Enterprise & Employability

Unlike the previous 2 curriculum pillars pupils ‘enterprise and employability’ needs are not assessed on any kind of scale. However ensuring that every child has access to as many opportunities to learn in a real life context is key to them being adequately prepared for life after Ganton.

The school’s enterprise curriculum is cascaded down from the work that takes place in 6th form to ensure that pupils have the opportunity to work towards the “big 13” enterprise skills

The aim of Enterprise Education at Ganton School is to enhance and supplement the Teaching and Learning of all students by equipping them with transferable enterprise skills which will support them in their future education and life choices, in effect preparing them for adult life.

There are four key areas in the Enterprise Education as outlined by the DFE, our intention is to enable students to develop their understanding and awareness of these areas and how they are used constantly in their learning and in the world outside of school.

  • Tackling a problem or need: students generate ideas through discussion to reach a common understanding of what is required to resolve the problem or meet the need.
  • Planning the project or activity: breaking down tasks, organising resources, deploying team members and allocating responsibilities.
  • Implementing the plan: solving problems, monitoring progress.
  • Evaluating the processes: reviewing activities and final outcomes, reflecting on lessons learned and assessing the skills, attitudes, qualities and understanding acquired.

Whole school enterprise projects are allocated to key stage groups so that the pupils can take ownership of them at that point, they are as follows:

  • KS1/2 – enterprise café (in class)
  • KS3 – Drama Company, Charity Shop
  • KS4 – Cycle Safari, Enterprise Fayres (Christmas, East and Summer)
  • KS5 – Restaurant, Blue Ceramics, Café, Horticulture Crew, Shop Local.

As a school we value:

  • The happiness of children, families and staff;

  • Caring staff who respect and know the children very well;

  •  The development of self-confidence, self-motivation and independence;

‘Leaders have continued to develop the school’s curriculum since the last inspection.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Leaders have introduced a new approach to assessment. This enables leaders to check pupils’ progress from their starting points more effectively.’…

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‘Pupils take part in a strong work experience and work-related learning programme.’…

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‘Pupils say that they enjoy their lessons and take great pride in their work.’…

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‘Pupils respect each other, display good manners and work together successfully.’…

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‘There is a strong emphasis on personalisation of the curriculum, the development of pupils’ communication skills, independence skills and preparation for life after school.’…

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‘Pupil Premium is targeted to improving pupils’ communication skills through investment in specialist equipment and software.’…

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‘The curriculum offers a wealth of enrichment activities which are highly valued by
pupils and parents and carers.’…

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‘Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, are making strong progress from their varied starting points in reading, writing and mathematics.’…

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‘Pupils take part in local and
regional accessible sporting activities.’…

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‘The school council is
especially active and members are particularly proud of the role they played in improving school meals..’…

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‘Staff use signing, symbols, photographs and objects of reference to communicate effectively with those pupils who need additional support to ensure that they are fully engaged in their learning.’…

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‘Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school continues to go from strength to strength.’…

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‘Pupils spoke
enthusiastically about learning outside of school and their visits to local museums, the Humber Bridge, local cafes and to the cinema.’…

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‘Pupils run the school shop and staff cafeteria, enabling them to use their literacy and numeracy skills in a practical setting.’…

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‘Leaders use the pupil premium funding effectively.’…

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‘Pupils rise to the challenges that you set, and their learning is rarely disrupted.’…

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‘Leaders have carried out a detailed review of the curriculum pathways for pupils.’…

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