As a school that specialises in Business and Enterprise, we are keen to promote enterprise skills throughout the curriculum.

The link between being enterprising and being a successful and effective learner is clear. It is increasingly recognised that schools have a responsibility to prepare their students for life outside of the classroom. To help our students achieve their full potential throughout their future lives, it is essential that we promote a range of transferable skills, which will be invaluable to further studies as well as career progression.

Employers and Colleges/Universities are becoming increasingly passionate about the need for students to be good communicators, have a positive attitude, work well in teams, solve problems in a creative way, lead, manage and organise themselves, reflect and be independent.

With this in mind we identified 8 key ‘Grange Enterprise Learning Skills’ (GELS).

  1. Can do attitude
  2. Communication
  3. Creativity
  4. Independence
  5. Leadership
  6. Reflectiveness
  7. Self-Management
  8. Teamworking

Our aim is to promote GELS across all subjects and through extra-curricular activities and opportunities. By the time a student leaves The Grange School, we would like them to have developed these skills and achieved recognition of this.

Each individual GELS contains 6 specific elements and each of these has 3 levels of progression (bronze, silver and gold).

We are currently developing a system where students will progress through the levels for each of the GELS. They will take increasingly independent levels of responsibility for the tracking of these skills and will have a portable record of their achievements.

Staff will identify current GELS that they are covering, highlight these to their students, and seek opportunities to build additional GELS into their lessons.

For a more detailed looked at the GELS, please click on the links below.