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27/05/24

Our latest newsletter is now available on our website, covering a busy Half Term 5! https://t.co/tHaLz2Zqie.

15/05/24

Congratulations to our four Sixth Form students who successfully secured IGY Scholarships! 🎉Your commitment to innovation and academic excellence mirrors the pioneering spirit of the world's greatest innovators. We can't wait to see the great things you achieve! 🌟 🎓 pic.twitter.com/FMGElC2w2M

14/05/24

📚 Exam Season Has Begun! 📚We want to wish all students the very best in their exams. As you continue on this journey, embrace your potential and show the world what you're capable of. We are proud of each one of you! ⭐#ExamSeason pic.twitter.com/0VZAsxBysf

09/05/24

Coding Club's using Minecraft to teach programming at the moment - excellent turnout today as they write code to create a castle pic.twitter.com/JwvILzuXpU

02/05/24

Great parent session with GamCare this evening looking at the complexities of gaming and gambling for our young people. One parent said “really appreciate you offering this session: makes it easier for us parents navigating the complexity of these matters”

24/04/24

Our Student Ambassadors have proudly participated in The Diana Award's Anti-bullying Programme today, demonstrating their commitment to foster a kinder, safer and more inclusive community. 🌟 A huge thank you to The Beaulieu Park School for being such great hosts! pic.twitter.com/PRSvvUinyi

19/04/24

🎉 What a fantastic Eid Celebration Event we had today! A massive thank you to everyone who joined us, creating a truly joyful atmosphere and warm community spirit. A special thanks to Unitas Communications for their generous contribution. 🌟#EidAlFitr2024 pic.twitter.com/dCU32Eo9pg

19/04/24

We begin our community celebrations Eid Mubarak! pic.twitter.com/V9M27V2BVh

08/04/24

Recruiting now! HATO prioritises excellent behaviour systems, so that teachers have the freedom to teach. Check out the positions available below. Deadline 11/04/24https://t.co/ZAbTSYU8rd

26/03/24

It was great to welcome families of Year 13 vocational students to the academy tonight to outline the roadmap of the crucial last few weeks of coursework and exams. Nearly there! pic.twitter.com/urXrOGetlq

08/03/24

From dawn's first whistle to noon's vibrant buzz, our HASJW girls embody the football dream! 🏆 Today showcased skillful dribbles & thrilling goals ⚽ pic.twitter.com/Vzqx9PXxsB

08/03/24

We were lucky to hear from lots of inspirational women, and the careers panel and tour were a great chance to hear the backgrounds of those working in tech and their advice for our girls. It has given them lots of motivation - thanks to all who made it a special day! (4/4) pic.twitter.com/xtdXiTzCvJ

08/03/24

...We then had a chance to try some of the exciting tech that Microsoft are developing, such as generative AI coding tools and augmented reality headsets. Minecraft was even used to teach about responsible AI! 💻🎮 (3/4) pic.twitter.com/EJktN6IxK8

08/03/24

We started with an inspirational speech by , which highlighted some remarkable innovations by women that were not given due credit in their time. The current stats are still sobering - yet the optimism in the talk really motivated our girls and set up the day (2/4) pic.twitter.com/Of9IBh69Nk

08/03/24

Rise and shine! 🌟 The HASJW Girls are out on the field, kicking off their day with a football session before school. Passion, dedication, and drive in every move. Here's to breaking barriers and making every goal count! ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/ds2L5mVYj8

05/03/24

Proud to support our sister school and the Headteacher of Primary Emily Smith. Please do sign up, every little helps. https://t.co/fx5W3cagNZ

04/03/24

Our Year 12 and 13 IT students were very lucky to get to spend today at the legendary . We had a tour of Lord's, learned about The Hundred's digital marketing strategy, and did a rebranding exercise. Thanks to for making it happen!🏏 pic.twitter.com/nx232UdhHZ

26/02/24

Today's the first day of mock exams for our Year 11 cohort. Plenty of flash cards being swapped at lunch and friends testing each other on the content - really good to see. Tomorrow is English Lan, DT, and Biology! ✏️ 🎓 pic.twitter.com/XyVU1i4ybr

20/02/24

Can you spare £10Crowdfunding to support children and their families at Harris Academy Tottenham. on JustGiving https://t.co/wRRiEQJEAI

16/02/24

We've been shortlisted in the Trust Collaboration category in the MAT Excellence Awards for our partnership with the , encompassing all curriculum subjects across all 32 secondary schools!Watch our video case studies: https://t.co/gkLUgUnl42 pic.twitter.com/GXpWQvBl46

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Baker Clause and Provider Access Policy (including our work with colleges and apprenticeship providers)

The Harris Academy St. John’s Wood Provider Access Policy sets out the arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer.

This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.


Pupil entitlement

All students in years 7-11 are entitled to: 

  • Access to a planned careers programme relevant to their year group - this includes information about colleges and apprenticeships
  • Access to a qualified, impartial and independent careers adviser for personalised guidance 
  • Access information about the world of work and labour market 
  • Access information and guidance about higher education, training, and employment opportunities 
  • Develop personal and enterprise skills to improve their employability 
  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme, which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point. 
  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events. 
  • Be informed about how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses. 
  • Access to a curriculum rich in information about careers and the world of work. 
  • Access a programme of CEIAG which challenges stereotypes and discrimination and promotes equality and diversity in training and in the workplace. 

Objectives

Through a planned programme of CEIAG that takes a full 11-16 approach, Harris Academy St John’s Wood (HASJW) seeks to help all students to take their place as suitably qualified and responsible adults within society. HASJW endeavours to provide independent and impartial careers guidance throughout students’ time at the Academy to support career and option choice, raising the aspirations and achievement of individual students and equipping them with skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding as a foundation for managing their lifelong career and learning. 

We aim to enable young people to learn about careers, learning and work so that they can manage their own development and make life choices and decisions that will benefit their own wellbeing and contribute to the wellbeing of others. We take a skills-centred approach to CEIAG alongside providing guidance and support. 

HASJW aims to deliver a broad, balanced and connected CEIAG curriculum that addresses young people’s entitlement and provides students with personal, social and employability skills alongside the knowledge and understanding to support: 

  • Self-development through careers and work-related education (understanding themselves and the influences on them) 
  • Learning about careers and the world of work. 
  • Career Management (developing skills for career wellbeing and employability).

 


For Parents and Carers

  • To be fully involved by supporting the Academy in its development of the CEIAG curriculum. Parents will be expected to take an active part in the CEIAG delivery whether it be through home-based discussions, actively working with students on career planning tasks and even working with the Academy though providing local support in the form of guest speakers.

For Teachers and Tutors

  • Deliver the CEIAG unit as organized by the teacher in charge of careers, ensuring that they deliver the units in a motivating and stimulating way that encourages their tutees to become self-aware and to explore their career development and career management;
  • Ensure that they support the delivery of the CEIAG that is relevant to their own subject area’s programmes of study and schemes of work. This will primarily be achieved through the enterprise contracted unit of work which will develop enterprise and employability skills;
  • To act as role models for students in developing the Science like and enterprising attitudes that will act as the foundation stones for motivating students to be lifelong learners.

Teachers/Tutor who are interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of the Careers curriculum are encouraged to visit the following link.

https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/online-careers-leader-training-course

Here you will find a free CPD course which is designed to provide foundational knowledge for Careers Leaders and those interested in the role.

This free course comprises of five modules that each take approximately two hours to complete.

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • Outlined a career guidance development plan that supports the school or college to achieve the Gatsby Benchmarks.
  • Identified how you will lead others to deliver, refine and quality assure the career guidance development plan.
  • Outlined a plan to manage your own development as a Careers Leader.

Management of provider access requests

Procedure

A provider wishing to request access should contact Laura Lewis, Vice Principal with oversight of Careers Education. Telephone: 0207 7228141; Email: laura.lewis@harrisstjohnswood.org.uk


Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers the opportunity to visit our school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers, these are detailed in our online careers plan.  We believe in a robust careers programme broadly accessible to all our year groups with key features for careers engagement.

We are particularly keen to provide the highest quality work experience and internship opportunities to our students and this is an area of great need.  Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you to support our school.

We have focused opportunities targeted at STEM and High Achieving students with bespoke programmes which you may also wish to consider supporting.


Premises and facilities

We have outstanding presentation facilities including a large auditorium for year groups of 200 or more, a lecture theatre seating 90 as well as fully equipped classrooms and conferencing facilities (with interactive smartboard technology) which can be booked for suitable opportunities.  Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss further you requirements for events which you have in mind.  

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with our Careers team at the HASJW resource Hub which is regularly updated and is accessible to all students throughout the school day and for after school activities. 

All students have email access and we are willing to send opportunities to targeted students.  We have mailing lists for year groups and students who have shown an interest in particular industries or sectors for a targeted approach.

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