WGGS BECOMES A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR ENTERPRISE
Watford Grammar School for Girls has been awarded the ‘Young Enterprise Centre of Excellence Award’. This is in recognition of the school’s outstanding commitment to the promotion of enterprise through a range of programmes including the Company Programme, Project Business, Enterprise in Action and Learn to Earn. These activities involve girls in Year 12, Year 10 and Year 9.
Young Enterprise promotes Centre of Excellence schools, such as WGGS, to the business sector as examples of schools who are preparing their young people as future employees by developing the skills that businesses want. Centre of Excellence schools will soon feature in Young Enterprise case studies, and representatives from these schools will be invited to act as Young Enterprise Educational Ambassadors – promoting Young Enterprise and the benefits of partnering to wider audiences at business and education events.
The school runs Enterprise Days for Year 10 and Year 9, when the girls are split into teams of six to develop their decision-making, communication and inter-personal skills in a competitive environment. The Year 12 Company Programme requires the girls to form a small business and to develop a product or service. Each company is mentored by an adult business advisor who works in the local economy. The companies must prepare a report and accounts, operate a bank account and pay VAT and Corporation Tax to Young Enterprise. Each member of every Young Enterprise Company takes the OCR examination Certificate in Enterprise.