Student success stories
Students and their families share their experiences of specialist colleges and the difference it has made to their lives.
Thomas’s Story: communication leads to confidence
Joining in with the community at Landmarks Specialist College gave Thomas the confidence to succeed in two work placements, leading to paid employment.
Sudio’s Story: Residential Specialist College is a perfect fit
Sudio’s studies include a a Health, Education and Social Studies qualification alongside English and maths with the support from staff who are deaf aware and use British Sign Language.
Ben’s story: Specialist education is worth the distance
Moving to a residential specialist college allows Ben to take the qualifications he wants and pursue the skills he needs for the future.
John’s Story: Comfort Grows Confidence
Landmarks Specialist College helps John back into education, developing his social skills and academic ability and preparing him for life beyond college.
Matthew’s Story: Presentation Matters
Hard work pays off for Matthew from Landmarks Specialist College, who improved his professionalism, presentation and skills to secure work placements and paid employment.
Philip’s Story: Gaining New Skills in the Workplace
Philip’s motivation and commitment make him a valuable addition to the team.
Manny’s Story: Finding his voice
In his own words, Manny tells us how being at Orpheus has helped him develop, find his voice, and progress. He also tells us about his hopes for the future and how he’s doing in his supported accommodation.
Supported internship pilot programme leads to great results
Two students from Hereward College achieve full time work with the West Midlands Police force.