Mr A Morris – Associate Senior Leader: Business Studies & Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Teacher of Maths
Mrs A Torr – Teacher of Business Studies
Mr P George – Teacher of Science, Business Studies and Technology
Mrs L Brennan – SENDCO and Teacher of Business Studies
To encourage students to take an interest in the world of business, by following financial affairs, and confidently exploring reasons for successful and failed trading activities and entrepreneurs. To passionately engage in school based activities to develop talents, and the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to a fictional or real business.
Our intent is to create curiosity to the business world around us. Enabling our students to take educated business risks and independently be able to counterbalance the outcome. Our aim is to design a curriculum which encourages collaboration and critical thinking. Students will be equipped with skills and theoretical knowledge, they will have opportunities to participate in house and national competitions to broaden their skills and put into practice what they have learnt in the classroom. Inspiring them to become young entrepreneurs.
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision, which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. In business we give the responsibility of their own learning through flipped learning, enabling them to research a topic and embed this in their minds before delivering to their peers. A student’s favourite teacher should be them as they take responsibility for their own learning, based around a central theme of “responsible learning”.
Our aim is to create thinkers not memorisers, and at the same time teaching our students how to think, but not what to think. This is a philosophical thought which will encourage confidence and resilience.
Emphasis is placed on analytical thinking and questioning which helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of local and national businesses alongside the wider world and are curious to know more about the successes and failures and development of businesses. Through this student learn to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.