A SCHOOL for children with complex behavioural needs has been nominated for a top award.

Norton College, in Woodbury Lane, Norton, has been nominated in the Special Education Needs category of the Worcestershire Education Awards - the second time running being nominated in the category. 

The nominee for the college said: "Norton College provides a safe educational environment to young people who are not able to attend mainstream provision.

"I believe they should win this award as the provision they provide means young people have the ability to reach their potential, whilst not having to compromise their unique identities.

"I cannot truly articulate the difference Norton College makes and has made for our son's life. They provide a truly transformative educational experience."

After hearing of the nomination Rod Goold, head of school, Norton College Worcestershire, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be nominated.

"Norton College Worcester strives to change the educational opportunities for students who have struggled in multiple other educational settings.

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"Our whole philosophy is about kindness and warmth and constantly providing students with opportunities to reach their full potential.

"It’s about giving them a second chance.

"We offer a bespoke approach to learning which enthuses and engages students and gives them self-belief in their ability to achieve."

The awards, run by our Worcestershire titles including the Worcester News, Malvern Gazette and Evesham Journal, aim to shine a light on those in education who have worked tirelessly to support, teach and care for our young people.

The awards are in their sixth year and will culminate in a glitzy black-tie dinner when the winners will be revealed.

There is still time to make a nomination in one of the 12 categories - early years education award; primary school of the year; secondary school of the year; independent school of the year; community involvement award; special education needs (Senco); headteacher/principal of the year; teacher/lecturer of the year; new teacher of the year; stem project of the year; support staff of the year and unsung hero award.

The deadline for nominations is February 11.

To make a nomination visit worcesternews.co.uk/awards/worcestershireeducationawards.