Independent Education Provider in Liverpool
Alternative education provider Progress Schools were overjoyed after being named as the ‘Most Inspirational Alternative Provision by a School’ at the virtual Educate Awards ceremony last week. The Independent Education Provider’s Liverpool based school were the lucky recipients of the award.
Based inside the Fire Fit Hub in the heart of Toxteth, Progress Schools Liverpool provides an alternative education provision for young people in the local community who’s learning needs are best met outside of mainstream school. The staff at the Liverpool site are committed to stepping inside the shoes of their students and finding out their ambitions, however big or small, before tailoring the teaching programmes to meet their needs. Staff understand that each student is different and has a unique personality with different requirements.
When it came to selecting the winners, the judges were looking for examples of how schools had met the individual needs of their students, so it was no surprise Progress Schools stood out from the crowd. Staff understand that each student has a unique personality with different learning requirements, they take the time to get to know their students and understand them.
The whole team were left reeling after the news was announced. Progress Schools CEO, James Madine said;
‘’We are thrilled to have been awarded Most Inspirational Alternative Provision by a School at the Educate Awards. This award wouldn’t have been possible without the continued commitment and dedication of the staff at Progress Schools Liverpool, and I couldn’t be prouder that their hard work has received the recognition it deserves.’’
‘’We pride ourselves on our ability to understand the needs of our students and tailor their education to best support their success. The award is a testament to the hard work of all our staff, both teaching and support who continually go above and beyond to help our students to thrive. We are honoured to have won and will continue to support our young people through our bespoke alternative provision.’’
Progress Schools, Hamilton Square were also named runners up in the Careers & Enterprise category, after being pipped-to-the-post by Myerscough College.
Progress Schools provides education for 11 – 16-year-olds who have struggled to progress and engage in mainstream school. Through their tailored teaching, they prepare young people for further education, work-based learning, or employment. They currently have 12 independent schools across England, with plans to expand further in the coming months and years.
The prestigious Educate Awards ceremony usually takes centre stage in the Liverpool Cathedral but due to COVID it was broadcast virtually across their YouTube channel. After a difficult year for educational professionals, the virtual event was a welcomed celebration of the continued hard work that is happening across schools in the North West.