Student Support Team Celebrates Success

25 October 2017 | College News

For students who require an extra helping hand during their studies, having a good support team behind them can make all the difference. The staff at City College have been recognised for the extra support they give their students at the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) awards.

The nasen awards recognise the vital work of dedicated staff who work with children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Karen Parkinson, Signer and Learning Support Assistant at City College, won the Learning Support Award and Corrine Sedgemen, Learning Support Assistant, was shortlisted in the Effective Collaborative Working category.

“I can’t express how proud I am of both Karen and Corrine,” said the College’s Learning Support Manager, Abi Gee. “The commitment Karen shows to her students and the level of support she provides as both a Learning Support Assistant and a signer for the deaf is very worthy of recognition. It was also wonderful to have Corrine’s work recognised. Her collaboration with other community services got a special mention, and to be shortlisted for an award is an amazing accomplishment.

“At the College, we want to make sure that all our students have the best possible chance of success and we are very proud of our Learning Support Team who provide this – it is great to have their hard work acknowledged.”

Nasen are committed to supporting thousands of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) practitioners, enabling them to meet all pupils’ needs and help them to reach their full potential. These 25th anniversary nasen awards were an opportunity to recognise and reward those people whose actions can make a real difference to people’s lives. The winners of the 14 categories were announced at a special awards ceremony at the Museum of London on Thursday 19 October.

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