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4th October 2019

Raising Aspirations

4th October 2019

Zoe Mawson, Head Teacher, Beckfoot Heaton Primary School & Nursery, Bradford Our school serves an area of high deprivation in Bradford, West Yorkshire, within one of the 10% most deprived wards in the country. In 2016, we created a 3 year vision which we named, “Growing To Be Great”. Prior to this, expectation and ambition […]

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4th October 2019

Primary Futures is Expanding!

4th October 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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2nd August 2019

Primary Futures: A Year

2nd August 2019

It has been a fantastic year at Primary Futures with hundreds of aspiration raising activities taking place in schools across the country and thousands of children benefitting from talking to volunteers from the world of work. Throughout this academic year, teachers up and down the country have used Primary Futures to invited volunteers into their […]

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25th July 2019

Raising Aspirations in North Lincolnshire

25th July 2019

Since the showcase event in North Lincolnshire earlier this month, Primary Futures has been going from strength to strength in the area with schools planning exciting activities with Primary Futures volunteers to raise aspirations and broaden horizons. With strong backing from North Lincolnshire Council, schools in the area have shown great ambition to show children […]

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20th June 2019

Inspiring London goes to the Guildhall

20th June 2019

On Tuesday 18th June, we took our Inspiring London campaign to the glamorous Guildhall. We spent the day at the Guildhall in London to raise the aspirations of local children by opening their eyes to the possibilities available to them in their futures.  We ran numerous sessions throughout the day to introduce a number of […]

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9th April 2019

‘This event inspires everybody’

9th April 2019

‘A brilliant initiative’ (volunteer), ‘I loved every single person who came to our classroom’ (pupil) Just two 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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28th March 2019

Dorset Echo announces launch of Inspiring Dorset campaign

28th March 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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28th March 2019

Primary Futures arrives in Northern Ireland

28th March 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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15th March 2019

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

15th March 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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28th February 2019

Barham Primary School welcomed Damian Hinds

28th February 2019

Barham Primary school in Wembley today hosted a special Primary Futures event on Thursday 28 February, attended by the Right Honourable Damian Hinds MP, Secretary for State for Education.  Primary Futures, is a programme run by the charity, Education and Employers in partnership with the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), that aims to broaden primary […]

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