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TRFC Alternative Provision programme receives praise

6 June 2020

Tranmere Rovers Football Club’s Alternative Provision programme has continued to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic with virtual lessons for students.

Natasha, who works as a tutor on the Alternative Provision programme, explained in further detail what has been happening.

She said: “Our staff and students have all been working hard through this pandemic as we continue to grow and gain the qualifications they deserve. We have conducted over 25 virtual lessons, provided students with equipment to continue to study and additional work has been sent via Google Documents every single week.

“Alongside this we have provided phone calls, supporting pupil’s college applications and speaking with families as to how we can help. This has been a real success in these unpredicted times.”

“The Level 2 Food and Cookery course has had pupils cooking for their families putting their new learnt skills to good use whilst completing coursework. It has been a pleasure to see these pupils engage with the course not only with our staff but at home too.

“As we reach our final few weeks, we have put in an individual plan for each of our pupils to continue to get the grade and qualification we set out in September.

“Lastly, we received some phenomenal feedback from the parent/carers of our pupils and are very proud to share their feedback.”

A grandparent of one of the pupils praised the programme. They said: “We have nothing but praise for Tranmere Rovers Alternative Provision, this provision has suited the needs of our grandson, the staff have been very supportive and have understood his individual needs.

“They have helped our grandson achieve qualifications at a time when we felt he had been let down by mainstream education and would have been left with nothing. The staff have always kept us informed as to our grandson's progress and the activities he has been involved in, including inviting us to a celebratory lunch. We only wish he could have attended this provision sooner. 

Another parent echoed this view. They said: “My son thoroughly enjoyed the cookery course he undertook at Tranmere. He enjoyed the practical side and enjoyed cooking for all the adults on an open day organised to support their coursework.

“The course has helped him going forward as he has applied for a full-time course at college in catering. The teachers at Tranmere have proved to be very supportive and patient. I feel he has been very lucky to have been given the opportunity to learn here.”

Well done to all involved. For further information about the Alternative Provision programme, please email natashaap@trfc-college.co.uk


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