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14/03/24

Awards Evening kicks off with performance from HLAW music club! What a band! 🎤🪘🎹 🎶 pic.twitter.com/W16gkCJQh2— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 14, 2024

14/03/24

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS 😍 so excited to give out our prizes for tonight’s Awards Evening 📚 🏆 pic.twitter.com/timFv6SXq8— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 14, 2024

08/03/24

Great game by Preston Manor & great sportsmanship by one and all. Thank you for coming. All your team played with such effort and skill https://t.co/JASZGoKcrt— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 8, 2024

08/03/24

For , year 7 were lucky to have a visit from Dan Hischovits, a lawyer at the Roald Dahl story company. Tying in with , he spoke about careers in publishing, Roald Dahl’s life and read a bit of the BFG! pic.twitter.com/b60PMUWlfM— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 8, 2024

07/03/24

Excellent Year 9 Parents Evening tonight. pic.twitter.com/8qEwFwtAmr— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 7, 2024

07/03/24

Happy ! We love reading at HLAW and read every day. What are you reading? pic.twitter.com/dwl4n7plE0— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 7, 2024

05/03/24

Proud to support our sister school and the Headteacher of Primary Emily Smith. Please do sign up, every little helps. https://t.co/DAeyYwExNr— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 5, 2024

20/02/24

Can you spare £10?Crowdfunding to support children and their families at Harris Academy Tottenham. on JustGiving https://t.co/FyuRDPxhpp— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 20, 2024

11/02/24

Happy Lunar New Year to all celebrating! 🐉 🌙 pic.twitter.com/mC60PJwSrq— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 11, 2024

09/02/24

While most of their teachers are around London doing subject specific professional development with , lucky year 11 get a day of Walking Talking Mocks in maths, English and science. They are being brilliant scholars today, taking it super seriously. pic.twitter.com/6hDOD8k1Pp— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 9, 2024

08/02/24

First day back feeling! This expressive portrait by Ted in yr13 perfectly captures the feeling of the first alarm ⏰ on the first day of a new term 😳 pic.twitter.com/Gr3SvtkS3A— Harris Lowe Arts () January 8, 2024

08/02/24

We are proud to announce that some of our students’ work will be shown at the creative mentors annual exhibition at the Tabernacle Notting Hiil from 30th January- 3rd February. All welcome! pic.twitter.com/v0VhzAYsep— Harris Lowe Arts () January 24, 2024

08/02/24

Another highlight from .., luckily at HLAW we don’t believe that ‘bambinatum est magitum’ pic.twitter.com/6hV4ILVwpk— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 8, 2024

08/02/24

Full house of year 11s for an academic lecture of Jekyll & Hyde from prof Gail Marshall from pic.twitter.com/wr0GfQ0NND— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 8, 2024

07/02/24

2 more performances of to go- one matinee for 400 primary school students, and an evening performance tonight. Get your tickets via the academy website now before it sells out! pic.twitter.com/ZInqDZJlUH— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 7, 2024

07/02/24

What a brilliant, dedicated, talented cast. Not revolting children at all! pic.twitter.com/tFZe4OPns3— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 7, 2024

06/02/24

The cast sounds brilliant 🤩 pic.twitter.com/rqixyff2Na— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 6, 2024

06/02/24

Huge excitement at HLAW tonight as our performing arts company perform night 1 of ! pic.twitter.com/QkcIhFDeag— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 6, 2024

06/02/24

Braving 45mph winds to measure pebbles! Enough to blow the away!! Future climatologists & beach experts! Geography Field Trip for 6th Form with Harris Academy Tottenham pic.twitter.com/uXmd3alz27— HarrisTottenham () February 6, 2024

06/02/24

Braving 45mph winds to measure pebbles! Enough to blow the away!! Future climatologists & beach experts! Geography Field Trip for 6th Form with Harris Academy Tottenham pic.twitter.com/uXmd3alz27— HarrisTottenham () February 6, 2024

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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Harris Lowe Academy Willesden is committed to high quality careers, employability, information advice and guidance (CEIAG), to support the comprehensive and wide range of our students.

We use the internationally-recognised eight Gatsby Benchmarks to develop a careers programme that increases opportunities for students to access everything from experiences of the workplace and personal guidance with a careers adviser, to engagement with employers, colleges, training providers and universities.

The drop down sections below contain a wide range of information for pupils, parents and other key stakeholders.

Policies: our Careers, Employability, Information, Advice and Guidance - Statement of Intent and Provider Access Policy can both be downloaded from our Teaching and Learning page.

All can be contacted by phone on 0208 838 8745.

Careers Events Calendar 2023-24

A Guide for Parents: Steering your teenager toward a job and career

Apprenticeship guides

Find out how to become an apprentice, what apprenticeships are available, which employers offer them and information about starting one at https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentices

Download A Guide to Apprenticeships.


A guide for parents

Click HERE to find out how to download a copy of the Apprenticeship Guide 2024 for parents and carers.

With an apprenticeship, your child can train for their dream job while earning a wage. This new digital guide – available from Monday 5 February for National Apprenticeship Week – is packed full of vital information to help you guide your child as they decide whether an apprenticeship could be the right choice for them.

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The fourth edition of the Apprenticeships Guide is sponsored by the National Audit Office and contains tips and insider insights from employers as well as interviews with today’s apprentices – plus in-depth information about the apprenticeship programmes available across every industry.

Features include:

  • Info on the four apprenticeship levels

  • Applying for an apprenticeship

  • What support is available?

  • An apprenticeship timeline

  • Guide to apprenticeship programmes covering 17 industries

  • Glossary of key terms

  • FAQs

  • Apprenticeships: Truth or lie?

Contributing employers include: British Army, Google, Morgan Stanley, NHS, PwC, Royal Horticultural Society and more...

Click HERE to find out how to download a copy.

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Unifrog - Year 7 to Year 13

The Complete destinations platform. Explore every opportunity. Apply Successfully.

Click HERE to log in to Unifrog.

Download a letter to parents about Unifrog (from December 2023).

T-Levels

A new website has been launched to find out more about T Levels. T Levels are a brand new, two-year qualification created by government to deliver world class technical education.

T-Levels - Resources for parents and carers.


Watch T-Levels - the next level qualification

 

Labour Market Information (LMI)

Keeping up to date with labour market information (LMI) is important for anyone making careers-related decisions about their future. You should be aware of:

  • What opportunities are out there for you
  • What the future trends are likely to be in different sectors
  • What qualifications and skills you will need 
  • How you need to prepare yourself to compete for jobs in some sectors

See the London LMI Bulletin from February 2024.

See London Labour Market information from National Careers Service at https://data.london.gov.uk/labour-market-indicators/

Linking subjects to careers

FREE careers guides for parents and carers

Click HERE to download the free Success at School's careers guides.

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What can you expect from the parents' guides?

This year’s Parents University and Apprenticeship Guides will be the third edition and have been designed to help parents support their children in making informed decisions about their future and developing skills to help them succeed.
 

Apprenticeships Guide

Parents will benefit from content on topics including:

  • Introduction to apprenticeships and sectors
  • How to find the right apprenticeship 
  • Pathways into work, including T-levels, apprenticeships and university
  • How you can support your child in deciding if an apprenticeship is right for them
  • Apprenticeships vs. university 
  • Degree apprenticeships 
  • Opportunities available across 15 different sectors 
  • PLUS interviews and guest content from a diverse range of organisations including National Audit Office, Bristows LLP, Royal Horticultural Society, Morgan Stanley, British Horseracing Authority

University Guide

  • How to apply to university and a guide to UCAS
  • Personal statements and how to stand out from the crowd 
  • Student finance 
  • Alternatives to going to university 
  • Placement years at university 
  • Pros and cons of going to university
  • PLUS interviews and guest content from universities including Reading University, Liverpool University, Bournemouth University, South Wales University and Exeter University.

Bonus STEM Guide

This year’s guide explores 10 different STEM subjects to help young people to understand more about careers in the field along with profiles on how each subject can help tackle an environmental challenge. This comprehensive guide has been designed to showcase just how creative, exciting and rewarding a career in STEM can be.

 

University subject video guides

LogoThese impartial videos from Uni Taster Days have one key aim. To support students who are considering university to make informed future subject decisions. They feature guest speakers from a range of different universities, who are always experts in the subject being explored.

Click here to see all the video guides.

PATHWAY CTM Year 9-13

Pathway CTM provides students in Years 9-13 with careers training and mentoring. When you sign up you can get fantastic links to over 60 large well-known companies including HSBC, KPMG, NHS and GOOGLE. Click HERE for a presentation (pdf), watch the video below, or sign up today at Pathwayctm.com/register.

 

Next Steps in London - training & qualifications guide

London PAL Guide digital 11 23 v6 (1)Click HERE to download Next steps: Training & Qualifications Guide for young people, careersprofessionals, teachers andparents/carers.

 

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