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29/05/24

Few more photos from Y12s trip to NewYork. pic.twitter.com/C8inNAfcSC

29/05/24

Our Sixth Formers had an amazing trip to New York. ✈️ Making unforgettable memories for life!Looking forward to hearing all about it as students and staff reunite at school on Monday. pic.twitter.com/ocxUbFr6n7

24/05/24

And they all have left...Very emotional day, filled with joy, laughter and occasional tear.#year11 pic.twitter.com/p3CU0f1S6r

24/05/24

Year 11 Celebration Day!What an amazing atmosphere in HASU today with students and staff signing shirts. Some really lovely designs out there!Here's to our awesome Year 11s! 📸#Year11 pic.twitter.com/YRzSwnYZCw

24/05/24

Our students are ready to fly out of Gatwick.✈️🌍Have a fantastic time! pic.twitter.com/uiYJ99eOoK

21/05/24

Our Scholarship Advanced Programme students had a masterclass presented by Ms Taitz on "Influence is your Superpower, how to get what you want without compromising who you are" by Yale Business School lecturer Zoe Chance.What a wonderful chance to expand their cultural capital! pic.twitter.com/juu7LqLmY5

17/05/24

The team had a quick but fruitful trip to to spend their winning Reading Champions book tokens. Plenty of revision too for the final in June 📚 pic.twitter.com/CmkbSzOGl8

15/05/24

🛍️👕 Attention Parents! 👕🛍️Join us for the PTA Second-Hand Uniform Sale on Saturday 25th May! Find great deals on HASU uniforms and support our wonderful PTA.Let's recycle, save money, and contribute to a greener planet!🌎♻️#SchoolUniformSale pic.twitter.com/G7ZSAcAiRP

10/05/24

Congratulations to all of our brilliant participants in the Junior Maths Challenge 2024. We were delighted that 21 of our Year 7 and 8 students achieved gold certificates – this is the most golds we’ve ever had in the JMC!🌟 pic.twitter.com/qeNhobVUZI

07/05/24

Last week our students performed a fun singing session during The Inter House Sing Off challenge organised by our lovely Ms Anthony as part of celebrating Performing Arts Week. The signing was heard all around the corridors. Well done to all the participants!#performingartsweek pic.twitter.com/jNlz3d2rQx

07/05/24

Ms Lock & Mrs Jones had a fantastic Friday evening listening to talk about 'Ultra-Processed People' - an eye-opening investigation in to ultra processed food. Chris then very kindly signed our library copy for all to read & 'keep learning' pic.twitter.com/ZpLZOXpOwF

03/05/24

Our Year 10 students explore pH of acids and bases through scientific experiments and discussions using the "rainbow liquid" experiment.#Science pic.twitter.com/goVr28RQCL

29/04/24

Our Year 12 students are , visiting The London Centre to learn about the future shape of the capital.#nla pic.twitter.com/Zw0DiCbMUm

29/04/24

Good luck to our students who take their Spanish exams this week! You can do this! pic.twitter.com/9cNhWolMum

26/04/24

Yesterday we had visitors from Gyeongnam Green Smart Future School from South Korea. They came to see our Passivhaus building and our sustainable school design.Their plan is to provide a futuristic education system and make it a model for their country.#passivhaus pic.twitter.com/NG0bvWDV8B

26/04/24

What I thought would be project that spanned weeks was actually done in three days! Never again will I estimate model building in the library with members of the robotics team and other architectural wizards. pic.twitter.com/VV4SAIZOvm

22/04/24

PGL trip was a massive success and all our Year 8 students came back very happy.Look at some of their special moments caught in this video.#HASUlife pic.twitter.com/RmSwZL0hr9

19/04/24

PGL trip:Day 3Fantastic couple of days for our Year 8 students at PGL Liddington. pic.twitter.com/hiHmaOHgoW

18/04/24

Day 2 of PGL trip. A very clear and sunny morning. Year 8 students are very excited to go canoeing.Have fun everyone!#HASUlife pic.twitter.com/XfsCV5ahqs

17/04/24

Year 8 students arrived at PGL. And the weather looks very promising. 😀#HASUlife pic.twitter.com/rdIgW02WM6

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Careers Education

Central to planning for Student Futures is our fantastic Careers Education programme.

 

The HASU Careers Programme is designed around the Gatsby Good Careers Guidance Benchmarks to provide outstanding personalised provision and guidance for every student.

Our Careers Motto is: Aspire. Acquire. Achieve.Careers logo 2

Should there be a relevant link to careers in the curriculum, the HASU Careers logo will be visible in lessons. During the academic year, students will also have dedicated time to Careers in their Citizenship lessons which will feature this logo.

 

 


Our Careers Team

Careers Leader

Ms A Haughton-Nicholls, Assistant Principal

a.haughton-nicholls@harrissutton.org.uk

020 3962 4500

Careers Adviser

Ms K Baldwin, Careers Adviser

Keally.Baldwin@harrisfederation.org.uk


Our Vision & Programme

Careers vision

Every year group has a careers focus which is embedded through a variety of strategies and in collaboration with  a wide range of external stakeholders. We are motivated to ensure students are able to make informed decisions at key transition points; to foster their passion for their favourite subjects and increase their awareness of the career pathways it can lead to as well as educating students on the variety of further learning pathways and supporting them to select the most appropriate to their needs.

 

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Careers education, information, advice and guidance at HASU 

We teach careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) through a variety of methods at the Academy for example: 

  1. Delivering drop down days solely focusing on careers through the IID Day Programme 

  1. Delivering careers focused assemblies  

  1. Explicitly teaching about careers in the Citizenship strand of our Personal Development Curriculum 

  1. Linking careers to our Enrichment Programme for example, the Medical society explore a wide range of careers within the NHS 

  1. By making explicit links, which includes Labour Market Information, between the content being taught in the different subject areas of the curriculum to careers 

  1. Including links to careers in our Educational Visits for example all of Year 7 go to the theatre to watch a Pantomime and study stage craft in the summer term, exploring different careers in the theatre 

  1. Ensuring students have encounters with employers 

  1. Organising encounters for students with other educational institutions  

  1. Ensuring Year 10 students explore the world of work through Work Experience in the summer term 

  1. Ensuring students have focused and meaningful meetings with the Careers Adviser 

  1. Setting students assignments to engage with Unifrog to ensure they remain engaged with careers information  

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Unifrog

Unifrog is a careers platform that is used at the academy. All pupils have their own account to record a host of careers related activities for example:

  • Encounters with employers
  • Meetings with the Careers AdviserUnifrog logo
  • Recording their skills
  • Visits to other education providers
  • Recording work experience placement

Unifrog can be found here.


Assessing Impact

Once the Citizenship lessons on Careers have been completed in the spring term, students are set a quiz via Satchel One to test their knowledge and understanding. This allows us to have confidence in students' understanding. We also use data from Unifrog and Compass Plus to review our Careers Programme to ensure we provide our students with brilliant CEIAG.


Working towards the Quality in Careers Standard

We are proud to be working towards the Quality in Careers Standard which is a national accreditation awarded for the quality of:

  1. Careers education960dequalityincareers
  2. Careers information
  3. Careers advice
  4. Careers guidance

These components are aligned with a set of eight criteria referred to as the Gatsby Benchmarks; that are a gold standard for CEIAG in secondary schools. We aim to have achieved this prestigious Award by the end of the 2022-23 academic year.  


Labour Market Information

We encourage all students to regularly access the most up to date information about careers and pathways. Below, students can find a brilliant tool from 'LMI For All' that helps them to investigate information about a wide range of careers.


The Skillsometer

The Skillsometer has been designed for those who are not sure what jobs they may be interested in. Thinking about skills, interests and the ways these can link to jobs can be a helpful first step in identifying possible future jobs. The widget below allows students to take this quiz whenever they might wish.

 


Working with visitors, external agencies and our community

As an academy at the heart of its community we endeavour to have everyone on board with this journey, from staff, students, parents/carers, enterprise coordinator, local employers to further and higher education providers.

In line with the latest update in September 2022, in the Careers guidance and access for education and training providers published by the Department of Education and the Gatsby Benchmarks we welcome external organisations, employers, employees, Further Education providers, Higher Education providers and training providers to contribute towards our Careers Programme. Please contact the Academy’s Careers Leader, Mrs Alysia Haughton-Nicholls, Associate Assistant Principal, via email (a.haughton-nicholls@harrissutton.org.uk) or phone (020 3962 4500).

Requests will be considered in line with our safeguarding policy.


Our Careers & Provider Access Policies

The most recent versions of our Careers Education Policy and our Provider Access policy can be found in the Teaching & Learning section of the Policies area of our website, here.


Further information & useful links

 

  • Careermap provide a free and very informative magazine called Careermag which is aimed at parents that provides a wealth of information about the labour market, prospective salaries and career pathways.

 

Harris careers

 

National careers

Apprenticeship Guide

 

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