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20th May, 2022

School wins award for preparing students for adulthood

HARRIS Church of England Academy has won an award for preparing its students for adulthood.

The academy has been given a Skills Builder Bronze Award for this academic year.

The Skills Builder Partnership created principles for building eight essential skills – speaking, listening, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork – to prepare students for all aspects and stages of life, from primary age through to adulthood.

Harris has worked with the partnership over the last year to embed the skills in everyday life, and has also linked them to the Harris Academy values.

A spokesperson for The Skills Builder Partnership said: “This is a significant achievement, and puts Harris in a select group of schools and colleges who have demonstrated their effectiveness in building the essential skills of their students.”

Harris Careers Advisor Andrea O’Brien said: “It is important that students understand these essential skills and are able to recognise how they use them in their everyday lives from a young age.

“With the continuously evolving job market, students should be made aware of how they can transfer these skills from school to the workplace and continue to use them for the rest of their lives in all situations.”

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