Check out our new Primary Futures video released on Saturday May 2nd at the NAHT Annual Conference in Liverpool. Thanks to the new President Tony Draper for incorporating this into the conference opening ceremony. Great endorsements for our project from the Secretary of State, the Shadow Secretary and the Minister of State for Schools. If you haven’t joined us maybe it’s time you did?
Primary Futures, developed by the NAHT in partnership with the Education and Employers Taskforce charity in 2014, aims to support the raising of standards of achievement for all primary age children, broaden horizons and aspirations with regards to their own futures whilst reinforcing the importance of literacy and numeracy in their learning both in school and later life. Helping children to see a clear link and purpose between their learning in primary school and their futures is a central theme of our work.
We know that for children of primary age, making a connection between what they learn in the classroom and how it relates to the world of work isn’t always easy. Primary Futures is intended to change that. Children who can see the relationship between what they are learning and the possibilities it opens up for them in later life are likely to be far more motivated achieve. Getting the chance to meet a wide range of people doing different jobs and understanding how important literacy and numeracy are to them is particularly important for those children from disadvantaged backgrounds who due to circumstances may have few successful role models, either at home or in their local communities. For up to date information please visit our website http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/primary-futures/ and check out the Primary Futures video clip below.