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‘A Better Internet Starts With You’ – Safer Internet Day

Safer internet day falls on the 6th February 2018, encouraging schools and learners alike to look at the possible implications being online can have from a safeguarding perspective. This day is a global awareness event to promote the positive use of digital technology for children and young people, inspiring a national conversation. The UK Safer … Continue reading ‘A Better Internet Starts With You’ – Safer Internet Day

A wonderful Christmas time at Progress Schools

As the term comes to a halt leading up to the Christmas break, it’s time to reflect on the amazing work both students and staff have been doing over the past month to get into the festive spirit. Here are our 5 g̶o̶l̶d̶e̶n̶ ̶r̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ favourite things… This Christmas, our Wirral school volunteered in The Hive … Continue reading A wonderful Christmas time at Progress Schools

New Vocational Award offers a Music Production Education

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

Exclusion and it’s link to Mental Health

“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

Are our learners work ready?

The Princes Trust recently released a report regarding soft skills in comparison to academic success. 'The report gauges how much value is placed on soft skills and whether young people feel they have enough support to learn the skills back at school and in the workplace' One of the key findings within this research was that 43% of young … Continue reading Are our learners work ready?

OFSTED shows upward movement of behaviour, motivation and attendance in Northampton

Behaviour, motivation and attendance is spiralling upwards among young people from Progress Schools in Northampton. In its first Ofsted report, the school – whose learners are disengaged from education or who are at risk of exclusion because of behavioural difficulties or non-attendance – has received ratings of Good in all its key inspection areas. Ofsted … Continue reading OFSTED shows upward movement of behaviour, motivation and attendance in Northampton

Learner Lewis puts healthy eating on menu at Northampton

An astute business sense and negotiating skills by Progress Schools learner Lewis Greenall has put fellow students on course for healthier eating. Lewis, 16, was fed up that the only lunchtime food available to everyone at their Northampton centre was either from the local fish and chip shop or was boring ham sandwiches. So he … Continue reading Learner Lewis puts healthy eating on menu at Northampton

New recruit Sophie chooses apprenticeship over university

The newest recruit to Progress Schools is flying the flag for apprenticeships as a vital route to a successful career. Eighteen-year-old Sophie Jolley has just begun work at Progress Schools in Northampton as a social media and digital marketing apprentice, joining the growing number of young people choosing an apprenticeship rather than going to university. … Continue reading New recruit Sophie chooses apprenticeship over university