The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) is honoured to be the UK's leading specialist residential college of further education for people with a visual impairment. Since 1872, we have beenbuilding on our expertise and successes, which enable the College to offer a variety of products and services to a diverse audience.
Hereford is a safe and welcoming city, rich in history and beautiful countryside but still only a one-and a-half hour drive away from Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol. High Town is the hub of Herefordcity centre and provides a central open space for a variety of events and street entertainment throughout the year. The regeneration of the city-centre 'Old Market' is complete with many high street shops, a new multi-screen cinema as well as a selection of restaurants.
Our Governors are members of the City of Stoke-on-Trent College Corporation, a legal entity whose role is to shape the overall direction of the College, ensure that senior management set high andambitious standards and to ensure that the College's resources are used efficiently and effectively.
At the governors meeting held on 11th May it was unanimously agreed to proceed with the proposal that both schools NCHS - The Science College and Clayton Hall Business and Language College convert tobecome academies and create a Multi Academy Trust from 1st September 2015. Governors would like to thank all stakeholders who participated in this consultation and they look forward to using this change to academy in their continued drive to raise standards for our children.
With an Apprenticeship, you can earn money while you're learning and gain recognised qualifications as you work. As employees, Apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gainjob-specific skills. Off the job, usually on a day-release basis, Apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the Apprentices' ability and the industry sector.
Throughout its long and proud history, Westwood College has always valued individuals and individualism. The ethos of the school has had an unswerving commitment to ensuring that all the students havean equal chance to make good use of the education that the school has offered, in order to help them choose their future patterns of life and take full advantage of their opportunities in society.