Twitter

20/01/21

One of our key values is for our students to have a global view. Part of this is for them to understand their place in the world. Fantastic work on 'Globalisation and me' to aid this. https://t.co/vuFxa8i7gr

18/01/21

Just because it's lockdown, doesn't mean enrichment stops! https://t.co/6tjeimh9MD

18/01/21

Excellent work and exemplary self-regulation in our online Chinese lessons! https://t.co/AflDglwnWE

15/01/21

Such lovely messages of support from our parents! A few extracts: 'Thank you for the hard work all the staff are doing each and every day for the students. It doesn't go unnoticed.' 'We are truly appreciative of the staff for all your hard work in keeping things running.'

09/01/21

Retweetd From CARLA

I would like to praise ( ) for their fantastic leadership & teaching as well as the outstanding home learning provision during this pandemic. Very grateful to the school for their hard work in almost impossible conditions - THANK YOU!

08/01/21

A huge well done to our students! Your teachers are so proud of you. Your level of engagement in your lessons and the quality of your work is simply fabulous! To our parent body - your messages of support, thanks and kindness are very much appreciated! What an academy family!

17/12/20

And last but by no means least, a donation of another three crates of food to the Clapham food bank. Thank you parents, students and staff! https://t.co/9VaPXT1UdI

17/12/20

Lots of yoga and PE too! https://t.co/zmTRePijy1

17/12/20

Then we moved onto baking, gingerbread decorating, bauble, bath bomb and comfort box making (to name but a few activities!) https://t.co/LeqRm0gE6T

17/12/20

What an innovation day we had yesterday! Started on a grand scale with Callum Hudson-Odoi visiting and awarding prizes to the winners of our Christmas card competition! Delighted to meet you, Callum! https://t.co/GqMvqNrrFE

15/12/20

Stained glass cookies today! Yum! https://t.co/YsajoJdhlN

09/12/20

Great flapjack baking today! https://t.co/48EC5pNbkT

01/12/20

Very proud to share our top three Christmas card design entries. So many entries! So much incredible talent! https://t.co/JbZV6JCQSA

07/10/20

Delighted to share our introduction to the academy ahead of our virtual open evening this evening: https://t.co/c5jNk6Ka5s

17/09/20

Our students are loving all their enrichment opportunities! Today alone there was keyboard club, table tennis, football, debating and cookery club! Bake-off worthy apple crumbles! https://t.co/PpIxbn7CTZ

17/09/20

Retweetd From South London Press

New school opens doors in Clapham https://t.co/yc0iefa36k

14/09/20

Day 3 and enrichment is up and running! https://t.co/CrDZufqFuL

11/09/20

Two fabulous days of induction and work on The Clapham Commitment! Well done to staff and students alike! https://t.co/YitJOeT62I

10/09/20

Fabulous first day with our students today! So great to see them all!

18/08/20

Closer and closer and closer https://t.co/GQVfW1xf3K

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Careers information

Careers

Having the best careers advice and guidance is crucial if we are to make sure students fulfil their dreams and that we make sure ‘everything is possible’.

In this academy year we do not have students above Year 7. Nevertheless, we have planned careers activities as part of our personal, relationships, social and health education (PSHRE) programme. This will prepare students for a carefully organised curriculum in Year 8 that builds on our careers work.

Our careers curriculum is led by Mr Matt Holmes. He can be contacted on info@harrisclapham.org.uk or call the main switchboard. Mr Holmes will be happy to help.

The academy follows the statutory guidance set out in the 'Careers guidance and access for education and training providers' published by the DfE in 2018. A copy of our Careers Information and Guidance Policy can be found here.

A link to the Government guidance can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools

Our careers commitment. We are committed to:   

  • providing a planned programme of activities for all students, starting with Year 7 and running through to Year 11 as the academy grows.   
  • providing advice and guidance which is impartial, unbiased and is based on the needs of students, showing no bias or favouritism towards a particular education or work option   
  • ensuring that our advice and guidance follows local, regional and national frameworks for good practice and other relevant guidance from the DfE and OFSTED   
  • providing a programme which is student centred, integrated into the whole curriculum and based on a partnership with students and their parents/carers   
  • taking an inclusive approach and ensure all students with special educational needs and/or disabilities are supported to access the careers programme and are supported fully in exploring all options and planning for their next steps   
  • ensuring all students are supported in accessing education, employment or training at the relevant transition points.  

The Academy will provide the CEIAG programme through:  

  • the whole curriculum: Subject leaders and subject area teachers are encouraged to identify CEIAG links within their subject area and contribute to the delivery through their schemes of work, lessons and trips in all key stages 
  • innovation experiences: Depending on the topic, the collapsed timetable days/events are delivered by appropriate partners and teachers        
  • the tutorial programme: all tutors are actively involved in delivering the careers tutorial programme  
  • timetabled lessons: elements of subject lessons contribute towards key areas of careers education.     
  • focused events: at strategic times throughout the year are targeted at relevant students e.g. activities during National Careers Week and National Apprenticeships Week, university taster days, trips and visits where a range of partners provide advice and guidance.  
  • making sure all next steps are covered including apprenticeships and college vocational routes (more important as they academy grows and has students in key stage 4)
  • parent events, such as parents’ evenings 
  • assemblies: The Assembly programme has a half-termly career-specific focus which, amongst others, involves a range of guest speakers 
  • roles that students can play within the Academy, such as Global Youth School Ambassadors, Student Councillors or Sports Leaders.

Measuring the impact of our careers advice and guidance

With students in Year 7 only we do not have statistics such as destinations at the end of Year 11. However, the academy will measure the success of its approach in the short term by securing feedback from providers/employers, students, parents and carers and by keeping records of attendance at events.

An annual review

of CEIAG is conducted by Mr Holmes. This will check on the quality of the work from this year and check on the appropriateness of the Year 8 provision. (Here we remember that the statutory guidance applies from Year 8 but in true Clapham style we have started a year earlier).  Moving forward, our careers strategy will be audited against statutory guidance, evidence on good practice and other relevant frameworks and will be updated accordingly.  

In the long-term destinations data alongside on-going evaluation forms, student surveys, focus groups and evidence of impact will all be used evaluate the effectiveness of our work.

During whole academy monitoring we will also check on the quality of the links and delivery of careers work in different subjects.