Enterprise in education is about taking an enterprising approach to teaching and learning. Enterprise encourages all young people to learn and develop in a way that meets their needs and develops:
skills for learning
skills for life
skills for work
Pupils who engage in enterprising activities develop skills such as:
Working with others
Curriculum for Excellence and Enterprise in Education
As part of the new national curriculum for 3-18, enterprise in education has a huge impact on pupils.
It offers a valuable opportunity for a child’s personal growth and enhances pupils’ life chances and choices. Enterprise in Education can help them to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society and at work, with a clear understanding of their role and place in society and in the wider world.
Enterprising Learning & Teaching
In accordance with Learning and Teaching Scotland, enterprising teaching and learning should;
provide opportunities for learners to think and act in enterprising ways
provide a clear focus on personal transferable skills to be used vocationally and academically
provide opportunities for work-related experiences, both in and out with the classroom
adopt an enterprising approach to learning and teaching
promote positive values and attitudes
provide opportunities for learners to develop skills such as problem solving, decision making and risk taking
provide entrepreneurial experiences for all pupils
On Saturday 25th November we welcomed over 200 parents and senior phase pupils to our Business Breakfast. We were delighted to have built on the success of last year’s event and welcomed over 38 partners across a number of different sectors (including local and national businesses, colleges and training providers).
We would like to extend a huge thank you to the partners who supported the event and helped to make the morning a success. They provided relevant and up-to-date advice and information for our pupils and parents and helped to highlight the relevant skills for learning, life and work necessary for success.
The day was introduced by a number of key speakers including Mrs Kerr (Depute Head Teacher for S6), Robert Micallef-Eynaud (PT Employability), S6 Pupils and ‘My World of Work’ Ambassadors (Vijay Chand, Ellie McKay, Morgan Butler, Ross Witherow and Jack McCulloch), Brian Keegan (SCQF) and Gail Paterson (Glasgow Kelvin College).
Mrs Kerr gave an overview of the Developing the Young Workforce agenda and Mr Micallef-Eynaud provided an outline of his role within the school and how this plays a pivotal part in helping to ensure our young people secure a sustained positive destination.
Brian Keegan gave insight into the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework and how the framework promotes lifelong learning in Scotland. Through the SCQF learners can gain a better understanding of qualifications in Scotland and plan their future learning. The framework is shown below and further information can be found on the SCQF website.
We are always keen to highlight all possible destination pathways and Gail Paterson provided insightful information about Foundation Apprenticeships and the benefit these have for our young people. See the Glasgow Kelvin College website for more information.
Our S6 ‘World of Work’ Ambassadors impressed parents with their presentation skills and stall dedicated to the My World of Work Website. They provided information on how to register with the website and the key benefits for career management.
The event saw a number of pupils demonstrating their leadership skills throughout the morning. Their stalls, selling a range of bespoke hot drinks, smoothies and baked goods, along with the Xmas hamper raffle and ‘Guess Stitch’s Birthday’ helped to raise funds for our nominated school charity, Glasgow Children’s Hospital.
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is a seven-year programme that aims to better prepare children and young people for the world of work. This programme builds on the foundations already in place as part of Curriculum for Excellence. The programme’s headline aim is to reduce youth unemployment by 40% by 2021.
In order to ensure that all pupils are aware of the DYW opportunities available to them Miss Hendrie will be producing a weekly DYW bulletin which will serve as a reminder to pupils. To view the bulletins, click on the links below.