Worcester Sixth Form College has been announced as a finalist in the annual Sixth Form College Association Awards.

We are delighted that the tremendous work of Julie Ferman, Senior Leader for Student Wellbeing, has been acknowledged and she is one of three finalists in the Health and Wellbeing category.

The nomination submitted to the Awards panel said: “Julie’s enthusiasm, passion and drive to support the health and wellbeing of our students and staff is second to none.

"Throughout the pandemic this has been more important than ever and she has ensured that students and staff have continued to feel supported, been encouraged to look after their mental health and to support others.”

Julie said: “I am delighted to be shortlisted for this award, which recognises the care and the work of the safeguarding and pastoral teams here at Worcester Sixth Form College.

"It has never been more important to support our young people and their wellbeing and mental health.

"The initiatives and events we have here at WSFC aim to do just that and also to instil a sense of community, promote positivity and hope for the future.”

The College was also shortlisted twice in the Covid and Beyond category of the awards.

The Panel said that: “Worcester Sixth Form College has worked tirelessly to instil and promote a sense of community.

“It has engaged and supported charitable initiatives, provided outstanding communications

and prioritised the safety and wellbeing of its staff and students.

“The College deserves recognition for its response to the pandemic, both operationally and also in the positive way in

which it has engaged with and inspired its stakeholders.”

Principal Ed Senior was shortlisted for his leadership during the pandemic along with Julie Ferman, senior leader for student wellbeing.