Studio School

Posted April 5, 2012

Studio School

With our LITFI hats on, we’re part of a team from Stockport College bidding to launch a new Creative & Media Studio School.

Studio Schools are a game changing new model of teaching and learning for 14 to 19 year-olds. They are small schools — typically with around 300 pupils — delivering mainstream qualifications through project based learning.

Students work with local employers and a personal coach, and follow a curriculum designed to give them the employability skills and qualifications they need in work, or to take up further education.

At the heart of the vision is the insight that a bold new approach to learning can play a central role in tackling youth disengagement and equipping young people with the skills they need to succeed in life and work… we’re all for that.

As part of the bid we got to meet some of the creative industries finest to hear their thoughts on education and industry working closer together.

We’ll know in September if the bid was successful.

Fingers and toes crossed.

**Update — 20.04.12**
We’re thrilled to announce the Creative & Media Studio School bid has made it onto the interview stage of the selection process. Thanks to everyone who has supported the bid.

**Update — 15.05.12**
We’ve just finished a 90 minute interview with a panel at the Department of Education… They were firm but fair… We should have a decision of the Studio School bid by the end of July… Fingers and toes crossed.


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