We have been recognised for the incredible impact the College has had in using technology to increase autonomy and independence for local young adults with learning difficulties. Computer and software giant Microsoft have just announced that we will be a Microsoft Showcase College for 2022-23.

Microsoft award this prestigious status to “an elite group of schools that exemplify the best of teaching and learning in the world today.”

This year, 602 schools globally have been recognised in this way, with 78 being in the UK, of which 2 are SEND provisions, with us being the only SEND Specialist College named as a Microsoft Showcase College.

Using this award and their links with Microsoft and schools and colleges worldwide the college now aims to continue to bring “future ready” skills using the built-in accessibility features of everyday technology for learners, their families, employers and the wider SEND sector. This includes Project MOTO and Project Smart: focusing on mobile phones and smart home technologies which can aid our young people to become confident, contributing citizens with increased independence and life and work options.