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10/12/19

Sporting Success in for Year 7 school students at as they win for first time against UCL https://t.co/2BLVM6yDss

10/12/19

Retweetd From HASJW Bball Academy

Congrats to Year 7 boys basketball team playing in their 1st game against UCL Academy. It was a great team performance winning 29-22. MVP award goes to Max scoring 16points which is impressive for a year 7 game. https://t.co/tKiTQ0TEDP

10/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Year 11 students completing a Philosphy workshop as part of at HASJW today! Deep discussions including “how big is a thought”, and “what’s the meaning of life?” https://t.co/IsXxtQGHya

10/12/19

Retweetd From Penguin Books UK

Yesterday went to Harris Academy to host the latest about finding your voice, featuring , , Derek Owusu, and a special appearance from himself. Stay tuned for the full video next week... https://t.co/2MxPwE1SHb

10/12/19

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Really good to meet student voice representatives at . Lots to share and reflect on with all staff. Fantastic students expressing themselves with maturity and collegiality. https://t.co/6ni24VCCeC

09/12/19

Year 11 students completing a Philosphy workshop as part of at HASJW today! Deep discussions including “how big is a thought”, and “what’s the meaning of life?” https://t.co/IsXxtQGHya

07/12/19

What career will you son or daughter enjoy and be respected in? https://t.co/Cp1dSsRprs

04/12/19

Thank you so much Deborah. and so much thanks also for for liason. Our children learned so much and had such a buzz as a result.

04/12/19

Retweetd From rayaan🧸🧚🏾‍♀️

Thank you for coming!! It was a lot of fun!!

04/12/19

Retweetd From Deborah Bull

Really enjoyed visiting for - and being interviewed by the brilliant Rayan and Ryan. https://t.co/s5Yh1zhbXf

03/12/19

Retweetd From OECD Education

HRH Princess Laurentien is discussing a different education for a better world with youth at the • What do they want to learn? • How do those desires relate to their employment and life goals? Watch live: https://t.co/mo5gxk5fyJ https://t.co/XH5p1rs0Tx

03/12/19

Year 11 student Kisha at school speaking with Princess Laurentien of how “luck” or lack of it is the cause of so much inequality in education - where we are born affects how much opportunity we have: her job is to challenge this. https://t.co/dnZCYC9soa

03/12/19

Who did you want to be? How do children know what job they want to do or what career to have? What role model inspires them? https://t.co/oTpGbsZj5E https://t.co/3sGkZAPfww

03/12/19

Oliver & Kisha in Year 11 have come to the OECD conference on The Future of Education in Paris today - here we listen about where world leaders believe we are now - “how do we create more winners globally” https://t.co/a1SPwjUCxe

03/12/19

Retweetd From Soarpoints

2 students are at today hearing from & being interviewed by Princess Laurentien of Netherlands ...”look for the invisible children, not just the eloquent children...find the unknown and the stigmatised” https://t.co/EyHV2EGABq

02/12/19

Retweetd From Amanda Dewinter

“with a reputation for mining academic potential from unpromising soil.” That’s where ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦ achieve excellence. Great piece ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/Wd4BZrzO6t

02/12/19

Who will be the brilliant cook of the year? Here some students prepped up some wonderful Valentine themed food | https://t.co/eoqiTPTSRw

02/12/19

Retweetd From Soarpoints

“I can´t think of a better article with which to start the week - humanity, hope, forgiveness, positivity, potential and inspiration. The world is not all bad.” The students who made it to Oxbridge against the odds https://t.co/VSHIFLtooT

28/11/19

Retweetd From George Lee for Westminster North🔶

It was a real pleasure to have been given the opportunity to speak to pupils at Harris Academy St John’s Woods yesterday. Great to see such an engaged audience

28/11/19

Retweetd From Jamie Macfarlane

Loved the hustings in front of 300 politically engaged students. Good to see young people voting for the first time asking the people who want to represent them such thoughtful questions. https://t.co/w4YBkzfPOD

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Our partnership with the Inspiring Women campaign

Our partnership with the Inspiring Women campaign

Our desire to fulfil our Equality Duty means we commit to ensure that both boys and girls have equity of opportunity in results and in careers education provision and work experience. By working in tandem with Inspiring the Future: Inspiring Women we allow our girls to engage with powerful role-models that connect the with a pathway to which they previously did not have access.

Helenna Morrissey's article on careers and gender

Breaking the Cycle

It is our mission to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and to smash down the institutional bias in careers and higher education. This bias blocks the pathways of young people from ordinary backgrounds, of young women and of young people from ethnically diverse backgrounds. This section of our website explains our vision for promoting the advancement of young women in Higher Education and in careers in the past that were blocked for them.

Our Careers Education Programme is thorough, hugely inspiring and attempts to inspire and to produce profound change for our young women. 75% of women still work in the five Cs of employment; cleaning, catering, caring, cashiering and clerical.

As Ms Gonzalez Durantez says, “There is nothing wrong at all with that - but girls should also feel free to make a difference in science, IT, engineering or maths if that is what they like.

“The new generation of girls is a dream: they are clever, ambitious while realistic, determined and curious. It is our duty to help them to achieve their aspirations, whatever they are.”

The mission of Harris Academy St John’s Wood  is to mirror that duty – to help our girls to achieve their aspirations, whatever they are.

Helping our girls at St John’s Wood gain knowledge and understanding about the breadth of careers on offer

We are part of a national campaign that aims to bring about a significant culture change - that girls, whatever school they attend, whatever their background, get the chance to meet women doing a wide range of jobs and gain first-hand insights into different jobs and the routes into them. Recent research has shown how important – economically and socially – it is for young people to gain knowledge and understanding about the breadth of careers whilst still in education and making decisions about their futures.

Harris Academy St John’s Wood  echoes the words of Miriam González Durántez at the launch of Inspiring the Future: Inspiring Women. All we do is there to “help young women to make informed choices to combat the mismatch between the aspirations of young people and where the jobs of the future are actually to be found.

We acknowledge that “women suffer from stereotyping all over the world, including in Europe and in the UK”. Ms Gonzales Durantez writes of women that “if we succeed in our professional lives, we’re branded “scary”; if we follow fashion, we’re “shallow”; if we like science, we’re “geeks”; if we read women’s magazines, we’re “fluffy”; and if we defend our rights, we’re “hard”. It is little wonder that girls struggle, amid so many absurd labels, to identify the right path for them.” What

Helping young women at St John’s Wood to make informed choices

Helping young women to make informed choices helps address skills shortages in the UK and the long-standing mismatch between the aspirations of young people and actual labour market demand. Historically, far too many occupations have been dominated, for no good reason, by one gender or the other.

The result: young women and girls often struggle to hear from role models they can relate to across the breadth of the economy. At Harris Academy St John’s Wood, we have constructed a programme and have an ethos that provides systematic access to female role-models that show them that all things are possible.

Harris Academy St John’s Wood brings culture change in girls’ ideas about their careers

We want to bring about culture change in girls’ ideas about their future careers, their aspirations of what they can be and do and to give them first hand insights into the opportunities open to them. We commit to provide tailored engagement with employers that provide a safe space for our girls to explore their options, but also we commit to ensuring that no gender is excluded from any invited or organisation.

We work very closely with Inspiring the Future, Reach Out and the National Careers Foundation to shine a light on the issues involved and celebrate women across the country going into schools to talk about their experiences.

We would wish to thank Bank of America Merrill Lynch here for all they do to support us in providing opportunities for our female students to gain access and information to brilliant careers. They have committed to lead by example with hundreds of female staff, clients and suppliers signing up to Inspiring the Future and we have welcomed many of them to Harris Academy St John’s Wood.

For further information go to www.bankofamerica.com/about