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Harris C of E Academy achieved the National Quality Award for it's Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance {CEIAG} provision. We were awarded this Quality in Careers Standard Award through Investor in Careers on 4th December 2018 after completing a 3 stage process and 2 assessments. We are currently working towards our reassessment.  





We are delighted to announce that we have achieved a Skills Builder Bronze Award!  


We have been working with "The Skills Builder Partnership" over the academic year and have worked hard to embed the 8 essential employability skills being listening, speaking, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork into our daily school life to prepare students for their future study and careers.


This is a significant achievement and puts our academy in a select group of schools and colleges who have demonstrated their effectiveness in building the essential skills of their students.


We will shortly be receiving a certificate and kitemark and will update you with more information!



Harris are pleased to be working with the Skills Builder Partnership and their aim is to ensure that every child and young person has the opportunity to build on 8 essential skills, so that they are prepared for all aspects of life. These 8 skills are;

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity
  • Staying Positive
  • Aiming High
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

Therefore, we aim to embed these 8 skills within the school environment so that students understand how they use them on a daily basis and how they can transfer these skills into their post 16 education and future careers. We have also linked them into the Harris values so that they can be easily remembered as below;


HARMONIOUS – Students must listen to their peers and staff and speak in an appropriate manner.  Students can also link teamwork into this by working together in a harmonious manner.


ASPIRATIONAL – Students are encouraged to stay positive and aim high. Students may also need to be creative and solve problems to aspire to where they want to be.


RESPONSIBLE – Students could portray their leadership skills in being responsible and by influencing others and leading by example. Listening skills are always essential in being responsible, so students know what is expected of them.


RESPECTFUL – Language and speaking skills must always be respectful towards others.  Students must also be respectful during teamwork when working together.


INSPIRATIONAL – Creativity is essential in becoming inspirational. Students can also be inspired by listening to others who can advise them of their next steps.


SOCIABLE – Students must highlight their communication skills through speaking and listening to peers and staff and must be able to work as part of a team.