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Aspiring Entrepreneur Programme 

One of our school drivers is titled aspiring entrepreneurs. Our description of what this looks like in our school is:

‘Pupils begin to engage in the concept of the world of work and have an understanding of the value of money. Pupils are encouraged to challenge themselves to gain high aspirations about what their future ‘world of work’ may look like. Entrepreneurship is encouraged by engaging the children in activities that fire their imaginations towards enterprise and fund raising. Children are encouraged to face challenges with resilience and self-reliance while also using team work and problem solving skills within an ethos of positive competition  Pupils reflect upon their work to ensure that they are able to improve it and set themselves aspirational targets for the future.’

As part of our curriculum work children in KS2 take part in our Aspiring Entrepreneur programme. This includes setting up small businesses and running the Christmas and Summer Fairs.

                                                 The sessions involve:

What is enterprise?

Skills audit.

Budgeting & finance, including profit & loss.

Business planning, including record keeping.

Marketing.

Buying & selling.

Evaluating. 

Each group plans, budgets and sets up their own company providing either good or services.  Children have set up companies involving selling homemade lemonade, selling and personalising decorated buns, and a stall creating and selling fruit and sweet cups and kebabs.

Any profit is linked to money raised by the School Council Tuck shop. The children, in discussion with the headteacher, decide what to spend profits on to make their school even better.

In 2015 the profits made meant that the Yr5/6 children were able to visit London, and this March they went to see Joseph in Leeds, both at a very much reduced cost to parents.