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22/10/19

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P L A Y E R O F T H E W E E K. 🏆 After helping to a massive OT win against COHONEL, Christian Barbieri is this week's ABL Player of the Week! More info ➡ https://t.co/JlwRBhHJEa https://t.co/b4flUHKj0z

17/10/19

Our 6th Form are hearing from Jonathan Toy about approaches to solving youth violence and violence against young people https://t.co/h8CtW2g6yy https://t.co/xCVQRQ9JeX

15/10/19

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Live with our founder https://t.co/kN3oMTQ7x6

15/10/19

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Hearing a well delivered summary by about employer engagement in school governance & how to help all students from all backgrounds. How to stay open & aware of unconscious bias? How to maintain & grow diversity? Clerk training? https://t.co/841Lk0te7c

15/10/19

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Nick Chambers CEO of outlines the amazing vision that has driven him in last 10 years since it launched at - now a social mobility bastion it brings people into schools. Quick easy and inspiring https://t.co/xOuU3VBAe7

15/10/19

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A vision for change - for young people shaped by each of us in our careers - get volunteering https://t.co/P9iaX3MJs5

15/10/19

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"The economic gender gap is moving at a snail's pace - it will take 202 years to close the gap". https://t.co/3d3KYzD14j

15/10/19

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launching I am campaign. https://t.co/lRTi3qFqfa

15/10/19

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Nothing more inspirational - headteacher speaks about the amazing impact in Africa of https://t.co/PzhlqE5XZe

15/10/19

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Brilliant to hear from about how we can inspire young people to find what career and what kind of person they can be https://t.co/d5IcnUM54T

15/10/19

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Robert Peston now up at the event for social & careers education in state schools How to be adaptive, resilient, imaginative - speakers in schools give world of knowledge and opportunities - how individuals can overcome profound challenges https://t.co/5WXeY1bnoz

15/10/19

Thank you to Miss Lewis, Mr Plummer and Mr Shabani for the support and guidance for all our Year 11s at this crucial stage in their education.

15/10/19

Packed lecture theatre for our Year 11 “Parent Power” Revision Workshop. https://t.co/YgVvtYjfLR

15/10/19

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So good to catch up with today and welcome him and all at to the community. We're really looking forward to working with you!

15/10/19

We work with employers to help our students understand the labour market and how to get the job they want. Can you help in https://t.co/IRLlhAVeSc https://t.co/yNjybp2lkA

11/10/19

The Harris Academy St John’s Wood selcoming committee for the conference this morning. https://t.co/JB9vQ9IHlQ

10/10/19

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Some pictures from last night’s highly successful Open Evening. Don’t forget to check out our Open Mornings next Tuesday and Thursday. https://t.co/Q3EyxISXna

10/10/19

Some pictures from last night’s highly successful Open Evening. Don’t forget to check out our Open Mornings next Tuesday and Thursday. https://t.co/Q3EyxISXna

10/10/19

Thank you to everyone who attended our Year 6 Open Evening last night. A really strong attendance. We can’t wait to see you in September! Check our website for details of our Open Mornings next week.

10/10/19

Our second Parent Forum is about to start. “Keeping your child safe outside school.” https://t.co/1bOiXrwXxZ

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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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