CVQO Chairman Lord Lingfield congratulates students at Oasis Academy Coulsdon

Simon Reeves - 23 April 2018

CVQO Chairman Lord Lingfield visited Oasis Academy Coulsdon recently to congratulate students there on successfully graduating from our Schools Partnership Programme.

The funding for the programme was provided to us by the Military Covenant and a number of Livery Companies, enabling a group of schools in the Croydon area to take part.

In his address to the learners, CVQO Chairman Lord Lingfield congratulated them on their achievements and told them that were now a select group in the academy by achieving a recognised qualification with the BTEC Level 1 through CVQO, something that their peers had not yet achieved.

Kyle Bardell, Ozone Lead at Oasis Academy Coulsdon, said: “Oasis Academy Coulsdon are currently on our third group of students experiencing a CVQO course. Our students have found the experience to be very enriching in a number of ways and many still talk about their experiences months on from graduation.

“Those students with poor attendance have always been in on their CVQO days ready to face the day and eager to get going, which is really encouraging for us as a school and allows the students to link positivity to their time at school which can sometimes be lacking for individuals.

“The activities that students take part in allow our staff to relate to students in an entirely different context and to build relationships beyond the classroom. We have found that we can then use these experiences to work with students when they are back in the classroom, relating their resilience, hard work or teamwork skills to their academic studies.

“The CVQO instructors have been absolutely fantastic in their understanding, enthusiasm and professionalism throughout our time with them. We feel that CVQO has really added value to the school experience for many of our vulnerable students and we hope to continue to work with them in the future.”