It’s been an incredibly busy month for students at Fairfield Farm College, a specialist college based in Dilton Marsh.
An EHCNA is a holistic assessment of a child or young person’s education, health and care needs carried out by their local authority. It involves a number of professionals and people within education, heath and care, and is the first step of the Education, Health and Care Plan process.
Queen Alexandra College student, Charlie, has been selected as a Games Ambassador Team Member at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games taking place this summer.
QAC has achieved the prestigious Leaders in Diversity Award from the National Centre for Diversity. The award recognises organisations going above and beyond in their commitment to the FREDIE values of fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement.
Students at Fairfield Farm College have been working with the Wiltshire Museum on a new 4-week project, focusing on the work of WW2 landscape artist Eric Ravilious. His work captured many beautiful paintings of the chalk downloads of Wiltshire and Sussex.
Queen Alexandra College are delighted to share that Bev Jessop, Principal & CEO, has won in the Company Leader of the Year (100+ employees) category at the West Midlands Leadership Awards 2021.
Fairfield Farm College, a college for young adults with learning disabilities based in Dilton Marsh, has recently started working with power tool and security technology giants Stanley Black & Decker.
Students at Fairfield Farm College recently supported the Wylye Valley Art Trail 2021, showcasing a display of their creative artwork.
Former Queen Alexandra College (QAC) performing arts student Calum recently featured in an episode of BBC drama series ‘Doctors’ which aired on Monday 15 March 2021.
Students at Fairfield Farm College have been busy fundraising for two fantastic causes over the past few weeks. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, students were able to raise an amazing amount of money and had to think of imaginative and different ways to fundraise.
If you have an EHC Plan and you are due to transfer from your current secondary school to a post 16 provision in September 2021, the Local Authority must issue a Final Amended EHC Plan naming the post 16 placement that you will be attending in September 2021 by 31st March 2021. This is a statutory deadline.
Fairfield Farm College, a special needs college based in Dilton Marsh, is offering an exciting new teacher training opportunity, starting in September 2021.
Investors in People (IiP) is delighted to award Birmingham based Queen Alexandra College (QAC), a leading national residential college and charity, the ‘We invest in people’, silver accreditation.
Selected from thousands of nominations, Paul Morris is one of just 76 Pearson National Teaching Awards Silver Award winners across the country, recognised for their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the children they work with every day. Paul was honoured with a Silver Award in The Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education.
In February this year Gryphon School, a specialist therapeutic school for children and young people aged between 6 and 17 years old and based in Quorn Hall on Meynell Road, became part of the Cavendish Education Group; a small family of day and boarding schools catering specifically for children and young people with unique learning profiles.
Each year, Treloar College in Alton, Hampshire has a summer Arts and Media exhibition to showcase student work. Unfortunately due to coronavirus (COVID-19), it wasn’t possible this year, so instead an online exhibition book has been produced. The theme of the work was ‘Reflection’.
It’s not every day that you get to have your dancing judged by ballroom icon Len Goodman or have Bond actor Colin Salmon comment on your skill at creating powerful characters, but that’s exactly what’s happened for TCES pupils!
Douglas Silas, of Douglas Silas Solicitors, looks at the potential impact upon the SEN sector of the coronavirus crisis.
The 2020/21 edition of Which School? for Special Needs – the leading guidebook to independent special schools in the UK – is available now in print and online. You can view the digital version here for free.
Five students at Fairfield Farm College recently visited the University of West of England to take part in an exciting robotics project nicknamed “Peppa”. The aim of the project is to look at the future of technology and see how it could support children and adults with disabilities now and looking to the future.
Former Queen Alexandra College (QAC) residential student Emily has entered paid employment at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre in Birmingham City Centre.
An independent research study published by Goldsmiths University of London has found that TCES Group – a family-owned group of Local Authority-funded special schools and services whose policy is never to permanently exclude – has transformed the life chances of its students who are among the top 5% of the most complex and vulnerable children and young people in the UK.
Queen Alexandra College has reaffirmed their commitment to staff and students by signing up to a brand new national mental health and wellbeing charter – created by the Association of Colleges in conjunction with mental health experts.
Toni Hodges, Placement Administrator at QEF’s Independent Living Service, talks about the questions parents frequently ask when considering next steps for their son or daughter as they turn 18+ and leave full-time education.
Dr Graeme Athey is Director of Education at Fairfield Farm College, which specialises in providing study programmes for young people with SEND, focusing on work-related learning as an alternative to the traditional work experience model.