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09/05/24

24 Y12 Chemists ventured to Imperial College and carried out practical techniques, calculations, identified common method mistakes and accurately observed then recorded results. The students were described "as role model students" by the university staff! pic.twitter.com/v97xKpLeiK

25/04/24

I found a king in me and now I love you I found a king in you and now I love me'On Monday some of students saw the play 'For Black Boys...' at the Garrick Theatre. The group roared with laughter, sang along and (almost) cried during the emotional performance! pic.twitter.com/4ZOqpBAPwW

25/04/24

Well done to all students who took part in Wandsworth Schools Athletics Champs. Congratulations to Tom Radford-Silver in the Shot Putt, Kymarley Morrison-Silver in the Triple Jump, Samuel Mireku-Kwasi-Silver in 100m Hurdles and Ajdin Sabic-Bronze in the Shot Putt. pic.twitter.com/wM54NhxfYW

19/04/24

14 Y11 students visited Oxford University for a taster day on Wednesday and left inspired that with hard work and commitment to their study a future place is a realistic aspiration! pic.twitter.com/DDyNCdY9Jv

19/04/24

What an exceptional start Harris Academy Battersea Y9 students have made to their new STREET ART project! pic.twitter.com/XjFnensWQx

28/03/24

Well done to our Student Leadership Team who go above and beyond in their meetings to ensure collaboration across KS3. Their innovative ideas to amplify student voice within the school, whilst also providing a direct channel of communication are greatly appreciated. pic.twitter.com/i8NipfuDD3

28/03/24

Some of our female students attended a panel discussion and Q+A from seven inspirational female leaders from a variety of industries. Louise in Y10 was braved to preform some of her poems in front of everyone. pic.twitter.com/NeOF6zczrA

28/03/24

30 Year 10 pupils went to the Apple head offices in Battersea Power Station to learn all about how Apple Books are published and created and to get an insight into the digital publishing world on 6.03.24. pic.twitter.com/Y2igxHdSMd

28/03/24

10 of our 6th Form students went to open their fast in Battersea Art Centre as part of London's first Open Iftar event this year! It stands as the UK’s largest and acclaimed community event during Ramadan. pic.twitter.com/slqX02mJNe

28/03/24

Our Y9 Debate Mate Club achieved fantastic success in their Pitch Project. They showed a fantastic growth in confidence, and presented with clarity and composure, sharing a range of thoughtful ideas. This was part of a large national competition, and they were placed fourth! pic.twitter.com/7P63Jn3v9X

08/02/24

Congratulations to the HABS boys' and girls' basketball teams. The boys won vs Ark Putney and Chestnut Grove with 16-2 & 15-7 and the girls won vs Harris Clapham with 55-28! Most importantly they played for each other and supported each other. pic.twitter.com/sZZoUVASqi

06/02/24

Congratulations to the incredible Y7's who participated in the Harris Spelling Bee! Your resilience and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the 5 challenging rounds are truly commendable. You've not only showcased your spelling prowess but also set a shining example of teamwork! pic.twitter.com/yNSmDJIurh

09/01/24

Well done, to HABS KS5 students who have raised more than £200 for Doctors without Borders to support them with aiding medical care across the world in places of conflict! pic.twitter.com/tOiMJrPLAo

09/01/24

Big thank you to for helping our wonderful student, Chelsea, to tick this off her bucket list! She got to watch the game, meet the team, and received a signed Hockey stick by the players! Big shout out to Graham for organising! pic.twitter.com/QD1Rg9VrTs

21/12/23

So thrilled to share the achievements of 6 formers who were rewarded an Ice-Skating trip. It was a celebration of their proactive approach in seeking extracurricular opportunities and dedicated efforts towards personal development. Massive well done to our students! pic.twitter.com/cKuiHGe4rs

20/12/23

Enjoy the following stills from the Year 11 Drama Component 2 Final Performance. Students put on a show of their best Crucible and Top Girls scenes exploring the theme of POWER. pic.twitter.com/vgyTHAEKc5

20/12/23

Well Done to all of HABS CNAT and Vocation Year 11 students for getting their coursework and performance portfolios completed!

20/12/23

Congratulations to Joel Sea and Roman Bafi on their outstanding achievements this term. Roman has been offered scholarships from the San Francisco Ballet School and Joel is the Regional Jack Petchey Speak Out Champion. We are immensely proud!

15/12/23

HABS Y13 students visited Imperial College London and interacted with Imperial staff and students, giving them a glimpse of what life at university would be like. The trip motivated our students to pursue higher academic and career goals. pic.twitter.com/PZwvazMmmv

15/12/23

Harris Academy Y10&11 Boys' Basketball team had an amazing season and made us very proud. They won all their matches in the Wandsworth Borough School games on displayed team play, strategic brilliance and an excellent representation of Harris Battersea's values pic.twitter.com/hyqVi6b5Ea

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Careers Education

Careers education is about inspiration and aspiration as much as advice.

The central aim of Harris Academy Battersea is to provide effective education and training for all of our students. Through a well-structured and highly effective programme of careers education, we believe that all can achieve both in school and in adult life.

Our careers lead is Matthew Ogunleye m.ogunleye@harrisbattersea.org.uk, 0207 622 0026 (ext 4329). You can also contact:


Careers - Unifrog tasks for Years 7-13

Year 7-8 - Library Treasure Hunt

Years 9-10 - Talking About Your Activities

Year 11 - Post-16 Choices

Year 12 - Post-18 Choices

Year 13 - Application List


Careers Corner newsletter

Click HERE to download Issue 16 - Years 7-8

Click HERE to download Issue 16 - Years 9-10

Click HERE to download Issue 16 - Years 11-13

These are all previous issues of the newsletter can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.


HABS Unifrog – how to log on

It's never too early to start thinking about your career. That's why all pupils in Years 7-13 have access to the Unifrog platform, designed to support them in making the most informed decisions about their futures.

Unifrog has a range of tools that are suitable for all year groups. Each pupil has their own personal account that provides a wide range of information related to their interests and aspirations.

Pupils access the platform by clicking a link in their welcome email, where they create a password and can begin using the platform. They login to Unifrog using their school email address (ending in @harrisbattersea.org.uk) and password and they can do so from any computer, tablet or smartphone.

Download our 'How To Log Into HABS Unifrog Guide'.


Key features of Unifrog

Exploring pathways

Explore pathways using personality quizzes, career and subject profiles, MOOCs (online courses) and webinars. Explore what subjects you would be interested in studying and how these choices can lead to different career paths and higher education.

Unifrog 1


Recording what you have done

Self-reflection about extracurricular activities and key employability skills.

Unifrog 2

 


Searching for opportunities

Search tools showing live vacancies/courses/placements for apprenticeships, universities (in the UK and abroad), FE, virtual work experience and much more.

Unifrog 3


Applications

There are also tools to help pupils build applications for a range of pathways (e.g., CVs, Personal Statements, Common App Essays).


Labour market Information

When considering future career options it’s important to have a good understanding of the employment prospects within that industry, ie. is it a growing or declining sector?

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.


Useful resources for students

UCAS – Further Education – Sixth form, college and apprenticeships

Find an Apprenticeship – Government website for apprenticeships in England

Informed Choices (Russell Group) – Helps you understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities

National Careers Website  – Speak to an adviser by calling 0800 100 900

GCSE choices and University – Tips to pick the right GCSE subjects

BBC Bitesize Careers  – Find advice from people who've found the right path for them

Prospects – Look at different job profiles, search by sector or by job title

Do it  – Volunteering website for lots of different industries, not just charities


Finding yourself work experience during holidays 

Take advantage of the summer and other breaks to take part in work experience. Click HERE to download our presentation about work experience, how to find it, and how to make the most of it.


Support for parents

NCWIn this section we'll add some useful resources for parents and carers who are looking to support children as they explore their options.

Apprenticeship Information Pack for Parents/Carers - find out more about apprenticeships and the many opportunities on offer.

Parents’ Guide to National Careers Week - provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children make the right choices to create successful futures after GCSE and sixth form.


Our approach to careers education

By working in partnership with external agencies, businesses and members of our community we will provide accurate and focussed careers information, advice and guidance tailored to the individual needs of our students, and thereby enable all of our students to make informed choices about their career pathways. 

All students are entitled to a careers programme that helps them access information and guidance about higher education, training and employment opportunities, as well as developing their personal and enterprise skills to improve their employability.

Students will hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.

They will benefit from a curriculum rich in information about careers and the world of work - and one which challenges stereotypes and discrimination, and promotes equality and diversity in training and in the workplace. 

You can download our Careers Policy from the Teaching and Learning page of our website.


Gatsby Benchmarks

We are working towards a programe of careers education that meets all the Gatsby Benchmarks - a framework of eight guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges.

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Careers Team

The careers team at Harris Academy Battersea is:

  • Chris Edwards, AP for Personal Development
  • Matthew Ogunleye, LP for Careers
  • Keally Baldwin, Careers Advisor

You can download our Careers Policy from the Teaching and Learning page of our website.

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Title Date  
Careers Corner Issue 1 Years 11-13 16th Oct 2020 Download
Careers Corner Issue 1 Years 7-10 16th Oct 2020 Download
Careers Corner Issue 11 Years 11-13 19th May 2022 Download
Careers Corner Issue 11 Years 7-8 19th May 2022 Download
Careers Corner Issue 11 Years 9-10 19th May 2022 Download
Careers Corner Issue 13 Years 11-13 13th Oct 2022 Download
Careers Corner Issue 13 Years 7-8 13th Oct 2022 Download
Careers Corner Issue 14 Year 7-8 14th Dec 2022 Download
Careers Corner Issue 14 Years 11-13 14th Dec 2022 Download
Careers Corner Issue 14 Years 9-10 14th Dec 2022 Download
Careers Corner Issue 15 Years 11-13 09th Feb 2023 Download
Careers Corner Issue 15 Years 7-8 09th Feb 2023 Download
Careers Corner Issue 15 Years 9-10 09th Feb 2023 Download
Careers Corner Issue 16 Years 11-13 03rd Apr 2023 Download
Careers Corner Issue 16 Years 7-8 03rd Apr 2023 Download
Careers Corner Issue 16 Years 9-10 03rd Apr 2023 Download
Careers Corner Issue 2 Years 11-13 22nd Feb 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 2 Years 7-10 22nd Feb 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 3 Years 11-13 22nd Feb 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 3 Years 7-8 22nd Feb 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 3 Years 9-10 22nd Feb 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 4 Year 7-8 17th May 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 4 Years 11-13 17th May 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 4 Years 9-10 17th May 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 5 Years 11-13 20th May 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 5 Years 7-8 20th May 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 5 Years 9-10 20th May 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 6 Years 11-13 15th Jul 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 6 Years 7-8 15th Jul 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 6 Years 9-10 15th Jul 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 7 Years 11-13 06th Oct 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 7 Years 7-8 06th Oct 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 7 Years 9-10 06th Oct 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 8 Years 11-13 13th Dec 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 8 Years 7-8 13th Dec 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 8 Years 9-10 13th Dec 2021 Download
Careers Corner Issue 9 Year 9-10 15th Feb 2022 Download
Careers Corner Issue 9 Years 11-13 15th Feb 2022 Download
Careers Corner Issue 9 Years 7-8 15th Feb 2022 Download
Carees Corner Issue 13 Years 9-10 13th Oct 2022 Download
Year 10 Launch Letter WEX2024 29th Dec 2023 Download
Year 12 Launch Letter WEX2024 29th Dec 2023 Download