August 6, 2020

A short history of employer engagement

August 6, 2020

To coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Elementary Education Act, the first piece of legislation to deal specifically with the provision of education in Britain (receiving Royal Assent on the 9th August 1870) we are publishing this paper by Prof. Prue Huddleston. Since our launch in 2009 the Education and Employers Charity has sought […]

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July 24, 2020

NAHT backs Educators on Board campaign

July 24, 2020

Inspiring Governance is delighted to have the National Association of Headteachers backing the Educators on Board campaign to encourage more education professionals onto school governing boards. Launched last year, our joint campaign with the National Governance Association, aims to inspire teachers, middle leaders and senior leaders into school governance. At Inspiring Governance, we regularly get […]

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July 15, 2020

World Youth Skills Day 15th July

July 15, 2020

Be What You See: Supporting youth to enter the world of work To coincide with World Youth Skills Day, the article below has been published by the OECD on their forum network. The annual World Youth Skills Day aims to celebrate the importance of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and equipping young people […]

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June 29, 2020

Starting early – article published in the latest edition of the Career Development Institute Magazine

June 29, 2020

This article appeared in the June 2020 edition of CareerMatters, the magazine for the career development sector published by the Career Development Institute. The importance of career-related learning in primary schools In responding to the Covid pandemic much of the focus of the careers profession is rightly on the needs of secondary / tertiary students […]

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June 8, 2020

NHS staff are Inspiring the Future

June 8, 2020

Since 2018 Health Education England (HEE) been working with Inspiring the Future and Primary Futures to get more NHS staff connecting with school children of all ages on a regular basis, talking about the breadth of interesting roles available and answering questions about their jobs. NHS Ambassadors take part in school activities such as assemblies, speed networking, career days and many more, alongside new […]

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April 30, 2020

Volunteering update

April 30, 2020

At this time we have seen renewed recognition and gratitude for the vital role played by our key workers, and the amazing spirit of volunteers supporting them and our communities, with people coming together to help those most in need. This is a difficult time for many, but children and young people need inspiration now […]

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April 22, 2020

Supporting young people and schools virtually during Covid 19

April 22, 2020

Over the last few weeks schools and colleges have been focusing on ensuring the safety and well-being of all our children and young people and helping them to continue with their education and learning. They have responded with amazing speed, as have parents and carers now involved in home schooling. This is a particularly difficult, unsettling and disruptive […]

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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 film recreated after original gets over 100 million views

March 11, 2020

Four years after its launch, the two-minute film ‘Redraw the Balance’ which provocatively captures how young children define career opportunities as male and female continues to generate interest. A version has just been created in Denmark. Filmed in Helsingør near Copenhagen, a class of 6-year-old students is asked to draw a picture of a captain […]

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