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13/07/20

8A3 arriving for their assembly today ❤️ https://t.co/rp0Gw2UA9N

13/07/20

So lovely to see some of our Year 8s this morning https://t.co/TvpAUnqqaL

13/07/20

We can't wait for our celebration events this week. Today we have 8H1 at 9am, 8H2 and 10.30am, 8A3 at 12pm, and 8A4 at 1.30pm. Students should wear full uniform (but no bag) and arrive on time (not too early please!). We are so excited to see everyone! https://t.co/eqZJ8kibwi

10/07/20

Our final day of IID Week is Discovery Day. Discovery Day is all about embracing wider learning, and enriching our students with knowledge that they may not otherwise have access to. Lessons will be live on Teams all morning. Timetables for Yr 7 and 8 respectively are shown here. https://t.co/qiTwts9cLz

09/07/20

Our penultimate newsletter of the term features staff welcomes and goodbyes, information about next week, results of the Junior Maths Challenge, information about next year's music lessons, and lots more! https://t.co/d2mT1dto0d https://t.co/oWh3I6pRKE

09/07/20

On what would have been the day of the annual Harris Federation Sports Day at Crystal Palace, today we present our lockdown alternative: the HASU Virtual Games. We hope students enjoy this day - please send us photos of them taking part! https://t.co/iUvAYjINmh

08/07/20

Well done to all students who took part in Innovation Day yesterday. We had lots of fantastic contributions. Today is Integrity Day. The full timetable is shown here - note that there is a special live tutor time at 1.20pm. https://t.co/4aMZPh2ZHj

08/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

I am so excited for these assemblies and getting to see again! https://t.co/C0JRhHv6AS

07/07/20

Mr Fisher sent a letter home today inviting students to attend a celebration event at school next week. We really hope that lots of students are able to attend. Please complete the online reply slip in the letter so we know how many to expect. Thank you! https://t.co/pToEs5PqCA https://t.co/8PU9sMY6E3

07/07/20

Thank you to everyone who participated in IID Day yesterday. Today is Innovation Day, and the focus for both year groups is 'The Shocking History of Electricity'. The first assembly of the day is on Teams at 9am. Enjoy! https://t.co/LE9SLMtfew https://t.co/j7Cpp00kOQ

04/07/20

Thank you, that is so kind of you to say.

02/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

A massive thank you to the Hudson family for their exceptionally generous donation of a piano to the Music and Performing Arts departments. We cannot wait for our students to use it! https://t.co/b1sVVfZnsU

02/07/20

Congratulations to Isabelle C. Her artwork won our Year 7 art competition. https://t.co/w2R2DLK0iK

02/07/20

Congratulations to Mia W. Her self portrait ‘Through the window’ was the winner of our Year 8 art competition. https://t.co/7mffG4rRQH

02/07/20

Our weekly newsletter is now out! It features the incredible winners of our art competition, information about IID Week, and lots more. We hope you enjoy it. https://t.co/kbAIffQA3U https://t.co/ikes9jwWRz

30/06/20

The Virgin Radio 500 Word writing competition is for 5 - 13 year olds this week. https://t.co/DOvxdVoPqD Entries need to be submitted to the website by Friday at midnight. We know we have some amazing writers who want to share their voice. https://t.co/eEWY7gWJMp

29/06/20

Our students continued to work hard in the virtual school while HASU staff had an Inset Day today. It was wonderful that so many of our staff were able to attend. We loved meeting the new teachers who will be joining HASU in September. We can't wait for our students to meet them! https://t.co/NwwmB8Lvt0

25/06/20

Our weekly newsletter has just been published! It's full of news of life in lockdown, plus celebrations of students' work. We hope you enjoy it. https://t.co/VMHabpQ5Et https://t.co/LJDmvKOJfz

23/06/20

In this week's assembly, Mr Fisher discusses the importance of supporting one another in our academy and wider community. We also have a beautiful performance from Pranav in 8S5. https://t.co/b3C4CrRlUY

18/06/20

Bumper edition of the newsletter this week! https://t.co/r2C9GoxYyU. It includes half-term project winners, plus lots more. We hope you enjoy it. https://t.co/b2vgccDlZC

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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