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10 March 2022

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See Primary Futures in action on CBBC’s Newsround

10 March 2022

“Four inspirational women with pretty cool jobs” feature in Newsround this week, as part of CBBC’s International Women’s Day coverage. Firefighter Amy, robotics engineer Caroline, train driver Tahira and construction project manager Cassie met with Year 6 children at Coppull Parish Primary School, Chorley, to help challenge gender stereotypes.   The children had the chance […]

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1 February 2022

Link learning to upcoming awareness days, and steps to get planning

1 February 2022

Awareness days are a great way to show children the futures they could aspire to, while helping them understand the relevance of their learning to the wider world. Access our easy-to-use pre-recorded resources with volunteers for International Women’s Day, and invite inspiring volunteers to talk about World Book Day, World Maths Day and more. New […]

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1 February 2022

Get ahead with careers sessions: Ideas for NCW, work experience & more

1 February 2022

Plan sessions for National Careers Week and beyond – see examples of meaningful employer encounters in schools across the country, and find out how to replicate these while meeting Gatsby Benchmarks. New to Inspiring the Future? We’re a free service connecting UK state schools and colleges with inspiring role models from the world of work. […]

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8 November 2021

Explore new themed resources & steps to create exciting aspirational activities

8 November 2021

We can help you continue to support your children’s motivation and enthusiasm for their school subjects. Learn about new free resources available to you, gain inspiration from fellow schools planning aspirational activities, and find steps to replicate these for your pupils.  New pre-recorded resources  Access our new pre-recorded video activities exploring jobs in maritime and aviation! Perfect for KS2 and […]

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29 September 2021

Engaging employer encounters for the autumn term – and steps to create them

29 September 2021

Plan careers education activities to re-engage your students this autumn and link school learning to future opportunities. Below, we’ll look at some examples of activities you could plan, the Gatsby Benchmarks they meet, and how to create your own encounters on the Inspiring the Future portal. New to Inspiring the Future? We’re a free service connecting UK state schools and colleges with inspiring role models from the world of work. […]

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21 July 2021

Educators, you inspire us: reflect, celebrate and look ahead

21 July 2021

In a year of incredible challenges, we’ve been inspired by teachers’ passion and commitment to keep children’s education on an even keel. When you’ve had a chance to catch your breath, this article catches you up on some of the things Primary Futures schools have achieved this year and whets your appetite with all the […]

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21 July 2021

Thank you for Inspiring the Future this year – plus ideas from fellow careers leaders

21 July 2021

We’re so proud of the strength and determination schools & colleges have shown this academic year. Amongst the disruptions, over 500 schools have been adapting to changing guidelines and reached over 160,000 young people by organising a mix of virtual and face-to-face activities using Inspiring the Future. Looking forwards, Careers Leaders and subject teachers can enjoy the benefits of a blended approach using Inspiring the Future. Schools & colleges can re-connect with local employers as well get specific in searching for relatable […]

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15 July 2021

Scaling Up

15 July 2021

Today we publicly launch our report – ‘Scaling up: Developing and extending career-related learning in primary schools’. This report evaluates one of the projects we have worked on over the past 18 months to scale up our Primary Futures programme nationally. We are thrilled to share the findings with you!  Across England, 370 primary schools took part […]

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22 June 2021

“Authentic, real-world learning” and “insightful” sessions – get inspired by recent school activities

22 June 2021

Exploring ways to inspire and inform your students this summer term whether they’re still in school or off timetable? Look no further – here are some fantastic examples from fellow schools who have organised motivating careers sessions with our diverse range of volunteers.  Pupils at Kemnay Academy in Aberdeen explored the fashion and beauty industries in their project-based learning, and so the school arranged an activity to address the questions, ‘What makes Fashion Fashionable? How […]

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