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⭐Last Day Of Term!⭐ We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas - here's to a fantastic 2020! Our newly released December edition newsletter can be found here:


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Congratulations to our Year 8 and 9 winners this morning! Here are some of our students who were chosen for positive Attitude To Learning awards. Amazing work!⭐️


Our Year 10 and 11 Celebration Assembly was held this morning, with students being recognised for their consistently excellent work. Well done everyone! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Year 8 & 9 assembly will be held tomorrow, with Year 7 on Friday.


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"I frequently say to staff, 'I don't want you here after half past five'". Harris Fed Executive Principal George McMillan offers his tips for time management, in a short film for


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Only a few more days! If you want to in or with , come and meet the team to find out more. Local people for local schools.


Tonight is the night! We are excited to share with you our brand new sixth form curriculum. No need to book, simply turn up between 5pm and 7pm. Our Head of Sixth Form's presentation will take place at 6pm.


Looking forward to tomorrow - our students will visit London to tour the offices of The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, with a morning of inspiration from !


Our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday 5th December, 5pm-7pm. Come and find out about our brand new courses starting September 2020.


Congratulations to the winning students who entered our Christmas Card Competition! We had some fantastic entries. Winners will receive points for their House⭐️


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Looking forward to answering questions about how to in .


Reminder: Year 11 Parents' Evening is tomorrow from 4pm to 7pm.


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We're excited to welcome our newest school partner, in . An impressive, modern school with facilities to match 🤸‍♂️🥎


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It was great to speak with so many students yesterday, all excited for their futures and the possibilities we can offer them. Our Sixth Form Open Evening is being held on 5th December, 5pm-7pm. Find out how we can kick-start your career.


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We are pleased to be exhibiting at tomorrow, held at the Tilbury Cruise Terminal. We will be there all day, answering any and all questions about our courses offered from September 2020. It would be great to see you there!


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Two Harris academies celebrated their official openings in Thurrock last week - opened its new building and marked the start of its 'exciting journey'.


Join us on 20th November 5.30-7.30pm at , for our joint Sixth Form Open Evening, to explore Sixth Form courses & see how we can kick-start your future! Our Sixth Form Open Evening is 5th December 5-7pm - meet the teachers, speak with students and view facilities.


Come along to the Information Event and find out how can help you achieve your career in teaching.

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Harris Academy Ockendon is committed to ensuring that its students have access to the highest standards of information, advice and guidance to help them choose the career that is right for them.

The Academy follows the statutory guidance set out in the 'Careers guidance and access for education and training providers' published by the DfE in January 2018.

The Academy is committed to developing a careers education and guidance programme that meets the standards of The Gatsby Benchmarks as described in the above statutory guidance.

As part of the Academy's commitment to inform our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to speak to our students.  Please read the below 'Baker Clause Policy Statement' for details.

Vice Principal responsible for careers: Mrs Alison Dominey, 01708 851661

Student Entitlement

Year 7 & 8

  • Students are encouraged to identify personal traits, strengths and skills to develop confidence and have high expectations of themselves.
  • Students are introduced to careers resources, including Fast Tomato, and informed how to use them.
  • Students have optional access to Information, Advice & Guidance Advisers via drop-in sessions. 
  • By beginning careers education early, students can make better informed decisions at transition stages and are more motivated in school in order to follow a particular pathway.
  • An employer is invited to talk to the year groups - a Q&A session is held to find out about their role in a particular sector. 
  • One-to-one interviews, raising aspirations and promoting career pathways. 
  • Students are introduced to 'employability skills' through enterprise challenges and opportunities in different subjects.
  • Students learn about money management.

Year 9

  • One-to-one interviews focussing on action planning and support into Options.
  • Students are encouraged to reassess personal strengths with a focus on transferable skills.
  • What is important in a career? Students are encouraged to investigate/research different jobs and careers locally, regionally and nationally. Students explore lifestyle, budgeting and a good work/lfe balance whilst developing economic awareness. 
  • Students are encouraged to challenge stereotypes within the world of work and traditional job roles. 
  • Students are encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.

Year 10

  • Students begin to explore Sixth Form options and interview techniques including the use of social/digital management skills. 
  • Economic awareness developed further and students encouraged to think about employability, which careers appeal and to identify and set themselves realistic future goals. 
  • Students agree action plans with IAG Advisers for future and identify what specific action is required to achieve these goals. 
  • Students begin CV and cover letter writing. 
  • Students are encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Students use online career and employability resources to develop their skills.
  • Students complete one-week work experience.
  • Students experience Careers Fairs, National Careers Week and employability workshops.

Year 11

  • Students are helped with Post 16 choices and encouraged to consider all their options including further study in Sixth Form, colleges, technical education and apprenticeships.
  • Students complete intended destinations form. Interview techniques are further developed for identified students. 
  • Students use careers interview to help understand different careers pathways and entry requirements and encouraged to make contingency plans should results be better/worse than expected and set personal targets for development. 
  • Students are encouraged to think about the kind of behaviour potential employers look for.
  • Students are encouraged to attend careers talks, fairs, college and school open days and taster days with employers.
  • Students are assisted further with CV writing as well as encouraged to have a completed CV and cover letter.
  • Students are kept up-to-date with Post 16 deadlines. 
  • Students have access to IAG Adviser drop-in sessions.
  • Students are encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Students are encouraged to continue to gain work experience and take part in work insight days during the school holidays, weekends and evenings.

Our IAG Careers Programme is regularly assessed through student and staff feedback, and student outcomes.

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