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Finalists in the ‘Values in Practice Awards’

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Congratulations to Tracy Powell and Abigail Russell and the team at Victoria College for being finalists in the ‘Values in Practice Award’. This award is presented to individuals and teams who can demonstrate quality outcomes in service delivery and is made by Birmingham Community Healthcare.

The statement on their certificate reads:

The students who access Victoria College are a very vulnerable group of people who have complex needs and are largely dependent upon others to meet their needs. I have witnessed the staff providing their students with a high standard of educational needs in a caring and compassionate way, making their time not only one of learning but also one of fun.

Tracy and Abigail oversee the students’ complex healthcare needs, administer their medication and oversee enteral feeding regimes. They also provide medical care as necessary, liaising with relevant health professionals involved in the students’ overall care. The team members gel together, are highly motivated and the College atmosphere is always positive.

The nomination was made by Dirk Perry, Staff Nurse who has worked at the College as a Supply Nurse on occasions.

Summer 2016

Thursday, 7 July 2016

2016 has been an exciting year so far for students at Victoria College with lots going on. We are nearly at the time where sadly we have to say goodbye to our first cohort of graduates. They have had an amazing 3 years at the College and will all be missed dearly, we wish them all the best in their future life and hope to see them back at times to keep us updated with what they’re up to. To celebrate their achievements we will be staging our very first Graduation Ceremony at Holloway Hall in Northfield with some special guests attending along with family and friends.

 

Our pupils have also took part in lots of celebrations so far this year including Chinese New Year, World Eco Day and the Queens 90th Birthday. We were honoured enough to have a visit from ‘the Queen’ herself as well as local councillor Peter Douglas Osborn who judged cakes the students had made as part of the ‘Great Royal Bake Off’. All pupils received a medal and certificate for their efforts.

 

We wish you all a wonderful summer break and look forward to our new learners joining us in September.

Half Term Summary

Sunday, 18 October 2015

It has been an excellent half-term at Victoria College. Our new learners have settled very well into College life and our brand new classroom area is already filled with evidence of some very creative work. We have had our Governor Mark assessment visit and we await the outcome of our application. Our College Improvement Partner visit celebrated the achievements and outcomes for our learners for last year. A copy of our data report can be found on our website under; Curriculum; Policies and Documents; Data Analysis 2014-2015. We are very proud of all the achievements of all our learners. Wishing you all a restful half-term at the end of next week. Justine

Victoria College & Bournville College Partnership

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Victoria College and Bournville College have entered into a formal partnership which will begin this September. Victoria College students will now be on role through the partnership arrangement at Bournville but will be based at Victoria College for their programme of study. The partnership will build on community links for learners in Birmingham.

Michele Sutton, Bournville College Principal and Chief Executive, commented: ‘We are excited about the new partnership with Victoria College which will enable us to give learners opportunities to extend their time in education and further develop their life skills. With such limited provision of this type available locally and nationally, we’re pleased to be able to offer this programme and help learners continue to learn, develop and thrive.’

Justine Sims, Executive Headteacher at Victoria College, added: ‘Victoria College has already had two successful years with student numbers trebling this year. We are providing a unique programme of study for adult learners with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities in a fantastic college environment on our Bell Hill Campus. This new and exciting partnership with Bournville College will allow us to go from strength to strength with a local community partner.’

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Our Outdoor Area Takes Shape

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Development of the outdoor areaThe lovely weather this week is helping the work to proceed well on our new Sensory Outdoor area.

The students can’t wait to be able to access this new area. It will be a great addition to the College.