Social Enterprise in Schools Launch

The Social Enterprise Academy is delighted to once again be offering schools across Scotland the opportunity to participate in our acclaimed Social Enterprise in Schools programme.  Registration is now open.

HIE support and Scottish Government funding is enabling us to work towards their aim for every school in Scotland to have the opportunity to run their own sustainable social enterprise over the next ten years.  The Social Enterprise in Schools programme is delivered at no cost to schools and provides them with an opportunity to achieve a Social Enterprise in Schools Award, as you know these are presented at our annual marketplace and awards ceremony…  click here for a taste of the buzzing atmosphere at this years’ event!

The programme is very much pupil-led and supports Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes and Developing the Young Workforce employability aims and wider skills and can also be used to evidence a number of SQA qualifications.  During the past 11 years we have worked with over 1000 schools (nursery, primary, secondary and additional support needs) and colleges and over 2200 teachers, to establish successful, viable and actively trading social enterprises all run by pupils.

We are offering 3 levels of participation, there is no timescale and the programme can fit into a teachers’ curriculum year.  Should schools decide to participate, I can arrange for a tutor, all social entrepreneurs themselves, to visit them with an interactive workshop (delivery in Gaelic medium is available) where pupils will be encouraged to identify a need in their community and empowered to make a difference with their enterprise.  We would work with you to organise CPD to equip staff with an understanding of social enterprise as a business model and information about the programmes’ links with CfE;  offer them access to on-line resources and an education co-ordinator’s support throughout.  We can also organise a Dragons’ Den competition later on in the school year and invite schools to compete, an exciting way to offer pupils the opportunity to present their ventures to a panel of judges, build on communication skills, increase their confidence and win a cash prize.

By establishing a social enterprise in school, young people are engaging in the practical and creative skills required to run a business whilst developing a range of skills, gaining in confidence, increasing their self-esteem and enriching their sense of social justice.  They are having a real life learning experience that is relevant and fun!

To find out more please drop me a line at if you’d like me to meet and discuss what we can offer to schools in the area and how we might best work with you.

See the the impact review and guide below.


file Impact_Review_-_Digital_Version..pdf September 07, 2018
file SEE_Guide_SCOT_2018.pdf September 07, 2018

Posted by Hi-hope Admin on 7 September 2018 at 13:16

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