Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College
Vision or plan for entrepreneurship education
The College is committed to maximising the benefits for every pupil, in the development of a whole College approach to work-related learning, entrepreneurship and enterprise education.
The College wishes to promote work related learning, entrepreneurship and enterprise education as part of the learning entitlement for all pupils and as a means for learning ‘about work’, learning ‘through work’ and learning ‘for work’. The College will provide a wide range of opportunities enabling pupils to make an effective transition from College to work.
As a Business and Enterprise College we have a commitment to develop work related learning and enterprise for all students beyond what is laid down in statute.
Who is responsible for communicating the plan and did you get any reactions?
The Deputy Head Teacher and the Community Co-ordinator are responsible for communicating the plan externally.
The main focus of community engagement is with our partner primary schools (10 schools) whom we work with on an annual basis. Reactions are positive and a numberof schools have been supported to develop an enterprise based curriculum at KS2 level for their students and have subsequently undergone the Warwick Award process.
Resources to encourage and support entrepreneurship education
Yes - there is an allocated budget of £5000 per year spent on a range of entrepreneurship activities. Also there are curriculum opportunities for students in KS4 and KS5 to undertake entrepreneurship programmes that are accredited.
Focus on student centred learning, integration in different subjects
We have set up a programme of Teacher Learning Communities with staff working together from across different disciplines to share good practice.
Enterprise is embedded across the whole school curriculum and new staff receive inducton when they are appointed to the college. Deep learning days allow for the development of enterprise skills in all subject areas.
Students can be awarded enterprise badges to recognise their enterprise skills across the curriculum. We are linked to the Network for Teaching Young Entrepreneurs (NTYE) and run Saturday, Easter and Summer Schools in entrepreneurship for students from numerous schools. This involves external partners running masterclasses etc.
We still value the role of work experience and all KS4 students will undertake 2 weeks of WEXP, which is managed in-house in order for our students to gain a full experience of the workld of work. Also integrated is our Careers programme.
Evaluation of entrepreneurship education and learning and by whom
Via the College Development Planning process - a plan is made each year and reviewed on an annual basis.
Previously it was included in the redesignation process via our School Improvement Partner and also commented on by OFSTED.
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