From UCL School of Pharmacy

We're looking forward to welcoming her to the UCL . Well done on your fantastic achievements, Sawida. We hope you will continue to do well. See you in a few weeks.

16/08/19

Retweetd From Liz

What a fantastic result for Eliana, she’s a super student- you’re very lucky to have her, what an achiever

16/08/19

Retweetd From Liz

Two fantastic students, today’s achievers tomorrow’s high flyers! What awesome news.

16/08/19

Retweetd From Accord Coalition

We're delighted to reveal the winners our 2019 Inclusive Schools Award: ; & . They are 3 inspiring examples of how schools can promote cohesion, inclusion and equality between people of different backgrounds🏅🎓🥳 https://t.co/InfeOF9C2G

15/08/19

Retweetd From Camonghne Felix

"I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." - Toni Morrison https://t.co/786o989Fjm

15/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Congratulations to student Daniel who has gained an amazing 7 A* grades and is off to to read Maths. He's going to be speaking about his fantastic achievement on the later this afternoon https://t.co/OmeZfhakxQ

15/08/19

Retweetd From KCLSU

Congratulations ladies! 🎉🎉🎉 We can't wait to meet you at King's in September, Eliana 👑👋 Check out what's coming up in your first term here: https://t.co/BOyxNvuxWN

15/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Westminster

Congratulations to Vihan who will be undertaking a medical degree at Brighton and Sussex Medical School https://t.co/IXfQVCX23s

15/08/19

Brilliantly proud that Sawida (here with Mr Thomas our Head of 6th Form) has been accepted to study with you ~ such a humble and yet driven young student. She will thrive with you on her Pharmacy degree. https://t.co/uG9lCmnrsD

15/08/19

Retweetd From UCL

Congratulations Sawida and Eliana and welcome to UCL Sawida! We think you'll love studying with . https://t.co/J5Qgiy395c

15/08/19

Retweetd From James Handscombe

18% of grades at A* 27% of student A*AA or better 8 students with A*A*A*A* (or Pre-U equivalent) Great day for Harris Westminster Students. Congratulations all. https://t.co/coX8fBumcY

15/08/19

Retweetd From King's College London

Congratulations to Eliana on getting onto our medicine degree. We look forward to you starting at King's in September 👑🎉 https://t.co/6Gf4zFDZnq

15/08/19

Sawida & Eliana have done brilliantly to gain acceptance to study Pharmacy at & Medicine at | the future of clinical health of UK in great hands https://t.co/imtVjLZzMy

15/08/19

Head of Academy, Ms Landman proud as punch of her student Stephanie and her dream apprenticeship with after securing ABB at A Level. A career in HR beckons https://t.co/rIwWPmZSJQ

15/08/19

A wonderfully happy elated young man after confirmed entry to do nursing at university https://t.co/teLNfJ4DQL

15/08/19

We celebrate achievements today across acceptance on new apprenticeship schemes and some outstanding A Level and BTEC results

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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).