15 June 2020

Case study: Introducing virtual interactive ‘What’s My Line?’ sessions

15 June 2020

In May, Primary Futures held the first two virtual ‘What’s My Line?’ sessions with reception to Year 6 children from Newark Hill Academy in Peterborough and Wistaston Academy in Cheshire. These new interactive sessions mirror the in-school assemblies, allowing pupils to guess volunteers’ jobs through hints and props before learning about what they do.  Children joined the 30-minute sessions on an online webinar platform. After a hello from teachers and the volunteers, Primary Futures hosts introduced the activity and rules of the ‘What’s My Line?’ game. […]

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4 October 2019

Raising Aspirations

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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4 October 2019

Primary Futures is Expanding!

4 October 2019

As the new academic year starts, we are pleased to announce that Primary Futures will be expanding to work with more schools over the next academic year thanks to funding from AKO Foundation and the Department for Education / Careers & Enterprise Company Primary Fund. Primary Futures received the largest amount of funding from the […]

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9 April 2019

‘This event inspires everybody’

9 April 2019

‘A brilliant initiative’ (volunteer), ‘I loved every single person who came to our classroom’ (pupil) Just two of the scores of quotes following the launch of Inspiring Dorset. On 3 April 2019 we held a Primary Futures event at Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School & Community Nursery followed by a speed networking event […]

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23 January 2019

Education and Employers and OECD launch joint report on the future of primary education and jobs

23 January 2019

On Wednesday 23 January, the OECD and the UK-based charity Education and Employers launched a new report in Davos during the World Economic Forum:  Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs: Trends, Data and Drawings. The report looks at the future of education and jobs and the challenges and opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It […]

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22 January 2019

Belonging, Believing, Achieving with Primary Futures

22 January 2019

We were delighted to be welcomed to Bramble Brae School on Wednesday 16 January to run one of our Primary Future events.  We organised a ‘What’s my Line’ quiz as well as speed networking events, allowing the pupils to speak to as many volunteers as possible. Amanda Murray, head teacher at Bramble Brae reflects on […]

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15 November 2018

Starting early – the importance of career-related learning in primary school

15 November 2018

This article is an extended version of the blog Primary career education should broaden children’s horizons by Nick Chambers (CEO, Education and Employers) published by TES on 14 November 2018. The last few months have seen a sudden interest and enthusiasm for ‘careers education’ in primary schools. But many teachers and parents have expressed their concerns […]

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12 November 2018

We’ve partnered with First News

12 November 2018

  Here at Primary Futures we are always looking for ways to broaden children’s horizons by introducing them to a huge range of exciting futures. Which is why we’re delighted to announce that we have partnered with First News to help widen the access children have to first-hand information about the huge range of possibilities […]

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17 October 2018

Royal Warrant Holder’s Association inspire Bordesley Green Primary school children

17 October 2018

On Tuesday 16 October, volunteers from companies which hold a Royal Warrant visited Bordesley Green Primary School in Birmingham to meet the children and talk about the interesting and varied jobs they do. And the jobs were indeed interesting and varied – there were printers, bookbinders, chocolate makers, engineers of military accoutrements, tailors, cabinet makers, […]

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8 October 2018

Primary Futures Bury

8 October 2018

On Friday 21 September, Primary Futures visited Bury for a morning of broadening horizons and raising aspirations. Local volunteers, and local MP James Frith, joined the children of Chantlers Primary School to help them make the link between their lessons and their futures in what was a very successful event. Phillip Barlow Headteacher of Chantlers […]

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