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Rotherham Ready & ERDF

Rotherham Ready is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Since April 2009 ERDF has supported Rotherham Ready to develop training models and resources that embed enterprise in education.

Working with secondary schools and colleges in Rotherham, Sheffield Hallam University and other partners, the aim is to support teachers and trainers to inspire young people about enterprise now and in the future.

To find out more about the ERDF work of the project please contact us

Training Models

Through ERDF funding Rotherham Ready is able to work with secondary schools, colleges and Higher Education organisations to develop innovative training models that embed enterprise in the curriculum.

It could be anything from a 45 minutes INSET to a full Common Closure Day in a geographical cluster, or a training course at university – we can work with schools, colleges and universities to help develop and pilot training models that will equip teachers and trainers with the confidence and skills to develop enterprise in their setting.

Informed by training more than 650 enterprise champions and developing the acclaimed ‘Inspire’ primary enterprise champion training, Rotherham Ready has a wealth of experience in developing high quality training experiences.

Now we want to build on the success of this work and ensure progression for young people by ensuring that their enterprise skills are built on from KS3 upwards.

Training models developed include primary and secondary INSET, ITT programmes for Early Years, primary and secondary students and training for those teaching in the Lifelong Learning sector.

If you would like to develop and pilot training in your secondary school, college or university please contact us


Through the ERDF funding Rotherham Ready can work with schools, colleges and universities to develop resources that will support teachers and trainers to embed enterprise in their setting.

Rotherham Ready has been working with enterprise champions to develop useful resources that promote enterprise, understanding of it and how it can be developed.

These can be used to support training or promote awareness of enterprise in your school, college or university.

Resources include a secondary ‘Enterprise through the curriculum’ guide, a resource to launch student led social enterprises in school and an innovative ‘Transport for Life’ poster that links Enterprise Capabilities, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and SEAL outcomes – as well as highlighting the teaching and learning strategies that will help young people develop those skills and attitudes.