Victoria Education Centre shortlisted in prestigious UK Schools Awards

Paula Allcroft has been nominated for the Livability Staff Awards for her work at The Victoria Education Centre in Poole, Dorset. She fulfils several roles there but her main function is as a one to one worker with Sam Bird

Victoria Education Centre – Livability’s school for young disabled people – has been shortlisted for three 2016 TES Schools Awards.

The prestigious TES Schools Awards, now in their eighth year, is the largest annual school awards ceremony in the UK and celebrates the extraordinary commitment, quality and innovation shown by teachers and support staff.

Victoria Education Centre has been shortlisted for:

  • Alternative provision school of the year
  • Creative school of the year
  • Arts and drama teacher or team of the year

Based in Poole, Victoria offers specialised, high quality education, therapy and care for young people with physical and learning disabilities aged between 3 and 19. Within Victoria’s vibrant and innovative community, students are enabled to develop life skills to prepare them for life beyond education.

“I am delighted that Victoria Education Centre has been shortlisted for these awards” said Simon Brown, Headteacher at the school.

“This is a fantastic achievement and recognition of the amazing work our staff all do and the difference they make to the lives and future success of the students.”

Earlier this year, Victoria was awarded a Times Higher Education Award for pioneering ‘SHIVA’ with Bournemouth University – a new technology which allows students to design and print 3D objects using only their eyes.

In their latest Ofsted inspection the special needs school was rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas.

[x_blockquote cite=”Simon Brown, Headteacher at Victoria Education Centre” type=”left”]”I want to congratulate everyone at the school on receiving such wonderful and well deserved recognition for their continued efforts”. Also, our heartfelt thanks to the amazing fundraising efforts from parents, local businesses, individuals and local communities we receive and for their continued support to our school.”[/x_blockquote]

The awards have 17 categories and the winners will be revealed at a sparkling awards ceremony and dinner held in London on Friday 24 June 2016.

Paula Allcroft from Victoria Education Centre recently received an award from HRH The Princess Royal. Read about her remarkable achievement here.