At National Schools Partnership we are really happy to be supporting the ‘Visit our Schools and Colleges’ programme this October. This is a great idea – encouraging relationships and understanding between schools and businesses and public sector organizations. It is also an area that through our work over the last 6 years, we have already done a great deal to support.
See more details about the event below and click on the link if you want to take part. The deadline to register is Wednesday 13th October.
Visit our Schools and Colleges
The charity, the Education and Employers Taskforce, is organising the first national Visit our Schools and Colleges campaign during the week of 18 – 22 October 2010.
The idea of the campaign is very simple – all across England, head teachers and principals are inviting senior people from private, public and third sector employers to visit their schools and colleges to find out first-hand about education today, its successes and its challenges. It will be a chance to have a practical discussion about what young people need to give them the best possible start in life, and how employers can help through careers education, work experience, mentoring, governors and a range of other volunteering activities for their staff.
So far over 500 schools and colleges, of all types, have registered to take part as well as hundreds of employers including over 80 chief executives and chairmen from many of the UK’s leading companies – and numbers are increasing rapidly.
The campaign has already attracted considerable interest across local and national media including national newspapers, radio and TV. The Financial Times are also producing a special report related to the campaign on the role of employers in education to be published on the 19th October.
Amid the economic challenges facing us all, the campaign offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate what employers and schools are doing together to make a real difference for our young people and inspire many more employers to follow their lead.
Taking part in Visit our Schools and Colleges week is free to everyone and only requires 1 or 2 hours in the week of 18-22 October.
To take part register at www.visitourschools.org