Although it is not part of the statutory national curriculum, guidance on enterprise education is included in the non-statutory programmes of study for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) at key stages 3 and 4, within the context of work-related learning. The existing primary national curriculum handbook also contains non-statutory guidance on promoting aspects of the school curriculum such as enterprise education.
The Government have made clear that they intend to restore the national curriculum to its original purpose: a core national entitlement organised around subject disciplines. A slimmed down national curriculum will provide greater freedom for schools to build on the core statutory requirements and for teachers to use their professional judgment on how to teach. We will be announcing further details of our plans in due course.