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• The Kingdown Business Community Partnership


• To co-ordinate and introduce effective systems and practices to increase

the quality and quantity of business and community links.

• To collate information about the good practice going on in Kingdown in

developing partnerships with business, the community and outside

• To encourage teams to develop links with a view to broadening the

delivery of the curriculum

• To ensure that appropriate teams receive information coming into school

about potential partnership opportunities and initiatives.

• To encourage teams to share contacts wherever appropriate.

• To develop a culture in the school; which appreciates and values links with
business and the community.

• To provide a work related curriculum for KS4

Focus on developing a support system that saves time and improves

the quality and quantity of the schools business and community links

What are the benefits of Whole School Business Community

• To raise the level of achievement and motivation of pupils.
• To allow pupils to develop knowledge, skills and understanding set in
the context of the world of work.
• Encourage pupils to become creative, enterprising and entrepreneurial
• Promote citizenship
• Helps pupils make an informed choice about further education, training
and employment.
• Gives them first hand experience of the work place
• Increases their self esteem and motivation

Departmental benefits
• Improving teaching and learning
• Resources
• Expertise
• Curriculum development

• Mentoring support
• Work Related Curriculum

Extra curricular
• Widens opportunities

Individual staff
• Personal and professional development
• Threshold evidence

• To develop a culture in the school, which appreciates and values links
with business and the community
• Raising standards
• Raises profile in the community
• Specialist status
• A better understanding of issues facing business and the community

Wide range of policies, initiatives and new courses requiring closer links with
business and the community.
• Vocational courses
• Citizenship
• Enterprise education
• Work related curriculum
• Economic Well Being
• Every Child Matters
• Initiatives such as the 14-19 Pathfinder and 14-16 Increased Flexibility
• Ofsted Inspections are increasingly focused on school links with
business and the community

NB: Focus on developing a support system that saves time and

improves the quality of the school, business, and community links.

Work-related learning is defined as planned activity that uses work as a
context for learning. It involved learning 'through' work contexts, 'about' work
and working practices, or 'for' work by developing personal attributes and
employability skills. It is and 'umbrella term' which describes a broad range of
activities for learners of all ages and includes developing awareness of the
local and broader economy, applications to work of national curriculum and
other subjects and learning, and careers education. It connects learners'
understanding of the role of active citizen with awareness of the economy.

Work-related programmes aim to offer learners experiences of a

working environment and to develop knowledge, understanding, skill and
attitudes relevant to their employability. The term work-related programme
may be used when referring to curriculum, structure, time, cost, mentoring,
and career guidance as broad and necessary features of the arrangements
made. Learners in schools and colleges may also participate in activities
such as mini-enterprises and industry days.

Vocational courses give an appreciation of the occupations available in a

specific sector. They develop the skills, knowledge and understanding
required either to prepare students for employment or to enable them to
progress to further education and training in that sector. These forms of work-
related learning may lead to a nationally accredited course or qualification.

Work experience may be defined as 'a placement on employer's premises

in which a pupil carries out a particular task or duty, or a range of tasks and
duties, more or less as would an employee', but with the emphasis on the
learning aspects of the experience. It provides opportunities for learning
about the skills and personal qualities, careers, roles and structures that exist
within a workplace or company. Students gain insights into, and experience
of, personal responsibilities, competencies, key skills and tasks within

Work-based learning/routes describe learning and training in

vocational, occupational or general areas by people employed, or based

largely, at a workplace, e.g. Foundation and Advanced Modern
Apprenticeships. Apprentices and trainees develop and consolidate their
skills and abilities through supervised tasks, training, mentoring and learning
while at work. Work-based learning is often accompanied by vocationally
specific courses.

Enterprise education seeks to develop young people's enterprise

capability to handle uncertainty and respond positively to change, to create
and implement new ideas and new ways of doing things, to make reasonable
risk/reward assessments and act on them.



School Business Trident Database Support Agencies Contact WRL Parent Support
Community Links Coordinator

Located on School Located in staff Contact numbers School website and

Network – Desktop workroom and details in school newsletters used to
business community raise parents
partnership staff awareness of good
information booklet practice and existing
support gained from
school community

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Link organization

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links, support you in
developing and Questionnaires sent
planning link, and out to parents via
even funds for cost mail shot, newsletter
of link (eg supply and electronic
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contact with your school website

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Education www.info@eb-plus.org.uk
Business Plus

Achievers enquiries@achieversinternational.org

Asdan www.asdan.co.uk

BBC learning www.bbc.co.uk/learning

Barnados www.barnardos.org.uk/supportus/
Business fundraise/schools/bis.jsp
Business in the www.bitc.org.uk

Business www.businessdynamics.org.uk

Business link for www.businesslinkberksandwilts.co.uk

Wiltshire and
Boots Plc www.bootslearningstore.co.uk

British www.britassoc.org.uk
Association for
the Advancement
of Science
Centre for www.warwick.ac.uk/cei
Education &
Industry, www.natwestf2f.com
including: www.consignia.com
Literacy Centre
The Post Office
Changemakers www.changemakers.org.uk

Consumer www.consumereducation.org.uk

Construction www.citb.co.uk
Industry Training
Board (CITB)
Careers www.crac.org.uk
Advisory Centre
Community www.csv.org.uk

Connexions www.connexions.gov.uk

Co-operative www.learntoco-operate.co-op.ac.uk

CREST - Awards www.crest.org.uk/

for Creativity in
Science and
Data www.data.org.uk

Design Council www.designcouncil.org.uk

DTI – Social www.dti.gov.uk/

Enterprise Unit socialenterprise/index.htm

DfES, including www.dfes.gov.uk

site for education www.dfes.gov.uk/ebnet
business links

The Duke of www.theaward.org

Edinburgh Award

Economics & www.ebea.org.uk
Engineering www.thescheme.org.uk

Young Engineers www.youngeng.org

for Britain

Enterprise www.enterpriseinsight.co.uk

Entredu.com www.Entredu.com

Face 2 Face with www.natwestf2f.com


Financial www.fsa.gov.uk/consumer

Farming and www.face-online.org.uk


Gifted & Talented www.nagty.ac.uk

Youth – the

Groundwork www.groundwork.org.uk

Increased www.vocationallearning.org.uk
Industry in http://home.btclick.com/iie

Industrial Society www.indsoc.co.uk/

Institute for www.citizen.org.uk


Institute of www.ifslearning.com

Institute of www.iop.org

Learning and www.vocationallearning.org.uk

Mathematics www.ex.ac.uk/cimt/
Mindscreen www.mindscreen.com

National www.nebpn.org
National www.nfte.co.uk
Foundation for
Ofsted www.ofsted.gov.uk

Pfeg Personal www.pfeg.org

Education Group

ProShare www.ifsproshare.org
Student investor

Royal Society of www.rsc.org/

Royal Society for www.rospa.co.uk

the Prevention of
Science and Co-ordinated through STEMNET
Engineering www.stemnet.org.uk
SETNET Also, www.stemnet.org.uk

ShellLiveWIRE Tel. 0845 757 3252


Information from www.academyofenterprise.org
enterprise work

Technology www.technology.com

Teachernet www.teachernet.gov.uk/usefulsites

The Biochemical www.biochemeng.ucl.ac.uk

The Red Box E-mail Adrian.hall@ir.gsi.gov.uk

The Small Firms www.sfedi.co.uk


The Technology www.tep.org.uk

The Work www.theworkfoundation.org.uk


Trident Trust www.thetridenttrust.org.uk

UK Youth www.ukyouth.org

Young Enterprise www.young-enterprise.org.uk

Young Foresight www.youngforesight.org

Vocational www.vocationallearning.org.uk

XL (The Prince’s www.princes-trust.org.uk



Formed in 2001, Education Business Plus (EBPlus) is a strategic partnership

organisation operating across Wiltshire and Swindon with a focus on
developing the employability of young people through promoting and
supporting work related learning and education business links. For the
academic year 2003/04 funding is focused on supporting KS4 block work

experience, professional development placements for teachers, enterprise
education and engaging employers in education business links.

They offer schools advice on

• developing policies and good practice for working with business

• range of providers able to respond to delivering needs

• provide re-organised and accredited programmes and services that will fit
into National Curriculum and key skills

• contracts with companies and business personnel

• support for management and leadership in schools through Professional

Development Placements

• student placements in business as part of the block placement scheme

and extended placement schemes

• advice on setting up mentoring schemes and a training package for


Maureen Breeze
Wiltshire and Swindon Education Business Plus
Tel/Fax: 0845 456 8397
Email: info@eb-plus.org.uk

Mary Flitton for teacher placements

01249 701717

Achievers International

An enterprise programme, which allows students to form a small company

and import and export locally, manufactured products to and from a foreign
partner group.

2 Wellington Square

South Ayrshire
KA7 1EN.


The Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network, offers a range of

programmes for all abilities age 11-25. A blend of activity-based curriculum
enrichment with framework for development.
ASDAN, Wainbrook House,
Hudds Vale Road,
St. George,
Bristol, BS5 7HY
Tel : (0117) 9411126 | Fax : (0117) 9351112 |
Email : info@asdan.co.uk

Area Co-ordinator Andrew Cox

Telephone (0117) 9543974
Address ASDAN, Wainbrook House, Hudds Vale Road, St.
George, Bristol, BS5 7HY
Email andrewcox@asdan.co.uk

Regional Co-ordinator Caroline Corkrum

Telephone (01783) 491591
Address Swindon College, Aistone Unit, Regent Circus,
Swindon, SN1 1PT

Regional Co-ordinator Terry Moon

Telephone (01761) 412198
Address Fosseway School, Longfellow Road, Midsomer
Norton, Bath, BA3 4BL

BBC learning


Look at the sections on: Economics (leading to Personal Finance); Work and

Barnados Business Incentive Scheme

www.barnardos.org.uk/supportus/ fundraise/schools/bis.jsp

The Business Incentive Scheme offers students an opportunity to experience
running a business enterprise whilst helping other young people at the same
time. It provides an opportunity to put their learning into practice and achieve
key skills.

Business in the Community


Business in the Community is an independent charity with 700 member

companies committed to continually improving their positive impact on society.
189 member companies are involved in leadership teams that develop
responsible business practice. Member companies employ over 15.7 million
people in over 200 countries worldwide. In the UK members employ over 1 in
5 of the private sector workforce. 70% of member companies have identified
education as an essential focus for their community investment.

Business in the Community inspires companies to become involved or to

increase the quality of their involvement in education. They achieve this
through participating in activities such as national Seeing is Believing visits,
publishing case studies and supporting Business in the Community’s award
schemes that celebrate examples of best practice. Conferences are organised
on key educational issues. Examples of work with Education include:

Pupil Mentoring

This is a national mentoring programme involving secondary school pupils

and business leaders, who are both thoroughly trained and committed to the
programme. Pupil mentoring provides specialist support for youngsters which
otherwise may not be available, as well as providing positive role-models from
the business community. This programme also contributes to the professional
and personal development of the mentors, resulting in employee motivation
and satisfaction. There is also the opportunity to build good links with a
potential workforce. Training is vital and lasts approximately half a day. The
programme commitment is one year, meeting usually fortnightly or by


Involves the communication via email of business volunteers and pupils. It is

quick to organise, time and cost-effective.


This is a self-contained course designed to help students age 14 and above

enhance personal skills and self-knowledge for the world of work. It takes
place either on business or school premises and the delivery can be fitted
around other commitments. The programme helps students prepare for
interviews and the world of work. Furthermore, it provides positive role models
from the business community and allows students to be tutored by people
with experience of business. Delivery models are flexible. Courses have been
run through ten weekly lessons of two hours, or through a focused two-day
event. Workwise is a national campaign.
For more information, contact Peter.Thompson@bitc.org.uk


E-skills4industry, a public/private sector partnership led by Deloitte & Touche,

was launched in September 2001. The programme provides a course of
structured IT training and work experience to 16-17 year-olds. It is specifically
designed for young people who have chosen to follow a non-academic route,
and who are at greatest risk of unemployment or under-employment. It will
give them the skills, qualifications and experience that are needed to secure
entry-level jobs in IT. It combines classroom training with project work, work
experience and job placements. From September 2003 the programme is
being extended to other areas of the country.
For more information, contact Linsey Green, e-skills4industry Project
Manager on 0207 303 3087 or linsey.green@bitc.org.uk


Enterprise House
59-65 Upper Ground

Telephone: 020 7620 0735 Facsimile: 020 7928 0578

Email: info@businessdynamics.org.uk

businessdynamics (previously known as Understanding Industry) was

founded in 1977 by 3i, Europe’s leading venture-capital company. It is a
business education and enterprise charity that aims to bring business to life
for young people. They take students into companies and take people from
companies to students. Volunteers from companies introduce students, aged
14-19 years, to the opportunities and challenges of business as well as
improving their key skills in preparation for the world of work. This is done
through a variety of interactive programmes that complement the curriculum.
For example:

Key Skills:

These one-day programmes, designed for 14-16 year olds, aim to improve
numeracy, team working, problem solving, and communications skills.

Business Awareness:

These one or two-day interactive programmes consist of a number of tailored

seminars that give 16-19 year old students an understanding of business and
its crucial role in the economy. Participating students gain a practical
understanding of key areas such as sales and marketing, human resources,
management and design, and information technology. There is also the
potential for themed Business Awareness programmes in specific industry
sectors. In 2002 this programme reached 33,000 students throughout the UK,
with more than 8,000 volunteers from 1,800 companies going into schools.

Blue Skies

Blue Skies is a Road Show that visits cities throughout the UK, designed for
14-15 year olds and 16-19 year olds. The show lasts one and a half hours
(starting at 10am and 1pm) and brings successful entrepreneurs face to face
with would-be entrepreneurs in an event that combines a business game
show, quizzes and music. Using mulitmedia, live music, wide-screen video,
VJ & DJ, Britain's young entrepreneurs showcase their businesses, with live
film footage and music incorporated into each presentation. The interactive
TV-style Game Show focuses on entrepreneurs, their businesses and the key
business skills required for success. Each student leaves with a bag of
relevant information and music from the show.

E-business challenge

A team of students is enabled to create an idea for an e-commerce venture,

learn how to develop it into a business plan and then pitch the idea to an
expert panel.

Conferences in Paris provides a forum for students to discuss key issues

with inspirational business leaders.

Business Links

Website of business Link for Wiltshire and Berkshire with a wealth of
information regarding business.

Boots Plc


Mary Brittain
Community Investment
D31 Building
NG90 4SR
Tel: 0115 9594219 Fax: 0115 9492120
Email: mary.brittain@boots-plc.com

The Boots Learning Store is a new web site with a focus on science,
healthcare and well-being. The site contains interactive curricula modules for
students of all ages on topics ranging from complementary medicine to sun
protection, head lice to sex education. There is also a parents' section
providing health information. Resources include comprehensive teachers'
notes, which are available to copy, and executable files, which can be
downloaded onto school computer networks. Boots offers work experience
placements too.

British Association for the Advancement of Science


The British Association for the Advancement of Science has developed a 'First
Investigators' Club Award where young people receive awards for science

Centre for Education & Industry


The Centre for Education and Industry (CEI) was established in 1987 at the
University of Warwick, to support the study and dissemination of information
and experience of education - business collaboration. It offers research,
teaching, consultancy and evaluation services for government departments,
business and education, nationally and internationally. Areas of interest

• The work-related curriculum including work experience, teacher
placements, enterprise and work-based learning;
• Vocational education, training and qualifications;
• The role of education in economic development.

CEI offers Quality Awards for Work experience and Work-Related Learning.
The website includes details of publications and resources. Also based in CEI:

• The NatWest Financial Capability Centre, (www.natwestf2f.com)

a centre for research and development in financial capability. NatWest
Face 2 Face With Finance; a programme of practical, active learning
experiences to help schools, in partnership with specially trained
NatWest staff, teach personal money management and enterprise skills
within the curriculum. Free support from NatWest staff and materials.
For further details contact:
Kelvyn Curry, NatWest Financial Capability Centre
Tel: 024 7652 4234 Fax: 024 7657 2901
Email: nwfcc@warwick.ac.uk


Changemakers organize projects with a very strong community link, so longer

projects. Email info@changemakers>org.uk

Consumer Education


This site is in development, but contains worksheets, resources, teaching

suggestions, quizzes and links of relevance to enterprise education. See
pages on Shopping - and sub-sections on advertising and food and Money.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)


CITB provides a range of materials and support for young people and
teachers relating to the use of construction as a context for learning.
Curriculum projects support the curriculum, especially design and technology,
but also science, mathematics, literacy and numeracy. The age range covered
includes 5-19 year olds. Initial contact should be through regional contacts
(see website).
Local Contact :
Apprenticeships: 02380 623823
Grants: 02380 623831
Education Dept: 02380 623828

Careers Research Advisory Centre (CRAC)


CRAC has over 35 years experience of forging links between business and
education and is at the centre of an extensive network of businesses,
professional organisations, government departments and educational
institutions, committed to and engaged in lifelong learning and career
development. CRAC programmes, conferences and publications offer
expertise, experience and frameworks for development to individuals and
organisations. There is a charge for membership.
Sheraton House
Castle Park
Tel: tel:01223 460277 fax:01223 311708
E-mail: enquiries@crac.org.uk

Community Service Volunteers


CSV works with Barclays Bank in linking Community partners, schools and
colleges in order to run programmes with a social goal. Often the activities
are extra curricular and after-school and provide students with the skills
necessary to plan, organise and set up a Community enterprise.

Connexions Service

Offers a range of guidance and support for 13-19 year olds to help make the
transition to adult life a smooth one

Co-operative College


The Co-operative College supports teachers involved in Co-operative

Learning and offers copyright-free learning materials that can be customised.

CREST - Awards for Creativity in Science and Technology

For the South West Region contact:

John Trickett
Wessex Setpoint
Division of Access & Continuing Studies
University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath. BA2 7AY

Tel. 01225 826930 Fax. 01225 386427
E-mail: setpoint@bath.ac.uk

CREST is a project-based award scheme for secondary-age students. It aims

to recognise and accredit students' achievements in science, engineering and
technology. The CREST Awards are offered by BA (British Association for the
Advancement of Science), a nationwide organisation with an open
membership, dedicated to the communication and appreciation of science.

CREST aims to motivate and encourage students of all ages and abilities, by:

• allowing students to explore their own ideas and interests within

• developing problem-solving skills;

• helping to bridge the gap between science in the classroom and the
"real world", preparing students for the world of work;

• providing a focus for the development of Key Skills;

• encouraging links between schools and industry using a mentoring


• enhancing the delivery of the National Curriculum.

Students have the opportunity to display their work, demonstrate their

communication skills, and compete for prizes at both regional and national
levels. CREST Awards are available at three different levels:

• Bronze - requires at least ten hours of work on the project, usually in


• Silver - requires around 40 hours of project work, and is typically done

by students at GCSE. Silver projects should have an industrial link
where possible, as this encourages students to see the real-life
applications of their work.

• Gold - Gold awards should take around 100 hours, and are typically
done by students at A-Level. Students must be linked with a mentor in
industry or Higher Education. Gold projects can be done in conjunction
with Nuffield Bursaries or the Engineering Education Scheme. These
schemes provide students with project ideas and mentors.



Data enables young people to design and make products, demonstrating their
inventiveness and creativity through design and technology challenges or
mini-enterprise activities.

Design Council


With the support of the Design Council, students can become involved in
projects or activities linked to design and technology which are aimed at
stimulating creativity and inspiring enterprise through project work.

DTI – Social Enterprise Unit


DTI’s Social Enterprise Unit (SEnU) has responsibility for carrying forward the
government’s strategy in tackling a wide range of social and environmental
issues. A recent publication by the DTI, "Social Enterprise; a strategy for
success" maybe found on this site. This substantial document defines the
government view of social enterprise and the associated strategic vision.

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)

This site contains information and links relating to education business of

which the following are examples:

www.dfes.gov.uk/ebnet information on education business links for teachers,

students and business. Includes a download centre, with Learning and Skills
Council up-dates, reviews and surveys.

www.standards.dfes.gov.uk information on business and enterprise, including

downloads, such as exemplar units, teachers’ guide, contact details booklet of
ideas, schemes of work for Key Stage 4 Citizenship.

DfES School Business Links Team: Tel. 0207 925 5725

See also www.teachernet.gov.uk - information on working with business

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme


The Duke of Edinburgh Award aims to introduce young people to purposeful

enterprise through a series of challenges. These may be physical, often
require residence away from home and require substantial commitment.

Economics and Business Education Association

1a Keymer Road
Tel 01273 846033

Engineering Education Scheme

For further information about activities in the South west (including Swindon
LEA and Wiltshire) contact:

Andy Atkinson, Regional Director

Tel: 01752 232360 Fax: 01752 233505
Email: aatkinson@plymouth.ac.uk

The Engineering Education Scheme (England) is an activity of the

Engineering Development Trust, together with Headstart and Year in Industry.
These schemes form part of the Royal Academy of Engineering's Best
programme. The aim is to help students make more informed career
decisions through a better understanding of engineering as a profession.

A professional engineer from a link company works with a team of up to four

high ability Year 12 students, and their teacher, for 5-6 months on a real
engineering problem. The Scheme provides a launch, a residential university
workshop and a celebration and assessment day. Student’s experience:
problem solving; team working; project management; presentation; and other
key skills. Annually about 1100 students participate in the Scheme. Teacher
professional development is also offered, including a route for accreditation
with the College of Teachers.

Young Engineers for Britain


The competition showcases the wealth of innovation and creativity amongst

11 to 19-year-olds in UK schools and colleges.

Young Engineers

Chitlee Manor



GU30 7AZ

Tel: 01428 727265 Fax: 01428 727988

Email: admin@youngeng.org

Enterprise Insight


Enterprise Insight is a business-led partnership backed by government. It

brings together all those organisations engaged in raising awareness and
improving understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship among young
people. Its aim is to promote opportunities for young people to find out what
enterprise is about and to develop the entrepreneurial skills that will benefit
them through life. It provides information on events, business ambassadors,
resources, and research.
E-mail: info@enterpriseinsight.co.uk
Tel 020 7395 8120


What is Entredu.com?

The Entredu.com website is the outcome of a Leonardo da Vinci European

Union programme involving partners from Finland, Austria, Norway, the
Republic of Ireland and the UK. It contains classifications of Enterprise
Education literature, policies and programmes from the partner countries and

Enterprise Education literature

Examples range from the mid-80s to present day and include Germany and
Sweden, in addition to the partner countries. The literature focuses on:
starting up a business; understanding about business and entrepreneurship
as well as helping people to become more enterprising.

Enterprise Education programmes

Examples can be found from the 1970s to the present day in the partner
countries and others, from under 6 years to higher, adult and teacher
education. The aims of the programmes range from starting up a business, to
understanding about business and entrepreneurship, to helping people to
become more enterprising. There are a variety of types of programmes
including, for example setting up a business; business simulations;
workshops; games and competitions.

For whom is Entredu.com intended?

Teachers and trainers, researchers and academics and policy makers are the
intended users of the website, although others working to support the
development of Enterprise Education at all levels will also find it useful.
For more information contact Judi Cotton at the Durham Business School
Tel:0191334 5441

Face 2 Face with Finance


A series of modules developed and run with support from the Royal Bank of
Scotland and Nat West banks. The aim is to increase students' financial
capability, for example through an enterprising approach to starting up and
running a business or community enterprise.

Financial Services Authority

FSA offers educational resources for KS2, KS3, and KS4 in financial
capability. Also leaflets and web site with curriculum planning tool.
Steve Stillwell
Tel: 020 7066 4516
Email: steve.Stillwell@fsa.gov.uk

Farming and Countryside Education


This scheme enables school and college students to learn about food,
farming, and environmental and rural issues by means of a variety of
interesting and imaginative activities.


The National Development Officer

Farming and Countryside Education

National Agricultural Centre

Stoneleigh Park



Tel: 024 7685 3089

GETSET - Girls Entering Tomorrow's Science, Engineering

and Technology

Initiative, administered by the BA CREST Awards, which offers girls aged 13-
14, the opportunity to take part in a day of practical problem-solving
challenges in Science, Engineering and Technology. Organised locally by
SETPOINTS. For more information, contact your local SETPOINT or the BA.

Gifted and Talented Youth – the National Academy

The academy is working with Goldmann Sachs on a project and talented in

Business and Enterprise.
Ceri Morgan
The National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth
The University of Warwick
Tel. 024 7657 4213

Groundwork Trust


The Groundwork Trust focuses on environmental conservation. It aims to

provide education linked to sustainable development, encouraging students to
work with local businesses and other organisations in order to initiate
environmental improvement projects.

Increased Flexibility Support Programme


The Increased Flexibility Support programme is funded by the DfES and

managed by the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA). It aims to
support schools and colleges in developing the work-related curriculum for 14-
16 year olds. It offers conferences, workshops, in-house consultancy,
regional networks and resources.

The website includes the Newsletter, details of all support services and a
databank of staff-development, teaching and learning materials. For those
new to work-related learning, there are Industry Information packs.

For further information, contact the helpline: Tel. 0870 8080

Institute for Citizenship


This website provides access to Key Stage 4 citizenship material, including:

Economic Citizenship, Work Matters, Consuming Passions. These are set out
in well structured lesson plans, using a good range of enterprising teaching
approaches and raising a wide range of finance issues. The resources are
free and can be downloaded from the website, or ordered through the Institute
for Citizenship, 62 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5HZ (0207 935
4777, or info@citizenship.org.uk).

Industry in Education

The main focus is the promotion of mutual understanding between education

and industry, particularly in the areas of educational policy and in the transfer
of business skills into education.
Industry in Education
11 Beaumont Gate
Shenley Hill
Tel: 01923 853870 Fax: 01923 853958
E-mail: industry_in_educ@hotmail.com

Industrial Society Education

The Industrial Society Education has been one of the leading providers of
skills development in schools and colleges for over twenty years. Briefly their
work has two main aims. The first is to improve the standards of leadership
within schools and the second is to improve the skills development and
employability of 14-19 year olds. They train staff and governors, as well as do
a great deal of work in schools and colleges throughout the UK and overseas.
One of the key purposes of their activity is to encourage value added,
practical partnerships between education and the world of work.

Their Youth programme offers experiential learning through half-day, one-day

or two-day conferences. These are run in schools throughout the UK,
developing a wide range of student skills, from the basic key skills to
leadership and assertiveness. The conferences draw on best practice from
business as they incorporate volunteers from the world of work acting as
Team Facilitators with a group of young people. Last year alone they ran
approximately 120 of these events across the country and influenced
approximately 10,000 students.

Industrial Society Education can help with:

• work-related learning;
• preparation for work experience;
• leadership development for senior students;
• Team building for year groups or subject groups;
• delivery of work-related aspects of citizenship curriculum;
• delivery of a key skills programme;
• developing links with employers.

For details of activities in London the South of England:

Tel: 020 7930 5914

Institute of Financial Services

Offer a Certificate in Financial Studies for KS5, with on line assessment,

resources and business partners; piloted 2002-3 hopes to roll out 2003-4.

IFS House
4-9 Burgate Lane
Tel. 01227 818609

Institute of Physics

Physics at Work Exhibitions: Three-day events with presentations by

industrial companies, held at locations throughout the UK, to show 14-16
years olds how physics relates to everyday life and its role in industry. Some
of the exhibitions, Science at Work, and Primary Science at Work, are run in
conjunction with other organisations.

Institute of Physics
76 Portland Place
London W1B 1NT
Tel: 020 7470 4800
Fax: 020 7470 4848
Email: physics@iop.org

Learning and Skills Development Agency have a very useful site
with resources for schools and other links. www.vocationallearning.org.uk

Mathematics Enhancement Programme (MEP)


Initiative funded by the Gatsby Technical Education Project that is developing

schemes of work for secondary mathematics and producing resource
materials which relate mathematics to its applications in the outside world.
The project aims to implement the recommendations of the Kassel Project,
which monitors the mathematical progress of students in similar ability groups
in countries in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia.
Margaret Roddick
Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching
University of Exeter
Tel: 01392 217113 Fax: 01392 499398



Mindscreen aims to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and create an

educational environment that fosters the development of business and
entrepreneurial skills.

National Education Business Partnership Network


Education Business Partnerships (EBPs) are a local resource for schools,
colleges and employers. The National EBP Network is the national voice for
EBPs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

EBPs share a number of common goals:

• to help improve student and teacher awareness of the world of work

and the key skills requirements;

• to raise the profile of the 'work related curriculum' with teachers in

order to enrich student learning; to contribute to the raising of
achievement by students through work related learning;

• to help motivate students to see the value of lifelong learning, and of

obtaining both academic and vocational qualifications, as well as key
and life skills. EBPs work with employers to promote and embed the
benefits to the company of working with education, particularly to
enhance staff development.

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship

Now in it’s third year in the UK, offers teacher training and resources.



The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial

government department whose main aim is to help improve the quality and
standards of education and childcare through independent inspection and
regulation, and provide advice to the Secretary of State. Ofsted publications
which may be of interest include: Learning to be enterprising: an evaluation of

enterprise learning at Key Stage 4. August 2004; 'Extending Work-related
Learning at Key Stage 4'

Pfeg Personal Finance Education Group

Aims to help teachers develop financial capability in young people. Case

studies, quality mark and teaching resources, including cultural diversity
materials and KS4 Economic Citizenship teacher resource. Results of
Excellence and Access project available summer 2003. Join database for
Third Floor South
Lector Court
151-153 Farrington Road
Tel 0207 833 2184
Fax 0207 833 1998

ProShare Student Investor

Offers a resource pack and teacher’s handbook and the Challenge

competition details.
ProShare (UK) Ltd
Centurain House
24 Monument Street
Tel. 020 7220 1730

Royal Society of Chemistry
www.rsc.org/ and www.chemsoc.org/learnnet

Dr. Colin Osborne
Tel: 020 7437 8656 Fax: 020 7287 9825
Email: education@rsc.org

The RSC produces a wide range of curriculum resources for teachers and
organizes Summer Schools, Industry Study Tours and Hands-on Symposia
and Management Workshops. For students, the RSC provides free careers
advice through its publications and the UK-wide Chemistry at Work
exhibitions. It also runs a number of competitions such as the annual Top of
the Bench competition and selects the UK representatives for the International
Chemistry Olympiad.

Chemistry At Work Exhibitions: Three-day events with presentations by

industrial companies, held at locations throughout the UK, to show 14-16
years old how chemistry relates to everyday life, as-well as being used in
industry. Website: www.Chemistry.rsc.org/rsc/educ.htm

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Customer Support
Tel. 0121 248 2055 Fax: 0870 777 2090
Email: sales@rospa.co.uk

A leading body in its field, RoSPA promotes safety in all aspects of life: on the
road, at home, near or in water, at leisure and at work. Available materials
include educational publications including posters, activity and computer
based resources, guidance documents and much more. Resources not only

include teaching notes but also link safety to the curriculum, allowing
educationalists to raise safety concepts into normal lesson planning.

Science and Engineering Ambassadors (SEAs)

Co-ordinated through SETNET: www.stemnet.org.uk

Liz Willcocks, National Manager
National SEA Team
Tel. 020 7636 7705
SEAs or e-mail seas@setnet.org.uk

Science and Engineering Ambassadors, or SEAs, were launched by the DfES

and DTI in January 2002 by Lord Sainsbury and Baroness Ashton. The aim is
to encourage more young people to understand the opportunities that a
science, engineering or technology based career can offer them. Scientists,
engineers and other technical people will be working with schools on a
voluntary basis.

Already 11 top companies have signed up to SEAs and many more are in the
pipeline. Co-ordinated by SETNET, its successful network of 53 SETPOINTs
working across the UK work directly with Ambassadors matching individuals
with schools.

The Government has committed an additional £600,000 a year to SEAs over

the next two years, on top of the £6m over 3 years for the local delivery of
science, engineering and mathematics initiatives through the SETPOINT

Ambassadors build on existing initiatives to provide schools with access to

high quality resources and exciting activities. Science and Engineering
Ambassadors are people with science, technology, engineering and
mathematics skills employed in a variety of occupations at all levels. They
may be employed as scientists, engineers or mathematicians, or they may be

using those skills in other environments.

Ambassadors may use to:

• support out-of-school activities such as clubs, awards and


• offer mentoring and career guidance to groups;

• act as role models.

Information from enterprise work

A site demonstrating the approach of the Scottish Careers service.

Academy of Enterprise www.academyofenterprise.org

The Academy aims to encourage young people to become more enterprising
and releases a magazine, video and a range of teaching materials to support
this activity.

Get into Enterprise www.getintoenterprise.com

Part of the Scottish Enterprise Network, this site offers online modules aimed
at developing personal skills, self-confidence and improved employability.

The University of Strathclyde www.strath.ac.uk/enterprisingcareers


For further information, Tel (Freephone): 0800 14 64 15

E--mail: info@setnet.org.uk

SETNET is the Science Engineering Technology Mathematics Network and

has 84 member organisations representing Government, industry, the

engineering professional institutions, education and education charities. It is
one of the outcomes of a Government initiative-Action for Engineering.

The aims are to:

• Present a coherent message to teachers and industry about the

schemes and initiatives available to enhance and extend the key
curriculum subjects of science, technology and mathematics.

• To bring about collaboration between the various organisations to

influence more effectively the teaching of engineering related subjects.

• To ensure a more effective communication system for schools

and industry.

SETNET has established SETPOINTS in the UK, which operate as a focus for
teachers, business and industry to obtain information about resources,
schemes and initiatives concerned with science, engineering, technology and


• Provide a 'one-stop shop' for information about science, engineering,

technology and mathematics;

• Encourage co-operation in the scheduling and organisation of joint

projects and events;

• Encourage greater publicity for success stories from teachers and


• Create and promote a focus for distribution and collection of

information for teachers, industry and business;

• Undertake reviews of local activities, highlighting delivery 'gaps' and


• Organise seminars and meetings to disseminate good practice.

For further details of SETPOINT activities in Wiltshire, contact
Vince Marriott
SETPOINT Wiltshire/Swindon
Wessex SETPOINT Partnership
University of Bath in Swindon
Oakfield Campus
Marlowe Avenue
Tel: 01793 690931 Fax: 01793 690902
E-mail: wiltshire@setpoint.org.uk
Website: http://wiltshire.setpoint.org.uk


Not targeted at schools but helps 16-30 year olds start and develop their own
business, so could be relevant for community projects Tel. 0845 757 3252



TeacherNet has been developed by the DfES as a resource to support the

education profession From November 2004 there will be a new section of the
TeacherNet for enterprise education. This section will be developed over the
coming year, drawing on the work of the Enterprise Learning Pathfinders
funded by DfES,, to offer guidance on the management and implementation of
enterprise education, including case studies and examples of effective

Technology Insight


Technology Insight aims to enhance technology education by allowing
students and teachers to "Visit" industry and see how products are designed
and made. Students and teachers in the process of a "visit" obtain an
overview of the process of product development, learn about the knowledge
and skills of the people they "meet", are able to carry out follow-up activities in
school and are able to communicate with others by e-mail. (The range of
"visits" is being extended)

The Biochemical Engineering Education Scheme


Professor Mike Hoare

Department of Biochemical Engineering

University College London

Torrington Place


Tel: 020 7679 7031 Fax: 020 7209 00703

e-mail: biochemeng@uc1.ac.uk

The Biochemical Engineering Education Scheme is a new project supported

by the Gatsby Technical Education Projects. By generating resources for ‘A’
physics, chemistry and mathematics, BEES seeks to encourage young people
to recognise the excitement at the interface between engineering and biology.
Support for teachers is provided in the form of workshops, equipment for
practical work and written resources.

The Red Box

Schools pack launched by Inland Revenue, HM Treasury and HM Customs

and Excise. Pack for teachers, video, and posters.

Quote the Red Box

Tel: 020 7438 6190 Fax. 020 7438 7281

E-mail Adrain.hall@ir.gis.gov.uk

The Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative

The Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative aims to provide a route
map for young individuals starting a business. Students are offered pre-start-
up courses focusing on business skills.

The Technology Enhancement Programme


The Technology Enhancement Programme, which is part of the Warwick

University Manufacturing Group, seeks to enhance and enrich technology
education and training by supporting the organisation of design and
technology projects through industry - school partnerships.

The Work Foundation (the Old Industrial Society)


They organize conferences, which are interactive, for Year 9 to Year 11


Trident Trust
For details of activities in the Swindon area, contact

Richard Kelly
The Trident Trust
Swindon Borough Council

Sanford House
Sanford Street
Tel. 01793 463 053 Fax. 01793 488 597
Email: RichardKelly@TridentSwindon.org


Trident Trust (Wiltshire)

Julie Hall
County Manager
Trident Trust
The Mansion House
Pickwick Road
SN13 9BL
Tel 01249 701717
E Mail Julie.hall@wdc.demon.co.uk

Trident Trust is an educational charity that has existed for 30 years to help
young people aged 14-25 prepare for life beyond the classroom. It has
worked with over 1,200 schools, colleges and other organisations to enable
young people to:

 improve their employability and enterprise skills;

 help them develop as individuals; and
 show them the value of contribution to society and show society the
importance of their contribution and continued participation.

Work Experience Programme

Trident is the leading provider of work experience placements in
England and provides a fully managed and coordinated work
experience programme offering:

 High quality provision by specialists so that teachers can

concentrate on teaching;
 Health and Safety visiting and the assessment of employers;
 A book or floppy disk with job descriptions for every placement;
 Pupil and employer report forms in the same format for comparisons;
 Placements are checked for equal opportunities regardless of race or
 A network, which can place students in other areas.

Health & Safety is a prime concern. Visit their interactive Health and Safety
Website at http://dev2.brecon.co.uk/hs/ aimed at preparing students for work

The Skills for Life programme

This is a nationally recognised programme that provides a flexible learning

framework that can be used to build on a school's existing activities.
Participants are encouraged to develop vital life skills and gain a Gold
Certificate by completing:

 Work Experience - 2 week block placement - a chance to 'taste' the

world of work and develop employability skills.
 Personal Challenge - this depends on the individual, e.g. an outward
bound course; 90% attendance at school;
 Community Involvement - fostering a sense of Citizenship by working
in groups

Their resources - a means of capturing the learning that takes place and
providing evidence for various accreditation routes - include:

 Building Skills for Life Teachers pack;

 Citizenship Active Learning Plans;

 Student Record Books for Personal Challenge, Work Experience and
Community Involvement;
 Jobbox - Management of Work Experience Software for Schools;
 Navigator - Management of Work Experience Software for central

To find out more about these resources, read, "Been there done that" or
contact Romina Infantino (tel: 020 7014 1409).

UK Youth


UKYouth helps young people to plan and organise individual challenges and
also accredits this success. The aim is to encourage young people to take
ownership of their own learning.

Young Enterprise

Local Contact:
John Bennett
Tel 01594 510055
Email john. Bennett@eng.youngenterprise.org.uk

Young Enterprise is a national education charity with a mission: to inspire and

equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise. Their
programmes create a partnership between education and business, and offer
real-life business experience to students of all ages and abilities.

In addition to preparing them for their future working life, the skills and
experience developed by students through Young Enterprise support subjects
throughout the curriculum. They can also contribute to objectives for
examinations such as GCSE, A Level, NVQ and GNVQ, and three of the
programmes offer an optional OCR accredited Young Enterprise Exam. Young

Enterprise has been favourably received in OFSTED Inspections as an
excellent example of employer links, and is invaluable in developing Key

Team Programme

This is specifically designed for young people aged 15-19+ who experience
difficulties with learning and / or disabilities. It offers these young people
practical experience of running their own company, supported by their teacher
and volunteer business advisors. Formal recognition of the skills and abilities
developed through the programme is offered via the Young Enterprise
Examination, which all Team Programme participants are invited to sit.

Project Business

Run over six one-hour weekly sessions, which are presented in-curriculum by
a volunteer business partner and supported by a teacher partner, Project
Business (UK) is designed to give 14-15 year old students a practical, activity
based insight into economic and business life. The sessions give basic
introduction to a wide range of subjects - from outlining how a market
economy operates to discussing the role of advertising. Also included in the
programme is a half-day business/works visit hosted by the volunteer
business partner.

Company Programme

Achievers aged 15-19 set up and run their own company over the course of
one academic year. They elect a board of directors from amongst their peers,
raise share capital, and market and finance a product or service of their own
choice. At the end of the year they liquidate the company and present a report
and accounts. Participants are invited to sit the Young Enterprise

Entrepreneurship Master Classes

These are one-day seminars designed mainly for students who have already
experienced the highs and lows of running their own company in Young
Enterprise’s Company Programme. The Master classes are designed to
encourage students to think about starting their own business as a career
option and to identify the key entrepreneurial skills required in starting their
own business.

They also help students to understand the main issues and practicalities of
starting their own business - for example: who to approach concerning
financial matters, who to approach for help and advice.

Young Foresight


Young Foresight offers students the experience to develop the skills they need
to create a successful product or service. Schools are linked with industry
mentors and young people design a product or service.

Vocational Learning

Website supporting schools and colleges to deliver GNVQs, vocational A

levels, the new GCSEs and the work related curriculum at Key Stage 4

XL (The Prince’s Trust)

Tackles underachievement in schools for Year 10 and Year 11, by creating XL

clubs in two year accredited programme. Further information can be found on
www.princes-trust.org.uk (click on xl link).


Economic Wellbeing 11-19: career, work-related learning and enterprise

Elements of provision for all learners Through this provision learners can;

Recognise, develop and apply their skills for  Understand and demonstrate the main

enterprise and employability qualities attitudes and skills needed to enter
and thrive in the working world.
 Evaluate the usefulness of a range of skills
for gaining and sustaining employment and
 Manage their continuing career
development, including transitions.
 Take risks and learn from mistakes.
 Apply their functional skills and personal
learning and thinking skills.

Relate their own abilities, attributes and  Demonstrate an understanding of the

achievements to career intentions, and make concept of ‘career’.
informed choices based on an understanding of  Recognise and respond appropriately to the
available options. main influences in career choice.
 Identify, select and use a range of
information sources to research, clarify and
review career options and choices,
including financial support for post-16 and
higher education.
 Assess their needs, interest, values, skills,
abilities and attitudes in relation to options
in learning, work and enterprise, and use
this process to make creative and realistic
choices for progression.
 Access and use an interview with a career
guidance specialist to progress their plans.
 Make, review and adapt their individual
learning plan for transition into, through and
beyond the 14-19 phase, and;
 Complete application procedures for their
next steps, including a c.v., personal
statement and preparation for interview.

Develop awareness of the extent and diversity of  Understand the range of opportunities in
opportunities in learning and work. learning and work (local, national,
European and global), and the changing
patterns of employment.
 Understand the significance of the changes
happening in the world of work and relate
them to their career plans.
 Explain the chief characteristics of
employment, self-employment and
voluntary work, and;
 Recognise and challenge stereotypical
views of opportunities in learning and work.

Use their experiences of work to extend their  Identify what they have learned about work
understanding of careers and work. from their experiences.
 Understand what motivates people to work.
 Identify the qualities and skills needed for
enterprise and employability.
 Understand the importance of lifelong

learning to employability and progression,
 Apply learning gained from their
experiences of work to their curriculum and
to their career planning.

Learn from contact with people who work.  Understand the career motivations and
pathways taken by individuals.
 Understand the importance to employer of
skills, attitudes and qualifications and;
 Appreciate the benefit of further learning
and personal development.

Learn about how and why businesses operate.  Outline the main types of business and
what motivates them.
 Understand how different businesses are
organised and structured.
 Give examples of rights and responsibilities
at work, work roles and identities, and
attitudes and values in relation to work and
enterprise, and;
 Demonstrate a basic knowledge and
understanding of a range of economic and
business concepts and terms, including the
connections between markets, competition,
price and profit.

Learn about working practices and environments.  Understand how and why working practices
and environments differ.
 Understand the main hazards associated
with particular types of workplace and how
these hazards are minimised, and;
 Relate knowledge about work to their
learning and career development

Undertake tasks and activities set in work contexts.  Understand the relevance of curriculum
subjects to the world of work and to their
own career development.
 Demonstrate an understanding of economic
and business terms.
 Analyse how examples of learning within
the curriculum can be applied to work
contexts, and;
 Evaluate their experiences and learning to
inform future progress and career plan.

Engage with ideas, challenges and applications  Know and understand important enterprise
from the business world. concepts.
 Demonstrate enterprise skills, including
decision making, leadership, risk
management and presentation.

 Demonstrate enterprise attitudes, including
a willingness to take on new challenges,
self-reliance, open mindedness, respect for
 evidence, pragmatism and commitment to
making a difference, and;
 Demonstrate enterprising qualities,
including adaptability, perseverance,
determination, flexibility, creativity, ability to
improvise, confidence, initiative, self-
confidence, autonomy and the drive to
make things happen.