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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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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

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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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