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Big Top Project

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Big Top are regular visitors to the College and in Autumn Term 2020 have been working on a six week project, on the theme of Antartica, where students have travelled to a camp fire through snow and blizzards.

This project was to develop communication, through intensive interaction, music and art.

Children In Need

Monday, 16 November 2020

The students and staff raised over £75.77 for Children in Need from biscuit sales and donations.

Many students chose to wear Pudsey Bear outfits or something colourful.

Visual Impairment Training

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

November 2nd 2020

The staff had Visual Impairment Training as part of their Staff training. This very interesting training covered information on a variety of visual impairments and the impact on our young people. We had interactive sessions to experience different visual impairments and guiding. The training was delivered by Daniel and his guide dog Zodiac from Visualise Training and Consultancy https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/training/visual-impairment-awareness-training

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  www.teachingawards.com/awards-category/the-award-for-fe-team-of-the-year/

 

 

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.