Twitter

23/01/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Following the 's report, students and staff from spoke to about their determination to seek careers in the capital and how their school is supporting them to do just this https://t.co/mJhVKeiIdy

23/01/20

Congratulations to Miriam, Basma, Emily, Mahnaaz and Asma in Year 7 for winning the Calendar competition. Great work! https://t.co/Sb7SyjacpX

22/01/20

Retweetd From Holocaust Education

Great to see students engaging so positively in . Today they by welcoming a survivor, , but also through literacy & enrichment opportunities via the library 7 wider school. How are you marking Holocaust Memorial Day in your school? https://t.co/e3qO5tSqmM

22/01/20

Ruth Barnett from sharing her challenging and important story with post 16 and year 9 students this morning. https://t.co/Esk397OnHp

22/01/20

Congratulations to students from Years 8, 9 and 10 for representing us at on Monday. What a fantastic opportunity. 🏏 https://t.co/P17dkQLhwD

21/01/20

Retweetd From HASJW Bball Academy

U14 & U16 boys basketball team went up against Pimlico Acadmey in the league. Both teams came out with wins U14s won 32-28 and U16s won 26-15. U14s MVP goes to Tayo and U16s MVP goes to Amour

21/01/20

We are looking for a maternity cover Teacher of from April 2020. Great opportunity in our "outstanding" sixth form to really make a difference to the life chances of our fantastic young people. https://t.co/4Z0DtjsSX7 https://t.co/P87V9D13jy

21/01/20

We are looking for a talented, well qualified leader who is determined to go the extra mile to take our Computing Department to the next level. https://t.co/SkrvU4vTRG https://t.co/tZHSNmBqy0

21/01/20

It's not too late to apply for September 2020. https://t.co/fIkH1oA4b4

21/01/20

What our report said about our sixth form provision (November 2019): - Wider opportunities provided in the sixth form are exceptional. - Excellent role models. - Well crafted curriculum. - Almost all students to higher education, many to TOP universities. https://t.co/CY5EbL7ETn

21/01/20

Still time to apply for our OUTSTANDING sixth form provision ( November 2019) https://t.co/zSvGEnABDw

20/01/20

Retweetd From HASJW Bball Academy

Great win for U14 girls basketball team, who went up against Paddington Academy in a Westminster league game today. We are still undefeated winning 5 out 5 games. https://t.co/mt8E073OWn

20/01/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

If you want to our team will be at on Tuesday 28th January 5pm - 7pm! We can answer your questions about our course, funding, eligibility, placements anything else you need to know! Book tickets here: https://t.co/UU3tMXmSZh

17/01/20

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Thrilled that three of our "outstanding" sixth form students have had offers from Universities this week. https://t.co/AOgScria7t

16/01/20

Retweetd From James Handscombe

19 Harris Westminster students have Cambridge offers. Congratulations to all 44. https://t.co/EFznx6FG5D

16/01/20

Retweetd From James Handscombe

25 Harris Westminster students have Oxford offers this year (a school record). Cambridge still trickling in but also looking good. https://t.co/ROZixY1Jqy

15/01/20

Students' behaviour in our recent report described as "impeccable". Reflected in the grade received for Behaviour and Attitudes. https://t.co/h54W6Sgyp7

15/01/20

More from our recent report ... Standards of behaviour are given a high priority ... behaviour expected and got. https://t.co/Ne4vqaZQi5

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

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).