News from Barnet and Southgate - 2015 Partnerships News Article Archive - University of Derby

Barnet and Southgate College opens new Centre of Excellence

Barnet and Southgate College welcomed Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE and local dignitaries to the official launch of the LLDD Centre of Excellence on 23  April 2015

Baroness (Tanni) Grey-Thompson DBE who is also a former Olympic Paralympian, was given a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities and also met with LLDD (Learners with Learning Disabilities) students currently using the purpose-built centre.

Baroness Grey-Thompson launched proceedings at the Southgate campus of the College by giving a speech and drawing back the curtain to reveal the plaque to open the new LLDD Centre. 

The College are a new partner of the University of Derby and we are both delighted by the success of the first year of operation. 

Lesley Faulconbridge, Deputy Head of Department Education and Childhood, Head of FE Collaboration College of Education, attended the launch with Trevor Cotterill, University of Derby Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Special Educational Needs and Disability.

“We are absolutely delighted to be part of the work at the Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LLDD) Centre of Excellence at Barnet Southgate College. The college is a collaborative partner with the College of Education at the University of Derby and together we will be delivering the newly developed Foundation Degree in Special Educational Needs and Disability to staff working at this world class facility. This initiative will  benefit both staff and students at the facility with the sharing of expertise, knowledge and practical skills to enhance the personal professional development of staff and, in turn, the experience of students studying at the LLDD centre who have a wide range of complex educational needs.”

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