Jade Gibson started at Progress Schools in May 2016 as a tutor, with a drive and passion to change the lives of young people. Manager Charlotte Barton said ‘it quickly felt like Jade had worked with us for years. She rapidly built excellent relationships with colleagues and students and her infectious laugh can brighten up … Continue reading From Tutor to Head Teacher in 12 Months
Wigan Youth Zone is a purpose built, state-of-the-art youth facility based in Wigan town centre. It offers young people from across greater Manchester the opportunity to learn new skills, experience new opportunities and access the support they need to achieve their full potential. With our main aim as an education provider to educate and guide those … Continue reading Progress Schools opens in Greater Manchester
Being an alternative education provider, it’s important that our curriculum stimulates our learners and helps them progress to the best of their individual abilities. Music is proven to increase a young person’s engagement, as well as improve emotional development, mental health and concentration levels in the classroom. Progress Schools Northamptonshire, including both our Northampton and Thrapston sites, … Continue reading New Vocational Award offers a Music Production Education
A second chance to learn for Wirral’s ‘problem’ youngsters Young people from Wirral are being given a second chance to learn through our new school initiative in the borough. In classrooms at The Hive Youth Zone in Birkenhead, vulnerable, disadvantaged and disengaged children are being given an alternative to conventional education along with opportunities to gain essential … Continue reading A second chance to learn for Wirral youngsters
Progress Schools Kettering relocated to Thrapston earlier this year, moving right next door to the East Northamptonshire Council building. With some fantastic new classrooms opposite the Nene Leisure Centre, we have been thoroughly utilising the facilities on offer to provide a positive future for our students. This September, local MP Tom Pursglove came to see … Continue reading MP Tom Pursglove visits Progress Schools
After a successful year of fundraising across the 16 – 17 academic year, we donated over £1000 to The Children’s Society to support the work they do for vulnerable young people across the country. This year, you may have heard we are raising money to support the RSPCA, helping them with all they do to … Continue reading Let the fundraising commence!
“Permanently excluded children in England face significant disadvantage because of ‘broken system” – IPPR Think Tank A recent news article from The Guardian covered exclusion of students and its ties to mental health issues in young people. ‘IPPR think tank says permanently excluded children in England face significant disadvantage because of ‘broken system’’. As alternative … Continue reading Exclusion and it’s link to Mental Health