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Project CompleteThe Enterprise Academy's 'Enterprise Oscars' took place on 25 January 2012. Over 700 pupils took part in the programme, working with 15 local businesses. The Enterprise Coaches assisted a total of 26 new business start ups and 66 existing businesses.WNF for this project ceased in March 2012, but NBV have secured European funding to deliver business start-up activity. Pre-start work will hopefully be undertaken by DNCC, subject to them securing ERDF.

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2011/12 Year End

Enterprise Academy – Stage five of the Enterprise Challenge Event Programme, the Enterprise Oscars, took place on 25 January 2012.  The Enterprise Oscars was designed to celebrate the success of all the teams involved in the Enterprise Challenge Event programme and awards were presented to all 10 teams for being winners in their schools.  A legacy report for the Enterprise Academy has been produced and is available on the LSP website.  Legacy and sustainability discussions have also taken place with all schools between Jan – March 2012.

Enterprise Coaching – Enterprise coaches continued to deliver up to the end of March 2012, assisting a total of 26 new business start ups.  The project has reported that increasing demands for support have started to materialise and that much of this demand will remain unfulfilled until business support services are put in place by NBV who have secured ERDF funding to deliver business start-up activity. Pre-start work will also hopefully be undertaken by DNCC, subject to them securing ERDF also.

Working Neighbourhoods Fund for this project ceased in March 2012.

2011/12 Quarter 3

Enterprise Academy
The Enterprise Oscars will take place over the coming quarter to celebrate the success of the teams involved in the Enterprise Challenge Event.

Enterprise Coaching
Progress has been made with a Business Forum achieved. Current demand however from existing businesses reflects the difficult trading conditions for small businesses. An unexpected decrease in demand for support with creating new businesses, job creation and pre-business start enquiries was seen this quarter with a reduction in referrals from partner organisations as a result of funding cuts.

2011/12 Quarter 2

The individual school focus for development through the year is as follows:

Bolsover School - Enterprise Coaching CPD
Developing and delivering a CPD programme for staff that develops staff’s skills to coach and mentor student enterprise.
Frederick Gent  -
Enterprise Audit and Mapping
Implementing a process for auditing and mapping enterprise activity across the school. Heritage School - “The Heritage Gallery”
Facilitating the development of “The Heritage Gallery” as an umbrella organisation for small businesses developing in school.
Tibshelf School - Young People’s Enterprise Forum
Facilitating the development of a Young People’s Enterprise Forum led by the students for students.
Shirebrook Academy - Enterprising Post 16=
Developing and delivering a development programme for Post 16 students to develop enterprise capability with their peers.

Next quarter’s update will focus on activity being delivered through the second strand of this project which is the Business Coaches and Business Support.

2011/12 Quarter 1
The individual schools focus for development through the year is as follows :

Bolsover School - Enterprise Coaching Continuing Professional Development
Developing and delivering a Continuing Professional Development programme for staff that develops staff’s skills to coach and mentor student enterprise.

Frederick Gent  - Enterprise Audit and Mapping
Implementing a process for auditing and mapping enterprise activity across the school.

Heritage School - “The Heritage Gallery”
Facilitating the development of “The Heritage Gallery” as an umbrella organisation for small businesses developing in school.

Tibshelf School - Young People’s Enterprise Forum
Facilitating the development of a Young People’s Enterprise Forum led by the students for students.

Shirebrook Academy - Enterprising Post 16
Developing and delivering a development programme for Post 16 students to develop enterprise capability with their peers.