About Scotland’s Enterprising Schools


Curriculo Solutions have been working closely with number of primary and secondary schools as part of the Scottish Government’s “Scotland’s Enterprising Schools Project’. This programme was announced in January this year (2015) by Nicola Sturgeon and a new site on Glow will be launched by Angela Constance in September which will roll out the concept and introduce more schools to it.

In addition to Curriculo Solutions, Young Enterprise Scotland, Bad Idea, Co-Operative Enterprise Trust Scotland & Social Enterprise Academy also participated and each partner independently carried out their own pilot.

The aim of ‘Scotland’s Enterprising Schools’ pilot was to consider the individual offers from each partner and how they might contribute to the development of skills for work and an enterprising mindset. In addition all organisations contributed tothe development of an assessment tool for use in schools.

  The Curriculo Pilot involved the following activities:

  1. An Introductory session on Skills for Work with all head teachers and P7 teachers from the participating schools.
  2. Introductory session on Skills for Work delivered by the Curriculo Team for each primary 7 class
  3. Provision of Module 3 Curriculo Materials for the teacher to use to deliver the coaching
  4. Evaluation forms for each class

The purpose of the pilot programme was to give children an idea of what would be expected of them by employers when entering the workplace and how to meet those expectations (or exceed). Module 3 of the Curriculo Programme – ‘Making the most of my Skills and Strengths’ is the culmination of the learning carried out in the previous two modules. The pilot solely covered this part of the programme.

Hear what the pupils and teachers thought by clicking onto some of the pictures in this area.