Fantastic Futures @ Brannel
Broadening Life Choices Improving Life Chances
Our Fantastic Futures Programme is about preparing children and young people today for the jobs of tomorrow. Fantastic Futures is about raising aspirations, raising achievement and nurturing enterprise capability in every student. This is how we are ensuring that young people are leaving our school with the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace.
We think a focus on every child's future should begin early. A future career seems a long way off for most primary age children and making a connection between what they learn in primary school and the jobs they might one day pursue is not easy. That is why we are working with our cluster primary schools to ensure that every child completes an Aspirations Passport. This helps us to develop a bespoke careers, advice and guidance programme for each child when they join us in Year 7.
Making the Curriculum Relevant
Fantastic Futures is about providing 'real life' opportunities for students to see the relevance of the curriculum in order to motivate them to excel in their education. We are connecting our students with future employers from business and industry and creating meaningful links between learning in school and the world of work through the delivery of REAL projects as part of our Brannel Challenge co-curricular offer. Activities take many forms such as enterprise related projects, work simulations, careers insight talks, career days, subject talks and activities, workplace visits and Challenge Week.
Cornwall is Fantastic! There is so much happening here that is truly inspirational. Cornwall now provides a diverse, strong and sustainable economic platform across the major economic growth sectors. We want our young people to be aware of all the opportunities on their doorstep; and we want this awareness to ‘inspire young people to aspire’. For our teachers, on a personal level it is wonderful to see a spark of interest ignited in a student who may have previously felt disconnected from school.
Key Programme Documents