Entrepreneurship Education

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Whole School Issues

Few English primary or secondary schools surveyed had a coherent programme of enterprise education to develop economic and business understanding and enterprise and financial capability for all children and young people or had appropriate learning outcomes for these areas. This meant that learners gained limited understanding of the economy, interest rates and their impact, recession, inflation, why prices vary and the ownership of companies.

Activities in these areas were judged as aiding the development good problem-solving and team working skills, including negotiation, cooperation, planning and organisation. Source Ofsted 2011

When primary schools taught and reinforced concepts across different curriculum areas pupils gained appropriate levels of understanding about money, including earning, spending and saving and the distinction between wants and needs. 
Source Economics, Business and Enterprise Education June 2011, No 100086

Support to Educational Establishments

This involves improved integration of E.E. programmes into the curriculum and their inclusion in Primary schools, encouraging curricular reform through piloting, comparison and sharing of practice based pedagogies and sustainable funding for activity in this area. Establishing university centres and research to access impact using common frameworks derived from successful programmes.
Source: Oslo Agenda

Entrepreneurial schools

…have a dedicated and committed school management which supports entrepreneurship education for all students based on a forward looking ethos willing to embrace change and a vision of how entrepreneurship education fits into the broader curriculum and development plan. transversal, creative and entrepreneurial skills are nurtured by the regular use of activity based learning and student centred methods in teaching.

Source: Entrepreneurship Education - A Guide for Educators