Special careers events, report launches and new campaign mark charity’s 10-year anniversary

Alongside launching a major new campaign, I am #InspiringTheFuture, Education and Employers has marked its 10-year anniversary with a packed week of activity, drawing together different strands of the charity’s work.

Events started at Parkwood Primary School, Hackney, with an international ‘What’s My Line?’ assembly and workshops. Students quizzed special guests Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education at the OECD and NAHT president Steve Iredale about their jobs, together with primary head teachers Martin Flütsch from Davos, Switzerland and John Ssentamu from Masaka, Uganda, who also shared experiences of their own students with partner Primary Futures programmes.

Next, over 200 primary-age children from eight London schools took part in an Inspiring Women speed-networking careers event.  Students asked volunteers from a range of occupations quick-fire questions to find out first-hand about different careers and career paths.

Inspiring Women career speed-networking event

Two new reports were also launched. The first, “Insights and Inspiration: Evaluating the impact of guest speakers in schools,” produced in partnership with Speakers for Schools, looks at the impact of visiting speakers on pupils’ motivation, attitude and self-belief. The second, “Governing our Schools 10 years on,” takes a comparative look at the main trends in governance arising over the last decade and reflects on what they might mean for educationalists, stakeholders and policy makers today.

“Our anniversary week reflects everything we’re about, with young people at the heart of what we do,” explains charity CEO Nick Chambers.

“Special careers events showcase the types of opportunities we enable thousands of students to experience year-round, our report launches underpin the sound evidence base behind all our work, and our new campaign identifies the real need for people from all backgrounds to inspire our next generation.”

“Thanks to all those have supported our charity, some since we launched on the 15th October 2009. Working together, we can inform young people’s futures and help them see the diversity of what is possible.”

See photos from the anniversary week.

See I am #InspiringTheFuture brochure.

There are lots of easy ways you can support the I am #InspiringTheFuture campaign – from signing up to volunteer from just an hour a year, to helping spread the word. See how you can make a difference.