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20th May 2016

Primary Futures inspires pupils in Folkestone

20th May 2016

Primary Futures, run by charity Education & Employers, organsied an event at St Eanswythe’s Primary School in Folkestone with Sam Gyimah, Childcare and Education Minister, on Thursday 19th May 2016. It saw employee volunteers come together to raise the aspirations of primary school children by talking with pupils face-to-face about their job and career. The […]

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23rd March 2016

Help us to #RedrawTheBalance

23rd March 2016

A new film reveals the reality of gender stereotyping amongst primary school children. When asked to draw a firefighter, surgeon and a fighter pilot, 61 pictures were drawn of men and only 5 were female. Please could you help raise awareness of this deep-seated issue by forwarding the film to friends and colleagues. Share on […]

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26th January 2016

Prime Minister’s Apprenticeships Tsar launches scheme to get Apprentices into primary schools

26th January 2016

The Prime Minister’s recently appointed Apprenticeship Tsar, Nadhim Zahawi MP, has launched a scheme to take Apprentices into primary schools with an event at Mayflower Primary School in Poplar. Today’s event saw 30 apprentices from different sectors join Nadhim to chat with primary school children about their jobs, bringing learning to life and broadening aspirations. This […]

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1st December 2015

Chief Medical Officer launches Primary Futures: Who’s In Health? campaign in Scotland

1st December 2015

Dr Catherine Calderwood, Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer today visited Sciennes Primary School to launch the Primary Futures ‘Who’s in Health?’ campaign to  help young children understand how people in the health sector use literacy, maths and science in their jobs. Who’s in Health? is a free initiative for state primary schools run by  the Education […]

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20th October 2015

Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland supports Primary Futures ‘Who’s in Health?’ campaign NI launch

20th October 2015

The Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland, Dr Michael Mc Bride, visited Tor Bank Special School on Tuesday 20th October on behalf of the Primary Futures ‘Who’s in Health?’ campaign. The Primary Futures Who’s in Health? campaign sees volunteers from all roles in the health sector talking with primary school and special school pupils about their […]

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14th October 2015

Chief Medical Officer supports Primary Futures ‘Who’s in Health?’ campaign being rolled out across Wales

14th October 2015

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Ruth Hussey, visited Tredegarville C.I.W. Primary School on Tuesday 13th October on behalf on the Primary Futures ‘Who’s in Health?’ campaign. The Primary Futures Who’s in Health? campaign sees volunteers from all roles in the health sector talking with primary school pupils about their job and how they use […]

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26th June 2015

Primary Futures What’s my Line? with Mayor of London Boris Johnson

26th June 2015

On the 25th June 2015 at City Hall, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP published a major new report on careers provision for young people. The report said that every young Londoner should have completed at least 100 hours experience of the world of work, in some form, by the time they reach the […]

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1st May 2015

Primary Futures announces Who’s in Health? month

1st May 2015

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and the Medical Schools Council have joined forces to get a volunteer from the medical profession for every primary school in the country via the free Primary Futures programme run by charity Education and Employers. The aim is to get volunteers into 18,000 schools. Primary schools will be […]

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6th March 2015

Science ‘squeezed out of primary schools’ CBI report says

6th March 2015

A Confederation of British Industry study suggests science has become less of a priority in many English primary schools. In the report, Tomorrow’s World, 53% of the teachers surveyed by YouGov for the CBI said science teaching had become less of a priority over the past five years. A total of 36% of the schools […]

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