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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.

Chocolate Raffle

Monday, 26 March 2018

The students drew the tickets for our Chocolate Hamper!

1st prize 196-200 AE658578 Gracie
Prize 2 241-245 AE 656481 Paula
Prize 3 226-230 AE 656481 Pat
Prize 4 156-160 AE 658578 Robert (ex Student)
Prize 5 1-5 AE 658578 Lisa
Prize 6 101-105 AD239297 Margaret
Prize 7 121-125 AE656481 Sean
Prize 8 101-105 AE656481 Joe

Thank you to everyone for their generosity in donating prizes and buying tickets. We will be having a multi arts group “Big Top” to work with the students in the Summer term.

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.

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.