Enterprise work at Foxfield is undertaken by all classes on a rolling programme. Each class decides
on what they want to make or do for their enterprise project and then market research is carried out
to determine the demand for this item. Classes receive a £30 start up repayable loan at the
beginning of their project and use this to buy any necessary resources. Individual projects are
determined by the ability of the pupils in class and any profit made can be used however the pupils
decide themselves. Some classes donate to a chosen charity, others use it to pay for an agreed
Projects range from very simple ideas of greetings cards and decorated photo frames to the more
ambitious ones of running a cafe for staff at break times or washing cars! Pupils are extremely
inventive in their choice of projects and show great enthusiasm for the work they do. Opportunities
to sell goods arise at the two school fairs: Christmas and Summer. However, ‘sales’ can arise at any
event in which parents and visitors are invited to school.
Foxfield school is also represented at the Merseyside Enterprise Showcase which is held each year at
Aintree, Liverpool. This event affords an opportunity for SEN schools across Wirral and Liverpool to
showcase their enterprise work. It is a hugely popular occasion and pupils take a proactive role
throughout the day-long event. A logo competition is held before the showcase and invites all
participating schools to send their winning logo to be entered into a larger competition involving all
the Merseyside schools. The final winning logo is then used to front the event’s programme and is
printed on the t-shirts worn by pupils attending the event. During the day, pupils can take part in a
Dragon’s Den interview to discuss their enterprise work. At the end of the showcase an award
ceremony takes place and the winners receive cups and shields for the various categories.