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01/04/21

Have you ever suffered from sexual abuse or harassment? There is now a new dedicated NSPCC helpline number 0800 136 663 live from today (Thursday 1 April). https://t.co/FETAgwEPTZ

30/03/21

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Last week issued an alert about a spike in ransomware attacks on schools. We have suffered an attack since then. Although measures were in place to protect our systems, our servers have been impacted. See https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp for further info and a statement below. https://t.co/4U02Y6zmbG

18/03/21

Some wonderful, artistic reflections on the story of Romeo and Juliet from Ms Kopelman's Year 9 English group. https://t.co/Iyn7E7Nf0w

18/03/21

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Our amazing testing team have completed our mass testing, with fantastic support from Public Health Team. ✅ Over 3500 tests in 8 days ✅ All negative 👍🏻 We are now issuing home testing kits to eligible students. https://t.co/s37d2K0tj0

11/03/21

After the first three in school, which show students how to test safely, students will be issued with kits to test twice per week at home.

10/03/21

Year 8 and 9 have returned and completed their tests today. ✅ A further 370 tests carried ✅ 1170 in total ✅ Around 89% of all students ✅ All negative Now to test 2 and 3, starting tomorrow!

09/03/21

So far, Years 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13 have returned to the Academy and completed their first covid test. ✅ 800 tests carried out and all negative ✅ That represents 87% of all returning pupils ✅ We can't wait to see Year 8 and 9 tomorrow

08/03/21

Nearly 400 (all negative) tests done this morning at ... superb team work, organisation and support. Another 170 this afternoon, and we go again tomorrow!

05/03/21

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So many talented cooks but there can be only 3 winners! https://t.co/wQJJy7dBzK

03/03/21

Full details of the return to school for pupils next week can be found here: https://t.co/DhhHuuOr2M

25/02/21

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Bravo students from 👏😋 https://t.co/KAwglFmnhh

11/02/21

Some lovely artwork produced by Annabelle in Year 11. Thank you Mrs Worthington for sharing. https://t.co/xBG6Z5Uqd4

01/02/21

Well done to Rhyonn in Ms Peynado's Year 8 Art class, who had to make his own version of Magritte's "The Son of Man". https://t.co/iVMv1oau9M

01/02/21

Another incredible piece of Year 7 writing by Sarah in Ms Spiegelberger's class. https://t.co/o3PUeRdY4X

28/01/21

Congratulations to Jaber in Year 7, completing this speech about gender discrimination for Miss Rands in English. Great work Jaber! 👍 https://t.co/Pu9L4KLSPQ

26/01/21

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Our thanks, as always to our supporters , , & and of course to all our partner schools, like the hardworking team thank you for https://t.co/kGDoG6fM4h

22/01/21

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Proud to work in partnership with at to offer families who really need it additional food parcels on top of their weekly voucher. https://t.co/ee4Mq3sYoh

20/01/21

We ar looking for MFL (Spanish with French) and Mathematics teachers for maternity cover at our Academy and to support our wonderful students. https://t.co/YqNNVNfe5z https://t.co/GWa8KpEnZF

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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).