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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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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 take advantage of a two-week 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).