Painsley Catholic Academy chosen to trial revolutionary step forward in education

A NEW £1million teaching block is planned for Painsley Catholic College, in Cheadle.
The proposed development is in response to the school being selected to trial the Government’s new flagship vocational qualifications from September 2020.
The project will see students combine work with technical skills and include 45 days on industyrial placements.
The courses are the equivalent to three A-levels and will eventually be available across 15 different ‘career pathways.’
The first group of students to be introduced to the project will study digital production, design and development.
Steve Bell, chief executive officer of the multi-academy company that oversees Painsley, said: “The facilities won’t be like traditional classrooms. They will be like the kind of place a top emplyer would send their staff to and they will have technology and software.”
The new building will be located near to Painsley’s sixth form centre.