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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

MP Tom Pursglove visits Progress Schools

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

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?

Charlotte takes fundraising challenge to new heights

Fearless Charlotte Barton has taken Progress Schools’ fundraising challenge to new heights. Charlotte, the schools’ quality assurance manager, abseiled down the 127-metre Express Lift Tower in Northampton to raise money for The Children’s Society. After her experience, she said: “It was fantastic – and the views of Northampton were amazing. I’ve done abseiling and climbing … Continue reading Charlotte takes fundraising challenge to new heights

Progress Schools kicks off new youth partnership

New goals are within reach of young people thanks to a new partnership between Progress Schools and a Liverpool football club. Progress Schools has linked up with Marine FC to create a perfect match which will help raise youngsters’ aspirations. The sponsorship arrangement will see the two organisations working closely together with one aim – to … Continue reading Progress Schools kicks off new youth partnership

Six months of great success at Progress Schools

Last academic year we had 6 months to put our stamp on things as Progress Schools so we got busy, quickly. In such a short time we supported almost 150 students who had previously struggled with education. To enable us to do this, we worked with our staff and provided communication days where our sites … Continue reading Six months of great success at Progress Schools