Our latest assembly looks at personal reflection during lockdown. In particular it focuses on Muslims who have spent the month of Ramadan reflecting on the values that underpins ones of the 5 pillars of their faith


Today marks the celebration of Eid'l Fitr by the Muslim community, the end of their month long fast for Ramadan. We wish all a blissful Eid'l Fitr


Well done to the following students for their positive improvement attempts


3030 Essex is back for June 2020! A month dedicated to moving! So get your resource pack downloaded, your trainers out and the bike tyres pumped! Head over to and get involved!


Lets start Friday morning off with a - can you get it?


A huge well done to the following top students for completing the most unique skills


Here is a helpful little checklist to structure your day to support your home learning and wellbeing!


Here is Thursday's for you to have a go at! Can you get the answer?


Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will ensure this is amended. Please accept our apologies.


Well done to the following students for spending the most hours completing memri quizzes!


Why don't you have a go at Wednesday's below?


A huge well done to our top learners for answering the most questions correctly


Here is Tuesdays great - can you get the answer?


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If your child finds it difficult to talk about their feelings, here are some conversation starters that you can use.


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Well done to our top learners spending the most time learning skills!


Here's Monday morning's ! Can you get the answer?


Get involved in this week's challenge from the PE department involving a toilet roll! Send your videos in to so we can compile a lockdown video with staff, students and families giving it a go!


Well done to our highest achieving students with the most quizzes completed with 100% last week!


Have a go at our challenge from the Maths department. Can you beat Mr. Crawford's time? Get the whole family involved! Send your videos to

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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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.

Our Careers Programme Information is reviewed annually in the Summer Term.

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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40 ways we reduce workload 19th Mar 2020 Download
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Careers Programme - Evaluating Impact 04th Nov 2019 Download