Warmsworth Primary School
Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement for Enterprise
We teach our children about Enterprise and engage with local and national businesses to raise the aspirations of our children. We link with Primary Futures and host members of industry on Careers Days where the children can ask questions and learn more about a range of careers.
We have high aspirations for our pupils at Warmsworth Primary School and we feel that enterprise skills are important for the future of our children, as 21st Century citizens.
The skills we aim to develop in our children are: teamwork, risk, negotiating and influencing, effective communication, creativity and innovation, positive attitude, initiative, organising and planning, problem solving, leadership, making ethical decisions, financial literacy and product and service design.
We aim to embed these skills within the school curriculum from Foundation stage to the end of KS2 through increased collaboration and new opportunities organised enterprise events allow.
We aim for our pupils to become more aware of the range of skills required in everyday life, and help them to understand the need to apply these skills throughout their life time.
At Warmsworth Primary School, our children in Foundation Stage 1 and 2 learn basic enterprise skills through the child-led provision. Here they are encouraged to communicate with each other, and work together to problem-solve and become critical thinkers.
In classrooms, our children are supported to learn the enterprise skills of: teamwork, risk, negotiating and influencing, effective communication, creativity and innovation, positive attitude, initiative, organising and planning, problem solving, leadership, making ethical decisions, financial literacy and product and service design.
The use of ‘Kagan’ strategies are used in classrooms to ensure class/group cohesion and to emphasise their shared goals.
Teachers plan for enterprise skills to be developed through the curriculum, making cross-curricular links wherever possible and culminate in a planned enterprise event, termly.
Our children in Year groups 1 to 6 plan one Enterprise event per term (one with a ‘financial literacy’ focus/one to demonstrate communication, presentation, performance skills/ one to demonstrate skills, learning)
These are supplemented through specialist days where Enterprise is celebrated, such as National Careers Week.
Our children are resilient learners who are able to use their initiative and communicate their ideas in a clear and concise way. T
They demonstrate their eagerness for a challenge over a wide-range of learning and can work effectively individually, within small groups or a larger class setting. By providing them with a variety of challenges, and highlighting the links to the enterprise outcomes, a strengthening of relevant skills will develop over their time in Warmsworth Primary School.
The enterprise events each term, and the integration of events like Careers Week and implementing design-led tasks that require financial literacy, ensure our children leave Key Stage 2 as individuals, who can face their future with confidence.