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November 20, 2019

The impact volunteers are having on primary children in rural Uganda

November 20, 2019

Three years ago, John Ssentamu, Head Teacher of the Good Shepherd School, Uganda contacted Education and Employers. His school is situated in the Masake District, a very rural part of Uganda and a five hour drive from the capital, Kampala. John had seen an article about the launch of Primary Futures in Blackpool and the […]

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November 13, 2019

BBC shines the spotlight on an exemplary primary school

November 13, 2019

BBC Teach have just unveiled a series of short films which look at how schools and careers practitioners from across the UK approach careers support and examines what’s working well for them. One of the films looks at what Ballysally Primary School in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, is doing to raise aspirations. The Headteacher Geoff Dunn […]

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November 11, 2019

New international survey launched today

November 11, 2019

What do young people feel about the future? A new international survey is being launched today looking at what 14-18 year olds think about the future. The findings will be published in a report entitled “Facing the Future” with the OECD during the World Economic Forum in late January 2020 in Davos. The international survey asks 14-18 […]

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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 […]

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October 22, 2019

New research on school and academy governance

October 22, 2019

Over ten years ago Business in the Community (BITC) published their landmark report ‘Governing our Schools’. The report was written by BITC’s Director of Education Nick Chambers and his team for the National Council for Educational Excellence, which at the time was looking at how to make employer engagement in education easier and better for […]

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October 15, 2019

OECD says employers need to tackle ”ingrained assumptions” about jobs

October 15, 2019

Children as young as seven risk ruling out future job options because of their gender, race and background, according to the OECD’s Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher. Speaking ahead of the formal launch of the I Am #InspiringTheFuture campaign, he said the stubborn skills gaps in the UK labour market are rooted in […]

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October 15, 2019

I am #InspiringTheFuture: why we need to inspire our next generation

October 15, 2019

On our 10th anniversary, we take a look at the ideas behind our new campaign, explore why it matters and show how you can get involved. Watch our new campaign video here We know that one of the best ways of inspiring young people about their future is to give them the chance to meet people […]

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October 15, 2019

Inspiring The Future Campaign Launched To Build 100,000+ Volunteer Network

October 15, 2019

Education & Employers is launching a new campaign to establish and maintain a national network of 100,000+ professionals to inspire millions of children and young people. The charity has signed-up more than 55,000 volunteers since 2013, from national CEOs to apprentices on their first job – who are “match-made” with schools via a free, online […]

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October 11, 2019

Insights and Inspiration: New research examines external speakers in state and independent schools

October 11, 2019

Education and Employers & Speakers for Schools have joined together to publish a new report evaluating the impact of external speakers in secondary schools. Insights and Inspiration: Evaluating the impact of guest speakers in schools evaluated the approaches taken by both leading independent and state schools to structuring and investing in talks and the impact on student […]

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October 4, 2019

Primary Futures Is Expanding!

October 4, 2019

As the new academic year starts, we are pleased to announce that Primary Futures will be expanding to work with more schools over the next academic year thanks to funding from AKO Foundation and the Department for Education / Careers & Enterprise Company Primary Fund. Primary Futures received the largest amount of funding from the […]

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