How Good Is Our School Quality Indicators in Enterprise in Education. Self-Evaluation GuideReport as inadecuate

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This guide has been prepared to support planning for improvement in enterprise in education. It has been designed for use by classroom teachers, school managers and staff from a wide range of agencies involved in enterprise in education, reflecting the increasing emphasis on multi-agency approaches and integrated strategies to meet pupils' needs. "Determined to Succeed" identified enterprise in education as evolving from what had previously become known in Scottish schools as "education for work and enterprise." "Determined to Succeed" gave the clear signal that enterprise had to be given much higher prominence in Scottish schools, as an approach which had proven worth educationally and which had a vital part to play in promoting a more entrepreneurial national culture in Scotland. Successful schools had confirmed that effective programmes of enterprise in education were integral to their core business of meeting the needs of all pupils, including those with additional support needs. The guide recognises and underlines the importance of enterprise in education as playing a key part in the education of all young people. It provides a route for schools to plan for improvement and report on standards and quality in a key area of national policy. Seven quality indicators have been selected from the 33 in "How good is our school?" as capturing the essential features of programmes for enterprise in education. These quality indicators help schools answer the question: are we an enterprising school? Questions have been provided to support evaluations, related to illustrations of very good performance. These guiding questions focus on essential features of high quality provision in the specific context of enterprise in education. Finally, a worked example of each quality indicator provides illustrations of effective practice. The seven selected quality indicators correlate closely with those areas of a school's work that are the focus of inspections by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIE). Evidence gathered by schools for evaluations of these key quality indicators will therefore be relevant to inspections. (Contains 5 footnotes.)

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups), Educational Quality, Educational Indicators, Career Education, Entrepreneurship, Business Education, Career Readiness, Courses, Learning Experience, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement, Student Needs, Need Gratification, Individual Development, Social Development, Career Guidance, School Guidance, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Special Schools

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Author: Her Majesty-s Inspectorate of Education


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