We exist to transform the life and work chances of young people by working with educators, schools and communities to develop enterprise education, and entrepreneurial learning and culture.
Research that informed our development shows that early intervention is crucial in order to make an impact on young people’s attitudes and behaviours, so our ambition is that all young people access an ‘enterprise entitlement’ - a coherent and progressive programme of enterprise learning that starts from as soon as they start school and continues through their education.
A crucial aspect of our approach is to harness enterprise as a vehicle for school improvement, this means we are supporting schools in their drive for higher standards by developing learning that is engaging, motivating and linked to the world of work and business.
The impact of this is evident – recent research (into one of our programmes, Derbyshire Ready) showed that 95% of schools involved in the programme had positive mentions of enterprise activities, learning and culture in their Ofsted reports and were twice as likely to have improved (gone up an Ofsted grade), than non-participating schools.
Our success stories demonstrate how embedding enterprise in education can deliver positive change.
Our customers include individual schools, partnerships of schools, cross-phase partnerships, college and university teacher training departments and local authorities which want to transform learning and culture through enterprise.