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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

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

06/05/20

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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

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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

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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

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“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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Work Experience at Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Why do we do Work Experience?

Work experience is fundamental to establishing the strongest links between future employers / partnerships and secondary schools. 

At Harris Academy St John’s Wood we firmly believe that exposure to work is a significant step in preparing our students for their working life, by developing their personal and social skills, as well as the key skills they will need for the world of work. Please see this 5 minute film that explains the purpose and benefits of work experience.

Work Experience:

  • stretches the career horizons of young people
  • allows your son or daughter to be more realistic about their career aspirations
  • is a very effective means of challenging social stereotypes about occupational ambitions. There is no set career for women or men, for instance
  • means that young people return to school more motivated and inspired and grades go up

Work Experience:

Our Harris Academy St John’s Wood Work Experience Programme is bespoke to our academy. Adam Snell, Assistant Principal at the academy, heads up this programme.

During the summer term, Year 10 and 6th Form students traditionally take advantage of a work experience placement.  We are fortunate to receive a well-resourced career and higher education service through the Harris Federation as well as a plethora of in-house knowledge and experience about careers, which is delivered from Year 7 through to Post-16 students. 

Our work experience programme focuses on 3 key areas:

  1. Recognising our own strengths in a careers / education setting
  2. Considering opportunities available (how to apply for work experience placements, routes / providers to explore)
  3. Developing employability skills (interview techniques / guidance)

Our enriched and engaging programme begins in Year 7 through our tutor time delivery and we build on this provision each year, to help students to make informed decisions during their school careers, such as GCSE and A-level choices, not to mention life post Harris Academy St John’s Wood.  For students embarking on Work Experience programmes, we additionally factor in opportunities for individual career interviews / additional support, to build confidence and skills prior to starting these pathways.

High proportions of both pupils and teaching staff believe that young people return from work experience more motivated to do well at school.

Harris Academy St John’s Wood is proud of the established network of providers we have in place for our students however we actively encourage our students to seek their own opportunities: it is their work experience placement and the most successful placements are when the students have chosen their own placements.

For further information, please contact Adam Snell, Assistant Principal, at the academy (adam.snell@harrisstjohnswood.org.uk).