Highfurlong S.E.N. School; time in the curriculum
The school has a focus on Entrepreneurship for two weeks each November during and after National Enterprise Week. This occurs once again mid-June for one week.
From Key Stage 2 onwards (pupils aged 7-11) we deliver a wide range of externally accredited programmes of study. An Enterprise Club is run after school for two terms during the year, from 3.15pm - 5.45pm on one day a week.
There are opportunities to be involved in a variety of fairs within the community - one involving our local hospital and junior schools; also a gala.
We organise enterprise visits to places of interest, such as Landrover Jaguar, Chester Zoo and a local steel fabrication factory. A group of KS4 students attended a Dragons' Den event at a local college and repeated their pitch to a group of local business people which secured an interest-free loan of £500 to support their current business venture.
Groups of students attend local Enterprise events within the Blackpool area, including an Awards Ceremony each June. If we are invited to an event then the Enterprise Co-ordinator negotiates this with the Head teacher who is always supportive of this type of opportunity for our students.