Afzal Khan, MP for Gorton, has cut the ribbon at the brand-new Progress School in Gorton, Manchester.
The opening event took place on Thursday 22nd April and included attendees such as MP for Gorton Afzal Khan, alongside Progress Schools Managing Director James Madine, and The Progress Group CEO, Jayne Worthington. Attendees enjoyed a tour around the state-of-the-art facility and heard first-hand from James about Progress Schools’ plans to support young people in the local area through their alternative provision.
Located inside The HideOut Youth Zone, the new school marks the twelfth school for the Independent Education Provider. The school offers an alternative provision to young people aged 11 – 16 in the local and surrounding areas, who, have found themselves unable to remain in mainstream education.
The new Gorton site is the first Progress Schools to open on Manchester soil and comes as a welcomed addition to the area. Speaking on the new school opening, Gorton MP, Afzal Khan said;
“I am delighted to be here today for the official opening of this Progress Schools site. Every young person has the right to access high-quality education, be that in a mainstream or alternative education setting. The welcome addition of Progress Schools to our local area will go a long way to ensuring that our local young people have access to a robust and inclusive education provision.
I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Progress Schools Gorton and the students who they support over the coming months and years.”
Progress Schools Managing Director, James Madine cannot wait for staff to hit the ground running and begin supporting young people in the local community.
‘’Whether students join us on a fixed-term basis with plans to be reintegrated into mainstream education, or on a permanent basis, our staff will ensure their academic and wellbeing needs are met. Through our innovative approach, we develop bespoke curriculums that support each student’s needs.
I look forward to seeing the impact that our staff support will have on the lives of our Gorton students in the coming months and years.’’
Progress Schools pride themselves on their bespoke approach to teaching, an approach that places their young people at the heart of what they do. Through understanding and identifying student’s needs early on, Progress Schools can tailor curriculums to support the individual needs of each student.
Since opening their doors in 2015, Progress Schools have gained a national footprint in the alternative education sector, being Ofsted graded Good across all inspected sites. Providing inspirational teaching and learning, whilst driving positive student progression is at the heart of everything they do.