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Enterprise Education

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made towards the Government’s target that every school pupil has enterprise education by 2006; and what estimate he has made of the total proportion of school pupils receiving enterprise education. (99586)

There is no such target. In September 2005 we began a three-year strategy to enable all secondary schools to develop a new focus on enterprise education. A QCA survey in March 2006 found that over 90 per cent. of schools have enterprise in their school development plans, or will have next year, and nearly 90 per cent. have, or will have next year, a written school policy on enterprise. So we have made good progress, and we have established the national Schools’ Enterprise Education Network to help all schools to make further progress.