Statement of Intent
We see enterprise as a way to foster and develop core skills in real situations; to promote education for citizenship; to enhance pupil’s personal and social development; to provide opportunities for pupils to make informed choices and decisions. Many of the school’s extra-curricular and enhancement activities easily lend themselves to enterprise education.
An activity can be classed as enterprising by:
- Having a real or contextual reason for it e.g. producing posters to raise awareness about the need to recycle, making something to sell at the Christmas Fair, role-playing shops in an EYFS environment.
- Children taking over-all responsibility for planning and decision making for the project e.g. organising a sponsored event for charity, putting on a production/assembly for parents.
- The teacher/TA is the facilitator and is on hand to offer advice and guidance. The extent of teacher intervention will depend on the age/stage and previous experience of the children involved.
Enterprise education will be developed by:
- The application the core skills of communication, numeracy, literacy, problem-solving, using ICT and working with others collaboratively across the curriculum
- Promoting enterprising attitudes and skills through learning and teaching.
- Nurturing a knowledge and understanding of the world of work through contact with art professionals and voluntary organisations .
- Enhancing personal and social development.
- Forming links with the wider community.
- Fostering skills in citizenship.