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Diploma Information Evening - Thursday 2nd April 2009

Information Evening - Wednesday 18th March 2009

Awards Evenings Each year we celebrate the fantastic achievements of students on the Personalised Learning Programme. Students, Training Providers, Teachers and Parents are invited to awards ceremonies at Runshaw College, Myerscough College and the Eric Wright Learning Foundation.

Runshaw College Thursday 25th June 2009 Langdale Road Campus Students of the Course from Runshaw College, Runshaw Training.

Myerscough College Wednesday 15th July 2009 Myerscough Campus

Eric Wright Learning Foundation Wednesday 24th June 2009 Wellington Park Hotel, Leyland.

Contact Details

John Barnes 14-19 Curriculum Co-ordinator email: Naomi Taylor 14-19 Curriculum Co-ordinator email: taylor.n@runshaw.ac.uk

Lindsay Neville 14-16 PLP Co-ordinator email: neville.l@runshaw.ac.uk


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THE Chorley & South Ribble Consortium

The Chorley & South Ribble Consortium brings together schools, colleges, training providers and employers to broaden and enhance the skills of young people. Our current focus is on 14-19 year olds and this newsletter aims to inform you of some of the innovative approaches to promoting learning. Motivating, engaging and re-engaging our teenagers will develop further their life skills, improve their qualifications and increase their prospects for employability. This will make a positive contribution to the communities of Chorley & South Ribble. We hope you enjoy reading about some of the opportunities for our local young people. Naomi Taylor and John Barnes

14-19 Curriculum Co-ordinators

Newsletter


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New Developments South Ribble and Chorley Engineering Diploma

In September 2008 the Pilot for the Engineering Diploma was launched at Leyland St Mary’s Catholic Technology College. Pupils from Leyland St Mary’s, Albany and Tarleton attend the course which is delivered by staff from Leyland St Mary’s and Runshaw College. The diploma has enjoyed the support of industrial partners such as BAE Systems, Leyland trucks and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers who have enhanced the course content and provided work related learning opportunities for the students. The Diploma model we use requires pupils to take responsibility for their own learning both in school and outside using a specifically designed VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). This pupil based approach has received wide spread recognition. The delivery model has been selected as an exemplar case study by the SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust) to be filmed and used as a model for future consortia. The centre has also been chosen by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as Beacon Centre for delivering engineering. All the Diploma students were invited to London and have been awarded student membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The Diploma continues to be held up as a exemplar model, with other consortia visiting from as far afield as Cyprus and Wales. The diploma students are involved in a range of work related learning activities, including setting up and running an enterprise companies and building a GreenPower car.


Comment

The Engineering Diploma so far has been going very well and running smoothly. In my opinion all of the class have enjoyed every moment of it.

South Ribble & Chorley Engineering Consortium exemplar practice acknowledged.

The Engineering Diploma delivery model used by the South Ribble & Chorley consortium has attracted a great deal of attention from other consortia, engineering companies and Professional Institutions. The Institute of Mechanical Engineers acknowledged this success by making Leyland St Mary’s a beacon centre. On the 15th October the Institute invited all the pupils and staff to the London headquarters and the Launch of the Institute’s Engeneration project. This project has been set up to add weight to the engineering Diploma and provide support and resources to students studying the Diploma. The Launch event had many guest speakers keen to support the Diploma. The highlight of the day was when the students from the South Ribble & Chorley Consortium were the first to be awarded Student Membership to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. This type of membership has been newly created to help support students engaged on the engineering Diploma. The Engineering Diploma pilot, which is being delivered at Leyland St Mary’s Catholic Technology College focuses heavily on the work-related and skills for life aspects of the Diploma. The model involves at its core employers such as Leyland Trucks, BAE Systems and Virgin Galactic. These employers provide real-life work related tasks and assignments. They also bring to the Diploma current industrial standards and a list of key skills required from their employees.

In recognition of being accepted onto the course, the group were taken to the Farnborough Air Show courtesy of BAE Systems. The trip was a hugely enjoyable experience, as we saw a number of amazing jets such as the Vulcan Bomber, F22, Euro fighter, the huge Airbus A380, and the amazing feats from the RAF Red Arrows. Overall it was a very good experience. At the start of year 10 we began by doing some basic practical skills that were included in the manufacture of our brass and aluminium dominoes. We also did some basic drawing skills. Further on in the term we were taken to London on the train, to be introduced to Engeneration. This was a great privilege for all of us, being made student members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. As the course has progressed, the projects have escalated. In January we have started on our Green Power Electric Car, which, once finished will be raced around Goodwood Racing Circuit. Overall the engineering Diploma is a huge success, and I would recommend it to anyone that has taken a genuine interest to engineering. Josh Forrest.


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New Developments

Hairdressing Diplomas

An exciting new Diploma is being launched by Runshaw College in conjunction with Wellfield Business & Enterprise College in September. A state of the art salon with up to the minute equipment is available for students to learn and demonstrate a variety of skills, ranging from Salon and Business Systems and Processes, Exploring Skin Care and Make-Up, Exploring Hand Care and Nail Art, Communication and Client Care and Promoting and Selling Products and Services “The Diploma (in Hair and Beauty Studies) is a credit to our industry as it will allow learners to develop transferable employability skills, coupled with the important basics such as English, Maths and ICT that employers require them to have.” Phil Smith – Toni & Guy - 5 Times nominated for the British Hairdresser of the Year

Diplomas are new and innovative qualifications that will give 14-19 year olds the chance to study a broad programme of learning, allowing them to keep their options open and mix and match different forms of study with practical experience in the workplace. It will provide a mix of learning that, motivates, interests and challenges. It gives knowledge, skills and attitude needed to succeed in Education, Life and Work. It also improves future prospects in Further Education, Higher Education or Employment It’s different from GCSEs and A-Levels in that it offers a mix of class work and hands-on experience. The Diploma is a ‘Preparation for Work’ qualification (as opposed to ‘Job Ready’) in that it prepares young people for further training and work experience before they become fully competent in the workplace.


The Diploma will give students the opportunity to complete at least 10 days’ work experience. This is a great way to use the knowledge, understanding and skills students have learnt in the classroom, and experience what work is like from the inside. During the Diploma, students will complete a project to demonstrate the skills and knowledge that they have learnt. It could be a practical piece of work like a video on the different hairstyles and looks that can be found in a culturally diverse area near them.

Image Academy

The Image Academy based at Wellfield Business & Enterprise College has once again put forward a number of students to represent Runshaw College in the regional heats of the National Hairdressing Federation Competition in February at the Blackpool Winter Gardens. In-class competitions have been conducted and the following students have demonstrated superb standards of competence to allow Alison Peake (Course Leader – Hairdressing) to nominate them for this prestigious event. One student, Nicola Ainscough won first prize in the heats last year and entered the National Finals. Congratulations and well done to: Scott Walby Dyer, James Taylor and Stacey Johnson from Tarleton High School; Nicola Ainscough (pictured above) from Balshaw’s C of E High School; Natasha Crook from Brownedge St Mary’s RC High School & Sports College; Joanne Henderson from Southlands High School; Dannii Dearden from Wellfield Business & Enterprise College Sian Unsworth-Davies from Worden Sports College.


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News and Events Impact Theatre Company

Year 9 pupils in Secondary Schools are being informed of the progression opportunities at Key Stage 4, post 16 and Higher Education through IMPACT. A key message is that with higher level qualifications there are a broader range of career opportunities for young people. The performances are in preparation for Key Stage 3 pupils and their families making decisions about which courses they should choose for study during Year 10 and 11 in school. Other events to support decision making include Year 9 option evening in schools and a Chorley and South Ribble 14+ Evening held on 18th March at Runshaw College when there will be a range of providers who will be present to advise pupils and their families on alternative provision at Key Stage 4.

My Future Matters

At the end of the Summer Term, Key Stage 3 pupils who attended My Future Matters (MFM) came together to celebrate their achievements with a day of challenging activities delivered by Skylight Circus Skills sponsored by CXL Ltd.


Peer Mentoring Project

CXL Ltd supported a Peer Mentoring Programme for pupils who attended MFM. Yr 10 pupils from a Worden Sports College, Penwortham Girls Music and Technology College and Tarleton High School, a Technology College were trained by Heidi Nolan from Shaftesbury House Short Stay School before an introductory session with their Mentees. Maureen Woodall of Worden Sports College says of the mentoring which focuses on progression opportunities through different qualifications “CXL Ltd has produced a DVD on how the Peer Mentoring has been a huge success for the benefits of both Mentors and Mentees. For a copy of the DVD please contact CXL Ltd, Centurion Way, Leyland.

Aimhigher is an embedded part of the 14-19 programme in Chorley and South Ribble. Many students have had input from the following activities: • Aimhigher Roadshow –to raise awareness of Higher Education opportunities both locally and nationally • Learning Performance Workshops – including workshops for GCSE C/D borderline students, “Reach for the Stars” for those who need extra support to achieve A* in GCSEs, Motivation and Revision Workshops • HEI visits – Yr 10 and Yr 12 visits to Lancaster University, Edge Hill University, University of Cumbria, UCLAN • Rock FM – a pilot project is being launched with Walton-le-Dale Performing Arts College and Worden Sports College to work with Yr 10 pupils and Rock FM to raise standards in numeracy and literacy.


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News and Events The Your Future project incorporates Days At Rock FM that provides students of all ages with a chance to gain work related experience in a working radio station. Rock FM has designed a number of sessions that will enhance the students’ abilities with the real life skills they need to support their studies. The Day at Rock FM sessions offer on-air and on-line podcast production where they will produce and record a live show, record a podcast, experience audio editing using industry standard software and equipment, experience a DJ Masterclass and so much more. Professionals who work everyday in the media will support all of this and pass on their own experiences direct to the students. Rock FM is working with a number of organisations to ensure the project is targeted at helping to achieve learning

outcomes needed by students to gain qualifications and life skills. In addition, Rock FM are supporting Aimhigher cohorts in Chorley and South Ribble with the Aimhigher Challenge. Over the next 6 months, Rock FM aims to work with 10 schools and 640 students in Lancashire to help increase there grades achieved at GCSE level. Walton Le Dale Arts College and Worden Sport College have been selected from CSR. We will specifically focus on the key subjects of Maths and English with the aim of encouraging and empowering the students to work and study continuously to achieve good qualifications in their exams. The campaign will run from February right through to June ’09, culminating in an event for all the students involved with the project.


LEAP – Charley Snape

Charley has turned her life around and is flying towards a brighter future thanks to an alternative education programme and a bird sanctuary. Only 2 years ago, Charley Snape 15, from Penwortham rarely attended school and had become isolated from her friends and family. But the turning point for Charley came when she started attended education charity Rathbone Training in Chorley where she receives alternative education in Basic Skills, Social Skills and Vocational Skills on the LEAP programme. She also has a work placement at a bird sanctuary named ‘Barn Owl Bill’s’ in Leyland. Now she has scooped a top achievers award and is studying hard for her GCSE’s next year. Her confidence is improved dramatically and is working really well with the LEAP team to achieve her goal of going into Further Education, working with animals.

Personalised Learning Programme The Personalised Learning Programme (PLP) provides practical learning opportunities to gain nationally recognised qualifications in areas such as Hospitality & Catering, Health & Social Care, Agriculture & Countryside, Horticulture & Landscape Gardening, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy, Construction, Motor Vehicle and Engineering. Young Apprenticeships are running in Construction and Hospitality & Catering. These are collaborative programmes between Runshaw College, Eric Wright Learning Foundation and Consortium Schools. The YA in construction is a joint programme with Chorley & South Ribble, Blackburn with Darwen and Hyndburn, Rossendale and Ribble Valley.


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Catering for success

Stacy Parrock, Laura Sweeney, David Langton, Adam Maitheson, Jason Steele, Sophie Godfrey, Catherine Smith, Sarah Francis and Daniel Cowburn

Stacy-Clair Parrock

Balshaw’s High School I enjoyed the 14- 16 catering course because it gave me a great experience and I learnt such a lot. I have much more knowledge about the work I do now. It has really helped me with my Level 2 qualification.

David Langton

Tarleton High School

As I went to Tarlton High School, I wanted to experience Runshaw College before I started the BTEC course; therefore I decided to do the NVQ Level 1 Catering. I really enjoyed doing the course and it gave me a lot of knowledge that I can now use in the Wednesday night productions. The best bits in NVQ are: • We had practical nearly every week • The teachers were good • You make new friends • Get a reward at the end of it. • I got to learn a lot about the industry • I learnt a lot of practical skills • The productions were really good fun. Why I picked BTEC I picked BTEC because I wanted to learn more about the hospitality side rather than the cookery side of the industry. I want to own my own club or bar in the future.


Runshaw College has seen many students progress from the PLP Catering course over the years. Below are some of their stories. Jason Steele

It was a brilliant course. I Iearnt so much and you make many new friends as well. I really enjoyed doing all the lunch time productions. It helped me prepare for the Level 2 because it is a very different course. The advice I would give to anyone considering a PLP course would be to work hard and keep up to date. Take all the information you can and enjoy – You will!

I liked the idea of the fact that I could come into college when I was at school. I enjoyed learning knife skills and doing the lunchtime productions. I got the award for “Student of the Course 2005. I realised I had a passion for cooking and this made me progress onto NVQ 2 Catering and I am now in my NVQ 3 Professional cookery final year. I have just completed a placement at the Mason’s Arms in Devon, a Michelin Star restaurant.

Tarleton High School

Leyland St Marys

I don’t think I would be where I am today without my PLP course.

Daniel Cowburn

Balshaw’s C of E High School

Sarah Francis

Tarleton High School

I enjoyed the 14 -16 catering course because I had lots of new and exciting opportunities. I would recommend anyone to do the PLP course as you get to meet lots of new friends, and the staff are very helpful

Jason Steele

Adam Mathieson

I first started at Runshaw College in 2005 whilst I was in year 10 at high school. This consisted of me attending college half a day every week for the following two years. Whilst there, I learnt about the theory of different foods as well as practical skills in both the college kitchen and the restaurant. My 14-16 course finished a few months before my GCSE exams in 2007. It was my time at 14-16 that helped me decide that Runshaw was definitely the best college that I could go on to, full time. In September 2007 I started at Runshaw doing BTEC ND Hotel, Restaurant & Event Management learning about different aspects of the hospitality industry as well as doing several fantastic work experiences including working at The Conservative Party Conference, The Six Nations Tournament in the VIP Hospitality suites as well as working at Royal Ascot not only getting paid but getting a fantastic insight and experience in Hospitality. I am now planning to go to Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh to study BA (HONS) in International Hospitality Management. I am also well on target to ending my time at Runshaw with the highest possible grade of DDD which equates to three A levels. I would recommend a PLP course to anyone considering a career in a particular vocational area.


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Success Stories Ian Terrell

In September 2007 Ian Terrell from Hutton C of E School started on Myerscough’s 14-16 Agriculture Course. Although naturally energetic Ian settled well and thrived amongst students with a similar background. By his own admission Ian did not get on with school very well and we can well imagine the results of trying to keep someone like Ian in a school classroom! By the end of his first year Ian had decided he wanted to come to Myerscough full time post 16, however he found the thought of having to wait for a year whilst attending school increasingly depressing. After much tooing and froing between Ian’s Family, Hutton and Myerscough it was decided that the best thing for everyone’s sanity was to make an exception and allow Ian to access the full time provision at Myerscough a year early. Now, thanks to Hutton’s support and the hard work of his Agriculture tutor Liz Johnson, Ian leads a confusing double student life, being a full time Agriculture student Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday, Friday and a 14-16 student on a Wednesday. We can’t say that it has been all plain sailing but Ian loves the mixture of theory and practical sessions both in the classroom and outside on the college farm and estate. He is currently on track to achieve and he hopes to stay with us next year, progressing to a higher course.

Eric Wright Learning Foundation ‘School of the Year’ trophy

Balshaws had 11 students attend in year 11, 9 students gained Distinction & 2 Merit, 7 students had 100% attendance & overall the schools attendance was 98%. Left to right: Jonathan Walling, Greg Livesey, Byron Royds, Jordan Magill, Matthew Redman, Matthew Duckworth and Jordan Gough


Ed Bolan

Ed, from Hutton Grammar School, started the course in a quiet unassuming way, right from the beginning Ed showed himself to be an extremely conscientious young man. He has matured throughout the two year course, working hard in all areas but excelling in the kitchen.

Dominic Tomlinson

Dominic Thomlinson started with Rathbone in January 2007 on the LEAP pilot as a year 10 learner. He came from Southlands High School with issues of bad behaviour and attitude towards others. His attendance on LEAP was outstanding and he achieved numerous qualifications in Adult Literacy and Adult Numeracy Entry Level, Dominic then returned on Year 11 LEAP and had a placement at Iceland. During those 9 months he achieved Health and Safety, Manual Handling and Basic First Aid. Dominic left LEAP and transferred onto e2e as a transition period whilst gaining a place at Wigan and Leigh College carrying out a course in Skills for Working Life. We are exceptionally proud of the progress Dominic made and he now has a clear and smooth career path ahead of him.

Ed achieved 100% attendance completing all work on time and to a high standard, he participates fully in class and is a real team player. Showing further commitment every week Ed travels to Longridge and the Thyme Restaurant and CafÊ Bar, staying over at a relative’s house the night before his work placement. Ed has developed his skills and now enjoys a part time job and has been offered full time employment as an apprentice when he leaves school this summer. Ed, pictured here with course tutor Neil Hogg, received overall Personalised Learning Programme Student of the Year 2008. Kathy Passant Principal, Runshaw College


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Students of the Semes Twice a year on the Personalised Learning Programme we award a Year 10 and a Year 11 student with ‘Student of the Semester’. The award is based on attendance, motivation, organisational skills and outstanding work. Each student receives a £10 Gift Voucher. Below are some of the recipients.

Natalie Galt

School

Conner Woods

Brian Pennington

Balshaw’s

School St. Michael’s

First Certificate in Engineering

Course GCSE Engineering

School

Provider

Provider Runshaw College

Course

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Comment Despite missing a number of lessons early in the course , he has worked very hard to catch up. His behaviour is exemplarily

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Runshaw College Natalie has been working hard and enjoys the sessions and is on target for distinctions in her work.

Thomas Anton

Yasmin Lane

Albany Motor Vehicle Year 1 Provider

Runshaw College Comment

Brian has an excellent attitude to work.

Sarah Cain

School

School

School

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Course

Course

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Provider

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Comment

Albany Motor Vehicle Year 2 Provider

Runshaw College Comment

High attendance – excellent attitude to study.

Leyland St. Mary’s Health & Social Care Year 1 Runshaw College 100% attendance. Excellent standard of work. Excellent attitude towards her studies. Excellent behaviour.

Penwortham Girls’ Health & Social Care Year 2 Runshaw College Sarah now works very hard in every class and is determined to get a high grade. Her work is detailed, well written and she always asks for help to ensure she achieves the best possible.


ster Kyle Jeffers School

Leyland St. Mary’s

Bevan Taylor

Course

Catering Year 2

School

Provider

Course

Comment

Tarleton

Runshaw College

Bevan works well within the team, and is always willing to assist others. He was nominated the group representative and has a positive attitude at all times

Kyle behaves so maturely and practises pure equality and diversity in everything he does. He supports the lesser able students with respect and he produces excellent products with enthusiasm and energy. He has an excellent attitude and wonderful sense of humour.

Nicola Lund

Zoe Lloyd

Catering Year 1 Provider

Runshaw College Comment

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Wellfield Hairdressing Year 2 Runshaw College Nicola is always professional when working in the salon and has a great understanding of the qualification she is studying.

Tarleton Beauty Therapy Year 1 Runshaw College Zoe is always willing to help anyone and will work with any partner. She always does her work to the best of her ability and is a great team player and will help anyone to do their jobs.

Amy Masterson School

Balshaw’s Course

Hairdressing Year 1 Provider

Runshaw College Comment

Amy is an excellent student and always shows a keen interest in the tasks set for her, her practical skills are very good and her maturity in the salon is always apparent

Rebecca Breakell School

Penwortham Girls’ Course

Beauty Therapy Year 2 Provider

Runshaw College Comment

Rebecca is a joy to teach and always helpful in the salon. She will make an excellent beauty therapist.


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Students of the Semes Jack Squires

Zac Hussain

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Course

Course

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Comment

Comment

Holy Cross Construction Year 1 Albany Construction Jack is producing excellent practical work which is of a very high standard. He is working really well in both his theory and practical lessons.

Alex Wagner

Albany Construction Year 2 Albany Construction He has worked very hard in both his practical and theory and has made excellent progress. He is now looking to continue his studies at college.

Declan Finney

School

School

Course

Course

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All Hallow’s Construction Year 2 EWLF

Alex has shown a real positive attitude in all his work so far this year. He is keen, conscientious and wants to do well. He has taken great care in doing his brickwork assignment.

Parklands Animal Care Year 2 Myerscough College Declan always gives 100% even when he finds parts of the course difficult. Declan has faced a number of challenges since the start of the course and has tackled them all with determination.

Tom Mercer School

St Michael’s Course

Construction Year 1 Provider

EWLF

Comment

Tom is very keen and enthusiastic about the course. He wants to do well and tries very hard in all subjects.

Katie Shuttleworth School

Penwortham Girls’ Course

Animal Care Provider

Myerscough College Comment

Katie’s attendance has improved dramatically this year. Katie is always willing to help, work as a team and uses her own initiative. Katie is on course to achieve well and reach her full potential in this area.


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Ian Terrell

School

Hutton Course

Agriculture Year 2 Provider

Myerscough College Comment

Ian has developed and matured throughout the course. His confidence with written work has grown and he now produces work to a high standard. Ian is enthusiastic and cheerful.

Roanne Stowe School

Parklands Course

YA Year 1 Provider

Runshaw Training Comment

Roanne has made an excellent start and has maintained 100% attendance. She is confident and enthusiastic and her contributions to classes, both practical and theoretical are valued and of a high standard. Roanne works well in both kitchen and in front of house.

Stephanie Dobson School

Penwortham Girls’ Course

Motor Vehicle Year 1 Provider

Myerscough College Comment

Steph is the only girl on the course. Steph is quick to grasp new concepts and produces high quality written and practical work. Steph is always cheerful and enthusiastic and a pleasure to teach.

Abbey Dickinson

Ashley Posthethwaite School

Wellfield Course

YA Year 2 Provider

Runshaw Training Comment

Ashley has progressed throughout the first year with some outstanding performances. His cooking skills show a maturity beyond his years. Ashley is a valued member of the team. His enthusiasm and motivation is reflected in his work and encourages others

Lee Jones School

School

Parklands

Course

Hairdressing

Provider

Runshaw Training

Bishop Rawstorne Hairdressing Runshaw Training Comment

Abbey has made excellent progress with her theory work. She has settled in very well at her salon work placement and is a valued member of the team.

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Provider

Comment

Lee has settled in well at college and in work placement. He is a valued member of the team and contributes well to group activities.


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