Barton Peveril Sixth Form College has been awarded the NNECL Quality Mark, for its support of Care Experienced Students.
The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) Quality Mark is a developmental accreditation process for colleges to demonstrate their support for the inclusion and success of care experienced students (CES). This framework covers institutional culture and leadership, a student’s life cycle that goes beyond graduation, and remains continuous in a student’s future plans.
The college has gone through an assessment process with the NNECL to review the welfare of Care Experienced Students. Barton Peveril was awarded the quality mark because of the communication they establish with the student, carer and the college to ensure decisions are shaped correctly for a smooth transition and for its personalised approach to the relationship between the CES and Designated Teacher (DT) who is the main point of contact for the CES, taking full account of support needs.
Speaking on the award, NNECL praised the College:
“Care experienced students are welcomed to the college right from their engagement with the college website through to application and enrollment.”
“Staff are inclusive of CES and make reasonable adjustments to CES provision whilst retaining a focus on academic achievement.”
“There is a culture of awareness and understanding of CES and their support needs, good practice in the use of consistent language in the college and in the inclusion of external partners.”
NNECL Director, Patricia Ambrose writes:
“NNECL was delighted to work with Barton Peveril College, one of the first sixth form colleges to achieve our Quality Mark. The College provides a high level of personalised, all-round support for care experienced students, taking into account their individual needs and aspirations.”
Nicola Carone, Deputy Principal at Barton Peveril, states:
“Barton Peveril College, at its core, believes in equity and this includes students who are care experienced. Completing A Levels or a level 3 course can be transformative in terms of social mobility. We are so pleased to have this NNECL recognition which sees the work we do with our care-experienced students to ensure every step they take leads to a positive destination, be that university, an apprenticeship or employment.”