Academy:  Enterprise Academy
Leader:  Mrs Sarah-Jane Pattison
Your profile As Director of Enterprise I get to help students expand on the soft skills employers are looking for. Research by Exeter University showed the top ten skills required by employers matched with the key enterprise skills exactly.  As a Business Information Systems graduate I have taught Business in Bradford for 16 years and had direct experience with delivering Enterprise throughout my teaching career.  I have the pleasure of teaching from year 7 to year 13 at Buttershaw and have the chance to have students compete in many national and international competitions.
Weekly provisions Tuesday
Weekly Enterprise Skills sessions

Session for competition entries

To develop the top 10 employability skills
Successes Last year saw a new partnership with Micro Tyco and the wild hearts foundation.  Students raised over £700 for female entrepreneurs in third world countries to start their businesses.   Year 7 took part in the Enabling enterprise challenge working in teams with Immanuel at Price Waterhouse coopers and really showed off their enterprise skills.  Year 9 – Competed in the mosaic business challenge which is a national competition and very narrowly missed out on a place in the regional finals.  Year 10, 11 and Sixth form students took part in the London institute of banking and finance student investor challenge simulation, Investing £100,000 into the FTSE 100 some students being more successful than the teachers!  We had a very successful Summer Fair with amazing enterprise ideas at the summer fair with lots of stalls raising over £1000 for charities chosen by students.

Year 12 worked on a Financial Awareness workshop with Price Waterhouse Coopers and the ESF Future Jobs Competition   Year 8 took part in the ahead partnership festival Enterprise competition during BBEC day creating a festival and strengthening their group work.