The Enabling Enterprise Spring Forum, on Friday 20th January, took place at one of the inspiring Eversheds London offices, in the centre of the capital’s buzzing business district. EE Champions who were either new to the role, or to the EE programme, came together to learn from one another how to successfully embed enterprise education in their own school’s curriculum and maxims the impact of their EE experiences across the school.

Getting the most out of the EE programme

The session began by thinking about each school’s individual priorities and how EE fits into their wider curriculum aims. EE Champions from across London worked together to think about their current school scenario, and what they were aiming to have an impact on this coming academic year. They considered factors such as parental engagement, cross-curricular links and raising the profile of Enabling Enterprise across the school.

The EE Champions also had the opportunity to think about how the key enterprise skills could be embedded throughout the school, both within the Enabling Enterprise experiences and also across the school day. By familiarising themselves with the additional resources, activity ideas and supporting materials available to all teachers on the portal, our Champions were visibly brimming with excitement for ready-planned, easy-to-prepare activities to take back and share with their teachers!

The Results

Teachers had the opportunity to put together an action plan packed full of great ideas they would like to implement in their school. Some fantastic ideas included classes running ‘Skill of the Week’ student-led nominations, inviting parents into their schools to learn more about Enabling Enterprise and to see some of the projects in action, and holding Skill Award Assemblies to recognise when children have used the enterprise skills during the week.

What they said:

  • “It’s really exciting to think that our kids will be running these projects and developing their skills in such a fun way!” – Tanica, Trinity Primary Academy
  • “These sorts of experiences are exactly what the students need to develop skills that won’t just help now but will be so useful in the future, whatever direction they decide to take.” – Tracy, Benthal Primary
  • “Thank you for this – it’s been really useful to spend some time thinking about how we can get the most out of our programme and talking ideas through our partner school [Stebon Primary]” – Jackie, Bygrove Primary

Huge thanks to Eversheds for hosting the Spring Forum, and to our London schools for coming along and sharing their enthusiasm!

Enabling Enterprise are working in partnership with schools and businesses to support students to build enterprise skills and aspirations. Find out more by contacting us or visiting enablingenterprise.org

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