Over the course of this year, we piloted an exciting new ICT project Innovate IT, developed with the support of The Forward Foundation and Forward Internet Group. The project places the entrepreneurial and innovative nature of technology at the centre of ICT lessons, and guides students through setting up their own enterprise using technology [...]

Enterprise in Action

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We know that enterprise can have a transformative effect, equipping students with the skills, experiences of life and aspirations to succeed. But it’s not enough for us just to tell you.

We’ve created a series of videos, showing you what enterprise looks like all the way from the first years of primary school up through [...]


Alaistair Phipps, a volunteer at Enabling Enterprise, looks at how technology can enrich the curriculum and enable students to steer their own learning.

The Case for the New

Is new technology a brazen attack on traditional learning or is it an enriching addition to the curriculum?

Educational commentators have been writing about how iPads have been used and [...]


Alex Kelly, Founder and Director of The Access Project, looks at the challenges around deciding which university to go to, and how new tool Unifrog could help making the right choice easier.

Last August I was helping Mustafa complete his university applications. The conversation went something like this:

‘Do you know what you want to study?’
‘Yes. Civil [...]


Anna Chojnicka, Education Associate at Enabling Enterprise, looks at how we can ensure that graduates are best prepared for the world of work, by embedding enterprise right through school and higher education. This article was originally written for University Alliance.

When I was at school I remember being told to work hard so that I’d [...]


Indie Shergill is a 2013 Year Here Fellow. A recent History graduate from the University of St. Andrews, he is now working on Year Here’s ‘Age and Isolation’ challenge. Two months into his time volunteering at a Care UK care home, his insights show how enterprise is a valuable tool within a care setting

With the [...]


Beth Price, Project Assistant at Enabling Enterprise, looks at entrepreneurship as a model for youth empowerment in transitioning to employment.

I remember the shock of my first formal job interview. I was fired with questions about leading a team, showing my initiative, resolving disputes – and my mind went completely blank. Looking back, it had never [...]


Stella Grant is a Year Here fellow and a recent philosophy graduate. Two months into her frontline placement at South London YMCA, she reflects on why enterprise is vital in a homelessness service.

As part of our Year Here Social innovation training, we have spent some time evaluating existing social enterprises. For the last two months [...]


As Michael Gove expresses support for profit making schools, John Cronin, Education Associate at Enabling Enterprise, explores why the idea doesn’t sit well with many and whether it can ever be deemed acceptable. This article was originally written for ClearlySo.

While recent decades have seen an increased number of public services become privatised, from children’s [...]


Founder Tom Ravenscroft travelled to San Francisco in April 2013 to share Enabling Enterprise’s work, and to learn more about the ed-tech space in a visit organised by Teach For All.

There’s no end to the buzz about how technology and education might intersect. From child-led learning, flipped classrooms and virtual school, the potential ideas are [...]

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