We've had such great feedback from primary schools on our digital enterprise portal with storybooks, teaching resources and lesson plans for KS2 PSHE and citizenship, we thought we'd celebrate by creating some desktop backgrounds that teachers, students and parents can use! Choose your favourite, click on...

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We're passionate about enterprise education in schools, but how educators inspire enterprising behaviour in children can be challenging. Should enterprise education be a statutory element of the curriculum? If so, at what age should it become statutory? Primary school? Secondary school? Should enterprise be combined with financial education or does it have a broader role to play? Some people want enterprise education to be compulsory, but school curricula are already jam-packed with topics teachers have to cover. For this reason, we do not believe enterprise education should be a statutory part of the curriculum but, instead, schools should produce a culture of enterprise amongst pupils. Enterprise and being enterprising is incredibly important in cultivating creativity, resourcefulness, resilience and a positive mindset.  

7 ways to create an enterprising culture in schools

As educators we're passionate about inspiring and empowering our students. In fact, helping children understand more about our world is an incredibly rewarding career. But often, the most rewarding elements are not around the transfer of facts and methods of how things are done; they are in bringing the best out of students; in helping them overcome challenges and have a positive outlook on life. There is an array of people skills, characteristics and traits that will help children develop into happy, successful adults. These traits not only aid academic achievement but are, arguably, even more important.
Proactive teachers are always on the hunt for the best resources to share with their pupils. With a lot of hype surrounding enterprise education but with few tried and tested resources available, it can be a difficult task to find the best. Naturally, we think Clever Tykes produces the best enterprise resources for primary schools! But what is it that makes them good? If you already have the Clever Tykes books and resources or if you're looking for more ways of inspiring and empowering students, what should you be looking out for in other enterprise resources?
Clever Tykes is passionate about enterprise education and the team has carried out extensive research to determine exactly what enterprise in primary schools looks like today. Why is it that even though enterprise is not statutory at the primary or elementary school level, some schools regard it as an incredibly important part of their curriculum? The quality and amount of primary enterprise education delivered varies widely between individual schools and local education authorities (LEAs). A common component of schools with a good standard of enterprise education is a proactive and forward-thinking headteacher, or another teacher who is willing to make a case for enterprise. Teachers have the power to adopt and implement enterprise education if they are passionate about developing the associated skills and attitudes in their pupils. Where there's a will, there's a way. In this article we'll look at what enterprise education looks like in schools as well as explore ideas to better integrate it.