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20/09/17

The Academy will be open for prospective Year 7 Students on 25th & 26th September. Visit on our Admissions page https://t.co/H0AHNyq2s8

20/09/17

Congratulations to our girls football team on their 3-0 win in the English School's Cup. https://t.co/J3DATnxLOC

20/09/17

Introducing our School Mobile App https://t.co/ZoHo2Y6YZd

18/07/17

The latest issue of Insight is out and up on our website. Take a look here! https://t.co/1sR6zcX8Pj

11/07/17

SOLD! That's it for the Harris Experience auction with . It's been a great success with over £3000 raised for a great cause!

11/07/17

It’s almost auction time & our student auctioneer's are ready. Lots are getting quite a bit of attention & Lord Harris has just arrived! https://t.co/W9xXUfwyQ9

11/07/17

It’s been a busy morning preparing for the Harris Experience Christies Auction today and this afternoon is looking to be a very eventful one https://t.co/QkKwTxc7qT

04/07/17

It’s Focus Day here at Falconwood, our students are taking part in a variety of activities & seminars on mental & British Values.

19/06/17

It's a busy week at the Academy. Our Wizard of Oz production is taking place Wednesday & Thursday at 6:30pm, then Friday we have Sports Day!

23/05/17

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Our thoughts are with the young people and their families affected by last night's tragedy in Manchester.

02/05/17

Our Year 11's are focused and ready for their two day GCSE Art Exam. Best of luck to all our students!

24/04/17

The Cup Final will kick off at at 2pm. Our boys have trained hard and are in great form. Let’s hope they bring home the cup!

24/04/17

Our Year 9 Boys are getting ready for the Harris Federation Cup Final this afternoon against Harris South Norwood. Come on Boys!

24/04/17

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Secondary ! The is holding 2 recruitment events in April. Visit https://t.co/GlfmADLrDl to register. https://t.co/mq1xydvhZE

21/04/17

Its been a busy first week back! A few year 10 students will be heading to Meopham this weekend to prepare for the Duke of Edinburgh award

28/03/17

We're hosting TWO Teacher Recruitment Events on April 24th & 25th. Click here for more info! >> https://t.co/sd4XJbOM07 << https://t.co/Z8reJ8SZok

28/03/17

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Secondary ! The is holding 2 recruitment events in April. Visit https://t.co/fpqrzC6PVR to register. https://t.co/hVDJXPOZUI

17/03/17

Three of our students are visiting today for the Harris Federation Egg Race competition. Let's hope nothing breaks!

16/03/17

Our students are covering a number of topics today for . We will be sharing their news reports this afternoon so stay tuned! https://t.co/WpiE0dV5iI

08/03/17

Our Year 9 boys have made it to the Harris Cup Final! They played very well, securing a 4-1 victory, well done boys!

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.

Careers Information, Advice & Guidance and Student Progression

Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

The idea of a ‘job for life’ has disappeared, with many people working iun jobs that simply didn't exist only 5-10 years ago.  It is important to recognise the exciting new opportunities that are available and to gain the knowledge, skills and expertise that will enable students to work in those new areas.

Careers Information, Adive and Guidance is an important part of a students' education at the Academy.  Students receive the opportunity to develop their understanding of careers and future pathways through 1-to-1 meetings and small group work with Ms Cashmore, a Careers Adviser appointed by the Harris Federation to work with students on career planning.

There are many issues that often crop up in interviews, such as students readying themselves for the job market, students looking at University, students considering Apprenticeships or even self-employment? Often students aren’t sure what further learning they will need to be able to do a particular career, many students are really confused over what type of career would even suit them?

These, and many other issues, form the basis of careers guidance at the Academy.  As well as providing bespoke careers advice and guidance, Ms Cashmore also works with the Academy to develop the careers education programme across all years.

Meetings with Ms Cashmore can be arranged with Mrs Timmins in the Academy Reception.  Or, if you have access to email, she can be contacted directly on rebecca.cashmore@harrisfederation.org.uk.

The full Academy policy for Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance and Work Related Learning can be found on the Teaching & Learning page of the Key Information & Policies section of the website.

Where Next?

As times change then so does the need to reflect and deliver important careers information in the most useable and appropriate manner and format, and for many young people that format is the internet.  It is accessible almost anywhere and, as long as it is suitably maintained, is pretty reliable on the whole.  Every single website shown here is free and there are no charges whatsoever.

The websites below generally fall into that category and are entirely suitable for use by young people.  If some of them seem confusing (and some are!) please see Ms Cashmore.

Logo The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service is a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities.
Ukcoursefinder Course and university search with information about more than 40,000 courses from over 500 institutions in the UK, as well as Ireland and English speaking courses throughout Europe.
Plotr logo cmyk Large Discover and explore exciting careers.  Play the Game and explore careers matched to you and find out what you could be great at.
Icould Real stories to inspire your career.  From accountants to zookeepers, get a first-hand view of jobs and ideas for your future.
Studentlogo Information on over 2500 Work Placements, Graduate Schemes & Internship opportunities for 16-24 year old students.  Over 100 School Leaver Programmes for those not going to university; advice on CVs, interviews, online tests and assessment centres; information, guidance and advice from GCSE through to graduation.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

The Academy are often get sent opportunities for Apprenticeships in the local area.  Below are the latest opportunites that we know about.

 

Student Progression

Our students progress into a range of options after Year 11 or Year 13; usually Sixth Form or College, University or Apprenticeships.  We support them with their decision making and applications.

The Academy recognises the importance of employability learning, and as part of this Year 10 and Year 12 students are supported to find work experience with local and city based employers.  This enables them to get a better understanding of professional work environments, make well informed decisions and be more successful in their job and apprenticeship hunts.

Details of the progression for our students can be found in the documents at the bottom of this page.