Once your school has registered by clicking on the button at the top of the homepage and following the instructions you can contact a growing number of enthusiastic volunteers from different professions and sectors waiting to be invited into school to talk, work with and inspire your children. Teachers are able to view the profiles of different volunteers in their locality and contact any they would like to come into their school.
This short guide has been developed by primary school teachers to help other primary school teachers and staff think about new ways to use employee volunteers in the classroom and gives tips and suggestions on how to use volunteers to enrich the primary curriculum
Please download the guide here: Curriculum resources (PDF)
Watch a clip of a Primary Futures ‘What’s my line?’ session in action with pupils and our volunteers at Priestmead Primary School in Harrow. This is one of the many things that schools can do easily using our free service for state primaries.
Of course this list is not exhaustive. There are many other ways to work with volunteers. You might find this guide (PDF) useful in planning your Primary Futures activities.
That’s the beauty of Primary Futures! Once you have joined us it’s up to you to decide how you would like to work in partnership with your volunteers. When you contact them that is the start of the relationship. There are many ways they could work with the children – maybe in small groups, in classes or even year groups. Primary Futures could be a one off event, although experience tells us that when it’s built into the school year as part of the curriculum it is even more effective in meeting the children’s needs.
There are ideas of how other schools have used Primary Futures in our case studies.
We will be adding more information from schools about their experiences as the project develops.
Feel free to talk to our Primary School Liaison team on 0207 566 4880 if you have any questions about how to register or how you can use Primary Futures in your school.
Steve Iredale, Project Manager, tel:07703673420 firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte Lightman – email@example.com
You can call Charlotte on 0207 566 4880.
The free Primary Futures programme offers a way to discuss skills and delivers a feel for the wide world of careers with primary pupils. Former headteacher Steve Ireldale explains.