The staff at Perryfields work hard to make sure you leave school with the best possible GCSE results. This is so you have as many doors open to you as possible. However, the world of work isn’t just about your GCSE results, but also the skills you have acquired whilst at school. These skills have been highlighted through Enterprise activities during PHSE, but Enterprise Education takes place in all areas of the curriculum.
What is Enterprise Education?
Enterprise Education can be broken down into three main areas. The main theme throughout is having a ‘can do’ approach to education and learning. You take responsibility for your learning, take risks and learn from your mistakes. The main areas are:
- Enterprise Capability is innovation, creativity, risk-management, risk taking, having a ‘can-do’ attitude and the drive to make ideas happen. It is supported by Financial Capability and Business & Economic understanding.
- Financial Capability is the ability to manage your own finances and to become questioning and informed consumers of financial services.
- Business & Economic Understanding is the ability to understand the business context and make informed choices between alternative uses of scarce resources.
The Enterprise process generally has four stages:
- Tackling a problem or need
- Planning the project, activity or enterprise
- Implementing the plan
- Evaluating the processes
At Perryfields we feel Enterprise capability is an important skill. It is a key element of future employability for all. Listed below are Key skills you have learnt and enhanced.
- Communication skills
- Organisational skills
- Management skills
- Problem solving skills
- Decision making skills
- Research skills
- Working with others
- Design skills
- Prioritising skills
- Analytical skills
- Computer skills
- Creative skills
- Application of number
- Time management skills
Regular self-evaluation of the skills listed will help you acknowledge your strengths and the areas you need to work on.
REMEMBER – Enterprise Education is having a ‘can do’ approach, you don’t know if you will succeed unless you try!