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22/07/20

Retweetd From | Josh Ward |

Year 1 and a bit in the bag ✔️ Incredible students, incredible staff ✔️ Excited at what’s to come as we carry on creating great things for our people and community

22/07/20

Well done Miss Solley - what a great teacher https://t.co/h5koi5Vra7

09/06/20

Read A recent statement by The Principal on racism https://t.co/JoJFinylqF https://t.co/cnkuXIIbH2

05/06/20

Delivering 500 prep packs and exercise books to students - thanks Miss Solley Miss Cookson and Miss Richardson - worth the new dent in the bus! https://t.co/6BWHobChFp

24/05/20

Wishing a happy Eid to all staff, students and families of our academy community https://t.co/oyc9Jq0j6i

23/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Limiting class sizes, keeping children in small, consistent groups and preventing mixing will allow more children to return to school in a phased way that reduces risk. https://t.co/E9lC6gPxY4 https://t.co/XqvvzSMsNZ

23/05/20

Retweetd From Schools Week

The boss sets out how they're getting on with the job of preparing to receive more children https://t.co/L5Z40JGgLI

22/05/20

Retweetd From Uptree

Yesterday, we were joined by students from for an online Business & Finance workshop! The workshop included company insights from , and . Thanks to all of the amazing students who attended! https://t.co/w5vQfykLwT

20/05/20

Retweetd From Amanda Spielman

I want to thank all the teachers, heads and support staff who are stepping up to this exceptional challenge. You are helping many children in many ways during a difficult time. Thank you from all of us at Ofsted.

20/05/20

Hi Shanon - all the academy

20/05/20

This current year 7

20/05/20

Thank you

20/05/20

Briefings today for year 7 at 11 AM or 1.30 PM on Microsoft Teams! Briefings today for year 8 at 11.30 AM or 2 PM. Briefings today for year 9 at 12 PM or 2.30 PM.

07/05/20

Retweetd From Miss Gray PE

This brilliant idea was originally from twitter. kindly sent me the resources she had and i’ve adapted them for our PE department. Really hope the kids like them! I can upload to if people would like a copy. https://t.co/k4nb8NiBxu

05/05/20

Looking forward to working with you - great interview https://t.co/FwnvGMCY19

01/05/20

Protect our young people. More advice for HARI and local parents and carers https://t.co/F8yikHoLY3

30/04/20

Our HARI 6th form Ethos Leader won a scholarship on the Beyond Wealth Scholarship Programme providing work experience in the field of medicine and a medical doctor as a personal mentor; the panel were impressed by his self motivation and academic resilience! https://t.co/IEri7SrvCB

29/04/20

Hi Emma - we messaged you

26/04/20

Retweetd From Schools Week

Exclusive: Gavin Williamson has promised he will 'work with the sector' to decide how schools should reopen, but only 'when the time is right' https://t.co/xn7enNhaSb

25/04/20

What are our amazing students doing everyday? All the right things it seems! your community https://t.co/RcTBVC0b56

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Careers

A download of the information on this page is available as our Careers policy 2018-2019 here

Harris Academy Riverside is committed to ensuring that its students have access to the highest standards of information, advice and guidance to help them choose the career that is right for them.

The academy follows the statutory guidance set out in the 'Careers guidance and access for education and training providers' published by the DfE in January 2018.

The academy is committed to developing a careers education and guidance program that meets the standards of The Gatsby Benchmarks as described in the above statutory guidance.

For information please contact Miss Gemma White, our academy careers lead, on 01375 802060 or e mail her at info@harrisriverside.org.uk

Our careers programme

Currently we have no students above year 8 and so our current delivery is limited to information appropriate for this age group.

Current provision for years 7 and 8 and planned provision

Benchmark Provision
To provide a stable careers program

The academy has identified a careers lead who has sufficient influence to organise events, secure funds and organise resources. The careers lead is supported fully by the Head of Academy and Governors.

The academy is currently designing a training strategy and program for the careers lead.

In the summer term, the academy will seek feed back from parents and carers, members of staff, governors and local employer contacts about its careers programme.

The academy careers lead will continue to build links with local agencies and local employers and via The Harris Federation in order to strengthen the quality of its programme. 

Learning from career and labour market information

The academy will seek to develop strategies to ensure that all students have access to labour market information, local labour conditions, opportunities and local employer expectations during year 9.

The academy will seek to provide information to address stereotypes and other factors which may limit aspirations and social mobility.

Addressing the needs of each student

The academy already has sophisticated mechanisms to track its offer to each student and to vulnerable groups such as disadvantaged students, looked after students or students with special educational needs or disability.  Access to appropriate guidance and the mechanisms which increase aspirations, broaden horizons and challenge stereotypes will be included in this tracking system over the course of year 8 to ensure that equal access is afforded to all.

The academy will in particular develop contacts and expertise to ensure that particularly vulnerable students have access to specialised advice where necessary.

Linking curriculum to careers

The academy has a rich and diverse programme of PSHE in its traditional curriculum which promotes relevant skills and aptitudes and encourages students to think widely about life and career. Our wider curriculum also encourages students to develop an appreciation of experiences outside their normal frame of reference. Our scholarship curriculum provides employability skills and our pastoral curriculum focuses on developing habits of behaviour which promote leadership and life skills.

In particular our Science, Maths, English, Languages and Geography curricula make specific reference to careers, career skills or the labour market.

Our traditional curriculum is designed to provide the broadest possible range of subjects to promote choice or career while at the same time ensuring that core subjects essential to employment such as Maths and English are given the attention necessary to secure the best possible grades for students.

Students in year 8 will take part in an options process in order to choose subjects to study in year 9. As part of that process, the relevance of subjects will be explained and discussed with students and their parents and carers.

Encounters with employers and employees

The academy arranges a considerable number of opportunities for students in years 7 upwards to meet visitors, speakers and providers from local and national employers or from organisations and agencies which promote transferable, character and scholarship skills.

As students progress through their academic careers the academy will ensure that students meet employers in circumstances which are meaningful in the development of interview and other employability skills and which expose students to role model employees.

The academy will ensure that during year 9, students have opportunities to understand the availability and requirements of programmes such as apprenticeship and internship.

Experiences of workplaces

The academy will work to secure arrangements for the promotion of workplace experience for students in their later academic careers; probably during year 10. Currently we have no students above year 8.

Encounters with further and higher education

The academy is committed to ensuring that students understand the full range of education available to them after their careers at the academy. The academy is developing a program for securing access to experiences designed to significantly raise aspirations, particularly of its disadvantaged students and other groups; for example the academy has arranged a working group of parents and other stakeholders to research the barriers to access for such students to top universities and how best to begin to overcome them including the development of wider social and emotional skills and experiences from year 8 onwards. 

The academy will make contacts and secure access to external professionals, websites and other tools to help students consider their options as they grow older.

As part of the year 8 options process, the academy arranges appropriate access to students for a range of education and training providers such as those offering advice on technical qualifications and apprenticeships.

The academy has  a policy statement on provider access which can be viewed below. 

Personal guidance

Every student at the academy has the right to interviews with qualified advisers whenever significant choices are to be made which may affect career options.

By the end of year 9 the expectation is that every student will have met at least once a professional, qualified careers adviser. 

Measuring the impact of our careers guidance provision

The academy has no leavers by which to guage succcess. Therefore NEET or other similar statistics are unavailable.

The academy will measure the success of its policies and strategies in the short term by securing feed back from providers, employers, students, parents and carers and by keeping records of attendance at events.

Policy statement on provider access

The academy is committed to the provision of access to providers to ensure that

1. all students in years 8 to 13 have an opportunity to find out about technical educational qualifications and apprenticeships as part of a full range of educational or career options, and

2.  all students in years 8 to 13 have the opportunity to hear from a range of local providers in this connection through events, assemblies, discussions and visits and

3. all students in years 8 to 13 understand how to make applications for a full range of academic and technical courses

A provider wishing to request access should contact the careers lead named above.

Events and opportunities for access

The following academy events provide an opportunity to attend the academy to meet students, staff members and parents or carers. Providers wishing to attend should contact the careers lead.

Providers should ensure that they have contacted the careers lead to check the availability of resources, space and equipment and to check timings.

Providers may distribute appropriate promotional and instructional material.

Year 7 and 8 throughout the year

The academy arranges regular briefings for years 7 and 8 on various topics approximately every two weeks. The academy is pleased to consider approaches from providers. 

Please contact the academy careers lead to suggest attendance to speak to our whole academy cohort about your offer in briefings and presentations which we are pleased to arrange given suitable notice.

Providers wishing to provide more interactive sessions or sessions longer than an hour which meet our objectives for a stable careers program will also be welcome by arrangement.

Year 8 careers fair

During the Spring term, the academy invites providers to attend a 'careers fair' which is aimed at informing students and parents or carers about the significance of curriculum subject choices in relation to specific careers or further education, apprenticeships or technical qualifications.

The exact date of the event will be published in October on our website.

The academy makes this offer of access with the aim of informing choices and would not approve of strategies focused on the marketing of the offers of a provider. 

Year 7 and 8 'drop down day'

During the summer term, in July, the academy holds a 'drop down day' on which the curriculum is suspended and students attend special sessions arranged to broaden their experiences in various areas.

Providers who are able to offer sessions which encourage a better undertanding of career choices,the  local labour market or employer expectations would be welcome. Please contact the academy careers lead. Any access granted would be on the understanding that the aim is education.

Year 8 'habits of behaviour for success' event.

During the summer term, the academy invites prospective employers to help develop our students' interview and application skills in order to help them to understand what it takes to secure a job, develop connections or make a good impression. The academy invites providers and local employers to contact the careers lead to arrange to take part.

Events and access to older students

Currently the academy has no students above year 8.

Review

The careers guidance provision will be reviewed by Governors during the Autumn term 2019. 

 

 

 

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