Presentation on theme: "Inspiring Futures Annual Training Course 2011. Not-for-profit organisation, charitable status; established 50+ years Professional workforce of c. 100."— Presentation transcript:
Not-for-profit organisation, charitable status; established 50+ years Professional workforce of c. 100 qualified careers guidance and training managers backed up by functional staff DipCG or QCG qualified guidance team Internal professional development programme Experienced in flexible and effective support of schools Board of Trustees committed to furthering the quality of careers guidance and skills development support to young people across the UK Strong links and partnerships with business, the professions and higher education Specialist, innovative and progressive services to raise aspirations and raise achievement Background to the Foundation
The careers service for independent and international schools, established over 50 years; managed by the Inspiring Futures Foundation National and international coverage; working with over 300 independent schools and directly supporting over 20,000 pupils per year Supporting across the key transitions to make better decisions and develop key employability skills Supporting Heads of Careers and/or Higher Education and other school staff with professional services Strong focus on pathways through higher education and employability for the professions Background to the Foundation The ISCO Careers Service
Board of Trustees Strong Trustee Board, effective governance: Mike HicksChairmanIndependent consultant, formerly Grant Thornton Jane MiddletonTreasurerFinance Director, Rockwell Collins UK Ltd Deborah EyreProfessor of Education, formerly CEO, NAGTY Anthony McClaranCEO, QAA, formerly CAA, UCAS Richard MartinFormerly CEO, Adecco; Skills and training Ken RichardsonBusiness and Enterprise Liz ListerDirector of Admissions, University of Edinburgh Carl GilleardCEO, Association of Graduate Recruiters Joseph SpenceThe Master, Dulwich College Lillian CrostonHeadmistress, Westholme Chris ConwayHead of Careers, Shrewsbury School Liz AllenHeadmistress, Newstead Wood
The IF Approach Professional Services Training and professional support to schools careers staff In-school consultancy Careers Guidance Impartial, independent, personalised advice Careers and higher education guidance programme for 15-23 year olds Career insight and experience events and gap fairs Skills Development Business and personal skills training In-school “whole year” events Off-site skills development courses Services designed to support schools in the provision of best-of-breed careers guidance to their students
Supporting Schools Solutions Programmes developed for the specific requirements of the school or college Knowledge & Expertise Progression Flexibility Professional Programmes Services developed to meet on- going core requirements, adapted for the local situation Futurewise Futurewise Courses and Events InterActives CPD Workshops ISCO Membership
Supporting Students Year 13 (S6)Year 11 (S4)Year 12 (S5)Year 10 (S3)Year 9 (S3)Years 7/8 (S3) Transitions: Choosing KS4 Choosing Post 16 Choosing Post School Activities Work Experience Employer visits Taster Days UCAS Application In-school support: Interviews Tests Curriculum “Work Related Learning”
Summary The Inspiring Futures Annual Training Course is designed to provide in-depth training for newly appointed Heads of Careers/Higher Education Managing the department Library resources Guidance services Higher Education processes Further professional development opportunities provided throughout the year Services or bespoke solutions available to support provision in school, in discussion with local Regional Director We are here to help and support!