The Journal reported on the announcement of Studio West, leading with:
School attracts support
‘North East employers have given their backing to a pioneering new school aimed at transforming education in the region by bringing learning into the workplace.’
Writing in more detail, the article went on:
‘One of 13 new studio schools in the UK given the go-ahead by the Government, it will house an enterprise centre, allowing students unprecedented access to real entrepreneurs.
Students will undertake mandatory work placements and will be guaranteed jobs, apprenticeships or places at university when they have completed their time.
Among those lending their support are Accenture North East managing director Bob Paton and Jeremy Middleton, chief executive of firm Middleton Enterprises.‘