Capita Education fly the flag for Autism and SEN
Capita Education, Liverpool office have been raising awareness of and supporting those with Autism and special educational needs.
In April, four members of the Capita team took part in long distance runs in aid of the National Autistic Society.
Elaine Berry, primary divisional manager; Clare Woodpark, senior compliance and resourcing officer and Nathan Selby, marketing executive, took part in the Liverpool Vitality Half Marathon, whilst Paul Prescott, principal education consultant, took part in the Manchester Marathon.
At the same time, Capita Education’s secondary division have recently supported Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School by purchasing equipment to enable the school to build a sensory garden for SEN pupils to use during break times and after school.
Capita’s participation in the sensory garden comes after personal requests from a number of SEN pupils within the school who wrote letters to Lizzie McDonnell, principal recruitment consultant.
In a letter to Lizzie, one pupil wrote, “Nine months ago, when we first saw the garden it was in an overgrown state. If we had equipment, imagine what the garden would look like.”
Another pupil wrote, “We would like you to fund this task as we need help to buy plants, seeds, trees and wood and build fences and benches so it would be an area for relaxing and a place to talk to your friends.”
The garden will be available for use by all pupils at Cardinal Heenan but will be maintained by 15 SEN pupils within the school.
This partnership with Cardinal Heenan is one of many ways that Capita supports schools with its ‘Capita in the Community’ scheme.
Tce McCann, regional manager, said: “We love being able to support schools by providing equipment as we have been able to do here. After receiving such inspiring and heartfelt letters from pupils asking for our contribution, saying no was simply not an option.”
Capita Education is sponsoring the Teacher of the Year Award at the Educate Awards 2017.