3 June 2020

NHS staff are Inspiring the Future

3 June 2020

Since 2018 Health Education England (HEE) have been working with Inspiring the Future and Primary Futures to get more NHS staff connecting with school children of all ages on a regular basis, talking about the breadth of interesting roles available and answering questions about their jobs. NHS Ambassadors take part in school activities such as assemblies, speed networking, career days […]

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27 May 2020

Webinar series: Virtual interactive sessions

27 May 2020

Over the next two weeks, Inspiring the Future will be hosting a series of short 15-minute information webinars to provide more details about the new virtual interactive sessions to interested schools and stakeholders. These webinars will include information on what the sessions involve for primary and secondary students, safeguarding procedures in place, how to sign […]

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14 May 2020

Case study: Virtual interactive sessions with Hope Academy

14 May 2020

On Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th May, two of the first virtual interactive Inspiring the Future sessions took place. In total, 44 Year 7 and 8 students from Hope Academy in St Helens took part in the Career Chats activities, where three volunteers talked about their careers before answering questions from young people attending on the online platform.  When Hope Academy teacher Charlie Wignall found out about the new remote sessions from Inspiring the Future, he was keen to get […]

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22 April 2020

Supporting young people and schools virtually during Covid 19

22 April 2020

Over the last few weeks schools and colleges have been focusing on ensuring the safety and well-being of all our children and young people and helping them to continue with their education and learning. They have responded with amazing speed, as have parents and carers now involved in home schooling. This is a particularly difficult, unsettling and disruptive […]

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14 February 2020

Daniel Duffield – Student Paramedic Apprentice

14 February 2020

Daniel Duffield is an Inspiring the Future volunteer and Student Paramedic Apprentice for the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Before joining the ambulance service at just 19, Daniel worked in Pizza Hut, for the NHS and also took part in a work experience placement in Italy. Daniel has been an Inspiring the Future volunteer since September […]

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27 January 2020

Summing up Inspiring the Future event: “The students loved it”

27 January 2020

Overview Rebecca Cashmore, Head of Careers at St Joseph’s College in Norbury delivered a mock interviews session as part of a broader employability day, in November. Please describe your event and tell us what impact you hoped to have on your students. We chose to do this event with year 11. We wanted them to […]

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18 January 2020

Disconnected: Major New Report

18 January 2020

A major new report reveals a disconnect between young people’s career aspirations and jobs in the UK, whether current vacancies or projected demand. This report is based on an international survey of over 8,500 people aged 14-18. There were over 7,000 responses from young people in the UK and this report focuses on their responses. Read […]

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13 January 2020

Mandy Catchpole, Head of Nursing and Quality

13 January 2020

Mandy Catchpole is Head of Nursing and Quality at Hastings and Rother CCG. Starting her NHS life wanting to be a Midwife, Mandy didn’t end up where she thought she would be. When asked about her career, she told us how she became Head of Nursing and Quality and why others should think about a […]

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10 December 2019

Over 50 teachers to become Inspiring the Future Teacher Ambassadors

10 December 2019

Teachers and careers professionals across the UK are taking part in Inspiring the Future Ambassadors. The scheme has been launched to create a network of school staff with first-hand knowledge and experience of employer engagement. Ambassadors will share best practice and promote careers activities with volunteers from the world of work amongst colleagues, enjoying a […]

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4 October 2019

Raising Aspirartions

4 October 2019

Zoe Mawson, Head Teacher, Beckfoot Heaton Primary School & Nursery, Bradford Our school serves an area of high deprivation in Bradford, West Yorkshire, within one of the 10% most deprived wards in the country. In 2016, we created a 3 year vision which we named, “Growing To Be Great”. Prior to this, expectation and ambition […]

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