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Nomination from School
Chris Wust goes from strength to strength, developing the entrepreneurial skills of students at The King’s School (and beyond) in Wolverhampton. During the last twelve months Chris has continued to enhance the skills of students and the profile of the school. The range of enterprise activities he has embraced is both innovative and imaginative.
Chris took a group of post 16 students to take part in The Design a Sub Challenge, an innovative competition celebrating fresh thinking and the entrepreneurial acumen of young people. Sixty schools entered and the King’s School were runners up and received £250. More importantly the team developed team building, research and presentation skills.
Chris prepared students at key stage 4 to take part in “The Pitch”, a two day residential for students aged 14-16. The event was organised by the University of Wolverhampton, together with business partners to solve some real life business challenges. Thirty schools took part in the event, including many private schools from the West Midlands. It wasn’t until the second day of the challenge that students knew what their challenge was. However, the challenge was to create a creative an idea and solution for a local charity that supports terminally ill children. Chris was inspired and motivated the students who produced an amazing presentation to the judges. The senior staff at the school was absolutely delighted that the group of year 10 students won!!!!!! Beating all of the other schools in “The Pitch”.
Chris is a real ‘Team Player’ and I am very proud to have him in my team. He is reliable, steadfast and hardworking. His priority is always the students, however, he realises that we work in a very market force driven environment. To this end, Chris decided to introduce an Enterprise challenge for year six students from our local feeder primary schools.
Students from our feeder schools have taken part in an Enterprise activity in the school on a weekly basis. The activity was competitive and developed the team building and entrepreneurial skills of students.
Whilst the school have a number of strategies to increase the number of students attending The King’s School, the enterprise activities Chris organised have undoubtedly resulted in the school being over-subscribed for the first time since 1998.
Finally, I am very proud to work with Chris who is a dynamic member of my team and works tirelessly for the students and the school. It is a great pleasure to nominate him for Enterprise Teacher of the Year.
Assistant Head Teacher – The King’s School
5th June 2014