We work with a wide range of partners including those representing government, education, business and the third sector. Our Partnership Board comprises senior representatives of the leading organisations representing education, employment and national intermediaries to build understanding of relationships between education and the community, enabling greater and more effective collaboration. The Taskforce is grateful for the considerable pro-bono support provided by partner organisations in specific expertise and services.
From the world of employment
Inspiring the Future is supported by all the main employer and workforce representative bodies including:
British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), Business in the Community (BiC), Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Institute of Directors (IOD), Federation of Small Business (FSB), UNISON, GMB and Trades Union Congress (TUC).
From the world of education
The initiative is also supported by all the main UK teaching unions and headteacher associations including:
Association of School and College Lecturers (ASCL), Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), NASUWT, National College of School Leadership (NCSL) and National Union of Teachers (NUT).
The Government is supporting Inspiring the Future which was highlighted in the government’s 2011 Social Mobility Strategy Opening Doors, Breaking Barriers as a way to ‘make a difference to raising aspirations and helping people to make informed choices about jobs and careers.’
The Government has committed to encourage all civil servants to participate in the scheme by volunteering in their local schools and colleges.
To read Opening Doors, Breaking Barriers click here
We are currently working with the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Cabinet Office and the Department for Education (DfE).
National Careers Service
Inspiring the Future complements the work of the National Careers Service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Who we are
We are also grateful to Sally Davis MBE, founder of Growing Ambitions. Sally created the website Growing Ambitions in 2008 having struggled to get good quality careers guidance for her teenage son. Over the next two years she approached businesses around England to sign up to talk to young people about the jobs they do, and the qualifications and experience they needed to get there. As a result, Sally recruited 1000 people who were willing to visits schools and colleges. In May 2011 she transferred Growing Ambitions, a community interest company, to the Taskforce to incorporate it with Inspiring the Future.