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.