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03/06/20

For this week's assembly, reflects on events surrounding the death of George Floyd in the US. We are resolute in our condemnation of racism and discrimination in all forms. Our response to this cannot and must not be tokenistic. https://t.co/HSfVKSYoZ8

20/05/20

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

On , I'd like to thank all staff at (not just teachers) for their utter professionalism and dedication at what is an exceptionally challenging time. https://t.co/IasybdEnUw

14/05/20

Latest news on our plans for phased reopening for Years 10 and 12 can be found here: https://t.co/OilHUZ2oN9 https://t.co/MFCI6Wkjdq

12/05/20

This week's assembly is on VE Day, and has been prepared by Ms Oliver. https://t.co/vixU8xi7cG

06/05/20

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

Exciting and unique opportunity for an inspiring Secondary Teacher of Arabic at in London https://t.co/Ap09nZZqyZ

06/05/20

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Food parcels packaged and ready to send to our most needy pupils with thanks to our partners at https://t.co/z0LPWx4IPe

05/05/20

The latest letter to parents from ... https://t.co/AplLfQnVfi

05/05/20

Our assembly this week comes from Mr Snell. He's asking "what did Isaac Newton do in lockdown". https://t.co/XxQ2zFNQSS

03/05/20

Retweetd From Micon Metcalfe

Coronavirus: Violinist Benedetti offering free online music tuition https://t.co/5NqhfftfL2

01/05/20

Fantastic maths work completed at home by Tiffany in Year 8. Thanks to Ms Lay for sharing. https://t.co/r4uFh6zNIw

28/04/20

Our Principal, has recorded an assembly for all members of the Academy community. You can view it by clicking on the link here: https://t.co/6GYNXKK0AY

28/04/20

Retweetd From Soarpoints

How do you get the top jobs? Brilliant real life job help and tips for interview practice & reality by Marco Bertozzi VP for Europe | courtesy of | schools and students loving it I know

28/04/20

Year 8 are reading "The Walled City" by as part of home working. Bunny has prepared some fantastic research to help understand the context of the novel. Thanks for the nomination Ms Spiegelberger. https://t.co/4JVc8vQg1F

27/04/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

“Curriculum content is hugely important, but it must be underpinned by emotional wellbeing – without that, not a great deal of curriculum content will be absorbed.” Stephen Trask, from our Computer Science team, looks at how virtual schooling is going at Harris

27/04/20

Some fantastic creative work from Nia in Year 8. Thanks to Miss Kramer for sharing. https://t.co/d9eynz7Qyn

26/04/20

Just round the corner from our school is the tomorrow they share one of their stunning concerts | Monday 7:30pm ~ enjoy https://t.co/I6Euo5ByNu

24/04/20

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Students at this week have been learning and presenting about the Incan empire. Fantastic learning and efforts. Thanks to Ms Sliti and Mr Brown for supporting this week. https://t.co/onzP738vW8

23/04/20

As we approach the start of Ramadan, we’d like to wish all those in our Academy community who will be observing and celebrating https://t.co/kjGMAAvmCM

22/04/20

Ms Dawes wanted to share this fantastic artwork in their GCSE sketchbooks from Eftela and Mali - some lovely work. https://t.co/D8OioX9RGL

22/04/20

Well done to Hari in Year 9 who is converting a palette from his garden shed into a planter with a little help from Mr Syed. We can't wait to see the finished version! https://t.co/ewbQkVgf8H

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Research into teenager career aspirations

Our role as an academy is to advise and to provide information on the wide possible range of careers and higher education. At Harris Academy St John’s Wood, we know, however, that “teenagers have a weak grasp of the availability of jobs - and that large numbers naturally aim for jobs that are in short supply.” We agree with researcher, Emma Norris, that:

“students are not fully aware of the diversity of jobs available in different sectors. This leads them to develop aspirations that are neither determined by their ability nor based on a comprehensive understanding of the types of jobs available.”

There are 10 times as many people aiming for jobs in the culture, media and sports sector than there are jobs likely to be available.

And even though almost a quarter of jobs are in the distribution, hotels and restaurant category, only about one in 40 youngsters are considering careers in these industries.

Fewer than one in 30 young people are considering jobs in banking and finance, even though one in five jobs are expected to be in this sector.

The BBC have reported on the latest research into careers aspirations of young people. They reported the findings that “there is a "massive mismatch" between young people's career expectations and the reality of the jobs available, a major survey of teenagers suggests.

“It highlights the need for better careers advice, says Nick Chambers, director of the Education and Employers Taskforce, which published the survey.

The study also indicates teenagers have a very weak understanding of potential earnings for different types of jobs.

There is a serious "information gap" for teenagers, says Mr Chambers.”

Harris Academy St John’s Wood believes like many in industry that we have to do more to show young people the "requirements and opportunities" of the world of work.

MOST PREFERRED JOBS

Teacher/lecturer

Lawyer

Accountant

Actor/actress

Police

IT consultant

Doctor

Sportsman/woman

Armed services/firefighter

Psychologist

Tab 5 Industrial sector preferences of Year 7 pupils

mapped against UK labour force by sector

(Atherton et al 2009, 18).

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