The academy that is replacing failing school Bradford Cathedral Community College is due to open in September 2007 and it is the first academy to have citizenship and enterprise as its specialisms. To quote from their brochure “Bradford Academy wants every student to achieve their academic potential, to live their faith, and to develop the social and business skills they will need in the world after school – both for themselves and so that they can serve others”. The man set to carry out this task is Gareth Dawkins, who has been appointed Principal of the Academy. He joins Libby Purves.
MONEY AND MORALS
Despite a poor report from OFSTED about the teaching of citizenship in schools, education about moral and ethical values is definitely in vogue at the moment. One such initiative is a school programme known as “Money and Morals”, a 15-lesson programme aimed at ages 15-18, teaching basic and advanced ethics in the workplace, devised by the charity JABE, the Jewish Association for Business Ethics. JABE also run a road show in about 25 schools in the London area where two business JABE members, two young actors and a facilitator present three typical workplace ethical dilemmas and encourage the school audience to present their own ideas and suggestions, leading to an ethical solution to the issues presented.
Reporter Sara Parker went to Bushey Meads School in Hertfordshire to see the road show in action.
Libby is joined by Lorraine Spector, Executive Director of JABE.
Rotherham was recently visited by HM Treasury Officials researching best examples of Enterprise Education in the UK. The visit showcased the ground-breaking work of the ‘Rotherham Ready’ Enterprise Education programme. Backed by £1.4 million of funding from Yorkshire Forward the initiative involves all Rotherham schools and colleges, together with a large range of business partners, and aims to engage all children in Rotherham from 4-19 in developing an insight into the world of work and the enterprising skills they will need to shape their future.
Libby speaks to: Mike Garnock-Jones, Project Manager of Rotherham Ready; and Jane Fearnley of Herringthorpe Junior School in Rotherham.
Reporter Jill Hopkins spoke to children from Herringthope Junior School about their enterprise projects.