The Business and Enterprise Department is dynamic, enthusiastic, committed and high achieving team of Business and Enterprise specialists who all strive to achieve one common goal which is to provide “A high, quality level of education” to all the students at Moreton.
We aim to:
- Raise standards of achievement for all students
- Provide students with motivating, exciting and diverse lessons.
- Provide models of excellence in business and related subjects’ delivery
- Raise post 16 participation, providing students with appropriate skills for employment
- Involve students in assessment of their enterprise abilities
The department seeks to continuously improve and build upon the excellent standards and grades it has already achieved.
At key stage four, Year 9 students are taught GCSE Applied Business, this course will run until 2018, with the last co-hort starting the course in September 2016. After this a new GCSE will replace it, in line with government changes.
Post 16 teaching is shared within the department. Students will study the new AQA Business Applied General which comprises of both exams and controlled assessments over a two year period. This is accredited with either a pass, merit or distinction.
The department is lucky to have all Business specialist teachers who both are current examiners in GCSE and A Level business. The team places strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration to meet both formally and informally to provide a high standard of teaching and discuss any issues.
During the year at Moreton, Learners are given the opportunity to take part in a variety of co-curricular events in these they are expected to take personal responsibility for their own actions through an enterprise process that involves four stages.
- Stage 1 — tackling a problem or need: students generate ideas through discussion to reach a common understanding of what is required to resolve the problem or meet the need.
- Stage 2 — planning the project or activity: breaking down tasks, organising resources, deploying team members and allocating responsibilities.
- Stage 3 — implementing the plan: solving problems, monitoring progress.
- Stage 4 — evaluating the processes: reviewing activities and final outcomes, reflecting on lessons learned and assessing the skills, attitudes, qualities and understanding acquired.
Enterprise Activities at Moreton
we are proud of our enterprising students and like to give each and every student at Moreton the opportunity to get involved in activities that are engaging, educational and fun! Enterprising activities at Moreton try to encourage students to:
- Work in teams and make decisions as a group
- Undertake a specific challenge in a given time
- Use their imagination and creativity
- Examine the constraints and practice of the adult business world
- Be able to recognise and appreciate skills and qualities they may have.
- Evaluate an activity or project they have undertaken.
Philosophy & Aims
We are a dynamic and innovative Faculty committed to advancing the standard of learning and teaching within our area. The skills and knowledge learnt within the Business Faculty can enhance learning in other areas of the curriculum and beyond the students life within school into the wider community and environment.
Our philosophy supports the whole school policy by ensuring success for all is achieved through mutual respect and collaboration. We believe in promoting an ethos that is opposed to discrimination so everyone can achieve their potential as life long learners.
The Business Faculty aims to provide each pupil with knowledge and understanding of all businesses. It also provides opportunities for all pupils to learn the importance of how businesses function and how business people work within organisations.
The Business Faculty will continuously develop and deliver a range of programmes which are challenging, interesting, innovative and relevant. It will deliver these programmes both effectively and efficiently and seek to continuously improve the quality of both teaching and learning.
As a Faculty we aim to:
- Provide all pupils with the skills and knowledge of how real life businesses and situations work.
- Create opportunities for pupils to apply their theoretical knowledge taught as part of the curriculum in order to improve and develop their understanding.
- Encourage pupils to work in a professional manner as part of teams or independently.
- Provide pupils with the opportunities to present, assess, annotate and monitor their progress in order to identify personal needs and goals.
- Ensure that all pupils are provided with a stimulating, rewarding, safe and caring environment.
- To ensure that each pupils’ individual needs are meet and ensure that each pupil achieves their full potential.
All pupils are expected to abide by classroom rules and follow set routines (See routines). The Business Department also supports the whole school ethos for pupil expectations. In addition to this the department also expects pupils to:
- Arrive on time to lesson
- Pay attention at all times.
- Not shout out, but put hands up.
- Not distract other pupils
- Have respect for all students.
- Complete work set within the time required
- Come to lessons equipped.
- Work independently as well as part of team.
- Use enterprising qualities.
- Complete homework as and when required.
- Have respect for their teacher.
- Work to the best of their ability in order to achieve and make progress.
- Act on advice and feedback provided to them.
- Make contributions to lesson when necessary.
- Apply their own knowledge and experiences to suitable situations.
- Meet targets and deadlines which have been set
With reference to the department, staff are encouraged to support pupil’s expectations by clarifying their expectations to all teaching groups. At the start of each academic year all members of the Business staff are required to clarify their expectations with pupils in order to minimize disruptions and maintain a positive and hardworking learning environment.
Business Studies Staff
Mrs C Leslie – Head of Department –Assistant Head.
Mr G. Grant – Teacher of Business – Director of House