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 – 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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February 28, 2020

World Economic Forum publishes report on careers and Davos school visits

February 28, 2020

Young people’s career aspirations have remained largely frozen since 2000. Gender and social class play a big role in framing their expectations. Davos school visits show how these limited preconceptions can be broken. A major new international study highlights the mismatch between young people’s career aspirations and jobs, and the impact this will have on […]

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February 21, 2020

New report on the career aspirations of 7-13 year olds in New Zealand

February 21, 2020

A major new report has been published which examines the career aspirations of 7-13 year olds in New Zealand. The research format and methodology is based on Drawing the Future which charity Education and Employers and its partners TES Global, the NAHT, OECD Education and Skills, and UCL Institute of Education published during the World […]

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February 17, 2020

Employers across the country sign-up to become School Governor Champions

February 17, 2020

It has been 4 months since Inspiring Governance launched the ‘Be A School Governor Champion’ campaign and in that time we are delighted that a range of employers from all sectors have signed-up to inspire their employees to support local schools by volunteering to become Governors and Trustees. Since October, we have had commitments from Universities, […]

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