How to sign up

How to sign up as a teacher

Follow the link to sign up at the top of the page and click ‘Teacher Register here’

Completing your profile

This will take you to the Primary Futures portal, where you will be asked to provide a few basic details, and your email address. Once your registration is approved, you will receive an email containing a temporary password.

When you log in using this password, you will be asked to change it to something more memorable. On first entering the portal, we’ll ask you to provide a few more details about yourself, and what you need as a school/governor.

Activities you need help with

You’ll be asked to select activities that you need help with, for schools this includes – Career Insights, Careers Fairs, Reading or Number partner in a primary school, or volunteers interested in being contacted about being a school governor. For school governors, you can only message volunteers interested in being contacted about being a school governor .

Finding volunteers to invite

To find volunteers, schools/governors go to ‘Find Volunteers’ once logged in, and generate a list of volunteers in their area who can offer the activity specified. Schools/Governors can view brief profiles of the volunteers including their jobs, and what they can offer. (Private email addresses and phone numbers are not visible to either party).

Sending invite messages

From the ’Find Volunteers’ page, you can message appropriate volunteers and ask them to get involved in an activity they have coming up either individually or on mass.Volunteers accept/decline the event.

After the Event/Activity

If accepted, once it has taken place schools  complete automated feedback forms. We ask four or five questions about how the event went. We strongly recommend that this is completed, as it allows us to keep an eye of the quality of volunteers and whether the service is working for both parties. We also use your feedback to report to funders, which will help to keep this service completely free to schools and volunteers.