HBVC Awarded Commended College Status by AoC's Beacon Awards 2022/23
3 March 2023 (by Wendy Lamb (admin))
Heart of Birmingham Vocational College has been awarded Commended College status by the Association of Colleges for The NOCN Group Award for Mental Health and Wellbeing. Read more to find out what the assessors had to say!
We are excited to announce the commended colleges for the 2022/23 Beacon Awards. This year’s AoC Beacon Awards programme has 12 categories. Assessors have recommended those applications that should be commended for their practice in each of the award categories, having demonstrated a high level of innovation, impact and sustainability.
Heart of Birmingham Vocational College has been awarded Commended College status by the Association of Colleges for The NOCN Group Award for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Assessors commented that the college has created an environment where all students and staff have exceptional support for their Mental Health and Wellbeing. Leaders have embedded a wide range of support mechanisms for everyone, and continuously review provision to ensure the Mental Health and Wellbeing of everyone is at the core of all aspects of the college. Support mechanisms include Pastoral support, counselling, Mental Health First Aiders, Duty Managers, a prominent Safeguarding team and other benefits include access to support from external organisations. The achievements of all students and staff are recognised and celebrated regularly through a variety of strategies to ensure the college is a happy place for everyone. Leaders are passionate about ensuring that students have an exceptional experience and achieve their full potential, the support they receive is key to this. Leaders are also committed to ensure all staff have a healthy work/life balance and have structured the provision to ensure this is achieved.