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21/06/24

Excitement is building for the HAWI election! Today candidates have campaigned for the prestigious title of ‘Principal for the day’. All students will be voting on Tuesday 2nd for the political party that they think has the best policies for HAWI. 🗓️🗳️ pic.twitter.com/mB8JYIPLak

13/06/24

Our Year 12 Politics class enjoyed a great trip to the Houses of Parliament. With MPs away, they were able to visit both chambers and then took part in a workshop applying their knowledge from their A-level studies to the passage of a new law. pic.twitter.com/GKaMkyGfyt

11/06/24

Amazing work from our students today who have been working hard to represent their houses in our first ever HAWIVision! It took a huge amount of bravery to stand up in front of a large audience and sing.Well done for the amazing performances! pic.twitter.com/bGchXp2ffn

10/06/24

We were lucky enough to receive Cliff McNish today, author of ‘Doomspell’ and ‘Breathe’. He talked about the motivation behind his novels, the importance of reading and engaged the students in inspiring Ghost Story workshop. The students loved it! pic.twitter.com/q6yBDFBdT8

24/05/24

After a week focused on exams, we paused revision today for a formal Leavers ceremony. Year 11 students had the opportunity to hear from their house tutors and sign shirts. Year 11 have grown into wonderful people and we can't wait to see what the future holds for them! pic.twitter.com/w32BKvF9GN

17/05/24

HAWI celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week!The theme of is year is ‘Movement!’ The assemblies and inspiring talks heard this week focussed on the importance of movement. Today is our “Wear it Green” day! Students wore an item of green to raise awareness about Mental Health. pic.twitter.com/ftZudA0rTz

22/04/24

Y12students embarked on the 'Take The Lead' programme this year, a unique collaboration between schools, businesses, and the expertise of The Old Vic Theatre. They've gained invaluable insights into navigating life after school & the future work world.💼 #FutureReady pic.twitter.com/rE13l4Hu36

19/04/24

Exciting news! Starting April 22nd, join our new extra-curricular club run by 'Rise Up' 🌟. Dive deep into Black History, focusing on Black British heritage, culture, dreams, & social action. A space to learn, grow, and make a difference. Don't miss out! pic.twitter.com/HlMhTSt4S6

17/04/24

Dive into the worlds of The Arts and Crafts Movement and Impressionism this Autumn term, crafting stunning clay tiles.🎨 Remember to collect your masterpiece before term ends, or they'll be part of our Easter recycling. Don't miss out! pic.twitter.com/OGBpvYprMG

15/04/24

Huge shout out to our Year 11 Netball team for smashing their way to the FINALS with a spectacular 27-3 win over Harris Crystal Palace! 🎉 Their dedication and hard work in training have truly paid off. Let's rally behind them as they aim for the top spot in the finals! 🏐 pic.twitter.com/0LCDDuyoDM

28/03/24

Today marks the end of the term, but the beginning of a well-deserved break! 🌟 Wishing all our students a fantastic holiday. Rest, recharge, and get ready to leap into a new term filled with more learning and adventures on April 15th. See you then!

28/03/24

Year 12 have been honing their life drawing skills in collaboration with King's School this week, showcasing incredible observations and techniques. Kudos to all who attended! 🎨 We're proud of our talented students and excited to support their ongoing development! pic.twitter.com/454TvNnVCo

27/03/24

Massive applause for our Maths Challenge Team! 🌟 Showcasing incredible teamwork and resilience, they stood out with two Year 11s, finishing in the top third of the toughest round. Here's to their brilliant success and looking forward to next year. WELL DONE!!! pic.twitter.com/mMFPYzkGZq

26/03/24

Our HAWI Cadets shone at Pirbright, acing their Weapon Handling test with unparalleled dedication & skill. 🌟 Their conduct and resilience earned high praise, setting a solid foundation for summer camp. Proud of their growth and commitment! pic.twitter.com/cTXiRXa2gl

25/03/24

Standing ovation for our students & team for an incredible Oliver production! 🎭✨ Their talent, hard work, and dedication brought the story to life. I was an amazing performance. Bravo to all involved! pic.twitter.com/m9jycaRsbv

22/03/24

Huge applause for Dominika, Sienna, Deniel, and Andre on their amazing iStopMotion animation this term! 🌟🎥 Their creativity knows no bounds. Check it out. pic.twitter.com/eCUdXpMXvc

22/03/24

🏑🏐 Our HAWI athletes shining! The hockey team showed incredible skill at Raynes Park, gearing up for the London Hockey Tier 3 finals. Meanwhile, our Year 8 girls clinched a thrilling 14-13 netball victory against Harris Chafford Hundred, propelling them to the semi-finals! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/5hJMpF8utj

21/03/24

Final Gym session of the academic year for our year 11s. Thank you Nuffield Health Merton Abbey for exposing our students to the health and social benefits of leisure centres delivering weekly fitness and gym floor sessions pic.twitter.com/Vqu2TRIg3x

21/03/24

On Mar 11, our Y7 & Y8 music students shined at the Royal Albert Hall with 1,500 peers for the Merton Music Foundation's Change is Coming Concert 🎶🌟. An incredible achievement & experience, showcasing their outstanding talent! pic.twitter.com/hN4xuFNA9E

20/03/24

Final Gym session of the academic year for our year 11s. Thank you Nuffield Health Merton Abbey for exposing our students to the health and social benefits of leisure centres delivering weekly fitness and gym floor sessions pic.twitter.com/Vqu2TRIg3x

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Careers

Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) and Work Related Learning (WRL)

Providing the knowledge and tools to progress into a rich and fulfilling career that can make a difference is at the heart of our careers programme.

Through a planned programme of activities, Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (‘CEIAG’) and Work-related Learning (‘WRL’), Harris Academy Wimbledon will help all students take their place as suitably qualified and responsible adults within society. The focus is upon career and option choices, raising the aspirations and achievement of individual students and equipping them with skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding as a foundation for managing their lifelong career and learning. 

These activities and events are unbiased, impartial and based on the individual needs of each student. We provide a varied programme that meets individuals’ needs working in partnership with our Federation Careers Advisor (Keally Baldwin), parents, carers and teachers and external employers and training providers.

External organisations, employers, employees, Further Education and Higher Education providers are welcome to contribute towards our Career Programme. Please contact the Academy’s Careers Leader, Ms Isabella Vernon, via email (i.vernon@harriswimbledon.org.uk) or phone (020 3962 4300). Please see the Careers Information for Employers and Providers’ at the bottom of the webpage for more details.

Requests will be considered in line with our safeguarding policy.


HAWI Unifrog - Never too early to start thinking about your career

All pupils from Years 7 have access to The Unifrog platform, designed to support pupils in making the most informed decisions about their futures. This has a range of tools that are suitable for all year groups. Each pupil has their own personal account that provides a wide range of information related to their interests and aspirations.

How to log on:
Pupils access the platform by clicking a link in their welcome email, where they create a password and can begin using the platform. They login to Unifrog using their school email address (ending in @harriswimbledon.org.uk) and password and they can do so from any computer, tablet or smartphone.

Download our How to guide - Logging into HAWI Unifrog

Key features of the platform include:

Exploring Pathways:
Explore pathways using personality quizzes, career and subject profiles, MOOCs (online courses) and webinars.

Explore what subjects you would be interested in studying and how these choices can lead to different career paths and higher education.

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Recording - self-reflection about extracurricular activities and key employability skills.

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Opportunities - search tools showing live vacancies/courses/placements for apprenticeships, universities (in the UK and abroad), FE, virtual work experience and much more.

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Applications - tools to help pupils build applications for a range of pathways (e.g., CVs, Personal Statements, Common App Essays).


Labour Market Information

When considering future career options it's important to have a good understanding of the employment prospects within that industry, i.e. is it a growing or declining sector?

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

https://www.icanbea.org.uk/career-o-meter/

For further CEIAG information, please consult the Harris Careers Education website, the link is on the left of this page.


Career Exploration:

  • BBC Bitesize Careers - Find advice from people who've found the right path for them
  • Career Pilot - Allows you to explore, complete quizzes and make plans for yourself
  • Careermap provide a free and very informative magazine called Careermag which is aimed at parents that provides a wealth of information about the labour market, prospective salaries and career pathways.
  • National Careers Service - The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance on learning, training, career choice, career development, job search, and the labour market. It can be accessed online, by telephone, and face to face (for people aged 19 and over). 
  • Prospects - Look at different job profiles, search by sector or by job title

Pathways and next steps Information and Support:

  • Apprenticeship Information Pack for Parents/Carers - find out more about apprenticeships and the many opportunities on offer.
  • Find an Apprenticeship - Government website for apprenticeships in England
  • GCSE choices and University - Tips to pick the right GCSE subjects
  • Harris Careers Education - Offers support on Sixth Form Options, Higher Education, World of Work & Training, Job Opportunities and News & Events
  • Informed Choices (Russell Group) - Use Informed Choices to help you understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities.
  • T-levels Info for Parents Find out more about T-levels, hear from other parents, find more information on options, find out why employers back T-levels, search for T-levels near you
  • The Apprenticeship Guide - The Apprenticeship Guide provides a range of information focused on apprenticeship pathways. From what types of apprenticeships are available, how to apply and prepare for interviews, and case studies, it is a great location to discover more about apprenticeships.
  • Parents’ Guide to National Careers Week  - provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children make the right choices to create successful futures after GCSE and sixth form.
  • UCAS - Further Education - Sixth form, college and apprenticeships

Career experiences:

  • Do it - Volunteer website for lots of different industries, not just charities
  • Springpod - Offer free virtual work experience from top employers as well as degree taster sessions