Organisations

In July 2019, The Careers & Enterprise Company provided funding to 15 different organisations to deliver projects to primary aged pupils during the 2019/20 academic year.

With Department for Education backing, the investment was designed to both support existing best practice and back new ideas to support innovation in a primary setting.

These organisations have developed a wide range of different approaches to career-related learning. Outputs of the fund include many of the resources included in this platform, the development of a range of different career-related learning approaches and greater understanding of what works at primary.

15 billion EBP

15 billion EBP are an employability charity who offer work related learning and careers programmes for young people.

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Who are you?

15billionebp are an employability charity with over 25 years' experience connecting schools with businesses. Our mission is to transform young futures through Work Related Learning and Careers programmes suitable for ages 4-25 years old.

Who do you work with?

Primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, businesses

How do you feel you can best help schools?

By providing quality and specialised Work Related Learning services and programmes

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Academy FM Folkestone

Academy FM Folkstone are an education charity that runs a community radio station.

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Who are you?

We are an education charity that runs the community radio station in Folkestone, Kent.  We are based in a secondary school and have worked with many schools over the past 9.5 years.  We’re School Radio Station of the Year 2019 awarded by the Young Arias Awards (affiliated with the BBC) and we have won many awards for our education work with young people in arts, science and career development.

Who do you work with?

We work with local primary and secondary schools across the district.  We also have a strong network of professionals who support our work and come in to schools on our invitation to collaborate with us and the young people. We’ve been funded by the National Lottery, Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, Folkestone and Hythe District Council and Kent County Council – among others.

How do you feel you can best help schools?

We are experts in how radio can be used as a tool to deliver education.  It builds communication skills and enables students to gain confidence in talking to different and new people.  We can offer these opportunities within schools and enhance curriculum learning with these tools, and create new projects that support extra-curricular learning too.

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Black Country Consortium Ltd

The Black Country Consortium Ltd supports schools to access labour market information and provides links to the world of work.

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Who are you?

The Black Country Consortium Ltd, the administrative arm of the BC LEP  (BCC Ltd – also the accountable body for the CEC Enterprise Adviser Network and the Careers Hubs in the Black Country) has developed and delivered an innovative “Careers 2030” programme delivered through a “Primary Mini-Careers Hub” of  22 Primary Schools,  Employers, Training Providers, Colleges & Careers Professionals.

Who do you work with?

22 Primary Schools from across the Black Country. In excess of 50 businesses, Training Providers and Colleges.

How do you feel you can best help schools?

As an organisation we can support schools to access up to date and very local labour market information. In addition, we can also provide links to the world of work and a strong network of careers professionals, colleges and training providers.

Read more at:

https://www.blackcountryskillsfactory.co.uk/school-resources/

https://www.ryders-hayes.co.uk/primary-careers-hub-2030/resources/lesson-resource

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East Sussex County Council

East Sussex County Council run the Primary Careers Hub. This is a pilot project which explores approaches to career-related learning in the primary school and links employers with schools.

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Who are you?

PRIMARY CAREERS HUB – a pilot project testing and evaluating a range of approaches to develop careers related learning in the primary curriculum, linking employers with schools, broadening horizons, raising aspirations and challenging gender stereotypes.

Who do you work with?

Primary schools and employers

How do you feel you can best help schools?

Support them in developing opportunities to embed careers related learning in their curriculum and help them to link with employers

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Eden Project

The Eden Project is an educational charity that connects young people with the living world.

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Who are you?

The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future. Our Takeover Day project was designed to get children thinking about opportunities in Cornwall, their possible futures and the skills to link themselves to the opportunities.

Who do you work with?

Schools, teachers, organisations, businesses, the general public.

How do you feel you can best help schools?

A visit to our unique site is hard to beat, whether your focus is careers, curriculum, environment or sustainability.

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Gro Organic

Go-Organic supports disadvantaged communities within the West Midlands. They run career taster sessions through the Young Explorers programme.

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1 Hedingham Grove, Birmingham B37 7TP

Who are you?

Gro-Organic is a not for profit social enterprise focused on improving life opportunities and well-being for economically disadvantaged communities within the West Midlands.

Young Explorers is a programme of hands on exciting career tasters for primary school children. The tasters include industry specific roles from large organisations as well as unusual tasters from some very diverse businesses. Young Explorers widens career awareness & aspirations in a fun and engaging way.

Who do you work with?

Primary aged children between the ages of 5 - 11years.

How do you feel you can best help schools?

The Young Explorers resources and activities provide schools and teachers with the information and tools needed to facilitate career related learning both inside and outside the classroom.

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Learn by Design

Learn by Design bring education to life through curriculum and extra-curricular support workshops, for primary and secondary schools nationwide.

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Who are you?

Learn by Design are a dynamic and committed team with a business and educational background. We work on behalf of schools, corporate and public sector clients to provide quality, value for money, educational products and services to inspire future generations.

We work to the highest educational standards; complementing existing learning in schools across the UK every year. Our interactive and engaging workshops range from individual activity days to enterprise education and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) curriculum areas.

We help clients in both the public and private sector build positive relationships within the education sector and enhance brand reputation in the community.

This Primary Fund programme will broaden the reach of our Curriculum Enrichment Programme through the delivery of three deeper learning projects across the 22 the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust Primary Schools. The programme will be delivered to schools across Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln and Sheffield. Activities will include mapping the L.E.A.D Academy Character Attributes Programme to the Skills Builder essential skills and integrating the use of Employer Ambassadors into activities to enhance career-related learning.

Louise Curd, Director of Programmes at Learn by Design, said: “We are excited to be developing the programme to deepen the learning and enhance the employability skills with the assistance of effective employer encounters within the classroom.”

Who do you work with?

Learn by Design bring education to life through curriculum and extra-curricular support workshops, for primary and secondary schools nationwide. We use a range of innovative and creative methods to engage and motivate learners, both at school and beyond.

How do you feel you can best help schools?

Our experienced team deliver interactive workshops in thousands of schools across the UK every year. We offer days covering Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), Enterprise, Employability, Motivation & Wellbeing to inspire learners.

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LOUD!

The Loud! Network are content producers. Their programme produces career-related learning in a fun and inspiring way.

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Who are you?

The Loud! Network are award winning content producers with significant experience in the broadcast and advertising industry. The Loud! Network programme produces meaningful, effective and vibrant content that delivers CRL in a fun, insightful and inspiring way with an offer primarily for KS2 learners and supporting material for teachers.

The team is led by Chief Strategist Gloria Abramoff, who has 25-years of experience at the BBC in commissioning and producing award winning on and off-air content. A former BBC Education Officer and the Creative and Managing Director of BBC Children in Need, she was also Director of social action campaigns across the BBC.  Gloria is highly respected in campaigning journalism, broadcasting and education.

Jani Guest is the Founder of the Loud! Network.  As a mother of two young girls, Jani was passionate and determined to create a children’s property that could stimulate, educate, entertain and inspire a new generation. Jani is highly respected in the advertising industry and leads a successful advertising and production company, and, is also co-chair of the British Arrows, the UK’s largest Advertising Awards body.

Nicci Holliday is a Senior Producer with the Loud! Network.  A former senior manager at the BBC in radio and television for over 20 years, and mother of three young children under 12, Nicci has focused the last 5-years on producing major concerts, events and content for broadcast. 

Who do you work with?

The Loud! Network work with:

  1. Enabling Enterprise
  2. PSHE Association
  3. Educators
  4. Broadcasters

Who have supported, advised and produced work as part of the Loud! Network delivery including:

  • Detailed Teacher Notes
  • Activity Sheets (Discover & Do) for LKS2 and UKS2 with appropriate activities that link directly back to the curriculum.  These have been devised to tie in with core curriculum learning.  These are printable work sheets and are also supplied as word documents for adapting to suit individual needs.
  • 2 x full PSHE Lesson plans with detailed activities that can be used in a variety of ways across PSHE lessons or a term of lessons.  These are printable work sheets and are also supplied as word documents for adapting to suit individual needs.

How do you feel you can best help schools?

Loud! Network films and supporting material will:

  • To develop pupils’ knowledge about work.
  • To challenge stereotypes formed about careers and the world of work.
  • Enable pupils to make the link between what they are learning and work.
  • Enable pupils to understand some of the core skills needed for work.
  • Enable academic and aspirational outcomes.
  • Be a credible learning resource for teachers and a fun learning activity for KS2 (and adaptable for learners/upper and lower KS2 plus Year 2 KS1).

The Loud! Network provides an easy access suite of films that can be used in a variety of different ways, used directly to support CRL or within curriculum or topic led work.  They have been designed so teachers can use them flexibly in the classroom. The films give a fantastic insight into a specific job in a fun way with supporting material.  They are delivered as a full package and can be accessed by schools/classrooms in the way that best suits that school.  Once schools have the material, they can run with it in whichever way works best for them. It’s universal provision, and works across all Primary Schools in England.  All the films come with flexible and adaptable supporting material and activities.  They can slot into lessons in 6 minutes or 60 minutes, as CRL or within core subjects. A flexible resource for teachers!

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National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust are an organisation who aim to improve literacy skills in disadvantaged communities. They also provide support to schools and nurseries.

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Who are you?

We change life stories by improving literacy skills in disadvantaged communities and supporting schools and nurseries. We conduct research and campaign to make literacy a priority.

Words for Work: Dream Big develops literacy skills, raises aspirations and challenges stereotypes with children in Key Stage 1. At the start of each programme, pupils visit a business and are sent on a mission to discover what life is like in a workplace. Follow-up activities take place back in the classroom with their teacher and are tailored to individual schools’ needs.

Who do you work with?

Key Stage 1 children

How do you feel you can best help schools?

Through the resources provided we can help schools, embed CRL into their curriculum through the training video, poster, and activities.

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North East LEP

North East LEP provides support to all schools and colleges in the North East with careers guidance and career-related learning.

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Visit the websites of the two partners in this consortium:

North East LEP

Northumbria NUSTEM

Who are you?

A partnership between the North East LEP and Northumbria NUSTEM. We look to provide excellence in careers advice across the North East by embedding a whole school approach to careers related learning.

Who do you work with?

We are working with 70 schools in the North East through our programme North East Ambition.

How do you feel you can best help schools?

We can provide a series of CPD session designed to support teachers to provide careers related classroom learning.

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Positive Footprints

Positive Footprints develops career-based learning programmes, delivered by the education sector, often in partnership with local businesses.

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Who are you?

Positive Footprints enable children and young people to discover their potential, explore the world of work and build resilience through award-winning and Ofsted recognised personal development programmes. More information about the Raising Aspirations programme for primary schools can be found at www.positivefootprints.co.uk

Who do you work with?

Partners, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Colleges and Training Providers

How do you feel you can best help schools?

By providing award-winning and Ofsted recognised personal development programmes that enable children and young people to discover their potential, explore the world of work and build resilience.

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Primary Futures

Primary Futures is a programme run by Education and Employers. It connects primary schools to the world of work.

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Email: enquiries@inspiringthefuture.org 

Telephone: 020 7566 4880

Who are you?

Education and Employers is a charity which connects schools to the world of work. We run the free Primary Futures programme which connects Primary Schools to volunteers from the world of work. Schools can invite in a wide range of volunteers and employers to help broaden children’s horizons and raise aspirations, linking what they are learning in school to the wider world.

Who do you work with?

Primary Schools

How do you feel you can best help schools?

We connect schools for free to volunteers from the world of work and provide support, guidance and resources to help schools run impactful and fun activities with these volunteers which broaden horizons and raise aspirations.

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Skills Builder Partnership

The #SkillsBuilder Partnership brings together educators, employers and skills-building organisations around a shared approach to building the eight essential skills for success. They are: Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Staying Positive, Aiming High, Leadership and Teamwork.

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We support schools to build the essential skills of every learner through the training of Skills Leaders and staff, a comprehensive curriculum, and links to employers.

The Skills Builder Hub provides a suite of tools for educators to build essential skills in the classroom, including learning activities, classroom resources and assessment tools. 

We partner with employers across all industries and sectors to engage effectively with children and young people through trips and workshops. 

We collaborate with youth organisations to drive collective impact through the Skills Builder Universal Framework, supporting assessment and impact. 

One day, everyone will build the essential skills to succeed.

Who do you work with?

Primary schools, secondary schools and colleges, as well as employers and other organisations.

How do you feel you can best help schools?

Capacity building: through a comprehensive programme of leader and teacher training, facilitated strategic planning.

Resource provision: through the Skills Builder Hub

Experiences: through employer engagement activities and workshops

TeenTech

TeenTech support young people to gain skills, experiences and connections to guide them into contemporary careers and give everyone the chance to reach their full potential.

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Who are you?

TeenTech run award winning initiatives across the UK to help young people understand the opportunities in modern industry and the skills they need to take advantage of them.
Our programme for the Primary Fund is TeenTech City of Tomorrow which challenges young people age 8-13 to design the safer, smarter, kinder City of Tomorrow. Over 5,000 students per year have participated in this highly praised project, which teachers and councils value for engaging students of all abilities in the development of the contemporary skills needed by our emerging industries.

Who do you work with?

Students aged 8-19

How do you feel you can best help schools?

We have a strong reputation for building effective, long lasting relationships between schools and local, national and global organisations, especially for students whose backgrounds mean they lack a network of contacts or informed parental support.

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The PSHE Association

PSHE education is the school curriculum subject that supports pupils to be healthy, safe and prepared for modern life. PSHE education incorporates health education, relationships education/RSE and economic wellbeing and careers.

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A charity and membership organisation, we provide expert advice, training and high-quality resources to our growing membership of PSHE practitioners. The PSHE Association also campaigns on our members’ behalf with the aim of driving up standards of PSHE provision in schools across the country.

Who do you work with?

The PSHE Association work with:

  • PSHE practitioners across a variety of school settings
  • Corporate and local authority partners
  • Government partners - the Department for Education, the Home Office and the Government Equalities Office
  • Sector partners

How do you feel you can best help schools?

The two PSHE lessons and accompanying LOUD! Network films will:

  • Develop pupils’ knowledge about work.
  • Enable pupils to explore different careers.
  • Challenge stereotypes formed about careers and the world of work.
  • Enable pupils to make the link between what they are learning and work.
  • Promote some of the core skills needed for work.
  • Support pupils to explore the links between understanding themselves, their interests and their strengths.

 

 

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The White Room

We provide creative and digital making skills to school to enable them to develop digital social actions projects for their schools and communities. 

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Who do you work with?

We are working with a range schools, businesses and communities in Greater Manchester and Lancashire with a developing capacity to deliver across the UK. 

How do you feel you can best help schools?

We build capacity in schools with teachers, parents and pupils to enable them to build and run their own Digital projects and embed them in the curriculum.