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29/11/21

Retweetd From Westminster Council

Update: 📌 from 4am on 30 Nov, face coverings will be compulsory in: shops, supermarkets and other indoor settings as well as on public transport and in taxis 📌school staff and secondary students are strongly advised to wear a face covering in communal areas https://t.co/SjXB7ZREmJ

29/11/21

Fancy seeing what our sister school offers at 6th Form? https://t.co/o9eJIxf6nt

29/11/21

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL FAMILIES https://t.co/yiPR6XwYRv

29/11/21

Retweetd From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

What is new for Monday 29th November 2021 https://t.co/aXheCkF8lv

28/11/21

What is new for Monday 29th November 2021 https://t.co/aXheCkF8lv

23/11/21

academies so many things | choristers to royalty & Mayors one of them Representing the work of and the mental health of all children the top priority https://t.co/GBHzTulK6l

19/11/21

Retweetd From MBE Books - Class Set & Tutor Time book specialist

🚨Competition Time 🚨 We have a class set (30 copies) of A Christmas Carol to giveaway to one lucky school. To enter simply LIKE & RETWEET this post and FOLLOW our page *You must work in a school to enter & the winner will be chosen at random on 26/11/21* https://t.co/LPtiNtbUfj

15/11/21

Retweetd From Harris Orpington

Yes Reggie! You can talk us through it next week! https://t.co/oNSlyxz9YF

11/11/21

Retweetd From Soarpoints

The wonderful Mr Ian Rowe played The Last Post to help our children focus their remembrance reflections at 11am | https://t.co/2aHcsTLumS

11/11/21

Wonderful thread from our sister school in SE London - commemorating Armistice Day with poetry & music & sacred reflections | https://t.co/npJ5Gn6tpk

11/11/21

Today at 11am we take a moment to remember Armistice Day https://t.co/iT33SABjUF

08/11/21

Retweetd From Science Hub @ HASJW

We're looking forward to the first network meeting with Hillingdon leads at 's Central and West London SLP this Friday: have you booked your ticket? https://t.co/POW7lBiOnt’-network-6-parts

05/11/21

Retweetd From Science Hub @ HASJW

One week to go until our first network meeting with Hillingdon leads at 's Central and West London SLP: have you booked your ticket yet? https://t.co/POW7lBiOnt’-network-6-parts

04/11/21

Retweetd From Science Hub @ HASJW

We look forward to welcoming you to the first meeting of our Tri-Borough Network (Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith) this afternoon: book your ticket here! https://t.co/548dKItvgl

02/11/21

Retweetd From Waterman

Our Tom Gunningham is looking forward to meeting with year 11 students at Harris Academy, St John’s Wood today to share insight into his career, studies and the amazing job opportunities within engineering

01/11/21

Retweetd From Department for Education

The UN climate change conference in Glasgow has begun. Education plays a vital role in raising awareness and equipping future generations with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle climate change. Find out more: https://t.co/XlJna5fDdo https://t.co/Pqz858Vpno

31/10/21

Retweetd From NHS

There are little things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing. Download your personalised Mind Plan today.

17/10/21

Retweetd From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

a teaser trailer of one our big STEM events on December 1st https://t.co/HCR9GdXbor

17/10/21

a teaser trailer of one our big STEM events on December 1st https://t.co/HCR9GdXbor

17/10/21

just a hint of one of our forthcoming STEM events in December. https://t.co/HCR9GdXbor

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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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