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The i paper, 2017
School reports miss the talents that matter – just look at Alan Turing
The education system can sometimes struggle to cope with lateral thinkers. Learning has become formulaic – a case of regurgitating knowledge in the right spot on an exam paper, and in the right structure to secure all the marks available for a question.…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Tes, 2017
‘The Missing Piece’ book review – Dr. Mary Bousted
Tom Ravenscroft has not only done his research – the sources in his book are wide and varied – but he also wears his learning lightly. The result is a very readable and convincing argument for the explicit teaching of skills. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Teach First Impact Report, 2017
Innovation Partner
Former Teach First trainee and social entrepreneur Tom Ravenscroft spotted a vital skills gap among his business students when he began the Teach First programme. With the support of Teach First’s Innovation Unit, he successfully scaled his unique enterprise-based teaching approach beyond his own classroom. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

The Young Foundation, 2017
Innovating to create education’s missing piece
A decade ago, I was looking out across my classroom in Hackney in East London and it struck me. The students in front of me were 14 or 15 years-old. They were not expected to continue in the school’s sixth form, which meant that the realities of college or employment were just eighteen months away. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Schools Week, 2017
Profiles: Tom Ravenscroft
Tom Ravenscroft is perhaps the most quietly passionate proponent of a “skills” curriculum in education today – and if that rings alarm bells, keep reading. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

CBI Business Voice, 2017
Teaching employability
From the front line of teaching, Tom Ravenscroft asked what it would take to build essential employability skills with the same rigour as we apply to literacy and numeracy. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Year Here, 2017
The skills that the school system forgot
Tom Ravenscroft is the Founder and CEO of a social enterprise whose mission is to equip young people with the skills, aspirations and experiences they need to succeed in life. Having recently published a book distilling the keys lessons he has learnt, Sunil Suri sat down to interview him and learn a little more.
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NAHT Edge, 2017
Essential skills: Who ever got 97% of teachers to agree to anything?
New research from the Sutton Trust shows 97 per cent of teachers say life skills are at least as important as academic qualifications. Employers and students agree. These skills are a critical missing piece in our education system.

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#iwill, 2017
Supercharging the essential skills through youth social action
The power of youth social action is undeniable. I say that both as a huge admirer of so many of the organisations who are part of the #iwill campaign, but also from our experience at Enabling Enterprise over the last eight years.

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Fair Education Alliance, 2017
Something is missing if we want to make education fair
Education in England is not fair. It is to the credit of the Fair Education Alliance, of which Enabling Enterprise is an enthusiastic founding member, that we have begun to see this as not a natural state of affairs, but as a fixable problem.

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National Education Union (ATL section), 2017
Teaching essential skills
Tom Ravenscroft, Founder & CEO of Enabling Enterprise, an award-winning social enterprise working with schools on developing employability skills, shares his experience.

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Schools Week, 2015
Forget Careers Advice – what Year 1 need is enterprise skills
As Enterprise Week is underway in schools, Tom Ravenscroft explains why entrepreneurialism is an important skill even for very young children: “The problem with enterprise, someone astutely pointed out to me, is that everyone thinks they know what it is – but each definition is different…”

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The Financial Times, 2015
A Finishing School and a Rival to Business
Mr Ravenscroft ended up leaving teaching to set up Enabling Enterprise, a body that seeks to bridge the gulf between schools and businesses by taking pupils out of the classroom and giving them practical projects and visits to businesses…

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Education Investor Magazine, 2015
Education Partnership of the Year 2014: Enabling Enterprise
Judges said, “The unique partnership is making a huge difference to young people and broadening their experiences of entrepreneurship and enterprise.”

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The Guardian, 2014
What’s the best way to encourage the next generation of entrepreneurs?
Two experts shed light on what’s happening in UK schools, colleges and universities to increase entrepreneurial knowledge and ambition…

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Academies Week, 2014
Developing enterprise skills can never be a quick-fix
Global Entrepreneurship Week is back; a mid-November flurry of enterprise and entrepreneurial activity. It will be a week in schools of competitions, challenge days and trade fairs…

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Il Mattino, Italy, 2014
The School of the Future
During “Business in a Day” which was supported by the help of teacher Chris Cuckson from Enabling Enterprise, an English education organisation, the children were driven to working in teams which was based around forming a company and developing a business…

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The Guardian, 2014
Start-Up Success: Six Lessons for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs
The founder and chief executive of Enabling Enterprise, Tom Ravenscroft, describes the lessons learnt from starting up his venture: While it may sound poetic, Enabling Enterprise was not born in a flash of inspiration…

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Le Figaro, France
EE gives young people the keys to working life
Enabling Enterprise wants to give students key skills that will help them enter the workforce. Based on a partnership with schools and businesses, today’s action benefits thousands of young people…

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East London Advertiser, 2013
EE shortlisted for Lloyds Bank Group’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year
“We work with more than 25,000 students a year,” Tom explained. “This is the beginning of a journey to transform the preparation that children receive in school for ‘real life’—we aim to reach 100,000 youngsters a year by 2017.”

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Management Today, 2013
How to Make Business Better
Successful entrepreneurs harness partnerships to bring skills, expertise or knowledge to their business… [The] Enabling Enterprise programme brings top business into the school timetable, resulting in an increase in children’s aspirations and business skills…

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The Guardian, 2013
Social Enterprises aid Innovation in Education
Education may not always be thought of as an innovative sector but as schools increasingly look to relieve budgetary burdens and provide inspirational education experiences, a new breed of innovative social enterprises are emerging that can help on both counts…

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Campden FB, 2013
Capitalism with a Conscience
From the social entrepreneurial point of view, starting with the basics is key to a project, according to Tom Ravenscroft, founder and managing director of Enabling Enterprise, which was created to ensure that students leave school equipped with sufficient enterprise skills, experiences of the world, and aspirations to succeed…

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SE100 Index, 2013
The RBS SE100 Data Report 2012 Summary
Enabling Enterprise has been recognised as the third fastest growing social enterprise in the SE100 list 2012. The list, supported by RBS, gives a snapshot of the fastest growing hundred social enterprises in the UK.

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City Philanthropy, 2013
Lloyds Banking Group Invests in Social Enterprise
Tom Ravenscroft, founder of Enabling Enterprise, was one of the first social entrepreneurs to to take part in the Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme.

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Charity Times, 2013
Lloyds Banking Social Entrepreneurs Programme Launches its Second Year
Participant Tom’s mission is to ensure students develop the broader skills, experiences aspirations and the qualifications that they need to be successful.

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The Times, 2012
The Teaching Challenge
Enabling Enterprise was named as one of Teach First’s most successful social enterprises.
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Evening Standard, 2012
It’s Not Always About the Money
The Evening Standard covered Year 10 Paddington Academy students’ business trip as part of their engagement with Enabling Enterprise’s Core Programme.

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The Guardian, 2012
London Social Enterprise Development Award
Santander has awarded three London-based social enterprises £95,000 through its Social Enterprise Development Awards to help further develop their businesses… The funding [for Enabling Enterprise] will help take the programme into West and South West London.

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CBD Digest, 2012

Wragge & Co works with Enabling Enterprise to Welcome Primary School Students to its Birmingham Office

“Talking about the future with Enabling Enterprise, Lorna said Wragge & Co is keen to take a long term partnership approach.”

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South China Morning Post, 2011
Turning Ideas into Reality

“The best way to motivate students to learn is to make them learn by taking action. This way, they can see how their skills are relevant to the real world. Social innovation is about finding a new way to solve a problem. Every individual has the power to do that.”

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The Guardian, 2011
Banking on the “Big Society”
“Shrewd social entrepreneurs – like those behind Enabling Enterprise, Teach First and Working Rite – will need to continue to scrape around for risk capital, and scramble to build robust business models under innovative services.”

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Startups Uk, 2010
The Value of Enterprise Education
Established in 2008, this community-interest company (CIC) strives to ensure young people leave school with enterprise skills, aspirations and experience.

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SecEd, 2009
Teach First Winners Unveiled

Teach First Excellence Award: Thomas Ravenscroft ………………………………………………………………………………………….


Sec Ed, 2008
Making a Difference
“There are so many parts of the job that I love, like the autonomy that we have as teachers to immediately enact what we want to do in the classroom, and seeing the results on the students which gives you instant feedback. All of those individual moments are also captured when the results come out, and you see that, hopefully, the hard work has paid off.” …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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