The well-established Student Union welcomed Angela to the college, formally inviting her to meet them. The Beaumont College SU is made up of a wide range of members, including the main and day-centre college sites who attended virtually. Students had prepared some insightful and probing questions for Angela. The students invited their new Principal to be part of a welcome photograph, and presented her with flowers and a card.
Angela said ‘I was delighted to meet such an established and cohesive Student Union. I feel very welcome and I am looking forward to leading the college, and supporting our students to fulfil their potential. We plan to raise awareness about the intensive and impacting educational pathways available at Beaumont College across the North West, and further afield’.
Independent Specialist Colleges are often considered as a last resort for some of the most vulnerable special school leavers, when in reality their health, therapy, care and educational needs can be met under one roof, often for the first time. The intensive and highly personalised nature of this experience commonly has a transformational impact on students. Angela said ‘I have already heard feedback from multi-agency student reviews. Parents, professionals and funders consistently comment on the significant and often life-changing progress they can literally see happening over time to their child, now a young adult. They often comment that that level of progress is often at a level which was inconceivable a short while ago. Beaumont College is a very special place, and I am looking forward to playing my part’.