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08/04/24

Recruiting now! HATO prioritises excellent behaviour systems, so that teachers have the freedom to teach. Check out the positions available below. Deadline 11/04/24https://t.co/ZAbTSYU8rd

26/03/24

It was great to welcome families of Year 13 vocational students to the academy tonight to outline the roadmap of the crucial last few weeks of coursework and exams. Nearly there! pic.twitter.com/urXrOGetlq

08/03/24

From dawn's first whistle to noon's vibrant buzz, our HASJW girls embody the football dream! 🏆 Today showcased skillful dribbles & thrilling goals ⚽ pic.twitter.com/Vzqx9PXxsB

08/03/24

We were lucky to hear from lots of inspirational women, and the careers panel and tour were a great chance to hear the backgrounds of those working in tech and their advice for our girls. It has given them lots of motivation - thanks to all who made it a special day! (4/4) pic.twitter.com/xtdXiTzCvJ

08/03/24

We started with an inspirational speech by , which highlighted some remarkable innovations by women that were not given due credit in their time. The current stats are still sobering - yet the optimism in the talk really motivated our girls and set up the day (2/4) pic.twitter.com/Of9IBh69Nk

08/03/24

Rise and shine! 🌟 The HASJW Girls are out on the field, kicking off their day with a football session before school. Passion, dedication, and drive in every move. Here's to breaking barriers and making every goal count! ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/ds2L5mVYj8

05/03/24

Proud to support our sister school and the Headteacher of Primary Emily Smith. Please do sign up, every little helps. https://t.co/fx5W3cagNZ

04/03/24

Our Year 12 and 13 IT students were very lucky to get to spend today at the legendary . We had a tour of Lord's, learned about The Hundred's digital marketing strategy, and did a rebranding exercise. Thanks to for making it happen!🏏 pic.twitter.com/nx232UdhHZ

26/02/24

Today's the first day of mock exams for our Year 11 cohort. Plenty of flash cards being swapped at lunch and friends testing each other on the content - really good to see. Tomorrow is English Lan, DT, and Biology! ✏️ 🎓 pic.twitter.com/XyVU1i4ybr

20/02/24

Can you spare £10Crowdfunding to support children and their families at Harris Academy Tottenham. on JustGiving https://t.co/wRRiEQJEAI

16/02/24

We've been shortlisted in the Trust Collaboration category in the MAT Excellence Awards for our partnership with the , encompassing all curriculum subjects across all 32 secondary schools!Watch our video case studies: https://t.co/gkLUgUnl42 pic.twitter.com/GXpWQvBl46

15/02/24

We've been shortlisted in the Trust Collaboration category in the MAT Excellence Awards for our partnership with the , encompassing all curriculum subjects across all 32 secondary schools!Watch our video case studies: https://t.co/gkLUgUnl42 pic.twitter.com/GXpWQvBl46

09/02/24

Thrilled to have Bold Voices at our school today! They inspired Year 10 with their mission to fight gender inequality. A big step towards empowering our students to challenge and change the world. 📚🗣️ pic.twitter.com/lTJWdrrkvY

08/02/24

Really great to hear about some fantastic happening at HASJW - over 550 of our students have met their Bedrock targets every week since September and an incredible 96% have been using it regularly this year. Special shout out to 8X/En1 who lead the school! 📖✨

08/02/24

Our Year 10 Harris Experience students are live at the Royal Opera House, captivated by La Bohème! 🎭🎶🎻An enriching day out as they absorb this magnificent performance. pic.twitter.com/0JPOopoais

08/02/24

Our Year 10 Harris Experience students are live at the Royal Opera House, captivated by La Bohème! 🎭🎶🎻An enriching day out as they absorb this magnificent performance. pic.twitter.com/0JPOopoais

08/02/24

We're so proud of all of our schools across the Harris Federation 🎉 these stats from HASJW are absolutely incredible 👏 https://t.co/vnL5AZab3R

08/02/24

We're so proud of all of our schools across the Harris Federation 🎉 these stats from HASJW are absolutely incredible 👏 https://t.co/vnL5AZab3R

07/02/24

Thanks to the generous support from Harris Federation & Adventures Away From Home, 30 eager Year 7 & 8 students set off for an unforgettable outdoor adventure at Avon Tyrell! 🌲⛺ pic.twitter.com/bkjk0dbAVi

07/02/24

Really great to hear about some fantastic happening at HASJW - over 550 of our students have met their Bedrock targets every week since September and an incredible 96% have been using it regularly this year. Special shout out to 8X/En1 who lead the school! 📖✨

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Careers

Our Career Guidance and Education Values 

Our Careers Policy is available to download as a Word Document (see bottom of page). Our policy is updated termly in line with review of our provision, using a tool called 'Compass+'. Our most recent Compass+ report is available for download at the bottom of the page. Our policy is also updated in accordance with feedback from students, teachers, employers and parents on HASJW CEIAG. Changes made on the back of this feedback are outlined in the final document available for download at the bottom of the page.

HASJW Careers Plan 2023-2024 

Our Career Guidance and Education Values 

At Harris Academy St Johns Wood we believe a robust careers curriculum is essential to ensuring that all students have the knowledge and skills required to make informed decisions about their future and always aspire to be better. Each student will receive personalised support based upon their interests and aspirations, will be challenged to reflect and set targets in order to achieve their goals. The careers education and guidance (CEIAG) at HASJW provides are range of opportunities, experiences and encounters with a range of external providers and career pathways for students. 

 

Careers leader: Kate Kopelman  

Email: kate.kopelman@harrisstjohnswood.org.uk 

 

SLT Lead: Laura Lewis 

Email: laura.lewis@harrisstjohnswood.org.uk 

 

Community Support for the Academy: We are always keen to develop contacts within the community to develop our careers programme to the highest level. We are keen to hear from businesses who would be able to support activities within the academy, and welcome support from further education providers including colleges, university, or further education providers. If you can support our school community, please contact kate.kopelman@harrisstjohnswood.org.uk 

 

Student Entitlement 

  • A careers programme throughout their time at the Academy  

  • Education opportunities about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, and information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point. 

  • A programme which develops the skills required for each individual student regardless of their personal goal, aspiration and direction. 

  • Independent advice from careers advisors and other education providers. 

  • Subject specific curricula and tutor programme that supports the development of an understanding of links between subjects and careers. 

  • Exposure to a range of local providers and information about the opportunities they offer,– through options events, assemblies and group discussions, placement visits, taster events and workshops. 

  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses and be assisted in this course of action. 

  • To have meaningful interactions with employers across a range of specialisms and business sectors throughout their time at the Academy. 

Aims of Careers Education and Guidance at HASJW 

  • Inspire and motivate students to challenge themselves to reach their full academic and personal potential. 

  • Ensure that each individual student has the information they require to make decisions for Key Stage 4 options, Post 16 destination and Post 18 education, training, or employment. 

  • Each student has access to personal careers education and guidance. 

  • Information provided to students is informed by career and labour market information.  

  • The curriculum makes clear links to careers.  

  • Students have access to encounters with employers and employees from different industries. 

  • Students are given access to have experience within workplaces.  

  • There are a variety of encounters with further and higher education institutions offered to students. 

Objectives 

Student 

Parents / Carers 

Teachers / Tutors 

  • Skills set development that is ‘employability fit’ for a variety of career pathways.   

  • Knowledge development of careers and work-related learning to make informed ‘future choices.’  

  • Personal growth & development by taking responsibility for their own personal standards, behaviour, attendance, punctuality, attitude to learning and resilience.  

  • Learning enrichment: students access external speaker events of different industries to explore different careers. 

  • Support the Academy in its development CEIAG curriculum.  

  • Encourage students to engage with careers outreach programmes such as work experience and careers fairs.  

  • Discuss careers options and access careers platforms such as Unifrog. 

  • Engage with CEIAG delivery. through home-based discussions, supporting child with career planning tasks and Academy opportunities. 

  • Deliver the planned tutor CEIAG activities within the pastoral programme.  

  • Promote enterprising and problem-solving skills to develop student resilience and independence.  

  • Application of learning to the ‘real’ world of work and careers.  

  • Links to careers within subjects developed and made apparent to students within everyday learning. 

Curriculum Design to Support Delivery of CEIAG 

KS3 

KS4 

KS5 

Students consider what they will do when they leave school and be made aware of the full range of pathways available to them 

 

  • Exploring the real ‘working world’: within subject areas; links to skills, training and career pathways are shared with students… planting ‘seeds’ for KS4 options for exploration.  

  • Making the links: Engaging students with their learning journeys and cross-subject links; trips and speakers are arranged.  

  • Future setting: Students are provided with careers seminars with a focus on understanding the careers market and making decisions for their own future. This is designed to support their GCSE choices. They are also introduced to college and apprenticeship opportunities.  

Students consider in more depth which learning pathway they wish to follow and research the learning and qualification requirements for jobs of interest to them 

 

  • Broad course offer: a rich and varied course offer ensure that students are not limiting their options, post GCSE / Level 2. GCSE and Technical Award courses are offered to ensure that students can access the required learning and assessment methods. This ensures that students achieve and also gives them the power to make ‘choices’ at GCE /Level 3 programmes of study or training.  

  • Making the links: Engaging students with their learning journeys and cross-subject links; trips and speakers are arranged.  

  • Future setting: post-16 choices and advice is offered within subject areas and in assemblies via talks about college and apprenticeship opportunities. 

  • Careers service: Expert advice and guidance is available for students to explore pathways and courses on offer within the Federation and from external providers within different fields of study.  These services are provided by a qualified careers advisor and trainee apprentice* 

Students understand the skills they have developed and the different career options and pathways with a focus on preparing for next steps into training, work, university and apprenticeships 

 

  • Diverse course offer: we work with the Federation to ensure that students enter a programme of study that is made up of three subjects that are ‘complimentary ‘of each other, rather than limiting. This ensures that students have a breadth of study that empowers them to make tailored choices, post GCE / Level 3 studies.  

  • Personal Development: is evidenced during the UCAS application process and through support with applications to colleges and apprenticeships. Students are encouraged to engage in ‘out the classroom’ activities to boost their personal statements and demonstrate their aptitude for the applied course / training opportunities. 

  • Industry links & speakers: opportunities for students to engage with employers and 4 employees from different sectors enhance their subject ‘learning journeys’. 

 

Careers Opportunities at HASJW 

Year Group 

10 

11 

12 

13 

Spotlight on careers tutor time sessions by tutors, subject specific careers information, starting with Year 9 and 11 

 

 

Access to and use of UniFrog with supported learning access and learning tutorials 

 

Employability skills developed in PSHRE sessions, which are mapped against Careers Development Institute Framework and Gatsby benchmarks 

 

 

 

Careers workshops: knowledge of the world of work, knowledge of different career paths, support with target setting, links with external providers and speakers 

 

 

Careers assemblies, including talks from colleges and about apprenticeships 

1:1 careers interview with careers adviser, with priority given to vulnerable students 

 

 

 

Drop in lunch time sessions with careers advisor in careers office in the library 

Small group careers guidance sessions with careers advisor to explore post-16 options, progression routes and next steps to secure ‘destination’ choices 

 

 

 

Additional interviews with careers advisor for additional support and follow up for target student groups 

 

 

 

 

Identification and tracking of students identified as at risk NEET. Support and workshops delivered by Westminster Council outreach. College support on academic review days. Support with apprenticeship and college applications. Intended and actual destinations tracked and reported. 

 

 

 

 

 

Careers advisor to attend parents and information evenings. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harris experience: individual and group interviews. 

 

 

 

 

Tracking intended and actual destinations  school leavers and reporting to the LA. 

 

 

 

 

 

National careers week and National Apprenticeship Week workshops in tutor time 

 

 

PSHRE lessons in summer term with teachers trained by Careers lead 

 

 

 

Careers Focus talks from The Money Charity 

 

 

 

 

Careers Drop Down Day in March (including mock job interviews) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Careers fair (‘speed dating’ event with external providers, including colleges, universities and employers) and speakers) 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest speaker weekly lectures (all year 12s, some year 11s and 13s) 

 

 

 

 

Talks with alumni 

 

 

 

 

STEM healthcare and careers day 

 

 

 

 

Next Steps event with talks from universities and employers 

 

 

 

 

 

Medic Mentor conference 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post-16 information evening and provider fair 

 

 

 

 

 

6th Form experience afternoon  

 

 

 

 

 

 

University visits  

 

 

 

Pathways CTM mentoring and interventions 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LSB talks and partnerships 

 

 

 

 

 

VisionPath workshop 

 

 

 

 

 

6f bulletins about upcoming Work experience opportunities  

 

 

 

 

 

Work experience week 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University fair at Tottenham Stadium  

 

 

 

 

 

Nestle and Wildhearts workshops 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 13 Careers Prefects supporting younger students (through routine ‘drop in session’ and student-run Medical/Dentistry society) 

Options information evening and subject ‘marketplace’ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject specific assemblies / tutor sessions discussing skills they develop and career pathways these can link to 

 

 

Year 7 mock job interviews with Year 12 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent coffee morning for parents of vulnerable students with careers advisor 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Service program 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘13D’ intervention tutor group for students needing support with apprenticeship applications 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student survey on careers provision 

Friday tutor time – Careers focused 

(Term 1&2: apprenticeships and university, Term 3&4: CVs and labour markets, Term 5&6: applications and work experience) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Focus 

Year group 

Title 

Assembly / workshop / PSHRE 

Term 

Gatsby Focus 

Students consider what they will do when they leave school and be made aware of the full range of pathways available to them 

 

Aspirations and values (visit from Capital City College group) 

Assembly 

Aut 

PSHE lessons mapped against Career Development Institute framework and Gatsby benchmarks: Growing throughout life: Who am I? 

Exploring Possibilities: dream jobs 

Manage Career: What is a career? 

Create Opportunities: What is an entrepreneur? 

Balance life and work: What is a work-life balance? 

Seeing the big picture: Careers and the future 

PSHRE 

Sum 

2, 3, 6, 7 

 

Local careers 

Assembly 

Spr 

Mock job interviews 

Workshop 

Spr 

Banking and Saving with The Money Charity employees 

Workshop 

Sum 

Education Paths 

Assembly 

Aut 

Types of employment 

Assembly 

Spr 

PSHE lessons mapped against Career Development Institute framework and Gatsby benchmarks: Growing through life: Explore Possibilities: job applications 

Manage Career: Challenges and rewards of work 

Create Opportunties: creating the life you want Balance life and work: managing your money 

Balance life and work: what does success mean to me? 

Seeing the big picture: careers and climate 

 

PSHRE 

Sum 

2, 3, 6, 7 

 

Making informed choices – introduction to Unifrog 

PSHRE (tutor time) 

Aut 

Influencing decisions and aspirations: an introduction to Unifrog 

Assembly 

Aut 

PSHE lessons mapped against Career Development Institute framework and Gatsby benchmarks: Growing through life: What are my skills? 

Explore Possibilities: what comes after school? 

Create Opportunties: taking control of your career journey 

Balance life and work: managing your money 

Seeing the big picture: what is the labour market and why is it important 

PSHRE 

Sum 

2, 3, 6, 7 

Education paths 

Assembly 

Aut 

Local Careers 

Assembly 

Aut 

Capital City College group visit 

Assembly 

Sum 

Careers Focus Drop Down Day (including mock interviews): Making applications 

PSHRE / workshop 

Spr 

3, 6 

Students consider in more depth which learning pathway they wish to follow and research the learning and qualification requirements for jobs of interest to them 

 

10 

Target setting for your careers – introduction to Unifrog 

Workshop (tutor time) 

Spr 

10 

Money management workshop with The Money Charity 

Workshop 

Spr 

10 

Pathways CTM introduction 

Workshop (tutor time) 

 

Spr 

10 

Research your career 

Workshop 

Spr 

10 

PSHE lessons mapped against Career Development Institute framework and Gatsby benchmarks: Growing throughout life: what are my employability skills? 

PSHRE 

Sum  

2, 3, 8 

10 

Types of Employment 

Assembly 

Spr 

10 

Post-16 and beyond (Capital City College Group) 

Assembly 

Spr 

11 

Careers Fair (Careers Speed dating) 

Workshop 

Aut 

11 

Career pathways/Introduction to Unifrog 

Workshop 

Aut 

11 

Making decisions for next year 

Assembly 

Spr 

11 

Capital City College visit 

Assembly 

Aut 

11 

Apprenticeship vs. University 

Assembly & Open Evening 

Aut 

11 

Managing choices for education – with Westminster Employment Services 

Workshop (tutor time) 

Spr 

11 

Bespoke support post-16 choices / pathways and target setting 

 

Academic review days 

Aut / Spr 

2 / 5 

Students understand the skills they have developed and the different career options and pathways with a focus on preparing for next steps into training, work, university and apprenticeships. 

 

12 

Guest speaker assemblies 

(including with alumni) 

Assembly 

Aut/Spr/Sum 

12 

Friday tutor time – Careers focused 

(Term 1&2: apprenticeships and university, Term 3&4: CVs and labour markets, Term 5&6: applications and work experience)  

Assemblies and workshops 

Aut/Spr/Sum 

1/2/4 

12 

Community Service 

Trip 

Aut/Spr/Sum 

12 

UK University Fair Trip 

Trip 

Spr 

12 

UCAS and Unifrog introduction 

PSHRE 

Spr/Sum 

12 

Work experience Week 

PSHRE 

Sum 

12 

Visiting University Panel Discussion 

Assembly 

Sum 

12 

London Business School Guru lectures 

Trip 

Spr/Sum 

12 & 13 

Harris Federation Step Up event (talks with universities and employers) 

Virtual Workshops 

Spr 

1/2 

12 

Careers speed-dating event 

Workshop 

Sum 

2 / 5 

12 & 13 

Medicine/Dentists/Oxbridge Lunchtime clubs 

Workshop 

Sum 

12 

Vision Path introductory workshop 

Workshop 

Sum 

12&13 

Medicine/Dentistry Society 

Workshop 

Aut/Spr 

13 

‘13D’ intervention tutor group for students needing support with apprenticeship applications 

workshops 

Spr 

13 

UCAS and Unifrog  

PSHRE 

Aut/Spr 

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