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May 15, 2019

MPs unite to help broaden the horizons and raise the aspirations of children

May 15, 2019

On Tuesday 14th May the Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary State for Education, Graham Stuart MP and Emma Hardy MP hosted a cross-party event in the House of Commons which brought together MPs from across the country and political divide to help primary aged children. MPs were asked by Paul Whiteman the General Secretary […]

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May 14, 2019

Our Future – Derby

May 14, 2019

We are delighted to announce ‘Our Future – Derby’. This is an exciting new project made possible with funding from Derby City Council, supporting the Department for Education’s Opportunity Area Programme.  The aim is to inspire children and connect primary schools in Abbey, Arboretum, Boulton, Chaddesden, Derwent, Normanton, and Sinfin with the world of work.  […]

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May 1, 2019

Social mobility stagnates according to Social Mobility Commission – Is there more that can be done in primary schools to change this?

May 1, 2019

In their sixth State of the Nation report, the Social Mobility Commission says that social mobility has stagnated over the last four years and explores some of the reasons for this. Gaps between the poorest students and their peers are, according to the authors, prevalent at all stages in the education system. The commission also […]

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April 23, 2019

Opportunity to attend the OECD Forum 2019

April 23, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Education and Employers is an official partner of the OECD Forum 2019 and as a result has a number of places available. This year’s Forum, World in EMotion, will reflect on the fact that we are experiencing a great deal of social, economic and political change, upheaval and disruption, […]

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April 8, 2019

Inspiring Dorset launch hits the mark, ‘This event inspires everybody’

April 8, 2019

‘A brilliant initiative’ (volunteer), ‘I loved every single person who came to our classroom’ (pupil) Just some of the scores of quotes following the launch of Inspiring Dorset.  On 3 April we held a Primary Futures event at Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School & Community Nursery followed by a speed networking event as […]

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March 28, 2019

Dorset Echo announces launch of Inspiring Dorset campaign

March 28, 2019

We are really grateful to the Dorset Echo which is getting behind our Inspiring Dorset campaign which we are running in conjunction with Dorset Council, Southern Universities Network, the Local Enterprise Partnership and the CEC. Click here for the full article.  

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March 28, 2019

Helping schools evidence Gatsby benchmarks

March 28, 2019

The Department for Education adopted the Gatsby Benchmarks as the benchmarks of best practice careers provision.  Inspiring the Future has a network of over 45,000 employee volunteers from the world of work and as well as a wide range of classroom resources.  Our latest leaflet is designed to help schools to evidence their alignment with […]

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March 28, 2019

Primary Futures arrives in Northern Ireland

March 28, 2019

‘Well done for bringing this to Northern Ireland”. One of many similar comments from the volunteers at our special launch event for ‘Primary Futures’ in Northern Ireland. Held at Ballysally Primary School, Coleraine on Thursday 21st March 2019, all the children and teachers from the school were introduced to career-related learning. They met an amazing […]

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March 26, 2019

icould becomes part of our family on 31 March 2019

March 26, 2019

We are delighted to welcome icould as part of our family from 31 March. Our research shows that careers encounters have greater impact when students prepare beforehand and reflect afterwards.  Therefore, connecting our volunteer visits to schools with  icould’s video career stories and digital resources will expand the reach and deepen the impact of these […]

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March 15, 2019

The DCMS supported one of our Primary Futures events on 15 March in Coventry

March 15, 2019

A huge thank you to Howes Primary School, Coventry who looked after our twenty volunteers associated with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) so well today. We were thrilled to welcome Dame Sue Owen, currently Permanent Secretary for the Department (pictured below) in one of her last school focused events before she […]

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