The Principal's Welcome
It is always humbling, and hugely rewarding, to witness the incredible achievements of our students here at Telford College.
We’ve reshaped our curriculum to meet the needs of the local business community, working in partnership with some of the area’s biggest companies – and the benefits are clear to see.
In 2019, we recorded our best-ever A level results with 100% pass rates in a host of subject areas, then followed it up with GCSE maths and English figures which were once again well above the national average.
The Principal's Column
“It’s a challenging time for many young people in Telford & Wrekin right now, with unemployment among 16 to 24-year-olds running at a high of over £3,000.
“Telford College is doing its bit to help. Here on campus, as we enter another national lockdown, we are continuing to operate, and provide maximum support to students.”
“The new academic year is now safely up and running – and I’m delighted with the way in which everyone has pulled together to adapt college life to these challenging times.
“Students have been incredibly respectful of the Covid-19 safety measures and policies we have put in place around our campus, and understanding of the need to operate in class ‘bubbles’ to minimise the risk of spreading the virus.”
“Well, what a couple of weeks it has been. A level and GCSE results time is always tense – but this year in particular, students and their families have been put through the emotional wringer.
“All’s well that ends well, of course, but I can’t help thinking that with a little more forward planning from both regulators and the Government, many of these stresses and strains could have been avoided.”
“The Government’s £30 billion package of measures to support the economy is providing a great platform for us to work with employers and help lead the skills recovery.
“Companies can now receive £2,000 for every hired apprentice under 25 and a bonus of £1,500 for over-25s. This is in addition to the £1,000 already available for taking on apprentices aged 16-18.”
“Necessity is the mother of invention. That’s what the Greek philosophers believed all those centuries ago – and it’s proving to be particularly true across Shropshire right now.
Ever since the Government began to impose social mobility restrictions to tackle Covid-19, schools and colleges have been challenged to work differently…”
“There’s so much choice in the education sector these days that it can sometimes seem difficult to know where to start.
We’re working hard to remedy the situation, by partnering with a number of other Telford schools and academies.
For example, the college has played a leading role in the launch of a new online portal called telford1619.com, which offers a one-stop-shop for locally-based education and training…”
“We are delighted to have formed partnerships with so many local organisations, to provide our students with valuable work experience.
One of our thriving link-ups is with the BBC’s ‘Introducing’ team, which is giving our music and media students some truly amazing opportunities. In recent weeks, they have been spending time at the BBC Shropshire studios…”
“It is humbling, and hugely rewarding, to witness the achievement of our students at Telford College.
For example, take our inspirational group of higher education students who, in many instances, juggle employment and busy family lives with their quest to learn new skills…”
“It’s been a fabulous couple of weeks for both students and staff at Telford College.
First of all, we recorded our best-ever A level results with 100% pass rates in a host of subject areas, then followed it up with GCSE figures which were once again well above national average…“