Welcome to Form the Future’s 2019-2020 Impact Report. We’re proud to launch our first digital impact report, and show the journey we’ve been on this year. Hear from our CEO, Anne Bailey, in the welcome video below.

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A note from our chairman, Garry Havens

Despite the major challenges presented by Covid-19, we have made great progress on many fronts at Form the Future over the past year.

Most importantly, we are adapting to the restrictions that we are working under and using this as a catalyst to transform our programme delivery. This will ensure we can help more young people in finding the right career path at a time when this is most needed.

We ended the 2019-20 year with a strong increase in funds generated, of 23% over the previous year. Our financial reserves have been built up to ensure we can weather future financial shortfalls and safeguarding the continuity of our programmes. This was greatly helped by the goodwill and continued commitment from major supporters like the Greater Cambridge Partnership, the ESF funded Target Apprenticeships programme and Cambridge LaunchPad Founding Partners Marshall of Cambridge, ARM, Schlumberger and TTP. This continued support from partners has helped to cover the substantial volume of income lost when work experience placements for some 3000 students were cancelled, and enabled us to continue to work closely with schools, students, parents and employers without interruption.

We also greatly strengthened the Board during the year, with the addition of new Non-Executive Directors, Jon Green and John Elvin, and more recently Pri Pinnaduwa and Sarah Pattison. The senior leadership team has also been strengthened and collectively we have developed a new strategic plan to set out our aspirations to grow and expand our reach to a larger base.

The Board enjoys playing an active role in supporting this small but dynamic and ambitious organisation. We very much look forward to supporting Form the Future in continuing to help even more young people make informed decisions about their futures and building the talent pipeline employers need.

Garry Havens

Recent Impact News

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We ran a week long ready for work programme with Suffolk New College students, seeing hundreds of students over the week, and expanding our work into Ipswich.

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Primary Curriculum Days

We ran Primary Curriculum Days in the Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Opportunity Area, where students worked on a range of activities with our volunteers. 75% of students who took part said that they felt this would help them in school.

Every time I have come back to the classroom today the students have been full of excitement about their activities and what they are learning. The younger year groups especially have all come to show me what they have been making and how the materials work

Assistant Headteacher Primary Curriculum Day

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