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Our Future Derby is a Department for Education and Derby City Council funded initiative, which is operating throughout seven Wards in the Derby Opportunity Area.

The Derby Wards which Our Future Derby focuses on are Abbey, Arboretum, Boulton, Chaddesden, Derwent, Normanton and Sinfin.

We connect 32 Derby Primary Schools within the Opportunity Area with Local Businesses, aiming to reduce the skills gap between Education and the World of Work.

Our Future Derby’s primary aim is to help raise aspirations for every child we work with.

Webinars

 

Throughout 2021, we will be delivering a series of CPD webinars to ensure teachers and senior leaders in schools are supported to embed careers related learning in the curriculum through the sharing of resources, case studies and best practise. These webinars will also provide schools with an opportunity to showcase their development and share their learning with other primary schools in Derby.

 

Please save these dates to your diaries and use the link to register:

 

Webinar: Introduction to Volunteering with Our Future Derby

 

If you've just joined up to Inspiring the Future through Our Future Derby and would like to learn more about the project, how Inspiring the Future works and how to get the most out of volunteering with us this webinar is for you. In this session we will deep-dive into the Our Future Derby project and impact so far, give a live demonstration of the portal and hear from a local volunteer who can share their tips and tricks on volunteering through the programme. This session is also a great introduction to the project for those who might be interested in supporting Our Future Derby and would like to learn more before signing up.

Link to view video here.

Primary Futures

Find out how teachers have used the Primary Futures portal to connect with volunteers.

Our Future Derby recently hosted a Careers Related Learning (CRL) free webinar to summarise the findings of the project, the progress it has made, recent evaluation findings and to showcase and share best practice and resources.

 

The webinar included:

  • Evidence based practice of what works and recognising this to continue best practice going forward

  • How OFD schools have embedded CRL into their school curriculum

  • Building relationships with schools and supporting them with CRL

  • Creating resources for sustainability of the project as the impact should be longer-term, not just for the duration of the project

  • Overcoming barriers for maximum impact

Hear below how CRL education has made a huge impact at Village Primary Academy with Hannah Evans

Join Julie Felllowes as she explains how CRL education intertwined with school values at Akaal Primary School

Need help planning?

Lara Bracey - Schools Engagement Coordinator from Primary Futures is on hand to help with any queries and questions you may have.

Parents survey

 

Over the coming weeks and months, the Our Future Derby team are keen to hear from parent(s)/carer(s) on their views about career-related learning. This is particularly important given the dramatic changes taking place in education and the world of work. We are inviting all primary schools engaged in Our Future Derby to send out this message below to parent(s)/carer(s) of children in your school.

Simply copy and paste the text below to include it in your communications with your parents & carers.

Dear Parent/Carer,

We hope you and your family are safe and well. 
During these challenging times, we want to stay connected to hear your

views on career-related learning for your child(ren). Our goal is to inspire

children and to broaden their horizons for the future. This short survey

should take less than 5 mins to complete - thank you!

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Our-Future-Derby-CRL-Parents-and-

Carers-Survey

 

The information you provide will remain confidential and will be anonymous.

Should you have any queries about this survey please email: admin@dmhassociates.org .

 

Thank you!

Case studies

 

Here are a selection of interesting case studies from the Our Future Derby programme about the importance of connecting businesses to schools (go to the end for the latest case studies):

‘Dreams and Goals’ explored with Derby Telegraph and Derwent Primary

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Cherry Tree Hill Primary Y6 Legacy Project

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NHS Careers Paths with Village Primary Academy and Joinedup Careers Derbyshire

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Ethical Practices with Cherry Tree Hill Primary and Hotel Chocolat

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Exploring Rail Careers with Oakwood Infant School and SPL Powerlines

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Family-run garden centre inspires years 1, 2 and 3 about
Science topics involving plants

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Reception Classes discover life-critical roles in regional
NHS 111 service provider

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Hardwick Junior School Assembly and Aspirations Day

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Redwood Primary School investigate 'forces' with CR

Civil Engineering

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Pear Tree Community Junior School work with Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

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‘Work Simulation Day’ at St James Church of England Infant School.

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Resources are updated every 2 weeks

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Kelly Flavill from Personal Safety Trainers

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Claire Storey volunteers experience

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Laura Howard from East Midlands Chamber

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Pete Smith and Rebecca

Dermody-Simmons from Efficiency East Midlands

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Derby STEAM - Destination Rail - Primary Project

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Derby STEAM - Farmvention Primary Project

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Virtual sessions at Becket Primary School

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Partnering with the British Army at Ashwood Spencer Primary

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Akaal Primary School

Virtual session delivery

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Our Future Derby breaking down

stereotypes and opening children's

eyes to their future possibilities.