Manchester City Council has awarded Stockport College Student Suki Bains an outstanding grade for her work with ‘Looked after Children’ at the college.
This isn’t the first time that Suki has received an outstanding grade for the work she puts in creating Personal Education Plans for the learners she looks after. Suki has now been rewarded with an outstanding grade for the last three terms in a row and Stockport College is the only college in Manchester to have been awarded that grade for the work carried out with Looked after Children.
Reflecting on this achievement; Melanie Hargrave McComb, Associate Director of Student Services at Stockport College, said:
“Suki has been supporting the Looked after Children and the Leaving Care learners over the last year. Looked after Children and leaving care learners between 16-18 years old are not only managing their own personal situations but are often facing transition into independence. This is an extremely difficult time for young people and requires a great deal of support.
“With all Looked after Children, Personal Education Plans each term are required from the College which are lengthy documents that are learner focused but involve multiple agency input. This is solely the responsibility of the College. The college is responsible for organising and coordinating these multiagency meetings to ensure that our Look After Children’s progress is being tracked and ensure holistic support throughout their Stockport College journey. Suki has been able to mentor the learners with Looked after Child status and provide all of the relevant paperwork for the authorities. This is a phenomenal undertaking and has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ from Manchester Virtual School for the third time in a row.
“I am extremely proud of the hard work that Suki has put into the Personal Education Plans and the support of our Looked after Children. I am also extremely proud of all our Looked after Children for everything they have achieved this year.”