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09/05/22

Don’t forget to complete 120 points by May 29th to be entered automatically into the competition and be in the running to win some amazing prizes! https://t.co/Ab8eYjW6VY

21/03/22

Congratulations to our Bedrock Leaders in years 7-10. They have won a book of their choice and will be invited to a top secret event in the summer term. https://t.co/uuJhgYryTl

11/03/22

Our Year 10 Harris Experience students enjoying a day of talks, debate and Q&A with current students at the University of Cambridge https://t.co/uHdzijlwZC

30/11/21

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Here come the girls! Great evening of U14 Basketball at . Congratulations for taking part in our 🏀🏀🏀🏀 https://t.co/l6hMNYCt9K

22/11/21

A huge thank you to for organising an informative Food Industry Careers webinar for our Y10 students! https://t.co/X1hEmRD43W

03/11/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Battersea! We are so excited about this new Bedrock competition open to all of our Year 7-10 students. All you need to do is complete 140 points by the 19th of December! https://t.co/yM04UuNEGn

01/10/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Battersea! We are so excited about this new Bedrock competition open to all of our Year 7-9 students. All you need to do is complete 140 points by the 24th of October! https://t.co/vFiJk3W7n8

21/09/21

Our young people loved meeting you! https://t.co/UdQHiyPikI

11/08/21

Vacancy for Reflection & Inclusion Officer: come and join our fantastic and dedicated support staff. https://t.co/Gj4WAarck3

10/08/21

Congratulations to all of our students receiving results today. We are incredibly proud of your achievements and how hard you have worked!

14/07/21

If you’re interested in data, we’re interested in you! Vacancy for Data Manager at Harris Academy Battersea https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

14/07/21

Looking for your next role in a diverse and successful school? Apply for our Administrative Officer role: https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

15/06/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Battersea! We are so excited about this new Bedrock competition open to all of our Year 7-9 students. All you need to do is complete 120 points by the 18th of July! https://t.co/gJr6ypP6Y8

27/05/21

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Thank you to the students of for joining us this morning for the workshop! 😃 Nurses from across England came to share their experiences of nursing and excite the next generation to consider the career https://t.co/Xd5vHzyEOK

25/05/21

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Another amazing day delivering to the students at . Using 'maths by stealth' to create a large-scale event. For more information about the workshop, click here: https://t.co/BHftXmZL8O https://t.co/15sVYdjyfn

13/05/21

Thanks to for delivering such a brilliant and engaging day to our Year 8s! https://t.co/aRl80tkqAt

12/05/21

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We're having an amazing day delivering the to Year 7 students at . A fun, full day workshop linking maths to real-life! For more info, click here: https://t.co/BHftXmZL8O https://t.co/wAPz7vAXiP

19/10/20

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Amgad Salih, a 19 year old student from Peckham who is studying at the University of Oxford, shared this picture that his friend organised. They recreated the typical Oxford Bullingdon picture but with black students, to show black representation and inspire more Peckham people. https://t.co/F5L6ugILzz

15/09/20

Vacancy for a cover supervisor to join our support staff.https://t.co/vVflBSWYBl

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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.


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 11 - Years 7-8

Click HERE to download Issue 11 - Years 9-10

Click HERE to download Issue 11 - Years 11-13

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:

  • Sat Sangha - Careers Lead, s.sangha@harrisbattersea.org.uk, tel: 020 7622 0026
  • Matthew Ogunleye - Careers and Academic Resilience
  • Isabella Vernon - Careers
  • Hetal Joshi - 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 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