James paid a visit to the new Westminster Specialist College on today as he formally opened the new facility.
The new specialist college opened its doors in September and caters for students aged 19-25 with moderate learning disabilities and additional needs. The College offers students a personalised array of study programmes, working closely with them and their families, and staff help students to create a holistic portfolio of their skills in preparation for their next steps in life and learning.
Additionally, the College are working closely with the local business community to develop a diverse range of work experience, supported internships and apprenticeship placements, helping the students to develop their key skills in preparation for employment.
“I was delighted to visit the College on Friday, and I was really impressed by the new facilities and the courses on offer to students", said James. "It was also a great pleasure to meet some of the students, and to hear about how they are benefitting and developing new skills. Their enthusiasm was really inspirational, and I hope that their experiences here at the College will set them up for a bright future in their working life.”
Oliver Flowers, Principal of Westminster Specialist College, added, “We were delighted to welcome Mr Morris to the College to demonstrate how we work with students through our personalised curricula and by promoting Student Choice and Student Voice, providing them with a range of learning and work opportunities to make informed decisions about their future and equipping students with the skills to ensure their voice can be heard effectively within their community.”