Primary Aim High – You can be anything you want to be!
Throughout the 1st week of April over 500 children from Years, 2 to 5 from different Primary Schools in Lambeth attended an ‘Aim High’ workshop to inspire them to work in Medicine, Law, Information Technology and Education. This was part of the Raising the Game project (raising the achievement of Black Caribbean Children) organised by the Lambeth Schools Partnership.
The ultimate goal for the workshops was to raise children’s aspirations through meeting inspirational and highly-successful black individuals from the 4 different industries. The children came across nurses, doctors, lawyers, barristers, paralegals, architects and many more professionals.
The children were able to carrousel between the 4 different professionals where they were able to ask questions and carry out activities around how the different individuals had ended up in their particular role and what steps they took to get to where they are now.
In order to run these workshops, we had to call upon 36 volunteers from all of the industries to support us; without them, we would not be able to make events such as these possible. Headteachers from different Lambeth schools came to support us in running the Education station and to emphasise to the children that they can be anything they want to be. The Information Technology station was run solely by Lambeth members of staff ranging from architects to the head of IT. A special thank you to:
We also counted on the support from the Black Solicitors Network and the AC Medical Mentors association. Volunteers from both of these associations came forward to run interactive sessions not only to motivate the children to take up a career in medicine or law but to also give them insight into the different professions available within these industries. One child stated: “I learnt the difference between a nurse and a doctor”.
It was an extremely enjoyable week with lots of great feedback from the children and their teachers. Many teachers left feeling inspired themselves! We were able to obtain immediate feedback from many pupils; at the beginning of the session, a pupil said he wanted to be a boxer, however, at the end of the session he said he wanted to be a doctor! Another child said: “I want to be a dentist to help people with their teeth so they don’t get bullied”.
Election of Parent Governor Representatives to Lambeth Council’s Children’s Services Scrutiny Sub-Committee - self-nominations requested
Lambeth Council’s Children’s Services Scrutiny Sub-Committee has vacancies for two maintained school Parent Governor Representatives. These vacancies may be filled by parent governors of any maintained school in the borough, but not by those from academies or free schools.
More details regarding the role of these Parent Governor Representatives can be found in the Information for Parent Governor Representatives on Lambeth Council’s Children’s Services Scrutiny Sub-Committee document attached, along with a nomination form (also attached).
We are seeking self-nominations from anyone interested in becoming a maintained school Parent Governor Representative on the Children’s Services Scrutiny Sub-Committee. In the event that more nominations are received than there are vacancies, an election will be held.
Unfortunately, even though you may be an elected parent governor, you are not permitted to stand for election if you are
• an employee of the local authority (Lambeth Council);
• an employee of a school maintained by the local authority (including both teaching and non-teaching staff);
• an elected councillor at any local authority;
• a Parent Governor Representative at another local authority;
although you will still be eligible to vote, if an election is required.
If you would like to nominate yourself for election as a Parent Governor Representative, please complete the attached nomination form and personal statement (one document) by Friday 3 May 2019 at 12noon. Please note: nominations will only be accepted if the nomination form AND personal statement are both returned, fully completed. Nomination papers must be returned, by the deadline, to firstname.lastname@example.org.