NPCAT is one of the largest Multi Academy Trusts in the UK with 38 academies inclusive of two ever expanding Sixth Form Colleges. Our student number is 14,000, with our geographic reach being the City of York, North Yorkshire and Teesside. Our mission is to “form lives ready to face the future”. In order to fulfil this we must take account of the range of measures that impact student progress, achievement and ambition. Our teachers work with our young people in a manner that equips them with an array of skills that they will require for life beyond school. I am delighted that following the successful launch of our Trust Careers and Guidance model ”FUTUREPROOF” in 2021, which has had the ringing endorsement of teachers, students, parents, Ofsted, employers and careers professionals, we are now progressing our pathway to employment, higher education and university to a whole new level with the exciting launch of our Industry Partnership Board. We believe that only through genuine collaboration can we continue to offer our students the highest provision and as an organisation our school leaders need to fully understand industry needs and have planned opportunity to gain insights that will guide our curricular programme, ensuring this remains relevant and that the necessary student skill development pathways are fully integrated and embedded into our curriculum. Your input will shape our provision and afford real time opportunities to support workforce development allied to promoting entrepreneurship amongst our pupils. The ambition that our students can leave our care fully equipped with the skills and knowledge to be assets to any organisation can be realised. The NPCAT Futureproof Industry Partnership Board is something truly special and we would be honoured to have you on board. Together, we can form lives ready to face the future. Want to find out more? Read the Futureproof Industry Partnership Board here.