AoC Beacon Award In October 2017, the Supported Learning Department at Richmond upon Thames College was shortlisted for a prestigious AoC Beacon Award for Students with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities. AoC Beacon Awards celebrate the best and innovative practice among UK colleges.
John O’Shea, Deputy Principal at Richmond upon Thames College, commented, “To be shortlisted for this highly respected award was such an honour for the Richmond upon Thames College and acknowledges the incredibly talented members of staff who work in the college’s Supported Learning Department. I am proud to work with such highly experienced and enthusiastic teachers who support, motivate and teach students with complex needs and in 2017 the college has produced its best results in all areas for over a decade. This was also recently recognised by Ofsted inspectors who judged Richmond upon Thames College to be good in all areas, including the college’s provision for learners with high needs.