Salford Business Education Partnership

The Salford Business Education Partnership (BEP) is a well-established service and delivers in high schools across Greater Manchester. The primary focus of Salford BEP is to develop and practice enterprise skills such as communication, team work, problem solving, planning, creativity, initiative and to build confidence.

All of the enterprise activities follow a common process whereby students are set a challenge, they work in small groups and adopt individual job roles, they then address the challenge by brainstorming, problem solving and often use their creativity to design a product.

Students will acquire a greater understanding of the world of work and its practices, develop knowledge of the skills and qualifications required to work in different industries and enhance transferable enterprising skills (communication, team work, problem solving etc.) so that they are better prepared for working life.

Salford BEP offers a wide range of enterprise activities, which can meet curriculum requirements as well as providing students with that extra piece of knowledge and understanding. Schools can pick from the range of activities or if there is a specific area which needs covering in the curriculum, BEP would be happy to discuss a bespoke activity to support with that area. The activities last from one hour to a whole day for any year group. Projects can either be solely led by a coordinator from Salford BEP, or be facilitated by business volunteers.

Transitions

This project is delivered to 6 primary schools within All Hallows Education Action Zone with activities and visits to support subject themes, enrich the curriculum and for students to learn and develop new skills which can be used in and out of school life. Activities offered last between 1 hour and half a day per year group and the activities offered are either led by the BEP Co-ordinator or selected businesses and their staff. The project also provides opportunities for years 4, 5 and 6 students to engage with the High School through our ‘EAZ Transition Days’ to assist in an easy transition from primary to high school.

If you are a primary school based in Salford and interested in our EAZ Project, have a look at our ’Downloads’ section for the brochure with all our activities.

What people are saying

"I enjoyed my experience on NCS because I was challenged by myself and others around me. I had a lot of inspiration to carry on and do better. I mixed with people from different backgrounds."

"Without Salford Foundation's support I'd be homeless. You've changed my life and I would never be able to continue my studies without your help."

"Coming here has changed my life around for the better. It has helped me stop offending by looking at why I did it in the first place and helping get things sorted out."

"I am now much more confident in my schoolwork and I listen more and my organisational skills are getting better each day."

"You would not believe the difference coming to Salford Foundation has made. I was sitting in my house, not speaking to anyone for days. My life has changed for the better. I have a life again."

"I can now start living my life again and not be afraid to open my front door. Thank you so much."

"Thank you so much for going above and beyond for my child. Your help and support has helped make such a difference in her life in such a small amount of time. I am truly grateful."

If you would like to find more about how you can get involved in our Salford Business Eduction Partnership activities, please get in touch.

Jason King

Raising Aspirations - Team Leader

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