Rollits pleased to support Hull College Studio School project
Rollits has helped Hull College with its successful bid to
open a Studio School in the city.
The Department of Education has announced that Hull College
has been successful with its application and the `Hull Studio
School`, which will be one of the first in the region, will open in
September 2012, on the Hull College campus in Queen`s
The Studio School will welcome a total of 300 students aged
between 14 and 19 years old and will focus on providing young
people with the essential employability skills they need to enter
the world of work. Students will spend a significant amount of time
each week in unpaid and paid work placements linked directly to
employment opportunities in the local area.
Students at the Studio School will also undertake traditional
GCSE subjects alongside vocational (work-related) qualifications,
the majority of the learning will take place through carrying out
community and employer projects.
Richard Field, Managing Partner of Rollits LLP
"Rollits has been proud to play a small part in helping the
College to deliver business-oriented mentoring in the past and are
pleased to commit to develop that further in engaging with the
We believe that there is a significant appetite for what the
School has to offer and that many local employers will embrace the
opportunity to work with the College in shaping the development of
young people who wish to become involved in enterprise and attain
the skills that they will need to contribute and prosper in a
business environment. The Studio School will serve a local need
which is growing stronger by the day."
Dr Elaine McMahon, Hull College Principal and Chief Executive
of the Hull College Group, commented:
"Hull College is recognised as an innovative leader in
education. We are delighted to have been appointed as sponsor and
look forward to working closely with the Local Authority, employer
partners, the DFE and local schools to offer a complementary choice
of education pathways at 14."
This announcement follows recent success for the College in
becoming one of the first in the country to offer full time
education to 14 year olds, following the early closure of the David
Lister School in Hull. The College is also the main sponsor of
Lynne Richardson, Director of Young People`s Learning,
"We are very pleased that we have the support of so many
local, regional and national employers, who have recognised the
Studio School model as being a route that will enhance young
peoples' employability skills."
David Nicoll, Chief Executive of Studio Schools Trust
"We are delighted that the Hull Studio School has been
approved by the Department of Education - one of 12 new Studio
Schools to open in 2012 - and we very much look forward to working
with them in the future. This new school is a ground breaking way
in which to deliver education, combining mainstream qualifications
will real experience of the world of work, and the development of
key employability skills. The Studio School will play an important
role in shaping the future workforce across the region. Six Studio
Schools are already open and over fifty are in the pipeline, and we
look forward to improving the employment prospects and life chances
of young people across the East Yorkshire region."
Mark McCluskey, P&O Ferries, also believes that the Hull
Studio School will benefit students and businesses,
"P&O is very pleased to support the development of a
Studio School for Hull. We already have a number of projects in
mind for the Studio School students to participate in which will
benefit our organisation. We look forward to continue to work in
partnership with the Studio School and Hull College to develop an
exciting and alternative education model at 14-19 focussed on
Further information on the Hull Studio School is available on
the College website, http://www.hull-college.ac.uk/studio-school.
The College will be hosting an open evening for all interested
young people and their families in January.
Posted on: 16/12/2011
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