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22/09/21

Really lovely to welcome our parents to the academy for the first time and to meet them in person. Your support and positivity is much appreciated!

10/09/21

Not only is our fantastic enrichment programme of more than 40 different activities up and running from next week, but we also have our first visiting musicians - Duo Chuva! https://t.co/ag3VvCPtzk

10/09/21

First full week back - so much focus, hard work and determination! https://t.co/1QkyWCMjwr

15/08/21

Thoroughly enjoyed meeting our new Year 7s last week. Look forward to seeing our Year 8 students tomorrow for summer school! https://t.co/A5NPpcAfTo

09/08/21

Phenomenal attendance to day 1 of our summer school for our new Year 7s. Lots of excellent learning, well-being reflections and enrichment! https://t.co/HMX3GNionJ

02/08/21

Retweetd From Lambeth Police | Central South BCU

Kemari aged 12 please help us find missing Kemari last seen on 2nd August near Brixton wearing a grey tracksuit, blue jacket and white trainers. Please call 999 quote 21MIS023120 .1508AS https://t.co/C6pVRPIwmq

24/07/21

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Please share details of 's biggest ever summer holiday programme of FREE activities and healthy food for children and young people https://t.co/LQdj2jQBjN

23/07/21

End of term meant a huge rewards assembly and a chance to cash in Clapham Credits for hot chocolate. Well done on a successful year, year 7! https://t.co/xO16v6jVjE

23/07/21

Fantastic careers and charities day this week. Charities chosen by students and stalls created and managed to raise funds. https://t.co/izA0o2SC8p

20/07/21

What a fabulous sports day! Badminton, basketball, football, table tennis ... tug-of-war, egg-and-spoon, rock, paper, scissors, sprints and relays. The list was endless! Well done to our students and a huge thank you to our staff!

18/07/21

Retweetd From Lambeth Police | Central South BCU

We are pleased to confirm that Benjamin and Christopher have been found safe and well. Thank you for sharing our appeal.

16/07/21

Well done to our geographers - we are super proud of you! https://t.co/AbeUBUkwmR

09/07/21

A good book is like a good friend - made even better with a reading buddy! https://t.co/G4nSMKgcpx

08/07/21

Yesterday it was the girls' turn to have their first-ever match! Looking forward to many more! https://t.co/pT7jtTSzV5

06/07/21

First-ever football fixture (and first ride in our minibus!) https://t.co/PulGkIpoaP

24/06/21

Well done, Year 7, on your focus and tenacity while sitting your end of year assessments! https://t.co/PWy77nKP0v

28/05/21

Rewards assembly today was the perfect end to a very busy half term! More than sixty recipients - you have gone above and beyond in true Clapham style! Well done! https://t.co/pIlc4WlqKZ

30/04/21

Delighted to share that we have achieved the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools bronze award! https://t.co/MiGEQRHAn1

15/04/21

Retweetd From Lambeth Council

We're asking everyone in the borough to get a PCR test this week, whether they have symptoms or not, due to new cases of the Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa

05/04/21

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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 have students in Years 7 and 8. We have planned careers activities as part of our personal, relationships, social and health education (PRSHE) programme. Students benefit from a well sequenced and coordinated careers curriculum, that builds from Year 7 and prepares students for life after Year 11.

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.  

Support for Students, Parents and Staff

Please click here to view the Student, Parent, Teacher Careers Document.