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Therapy Dog visit.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Woody the therapy dog came to visit the students in college and will return every Friday morning until the end of the academic year. The regular visits will enable us to see which students respond well to the dog and also try to alleviate fears of dogs for students.

interACTION and SENSE Creative Dance

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The students are enjoying the weekly visits this half term from interACTION and SENSE to take part in creative dance.

Motivate, Develop, Inspire

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Motivate

Develop

Inspire

What a great mission!This is the mission of Victoria College: to motivate, develop and inspire all  of its learners.

Artists at Work

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Visual Arts are a popular subject at Victoria College. We have recently been working on Abstract Art and produced these works as a project involving all students.

Enterprise at VictoriaCollege

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Did you know that the students at Victoria College are skilled artisans who make many items of merchandise that are all for sale? If you are looking for a hand-made Christmas card, bar of soap, screen printed bag, potted plant or jar of marmalade, Victoria College Enterprise is for you. Why not take a look? The College is open from9.30am-4pm daily in term time.

Christmas Time is Here

Thursday, 7 December 2017

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Victoria College. Can you see the squirrel under our tree?

Our Federation

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Victoria College is part of the Federation of Cherry Oak School, Victoria School and Victoria College. Being a part of the Federation provides us with opportunities to share knowledge, resources and expertise with our partner schools. Today we are off to visit the Christmas Market in Victoria School where we can buy Christmas gifts. That will be after we swim in the school’s hydrotherapy pool.

New Service Level Agreement with the Adult Education Service

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

We are delighted to announce a new partnership between Victoria College and the Birmingham City Adult Education Service. Under this Service Level Agreement, the College and BAES will work together to enrol our new cohort of first year students, while our second and third year students continue to be enrolled via the College’s contract with Bournville College (South and City College).
We are thrilled to be working in such close collaboration with our education partners, to continue to develop great outcomes in adult education for our young adult learners with Profound and Multiple Disabilities.

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.