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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

03/07/20

Thank you, Team Clapham, for an incredible two days of staff training in the virtual world! We cannot wait to see you and our students in September!

17/06/20

Thank you for all your hard work in ensuring our school will be ready for us! https://t.co/SzMMI0SHaz

26/05/20

Definitely opening in September

26/05/20

Fantastically quick response from our parents to our information requests. Thank you! Thoroughly enjoying reading our student responses too. Keep them coming in!

06/03/20

Another week of ‘firsts’: our first ever National offer Day, first official newsletter to our prospective parents and another site visit, which although not a ‘first’ was certainly the first time we saw skilled professionals on stilts. So impressive! https://t.co/mtACQsPMgs

28/01/20

First official site visit today! This is when you realise that a staircase not only leads to a phenomenal view. It is also truly symbolic of a vision coming together. https://t.co/kOV9jmN28z

13/01/20

All plans on track to welcome our students in September! Our building continues to take shape (thank you ), our senior leaders have been appointed and our next round of recruitment is well underway. https://t.co/386BkZiIJb

09/12/19

Here is our December update. Great to see such progress! https://t.co/L7WpNW0FbI

01/12/19

Look forward to our students creating their own version of this next year as we show care for our community. https://t.co/0YSK62F820

29/11/19

Delighted to attend the assembly at Hitherfield Primary School this morning to award Daisy her prize for winning our Christmas card design competition! Such talent and creativity. What a way to start our Christmas card tradition. Well done, Daisy! https://t.co/yWSkL0MJrO

13/11/19

We have a roof and some walls already! Exciting! https://t.co/0I2515aJaP

17/10/19

Our latest aerial views - in amongst the green of Clapham! https://t.co/QbZceKRbcp

14/10/19

Such positivity from Year 6 at this morning for our assembly!

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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.