Celebrating Apprenticeships

This week, we are celebrating all things Apprenticeships in support of the National Apprenticeship Week campaign.

Three members of staff at Carew Academy received their formal qualifications from NFCE CACHE having completed a Level 2 Certificate or Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools as well as various Functional Skills certificates whilst studying at Orchard Hill College.

They were all extremely positive about their apprenticeship journeys and keen to keep progressing with their personal development and further education. This is what they had to say.

Ebru – “I loved the course, I Iearnt so much and developed new skills and strategies that I could demonstrate in the classroom. I have now started my Diploma in Education and Training and the dream is to be a fully qualified teacher at Carew.”

Debbie has been promoted as a result of her Level 3 apprenticeship and is now a Senior Learning Lead. She said: “My story illustrates that gaining a formal qualification and the depth of knowledge and new skills acquired along the way can be hugely rewarding. The apprenticeship has made me more confident and rounded in my role.”

Demi said: “The apprenticeship has been such a positive experience, I have developed many specialist skills such as risk assessment and behaviour support that I can assertively put into practice at school. The Level 3 diploma is my next challenge.”


As a result of outstanding teaching, over time students make excellent progress and develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals.
Ofsted November 2019

Latest News

Residential Trip to Exmoor

Students enjoyed their first residential trip of the year to Calvert Trust in Exmoor! Experienced Exmoor staff supported students to reach their full potential no matter what their level of ability. The activities participated in were fun and challenging building …

Read more

Celebrating World Book Day

Following the success of the Christmas sensory story the Digital School were back in action this week with a multi-sensory celebration of World Book Day at Sutton’s central library. Creative Director, Simon Gale penned an original composition that took students …

Read more

Savvy Theatre Experience

VPC students are enjoying weekly workshops with the SAVVY Theatre group based in Fairfield Halls, Croydon. The workshops take place in a purpose designed studio which provides a brilliant space to get creative and learn new theatrical skills, such as …

Read more

Expressive Arts at VPC

  Students enjoyed the opportunity to get creative at VPC when they took part in an expressive art session. There was lots of freedom to enjoy the paints, some chose hand painting and the splat technique, whilst others preferred dipping …

Read more