Resources and free guides

Here are some useful free resources to help primary school teachers use volunteers from the world of work to broaden horizons and raise aspirations.

Finding your volunteers and using the system

Read our top tips for teachers for guidance on finding volunteers, sending your message and how to make best use of the system.

How to use volunteers in a Primary 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)

Guide to running a Primary Futures event

Easy Steps to running a Primary Futures Whats My Line event (PDF)

 A guide for Primary school leaders on working with employers and volunteers

Read this guide (PDF) for some useful insights into planning your Primary Futures activities.

Advice for volunteers

Top Tips for Volunteers’ (PDF) registering with Inspiring the Future. Read this one-pager to ensure that you get the maximum number of invitations from schools and colleges.

Top tips and guidance for Primary Futures volunteers visiting local primary schools

Overview of Primary Futures in Headteacher Update

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.

Read the full article:

The Primary Futures team

Contact our Primary Schools Engagement Coordinator for help with using the site and planning activities using volunteers:

Jess Wallis:  /  0207 566 4880.

Steve Iredale, Project Manager, tel:07703673420

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