Presentation on theme: "Information for Teachers. Who are the SMF? Supports high achieving students from lower income backgrounds Provides students with a mentor, internship,"— Presentation transcript:
Who are the SMF? Supports high achieving students from lower income backgrounds Provides students with a mentor, internship, university application advice and skills sessions Tailored to 11 career sectors
How do we do this? The SMF run two types of programme: Aspiring Professionals Programme Residential Internship Programme
What is the Aspiring Professionals Programme? Completely free of charge No caps on schools, colleges or local authorities Supports students from Year 12 until employment Provides a range of support to help students reach top universities and competitive professions
What do we do? Firms that we work with include…
Why do we do it? To level the playing field Give students realistic chances Prepare students for the future
Does it work? Over the past 7 years, 53% of SMF students started their university career at a Russell Group university Over 95% of SMF students stated that they wouldn’t have been able to get an internship at the organisation they were placed at without SMF help
Does it work? “I thoroughly enjoyed the internship; it has given me a greater idea of what I want to study and how to overcome the obstacles of getting into a well-regarded law firm.” Olivia, 2013 SMF student who did an internship at Manchester law firm Trowers & Hamlins.
We consider exceptions for Children in Care or for students with serious extenuating circumstances that have disrupted their education If your school has had 20% or more students eligible for FSM at any point in the last 3 years, students do not need to be personally eligible for FSM FSM data and GCSE pass rates are taken from DfE or RaiseOnline in 2013 There are further subject requirements for some career sectors. Find out more herehere
How can students apply? Apply online: www.socialmobility.org.uk Students must confirm their results and complete assessment questions Students must complete an eligibility and parental consent form Deadline: 9am, Monday 22 nd December 2014
What do teachers have to do? Promote the programme to eligible students Provide an online reference Sign and stamp the eligibility form to confirm student eligibility
Get in touch! 0161 850 2809 firstname.lastname@example.org TheSocialMobilityFoundation @SocialMobilityF APPLY NOW! www.socialmobility.org.uk DEADLINE: 9am, Monday 22 nd December We have now opened an office in Manchester. Contact Isobel to book a visit to your school.