An exciting new project with the Co-op Academy!
The Co-op Academy Stoke-on-Trent places great importance upon provision for its most able students, and believes that it is vital that these students are challenged, and given the broadest possible curriculum and access to opportunities. As part of the Academy’s vision and strategy for Higher Ability and Gifted and Talented students we are very proud to be part of the Scholars’ Programme, which is designed to give its participants access to topics and subjects that do not form part of the usual curriculum. It is intended to put students who take part on a par with the very best in the country. There’s an article about the Programme in the Sentinel here.
The Scholars’ Programme consists of four strands:
- Academic – comprising a reading group allowing scholars to become familiar with key texts including “1984”, a lecture series, the chance to study Latin and academic mentoring.
- Experimental – workshops delivered by local business leaders, placements and competitions such as The Scholars World Cup.
- Elective – allowing students to experience a wide variety of activities from the Duke of Edinburgh scheme to skiing.
- Project – writing a dissertation on a subject of the student’s choice concentrating on academic literacy and research skills, with the assistance of tutors and skills workshops.
As part of the Experimental strand we will be hosting students at our offices, to explain what we do at here at Myers & Co, and to discuss careers in the legal profession. We will also be delivering seminars and workshops to scholars about a career in law, exploring the role of civil law in society, and providing a mentoring service to students.
The Co-op Academy, Westport Road, Tunstall, on is a state-of-the-art secondary school for students aged between 11 and 16. The Academy is going from strength to strength, and in 2018, its progress scores were the highest of any non-selective school in Stoke-on-Trent. The Academy had the highest grades in English and maths of any secondary school in the north of the city. Myers and Co Solicitors are delighted to support it.
The Ofsted inspection in November 2017 said that it was a “good school with outstanding features” of “personal development, behaviour and welfare”. A growing number of former students are going on to further study, and there has a growth of over 400% who are going on to university.
The achievement of every student at the Academy is paramount but the Academy makes particular provision for Higher Ability and Gifted and Talented students to ensure that they receive personalised support so that they fulfil their true potential.
The Academy tweets at @CoopAcademy, and student leaders have their own feed @CYL_CAS. We are very much looking forward to a long association with the Co-op Academy, a local centre of excellence, and will keep you posted! For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academy has just launched its new on-line prospectus for the coming year-you can read it here.