ELC & Scotland’s Enterprising Schools

One of the ambitions of Scotland CAN DO is "to achieve an education system with entrepreneurship and innovation at its core." This ambition does not begin with secondary, or even primary schools – early learners can get involved too!

Scotland's Enterprising Schools is a hub to support and inspire educational practitioners across Scotland to embed enterprising and entrepreneurial learning across the curriculum. SES was developed in partnership with Education Scotland and the Scottish Government and was launched at the Scottish Learning Festival back in September 2015. Key features include:

  • Practitioners have the opportunity to join the professional learning network where they can take part in discussions about enterprise education and collaborate with colleagues to share ideas and resources.
  • Aprofessional reflection tool helps practitioners gauge where their establishment is on its enterprise journey and will support the self-evaluation process.
  • Our range of free resources and the ideas highlighted will be very useful when curriculum planning and will help schools/early learning and childcare settings embed Building the Curriculum 4 and Developing the Young Workforce agendas as part of their improvement plans.

Any number of practitioners can join the professional learning community and members of the network will receive an "Enterprising Schools Proud Member" badge for use on your website.

Scotland's Enterprising Schools was developed to encourage educational practitioners, from early years through and beyond senior phase, to develop a holistic approach to enterprise and entrepreneurial thinking. This is achieved by providing a platform to recognise settings for their work in this area.

Our first Early Years case study came from Ardnahoe Nursery School in Toryglen, Glasgow. The full case study is available on our website and highlights how the project came about, how it developed and all the skills the children learned along the way – click here!

This is just one example of enterprise in learning we now have available on our hub, with our interesting practice pages covering inspiring case studies from early learning right up to secondary schools.

We are always keen to hear from more settings about the great work taking place across Scotland. Are your children involved in exciting, enterprising activities? Then please contact us and we'll be happy to discuss how you can get involved.

Need help getting started? Our Partner page is full of organisations willing to help you on your way to developing a CAN DO spirit, making learning more enterprising and entrepreneurial.

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Scotland’s Enterprising Schools

Rouken Glen Park
Rouken Glen Rd
G46 7JN
United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 406 7722

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