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Pearson’s Silver Award Winners

Thursday, 17 September 2020

I am delighted to announce that the Holistic Team have been awarded a silver award from Pearson Teacher Awards and are now shortlisted for Gold. This was announced on Wednesday 16th September in College and Nationally



Sports Relief March 2020

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Emma organised another filled week of sports activities to raise funds for Sports Relief, this included a 5 minute bounce competition, medal biscuits being made in sensory cookery, rosettes made in sensory art and then the  week culminated in a whole college trip to Rowheath Pavillion for games and a relay around the pond!

Shernice enjoying the Spring sunshine at Rowheath Park before the relay race.

Taking it seriously as they lap the lake.

How many bounces during rebound therapy? Connor came first with 485 bounces!

And we are off!

Out door skittles.

Receiving a certificate from Emma

Wizard of Oz

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The students went to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras production of The Wizard of Oz. The students travelled by College minibus and then enjoyed listening to and joining in with the signs and songs of the show. Lots of smiles and our own Tin man made it there too!

Ten Pin Bowling

Saturday, 4 January 2020

The students enjoyed a trip to celebrate the end of term. They all enjoyed taking part in the activity and having their lunch out too.

Safeside Visit

Saturday, 13 July 2019

The students visited Safeside to learn about safety both in the home and when out in the community. They were able to access a train, explore a house with many potential dangers, cross roads and see a range of emergency vehicles.

Exploring the dangers in a home
Exploring a train

Graduation 2019

Saturday, 13 July 2019

The Graduation took place on Wednesday 10th July, with 6 students graduating. The Records of Achievement were presented by Julie Fardell, Executive Head.

Special awards given to a number of students, who received vouchers generously donated and presented by Mike Hopkins of South and City College Birmingham. They included awards for increased communication, independence and determination to complete tasks.

The staff would like to congratulate all students on their awards and Graduation

Outstanding Governance Awards

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

A huge congratulations today to our Federation’s Board of Governors who last night were announced winners of the prestigious National Governance Association’s Outstanding Governance Awards in the category of “Outstanding Vision and Strategy”.

This accolade is a well-deserved recognition of their tireless work on behalf of Cherry Oak School, Victoria School and Victoria College.

The Federation Board came into being through a demonstration of vision and strategy in bringing Victoria and Cherry Oak Schools together to form the Federation, then the vision and strategy was extended to the creation of Victoria College. This is the example that was cited in the nomination. The Board had the foresight to anticipate the need for a quality post-school provision, then established a strategy to bring the College into being. Over the 6 years since its inauguration, the Governors have continued to worked tirelessly to ensure the future of the College by bringing it to its current status as an Independent Specialist Post 16 Institution (SPI).

Thank you to all Board members for your hard work, vision, energy and commitment to our Federation and congratulations on this national award.

Our Senses

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

The students have worked hard to create a 3D display of a nose, mouth, ear and eye using paper mache and chicken wire. The hands were made from plaster of paris and the students decorated them using paints.

End of Term

Thursday, 11 April 2019

The students at College have had another fantastic term, with progress and achievements made in all areas. Community visits to see Alice in Wonderland at the CBSO, Dumbo at the cinema and visits from our local community fire officer and Woody the therapy dog have also taken place.
The students who will start in September have been confirmed and some came along to our social morning today where student of the month and other certificates were given out.
Next term sees more work on our targets as we travel along our pathway to adulthood with preparation for transition into and out of college taking place, culminating in our Graduation Ceremony in July.

Chocolate Hamper Raffle

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Thank you to everyone who supported our raffle. We had 11 beautiful prizes to be won featuring a wide range of different chocolate treats. The raffle raised over £100 which will be spent directly on activities for the students to engage in community experiences.
The tickets were drawn at random from our sensory box and prizes went to staff, family, friends and students of Victoria College.