Highfurlong S.E.N. School; support and resources
Enterprise supports personalised learning and the students are the drivers to source and or generate funding and resources. There is no specific budget through school funds for Enterprise; however, initially the Headteacher did loan up to £50 to business groups who produced a business plan and arranged a meeting with him.
We encourage creativity in the students securing funding and finding ways in which to move their ideas or projects forward. This is achieved through a proactive, 'can do' ethos within the school and support for learning as required to achieve the best possible outcomes for the students.
HERO funding was in place for all Blackpool Secondary and Special schools between 2007 and 2011. This supported Professional Development for staff, included additional funding for wages for increased responsibility, training, a wide range of physical resources, launch of challenges on a regular basis, regular access to enterprise activity days and HERO Awards ceremonies every June External sponsorship has been achieved to support business groups as they are able to make applications for loans. recently individual groups have secured interest free loans. It is is part of the enterprise coordinator's role to try to bid for funding.