The Natspec Awards aim to recognise and celebrate excellent practice in the specialist further education sector. We want to promote innovation, continuous improvement, and raise standards across the sector. As specialist colleges strive to carry on supporting their learners despite the uncertainties and challenges presented by COVID-19, we hope to celebrate the hard work they do.
Today, we are pleased to announce the shortlisted entries for the 2021 awards.
The shortlisted entries in the eight categories will now go forward to be considered by our independent panel of experts chaired by Nigel Evans former lead HMI for High Needs.
Clare Howard, Natspec’s Chief Executive said:
“In our second year of the Natspec Awards we wanted to continue to celebrate the innovative practice that is leading the way in the specialist further education sector. The work our members have done deserves to be recognised and celebrated and the Natspec Awards provide the perfect opportunity to do this, especially after a particularly tough 2020.
This year, we received almost 50 entries from our members across our 8 award categories, demonstrating the wide variety of great practice taking place across the sector. The standard of entries was once again very high and our shortlisting judges had to make some hard choices.
I am pleased to announce the shortlisted entries for each award category. Many congratulations to those who have made to the shortlist and thank you to everyone who sent in entries this year.”
Project: Embedding use of IT to increase student engagement in learning
Project: The Integration of the QT Robot
Orchard Hill College
Project: Adapting Alexa
Project: LIVE Study Programme
Project: Post 16 Provision supporting student aspirations and goals whilst embarking on to Pathways into Employment
Project: St. John’s / The Bevy Community Work Experience Project
Project: Inclusion of non verbal students in student voice activities
Project: Our Online Forum
Project: Sense College East Cross-College (multi-site) Learner Forum
Aurora Boveridge College
Project: Wellbeing and Mental Health Wheel
Eat that Frog
Project: Community Wellbeing programme
Communication Specialist College Doncaster
Project: Introducing Strategies and Measurable Interaction in Live English (smILE) Therapy at Communication Specialist College Doncaster
Project: Interdisciplinary working through about LEGO®-based therapy at Linkage College
Project: PBS / Zones of Regulation / Be Healthy, Active and Courageous
Heart of Birmingham Vocational College
Project: HBVC & Edgbaston Priory Club Partnership – Delivering outstanding opportunities and outcomes for students together
Henshaws Specialist College
Project: Henshaws joins forces with Harrogate Fair Trade
Project: Boultham Park-Linkage Lincoln Campus Project
Project: The integration of therapy within the curriculum
Project: The Linkage Curriculum-Flexible, Engaging and Innovative
Orchard Hill College
Project: Reset, Recover, Reconnect!
Project: The Resilience Curriculum and Assessment Tool
Project: Ambitious College Home Learning Provision
Project: Learning through Lockdown – Home Learning
Project: Home Learning – A Self Audit Tool
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