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Profile: Tom Ravenscroft
Tom Ravenscroft is perhaps the most quietly passionate proponent of a “skills” curriculum in education today – and if that rings alarm bells, keep reading.
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Education must transform to make people ready for AI
We are doubling down on the idea that if we get children to know things and regurgitate them in a certain way in an exam, then we are setting them up...
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Education’s missing piece
Tom Ravenscroft, Founder and CEO of Enabling Enterprise, explains how he is trying to reduce the skills gap. There is something fundamental missing in...
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School reports miss the talents that matter - just look at Alan Turing
The education system can sometimes struggle to cope with lateral thinkers. Learning has become formulaic – a case of regurgitating knowledge in...
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‘The Missing Piece’ book review - Dr. Mary Bousted
Ravenscroft has not only done his research – the sources in his book are wide and varied – but he also wears his learning lightly. The result is a very...
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Start-up success: six lessons for aspiring social entrepreneurs
While it may sound poetic, Enabling Enterprise was not born in a flash of inspiration. Rather it emerged from my desperate attempts as a naïve new business studies teacher to engage...
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Latest press releases

Check out the most recent events and updates from schools in the Skills Builder Partnership and see how they're developing essential skills through whole-school Challenge Days and inspiring Trips to Employers.

Trips to Employers

Trips help students make the critical link between the skills built in class and the working world. They meet volunteers from a range of organisations and work together to get a flavour of the industry.

Challenge Days

Challenge Days provide an exciting and engaging way for students across a class, a year group or even the whole school to work together and use their essential skills.

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