Resources and guides

Here are some useful free resources to help you with thinking about how you might use volunteers from the world of work for your school.

Primary Futures also has a wide range of other free resources to support you with planning activities using volunteers including:

  • Step by step guides on how to run different activities including ‘What’s my line?
  • Top tips for teachers on how to use the site and volunteers
  • Guides on how to embed volunteers into your curriculum
  • Guides on running a virtual interactive activity, including information on tech platforms and safeguarding.

To access and download these resources, please register with Primary Futures or log into your account. Head to your portal homepage and click on ‘Resources’.

Please contact the team if you have any questions or ideas on other resources that would be helpful.

The Primary Futures team:

Email us on or call 0207 566 4886

A guide for Primary school leaders on working with employers and volunteers

Read this guide (PDF) for some useful insights into planning your Primary Futures activities.

Overview of Primary Futures in Headteacher Update

The free Primary Futures programme offers a way to discuss skills and delivers a feel for the wide world of careers with primary pupils. Former headteacher Steve Iredale explains.

Read the full article:


Here are some videos that show you how Primary Futures works and give you an idea of some of the activities you can run in schools or virtually.