Raising aspirations 2019-09-20T09:35:03+00:00

What does your child want to be when they grow up?

What did you want to be when you were growing up? A librarian, a firefighter, a hairdresser, a shopkeeper, a doctor…..we all had dreams and our children have dreams too. Asking them what they want to be when they are bigger can be a really entertaining (and important!) chat!

We all want the best for our children. We all want to see our children achieve and reach for the stars. The things we do now really help our children to achieve their dreams, no matter how little our children might seem. Getting the most from school (even pre-school!) can change how our children see the world and get on in life.

I’m late, I’m late for a very important day!

Every parent knows how hard it can be sometimes getting our children to school on time, sometimes our children are tired and on ‘go slow’ but getting them to school on time really makes a difference to their learning and how they feel for the rest of the day!

So getting up that little bit earlier really does pay off and makes you and your children feel ready to take on the day ahead!

Missing school is missing out?

Children do so much in a school day, our children are sponges and love to find out and learn new things from reading to times tables, discovering local history to learning about the Romans and how to draw the world, not to mention the great and new friendships they can make! Sometimes children get poorly (we are not talking sniffles or a grazed knee!) and that’s fine, but when our children miss school regularly this can really affect what they can achieve and the results they finish school with.

What do you want from life?

BIG question!!! One you might not be able to answer just yet, but there are some things you might want: a job you enjoy, friends, family, enough money for you (whether you love nice cars, designer clothes or you will be happy knowing you have enough to pay the bills and eat well enough, this is different for everyone) or you want to help others you can achieve what you want. Getting to school on time every day can make a MASSIVE difference to your future. It will help you get better grades, helping you to get the job you want, get the course you are interested in and the future you want!

Find out more about Middlesbrough people who were just like you who overcame challenges to achieve the life they want!

“It’s all good!”

So have you landed the job you want? Are you on the course you wanted? Well done you, all that hard work is paying off! Hopefully its living up to your expectations in which case have you thought about where you are going next? Perhaps you might be thinking about going to Uni, maybe you are thinking about part time study to help you get that promotion in the job you are in? Be inspired and find out how Middlesbrough people are achieving their dreams!

“I need a change!”

If that job you are doing or that course you are studying is not doing it for you, it’s never too late! There is lots of help available to make sure that you are happy doing your thing and if you are not there is advice to help you change direction! Visit (link to jobs and careers page as above). Meet Middlesbrough people and find out how they are achieving their dreams and guess what it wasn’t always straightforward!!!