Work Related Learning and Enterprise Education

Nancealverne is committed to maximising the benefits for every young person, in the development of a whole school approach to work-related learning.

The school recognises that there should be differentiation in the levels of WRL for students, and the school wishes to promote WRL as part of the learning entitlement for all students at KS3, KS4 and KS5.

The aims for work-related learning focus on the provision the school makes for opportunities for young people to prepare for adult and working life.

These include:

  • to improve educational standards through using contexts that improve motivation and attainment for all young people;
  • to ensure that young people follow courses and programmes which are appropriate to their longer-term aspirations and needs;
  • to improve young people’s understanding of the world of work and its demands;
  • to improve the quality of provision and guidance;
  • to increase access and choice for all young people;
  • to improve the transition of young people from school to adult and working life
Enterprise Education 
We recognise the importance of Enterprise Education for all young people, and regularly hold a successful 'Enterprise Week' for all classes to take part in. In previous years this has been linked to the Christmas Fayre and a competition to make and sell items for a profit at the fayre, as well as a very successful staff lunch scheme called 'Posh Nosh'. 
Each year the focus for Enterprise Week may change, but the principles of researching and running a business as well as increasing the scope for Maths and Literacy embedded learning are key to making Enterprise Week a success.  
At Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, accredited learning linked to Enterprise Education is also in place and dedicated timetable slots for this learning at Key Stage 5 are also in place. 
Nancealverne School is working with other schools in the Special Partnership Trust to develop enterprise links with the local business community, and develop an enterprise champions role. We are also fortunate to be linked with an Lead Enterprise Advisor who is employed to work solely with the schools from the Special Partnership Trust and the link ARB schools also. As such, we can pool out resources and linked Enterprise Advisors to increase business support and interest for future learning and this is a key area for the Development Planning for the school this year. 
For further information about our Enterprise links and Careers Programme, please visit the 'Careers Education' tab. 
A review of our current Work Related Learning and Enterprise activities linked to the curriculum across all key stages can be found below.