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'Student care is exceptional,' say parents. Guided by the work and thinking of the Peto Institute in Budapest, the framework for supporting the students to do and be their best is both positive and clear. Staff 'love their job,' they tell us, turnover is low, they even volunteer for the college’s own popular summer programme. They talk about the ‘lovely young people’ in their care, understanding and acknowledging their vulnerability with an abundance of warmth, care and humour...

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Acting head of college

Mr Pat Cahill BA PGCE, late 40s, joined the college in 2014. Married with 'three beautiful but demanding daughters', he was born in Yorkshire but has lived in the north east for most of his life. Following his degree in business studies he embarked on a short career in marketing in London before returning to the north east to work with young adults with autism. The heart led the head away from marketing and into further teaching qualifications, and he went on to spend the next 18 years in specialist colleges, focusing on curriculum development and improving outcomes in teaching and learning. Warm, friendly and very approachable with a ready smile, he’s clearly a very busy man who appreciates the 'fabulous skills and experience of the team' that supports him. Away...

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