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31/03/20

Well done Meg - that’s fantastic!

31/03/20

Some more literature-related films that are on this week https://t.co/hmiM1Y0JJc

30/03/20

Thank you! 😀

30/03/20

Mr Fisher’s first virtual assembly is now online for all students to watch. Please check Show My Homework for the link. Here’s a photo of our Day School children watching it in the library this morning. https://t.co/tgozmErAZP

27/03/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Well done Year 7! We made it through the first week! Massively proud of you all for working so hard on your Virtual School work. Sad we can’t all be together for a bit, but it’ll make us even stronger when we return. Have a great weekend. Stay safe. https://t.co/TeHcVdX0GY

26/03/20

We are delighted to share the first issue of our Virtual School Newsletter. This will be emailed to all parents by Mr Fisher later today. Please share it with your children. https://t.co/lJ4KWKNDG7 Thank you to everyone who contributed - please keep those contributions coming. https://t.co/FZZWpn6lOC

25/03/20

Lovely! Thank you! We’ll put this in next week’s newsletter.

23/03/20

Some literature-related films that are on this week https://t.co/3goVxgzKrF

23/03/20

We have seven key worker children attending school today, separated at a safe distance, and four members of staff on site. Thank you to all of our families for making sensible decisions today, helping us to minimise the number of our staff required to travel to school. https://t.co/KpitVrMNTD

23/03/20

Lovely! That looks like a great workspace. Is it ok if we add this to our collection of ‘Virtual School’ photos? We will share them on Facebook and Twitter once a week to show our wonderful students working hard - it might encourage and inspire others.

21/03/20

That’s really great to hear. 👍

21/03/20

Brilliant! That looks like an excellent workspace. Is it ok if we add this to our collection of ‘Virtual School’ photos? We will share them on Facebook and Twitter once a week to show our wonderful students working hard - it might encourage and inspire others.

20/03/20

Fingers crossed

20/03/20

We loved seeing Year 8 today. What a wonderful day of lessons. They all acted with such maturity. There are more photos on our Facebook page. We are immensely proud of all of our students and we will miss them very much. https://t.co/WOAAW1hvVF

20/03/20

Here is today's letter from Mr Fisher. Information about the virtual school is available here: https://t.co/LE9SLMtfew https://t.co/Vrm4kvBjT0

20/03/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Feels really strange not to have you here today Year 7. Remember that all your work for today is on Show My Homework. I’m looking forward to seeing the work you do! Keep safe guys, see you soon! https://t.co/UW6bkJo9Xi

20/03/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

A sad day today. I’m already really looking forward to the day we get to welcome our amazing students back and this room can be filled with music again. Stay safe everyone. https://t.co/GWipHOAeLG

19/03/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

More great stuff from Year 7 today https://t.co/0oyjXD4REz

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Introduction

At Harris Academy Sutton (HASU) we endeavour to provide an outstanding careers provision for all our students throughout their journey with us. 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.

Statutory Guidance from the Government was recently updated to ensure that all secondary school students receive excellent careers advice and guidance. To achieve this, it is best practice for the Academy to adopt the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which is a set of criteria based on the best national and international research on careers provision.

As HASU is a new secondary school that opened in September 2018 the use of Compass (a self-evaluation tool used by educational institutions to assess their careers provision) was not applicable at this stage. The Academy is in a fantastic and unique position to firmly embed Careers from Year 7 up to Year 13. The Principal and Academy Leadership Group offer strong support to the Academy’s Careers Strategy. Furthermore, the Academy’s Career Leader, Ms Haughton-Nicholls is completing the Teach First Careers and Employability Leadership Programme (CELP) which has ensured that the development of the HASU Careers Strategy has been informed by the latest educational research to work towards achieving the Benchmarks.

HASU is a science specialist school that is fortunate to be part of the London Cancer Hub. The Academy has an established partnership with the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) which is and will continue to provide our students with amazing, unique and privileged opportunities. Furthermore, the Academy’s speciality in Science not only underpins the curriculum but also complements the Academy’s Career Programme.

The Innovation Day that took place on 4th February 2019 was a real success. We had outstanding feedback from a variety of stakeholders ranging from parents, employers and staff.

“This is just to say thank you for the Innovation Day.  My son came home from school really excited about becoming an engineer! He's a quiet boy but he talked for about an hour about all the different people that presented about the different careers, the site he was shown and all the options he is going to consider and the future he was planning. He said, I can't wait to get a really exciting job!  He was delighted. It's wonderful that the school managed to connect with him in this way and I thought I would just pass on my thanks because he was so very happy and your hard work is having a real impact for my boy.” Year 7 Parent

“It was a real pleasure to be able to help and also to see the other sessions that were going on – you had a really great variety of speakers and sessions and the pupils were clearly really enjoying it.” Programme and Careers Lead – Programme Delivery, TeachFirst

“The children’s behaviour was exemplary and they showed great interest by asking various questions on their potential future careers. Well done for taking the initiative to have early talks about life after high school.  I wasn’t shown anything until I was approaching 16 (a bit too late for most).  So, it is vital the children get an early taste. Preparation is key!” Employer who was a guest speaker