Shrewsbury Colleges Group (SCG) has been shortlisted for two awards at the Sixth Form College Association (SFCA) annual awards.

SCG has been shortlisted for both Social Mobility and COVID Above and Beyond categories in the awards. 

The SFCA Awards initiative represents the opportunity to identify, celebrate and showcase exceptional practice across the dedicated sixth form sector.

The judging panel will be made up of members of the SFCA Council, each one a serving principal or Governor, who has taken on the responsibility of identifying a top three in each category.

SCG has been shortlisted for the Social Mobility award for the college’s innovative work on using augmented reality in learning to support the education of learners in the prison estate.  The project has been led by the college Information, Learning and Technology Coordinator, Richard Booth. 

The Social Mobility award celebrates the commitment to supporting learners from all communities and enhancing life chances for all young people.

 "We are delighted to reach the shortlist for this award," said Principal and Chief Executive of SCG James Staniforth. "We firmly believe in giving every young person the chance to be successful and make outstanding progress, no matter their background."

The college also joins the list of Sixth Form Colleges nominated for the COVID Above and Beyond category, who have all been recognised for making a significant impact in the last 12 months.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group held a number of virtual events for students, applicants and parents to ensure they received quality support and advice.

In September and October 2020, the college held five virtual Post-16 roadshows for Year 11’s and their parents across the county and an SCG virtual Open Evening.

In November 2020, the college launched its’ first-ever online ‘Find Your Future’. This resource was made available to students and their parents over a two-day period. This virtual careers event was packed full of activities to help students and their parents find out more about what options were available.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group also supported students and staff with the switch to remote and virtual teaching.

  • 86 laptops and 9 cameras delivered to student homes
  • 460 intervention sessions for those who needed extra support during and after lockdown
  • Virtual drop-in sessions were held online three days a week for staff needing help using new software

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