“Every school must ensure that pupils are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 to year 13."
DfE statutory guidance; October 2018; Careers guidance and access for education and training providers
Effortlessly support your school in meeting the statutory Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance by using our free platform to quickly create meaningful and inspirational encounters with local willing business leaders and so much more.
Choose from a wide variety of encounters both in school and in the workplace to keep your students engaged, improve the range of skills they are learning, and to and increase their exposure to different industries and the opportunities available to them.
Track your impact through our publicly available insights pages and see how you measure up against schools in your area or nationally.
Choose which encounter best suits your students needs at this moment and create an encounter through our secure online platform. Filter the business leaders in your area to meet the unique needs of your students.
Kick back and relax
We will get in contact with your chosen business leaders before your event to invite them to support your students.
We continue to invite business leaders on your behalf until we have secured speakers for you.
Contact your confirmed business leaders through your dashboard prior to your event to update them on final details and ensure everyone involved will get the most from the encounter.
Host your event!
On the day, prepare to welcome your business leaders and host a highly engaging event for your students!
Don’t stop there! Create your next encounter straight away, and build on the great work that you have started.
Ada Lovelace Day 2019
Ada Lovelace Day aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers. We have made it easy for you to invite an inspiring business leader into your school to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day through Founders4Schools!
“I want my daughter to make a living and a mark on the world doing what she loves and believe that exposing her to business leaders that forge their own path is crucial in sparking her curiosity around innovation and business. A combination that Founders4Schools have perfected.”
Richard Branson, Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthropist
“Teachers - please support Founders4Schools - invite entrepreneurs into your school to inspire students to become entrepreneurs themselves.”
Ben Plain, Acceleration Executive, Wayra
“The Founders4Schools platform is really easy to use, easy for teachers to engage with, it solves that age-old problem of how do we bridge the gap between business and education.”
We know that Founders4Schools is effective because...
of students felt inspired and would attend an event again.
of students want to find out more about business planning or technology skills.