April 19, 2022

Success for Inspiring Dorset Project

April 19, 2022

An evaluation report published today shows how role models from the world of work are helping to improve children’s motivation as part of the post-pandemic catch-up and tackle gender stereotypes. The report, Inspiring Dorset 2021, looks at the impact of a programme of aspiration-raising activities in Dorset between April 2021 to February 2022, focusing on […]

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March 8, 2022

BBC Newsround: challenging gender stereotypes with primary school children on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2022

“Four inspirational women with pretty cool jobs” top today’s edition of CBBC’s Newsround, which shows our activities with schools in action. 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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February 23, 2022

Civil Servants encouraged to inspire the next generation

February 23, 2022

The Department for Education’s Permanent Secretary Susan Acland-Hood and the Government’s Chief People Officer Rupert McNeil are encouraging people at all levels  across the Civil Service to volunteer via Inspiring the Future. Civil Servants are being asked to give from an hour a year to talk to children and young people about their jobs or […]

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August 26, 2020

Launch of Education at a Glance 2020

August 26, 2020

  We recently hosted a webinar with the OECD to launch Education at a Glance 2020. This annual publication provides the latest data on the performance of education systems in the UK and across other OECD countries. It was followed by a discussion on vocational education and training. If you are interested then you can […]

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March 18, 2020

Inspiring the Future and Primary Futures events suspended

March 18, 2020

In line with the latest government advice concerning non-essential travel and contact, we have suspended all face-to-face events with schools until further notice. The health, safety and wellbeing of our volunteers, schools, and the wider community is our top priority. Working with schools, we are exploring other ways to inspire young people, including remote access options. […]

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March 12, 2020

Wakefield primary school wins CDI Award for work with Primary Futures

March 12, 2020

South Parade Primary School was recognised for its work in supporting and hosting a series of aspirations events across primary schools in Wakefield, at last night’s CDI Awards. For the launch of Inspiring Wakefield, the school invited 50 volunteers from the world of work to talk to their students as part of an aspirations week. […]

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March 11, 2020

Redraw the Balance – challenging gender stereotypes

March 11, 2020

Redraw the Balance continues to generate interest and inspire new versions around the world. The original two-minute film, which captures how young children define career opportunities as male and female, has attracted over 100 million views. A version has just been created in Denmark. Filmed in Helsingør near Copenhagen, a class of 6-year-old students is asked to […]

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October 24, 2019

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

October 24, 2019

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 […]

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