Primary Futures Week 13 – 17 October 2014

13 October 2014


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Our children, their futures

Is your primary school going to join this exciting event with the growing number of schools who have already signed up?

The purpose of our high profile week is to celebrate and raise the profile of our fantastic primary schools whilst helping children understand the link between their learning, the world of work and future opportunities. There are so many great stories to be told about the challenges and successes in our primary schools yet we do not always have the platform to tell them.

During the week of 13 to 17 October, we are encouraging schools across the country to open their doors to visitors from their local communities including MPs, councillors and representatives from the business world, to see for themselves the great work going on raising aspirations and preparing children for positive futures.

We are delighted to report over 100 MPs have already signed up to join us.

How do we get involved?

Simply click on the orange’Register now’box on the top right of this page, select’teachers register here’, search for your school and follow the steps to complete your profile.

Please make sure you also indicate, by ticking the appropriate box, your intention to take part in Primary Futures Week so we can build a national picture. If you have any queries please contact Charlotte, on 0203 206 0510 or email her.

Then what?

If you are planning to use our database to contact volunteers once you have registered ensure you are logged in and click on the ‘Find Volunteers’ tab at the top of the page. You can filter as suits your needs.

What could our event look like?

Some schools may want to give their visitors the opportunity to chat to the head teacher and staff, maybe meet the School Council, tour the school and see some real learning in action. Others may choose to ask their visitor/s to spend time with groups of children talking about their job and how their primary school learning particularly with reference to numeracy and literacy has been so important to them.

Whatever approach you take the Primary Futures case studies (scroll to the bottom of the page) might give you some more ideas.

Watch out for an NAHT communication being sent to members in early September with more information and ideas. This week is open to all primary schools.