All businesses need enterprising employees to drive their organisations forward, to have ideas and initiatives to instigate growth, and to ensure businesses success in this fast-changing world. Enterprise is a key government focus, forming an important part of the United Kingdom’s global economic status and is central to driving this nation forward. We want our students to access the opportunities that a career in business affords.
We are immensely proud to offer a curriculum that alongside the knowledge associated with enterprise also develops character, bravery and an entrepreneurial spirit. Wayne Huizenga who is the owner of the Miami Dolphins American Football Team once said “Some people dream of success, whilst other people get up in the morning and make it happen”. Students who study an Enterprise curriculum at Newfield School will make their ideas a reality and their dreams a success.
At Newfield School our enterprise curriculum develops sector specific knowledge and technical skills in a practical learning environment. The sector specific enterprise knowledge and skills provide a progression pathway into a number of roles in an organisation, and are transferable into all businesses. Through vocational context acquire skills by studying the knowledge, behaviours and traits related to researching, setting up, running and reviewing an enterprise. Realistic work scenarios are used to promote the key business acumen in the areas of market research, planning, promotional and financial skills using realistic work scenarios, monitoring performance, time management and problem solving.
Students who choose Enterprise at Newfield School will be expected to become entrepreneurs. They will be placed in a business environment where they are expected to take risks and work hard in order to run their own business. The Enterprise curriculum at Newfield School allows students the opportunity to gain rich knowledge of how to research, setup, run, review and monitor an enterprise. This curriculum allows;
- development of key skills that prove learners’ aptitude in planning and carrying out an enterprise activity including market research, planning, carrying out financial transactions, communication and problem solving
- the acquisition of knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, such as the features and characteristics of enterprises and entrepreneurs and the internal and external factors that can affect the performance of an enterprise
- development of attitudes and ways of working that are considered most important for enterprise, including communicating and interacting with customers, monitoring and reflecting on performance of enterprise and own use of skills
Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, once said,
'Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.'
Our desire to provide a first-class education which is broad and balanced means students acquire the confidence to believe they can be an entrepreneur through being taught the powerful knowledge needed to understand the business world and how to be an entrepreneur, as well as having the opportunity to manage a real-life business venture. Students who study an Enterprise curriculum at Newfield School will make their ideas a reality and their dreams a success.