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Gower College Swansea first college in Wales to receive Accredited Award from the Autism Accreditation Committee

Another first for @GowerCollegeSwansea 

In a project led by Ceri Low, the College has worked with the National Autistic Society (NAS) for the past three years, a process that involved continuous assessment and monitoring of our work with autistic learners, and our links with the local community and stakeholders.

During that time, the NAS adviser visited all sites, observed various teaching sessions, and met with key staff to discuss the college journey.

“Since 2013 the College has made great strides in improving provision for autistic learners,” says Ceri. “Amongst other things, we have has established an Autism Strategy Group, set up PACE courses within ILS, developed a sector leading Transition Programme for students with ALN, and carried out research projects in partnership with Swansea University Autism Support Services.”

In addition to all this, the College’s student support provision was rated excellent in the most recent Estyn inspection.

Huge congratulations to Ceri, LAM Simon Pardoe, and the staff who worked so hard to make this happen: Michelle Williams, Noel Davies, Rebecca Thomas, Jody Ralph, Mo Qasim, Marilyn Jones, Lisa Scally, Nicola Grant-Rees, Neil Griffiths, Kiran Jones, Claire West, Paul Mouncher, Jarrod Waldie, Ian McCloy, Andrew Stokes our electronics team, Katie Leopold and Christina Palmer.

And not forgetting too our LSA/ESO team – Emma Jenkins, Helen Morris, Jackie Thomas, Antonella Gregory, Tracy Macklin, Angela Glover, Deb Banfield, Andrea Baillie-Powell, Karen Hope, Tom Murphy, Ashley Roberts and Gerard Morgan.

Finally, a big thank you to our participating students: Kaitlin Law, Bryce Bowdens, Rhiannon Brooks, the PACE team, Euan Harrington, Ryan Manning, Ryan Davies, Rhys Wiemers, Dylan Hession, Dylan Berrell, Rhys Edwards, Jake Goggin, Keiran Ralls and Ronan Pesarillo.

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