Learner facilities at Hereward College

Learner facilities at Hereward College

Hereward College, which specialises in educating young people with learning disabilities and additional needs, has been praised by Ofsted inspectors who said students there “enjoy their learning” and “feel safe and protected”. The college believes that emotional self-awareness and resilience is central to achieving life success, independence and well-being and boasts a fantastic range of facilities – from sports to state-of-the-art learning resources to dining.

Learning Resource Centre

All learners have access to our Learning Resource Centre – an attractive and supportive environment within which to study or relax. There are a range of facilities available including height adjustable workstations, PCs, laptops, cameras, dictaphones and a graphics suite.

Learners can also make use of a range of assistive technologies such as screen enlargers, screen readers and emulated keyboards.

LRC facilities include:

  • 26 PC learning pods
  • Graphics Suite with 11 Apple Mac computers & interactive white board
  • Individual and small group study rooms
  • Height-adjustable work stations
  • A suite of assistive learning technologies

Café Mojo

Café Mojo serves breakfast and dinner for residential students as well as offering a very popular lunchtime menu for all staff and learners. The café serves residential and day students breakfast and healthy Grab and Go snacks, as well as a range of hot and cold lunch items including a hot wok, panini and salad bar. It’s also a popular communal area where learners can eat packed lunches and socialise with friends.

Café Mojo also provides catering for college events and external visitors using the facilities.

Sports and fitness

Learners at Hereward have access to a wide range of sports and fitness activities and we work alongside partners such as CSW Sports, SEND Active and Sky Blues in the Community to offer up to three activities a day as well as sports clubs outside of college hours.

Our onsite facilities include a large sports hall, outdoor multi-use games area and gymnasium.

Activities available include:

Entry Level Football │ Men’s Football │ Women’s Football │ Down Syndrome Football Club │ Powerchair Football │ Visually impared and hearing difficulty football │ Hockey │ Tennis │ Boccia │ Basketball │ Bowling │ Cardio Wall Sessions │ Circuit Training│ Personal Fitness sessions.

Sport is a regular part of college life and learners regularly represent the college in football, futsal, tennis, powerchair football and Boccia tournaments.

Hereward College is a college for young people with disabilities and additional needs based in Coventry. Since 1971 we have been offering inclusive provision and specialist facilities for both day and residential learners with complex disabilities and learning difficulties.

Our vision is to prepare our learners for the next stage of their lives, providing them with outstanding employability skills and greater control over their future. We have a focus on creating independent individuals who can make more of their own decisions about work, education, health and living.

We have extensive partnerships with employers and an expanding supported internship study programme. The internships build upon all the skills that the young people have developed in college and extend them even further in real work situations.

Political activity is also important to the Hereward community and we encourage our learners to have a ‘voice’ in the issues that affect them. We also support the Natspec and NUS campaigns which addresses the inequalities faced by young people with learning difficulties or disabilities. We are extremely proud of the achievements of all our learners and our hugely committed and dedicated staff which support them.

For more information on full time application or residential enquiries visit www.hereward.ac.uk or email admissions@hereward.ac.uk or call 024 7642 6173. Hereward College, Bramston Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV4 9SW.

Working with a Wedding Planner

Working with a Wedding Planner
Planning a wedding can become a real headache. From quarrelling relatives to the endless list of things to arrange, if your wedding has you tearing out your hair, it might be time to consider a wedding planner. Here are just a few of the jobs that a planner can deal with on your behalf, leaving you to take a well-earned breather and start looking forward to your big day again. If you have trouble sticking to a budget and tend to get carried away with every table decoration and flower idea you see, then a wedding planner can help you stick to that budget.

Sitting down with an experienced wedding planner, you can tell them exactly what you can afford and let them do the legwork of finding suitable things in that price range. It’s a great way of avoiding temptation. Instead of stressing over each minute detail, your planner will create a master plan that details all those little details including everything from order of service to table favours. You’ll be able to draw on their extensive knowledge of the best and most beautiful wedding venues in your area that fit your budget, style and theme.

A wedding planner is also able to find you the best deals using local photographers, florists, catering and music, all within your budget.

Being in the wedding industry and regularly bringing work their way, vendors will often cut prices for wedding planners or even throw in extras. This benefits you greatly and could well be perks you wouldn’t find approaching these vendors on your own. They will also deal with the annoying jobs like reading through contracts with suppliers to make sure all is in order. They act on your behalf, with your best interest in mind and can deal with negotiations on your behalf. They will also create handy timelines detailing what needs to happen and when for everyone involved, including family members, suppliers and you.

Wedding planners can also relieve the hassle of sending invitations, choosing the right wording, mailing them out and keeping track of RSVPs. They can help you with any wedding queries relating to etiquette, what happens during a service, current hot trends and anything and everything you might want to know about weddings. They can also help plan and book your honeymoon as well, relieving you of all those time-consuming travel arrangements that you simply don’t have time to deal with.

Instead of worrying whether everything on the day will go to plan, your planner will be on hand throughout the day to deal with any issues or niggles, so you can go ahead and enjoy yourself.

UK Wedding Dress Cleaning Service

UK Wedding Dress Cleaning Service
Having your wedding dress professionally cleaned is a really good way of being sure that you can preserve it in perfect condition for many years to come and at Dulais wedding dress cleaning services they have all the skills required to make sure that you dress is properly cleaned without causing any damage or marks to delicate materials or intricate designs.

With over 20 years’ experience helping brides to clean their wedding gowns they have all the knowledge and expertise to make sure that the job is carried out properly and to the highest possible stands using the best cleaning materials available for each particular dress. At Dulais Wedding Dress Cleaning Service they know how important it is to be sure that your dress is left in safe hands and will do everything they can to ensure that you know that your dress will be treated with the upmost care and attention.

A Dulais Wedding Dress Cleaning Service every dress they receive is given a fully tailor made clean using materials and methods that are the best suited to the fabrics used so you can be certain that you will get your dress back with no discolouration, stains or other marks, and unlike most other wedding dress and dry-cleaning services they are so confident that you will be totally satisfied with the service they do not require that you sign a disclaimer before you leave the dress with them.

So if you would like to have your wedding dress preserved for years to come why not get in touch with Dulais?  These wedding dress cleaners will make sure that your dress looks good as new, and with excellent customer testimonials, reasonable rates and the opportunity to have you dress packed away specially in its own unique storage box you can be sure that once it is done it will stay that way until you may want to get it out again.

At Dulais, we are renowned for being at the very cutting edge and forefront of bridal wear care and we are committed to protecting our position as the best in the business. Which means you know that your cherished dress will be treasured now and for generations to come. We treat every dress as unique, whether it’s classic or contemporary, modern or vintage, hand-painted or handmade.

Every cleaning process should be unique also, so here at Dulais, our highly trained technicians treat every dress as an individual, creating a bespoke cleaning process for your gown and your gown only. Our techniques are painstaking, time-consuming, and highly successful, which is why our brides tell their friends about us, building our reputation through word of mouth alone. We are also used and recommended by some of the country’s most reputable wedding dress retailers and consultants within the bridal industry.

We provide first class, high quality professional wedding dress cleaning and preservation services for brides in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. For as little as £90, we will collect your wedding dress at a time that is convenient to you and return your fully cleaned and preserved dress in a beautiful acid-free tissue paper box. By entrusting the care of your wedding dress to us, you can rest assured that your dress will look just as beautiful 50 years from now as when you wore it on your wedding day.

To learn more about our service and to receive an estimate, call us today on 01661 820700 or visit the Dulais Wedding Dress Cleaning website today.

Role of Wedding Photographers at a Wedding

Role of Wedding Photographers at a Wedding
When you think for the professional who will capture the best moments in your wedding, the first image that clicks in your mind is the photographer who is roaming in the event ground and trying to take the best snap in the wedding. But, there are more functions of the photographer apart from only taking the photos. From my experience, I can say that wedding photographers should have experience and knowledge about the detailed variations of wedding vows and ceremonies. He should know how to click the candid moments.

The wedding photographer plays a crucial role during your big day. As the marriage ceremony photos are for the lifetime, you should always choose the professional who is having potential enough to provide the best services.

What to look for in wedding photographers

  1. At first, you should take a look to the portfolio of the professional. The portfolio is the first consideration when you are looking for a professional like the wedding photographers listed in many wedding magazines. Each one of the expert has a unique style of taking the photos. You can simply check his artistry and the creativity through his portfolio.
  2. The next thing is the budget of photography. Not all the professional will charge you the same. The photographer should manage the entire photography session as per the requirement of the bride and groom.
  3. The third important thing is the openness. At the time of selecting the photographer, you should check whether the expert is open-minded or not. He should be comfortable with you and try to listen to your needs and desires. You should know that the best wedding photography is taken when the photographer is comfortable with you.
  4. The last thing is that the photographer should have is the variety of cameras and lens. The lens are adjusted as per the distance of the object with the camera.

Type of wedding photography

There are various types of wedding photography you can see around you. Some of the couples like to shot pictures of their wedding like the documentary film and some like to have some sophisticated traditional wedding pictures.

  1. Traditional way-

Here, the pictures are taken as the camera shoot type mode. The professional will guide the couples to stand just like the way as the professional wants. The couples stand in pose as per directed by the professional. The latest trend of traditional photography is to take the pictures outdoor. If you are looking for the experienced one, you can book wedding photographers online. These experts will shoot the best traditional wedding pictures that you will like to preserve for life.

  1. Candid way

It is just opposite to the traditional wedding photography. Here, the expert will click the best candid images without warning the couples. The main benefit of this type is that the photographer does not focus on the object. Some of the other types of wedding photography are the informal wedding photography and the documentary wedding photography.

Promoting Tint Brow Bar Newcastle

Promoting Tint Brow Bar Newcastle
Direct Submit are pleased to announce they are working with the Tint Brow Bar in Newcastle to help promote their range of beauty services including eyebrow tinting, eyebrow waxing and eyebrow threading.

An independent pop up brow bar located in the city centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, the salon is managed and run by Jessica Brent who has experience working for a major beauty brand for the best part of 10 years. Tint offer a bespoke brow treatment that involves custom blend tinting, reshaping through a combination of waxing, threading and tweezing to create brow perfection. For more information visit the Tint website or call 07931 784894 and book your appointment today.

Conservatory Blinds Direct

A Great Deal from Conservatory Blinds Direct
If you would like to be able to spend time in your conservatory all year round but are worried about problems like temperature control, privacy and high heating bills getting some conservatory roof blinds could be a really good solution and they could be far more affordable than you may first think.

At conservatory Blinds Direct they have an excellent range of high quality conservatory roof blinds at great value prices that will help you create the conservatory that you really want in no time at all, with a wide range of styles available in a choice of patterns and colours you are likely to find the right conservatory blinds to complement the rest of your home perfectly in no time at all.

Investing in some good quality, well fitted conservatory roof blinds is a great idea if you want to try and reduce the amount of energy that you home uses, being able to prevent heat loss from you conservatory during the colder months can really make a difference to your energy bills without you home feeling any colder and with some of the great prices available at Conservatory Blinds Direct you could start making savings soon and with a choice of specialist designs on offer you could even opt for fabrics that would maximise the amount of energy your could potentially save.

With a fully fitted, bespoke service, an excellent customer service team to offer any help or assistance you may need and an excellent price match guarantee you can be sure that at Conservatory Roof Blinds they will be able to offer you top quality conservatory roof blinds at a price that you can afford.

With previous customers such as the BBC and Channel Four and an impressive portfolio available to browse why not get some inspiration and take a look at the impressive range of unique and beautiful Conservatory Roof Blinds that you could get for your home?

Conservatory Blinds Direct is part of the InStyle group, a well-established supplier of conservatory roof and window blinds throughout the UK. All of their Conservatory Blinds Direct products are made from the finest components and materials available, they are so confident in their products they are able to offer an industry unheard of 5 year Parts & Labour guarantee on all blinds made. As a leading UK manufacture to the window blind trade and now they are offering the chance for you to cut out that middle man and buy direct from the manufacture saving you hundreds and in some cases thousands of pounds over retail prices.

We are always happy to help and our friendly team will be happy to help you if you have any questions regarding an order, measuring, fitting or any of our products. Simply call on 01642 762497 or visit the Conservatory Blinds Direct website for more information.

Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation

Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation

What to Know before your Big Day
Weddings, and wedding dresses, are more expensive than ever. These days, one can hardly imagine paying as little as £400 for a wedding dress even though most of us would suffer an acute case of sticker shock upon learning that we had to pay such an exorbitant amount for any other article of clothing not made of genuine leather or flecked with gold. With wedding dresses, a price in the four- to five-digit range is increasingly the norm, which means that you are committing not only to a very expensive dress but also a potentially valuable heirloom or collectible which must be cared for accordingly.

As a bride-to-be, it is important to think decades beyond your wedding day and make arrangements now to have your dress professionally cleaned and preserved so that it will still be in the same unspoiled condition in your old age as on the day you walked down the aisle.

 

When to have your Wedding Dress cleaned and why
When making plans to have your wedding dress cleaned and preserved, consider not only the quality of the service but also the timing. Ideally, you will want to have your wedding dress cleaned within one month of your wedding day. While there are few, if any, hazardous conditions present in a traditional religious wedding ceremony, the reception which follows is an entirely different matter. Think of your wedding dress as an artefact in a museum: if they go untreated, seemingly small and inconsequential food or wine stains or even greasy hand or fingerprints have the potential to cause significant and often irreversible damage to such a fine material over time.

Accidents do happen, so when your wedding dress is collected by your chosen cleaning and preservation service, be sure to point out all stains that you are aware of so that they can be treated appropriately before the full dress cleaning is done.

Wedding Dress Preservation techniques
While the cleaning of the dress is an important part of the process, the preservation is equally important. For most wedding dress fabrics, it is wise to opt for the museum-quality preservation method and have the dress stored in an acid-free preservation box which will protect the dress from moisture and prevent yellowing. A service which performs the cleaning in-house is generally a wiser choice than one which sends it to a separate cleaner, and in any case, never expect a rush job. Haste makes waste!

At Dulais wedding dress cleaning, we are renowned for being at the very cutting edge and forefront of bridal wear care and we are committed to protecting our position as the best in the business. Which means you know that your cherished dress will be treasured now and for generations to come. We treat every dress as unique, whether it’s classic or contemporary, modern or vintage, hand-painted or handmade. Every cleaning process should be unique also, so here at Dulais, our highly trained technicians treat every dress as an individual, creating a bespoke cleaning process for your gown and your gown only.

Our techniques are painstaking, time-consuming, and highly successful, which is why our brides tell their friends about us, building our reputation through word of mouth alone. We are also used and recommended by some of the country’s most reputable wedding dress retailers and consultants within the bridal industry.

We provide first class, high quality professional wedding dress cleaning and preservation services for brides in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. For as little as £90, we will collect your wedding dress at a time that is convenient to you and return your fully cleaned and preserved dress in a beautiful acid-free tissue paper box. By entrusting the care of your wedding dress to us, you can rest assured that your dress will look just as beautiful 50 years from now as when you wore it on your wedding day.

To learn more about our service and to receive an estimate, call us today on 01661 820700 or visit the Dulais Wedding Dress Cleaning website today.

Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress
If you are looking for the perfect wedding dress in Newcastle it is definitely worth paying a visit to ‘Just The Way You Are’ based near Grey Street.  Originally established as a plus-size bridal boutique, by using her successful business model Sophie Thwaites has been able to expand to cater to brides of all shapes and sizes.  With an extensive range of wedding dresses and bridal wear to browse and excellent customer service it is easy to see how they achieve such positive feedback and high customer ratings.

As they understand how important it is that you are happy with your final choice of wedding dress every bride-to-be is offered the opportunity to book a two hour appointment to allow plenty of time for them to look through one of the biggest ranges of wedding dresses in Newcastle, as they are also open during the weekend it is usually easy to get an appointment that is suitable to you.

On arrival at this stylish and comfortable boutique you will feel instantly welcomed, the friendly staff will offer you a glass of bubbly and get to know you a little better. Feel free to bring your friends or family along for support and advice, as they are the ones that know you best their feedback can be invaluable.

As they have such a wide range of dresses at ‘Just The Way You Are’ after an initial consultation and taking your measurements the staff are always happy to help you find a selection of dresses to try that are suited to your style, if there is anything that you are unhappy about they will see if they can find you something more suitable.

No matter your size or shape, or what style of dress you what ‘Just The Way Your Are’ is likely to the perfect wedding dress for you in stock. From traditional full length white gown to shorter more modern dresses they hold a wide range of stock from a variety of collections to please even the fussiest bride!

There are also a fantastic variety of veils, tiaras and other headwear available, many of them individually handmade by London Fashions Weeks ‘Halo and Co’, again the friendly staff are always happy to help you find the ideal headwear to complement your style and create a flattering and beautiful look. ‘Just For You’ also offer the chance to create a customised ‘design-your-own-veil’ giving you the opportunity to have something truly unique for your wedding day.

At ‘Just For You’ absolutely nothing is forgotten they also stock shoes, lingerie, jewellery and many other complimenting items to add as finishing touches to make sure your look is complete. With one of the widest ranges of wedding dresses and bridal wear in Newcastle they have everything in stock to ensure that you will look absolutely amazing on the big day.

As the staff understand how stressful and difficult organising a wedding can be and how much having the perfect wedding dress can mean they aim to make your visit a really pleasant and positive experience. By really listening to your needs and taking on board your tastes they will select dresses that best reflect what you want and happily look for alternatives based on any feedback you may have.

‘Just For You’ also stock a wide range of prom and formal dresses in a variety of styles, many of them suitable for bridesmaids so you may find that you are able to buy all your dresses in one place and save having to shop around. Just the Way You Are is located in Newcastle and specialises in plus-size wedding dresses and bridal wear. Let our friendly staff assist you in choosing from our range of dresses designed to flatter plus-size women and guide you through the fitting process so that you can look and feel more beautiful and confident on your wedding day than you have ever felt in your life.

For more information or to arrange a visit and consultation about finding the perfect wedding dress for you, call us on 0191 261 0778 or visit the Just the Way You Are bridal Store website today.

Planning the Perfect Wedding

Planning the Perfect Wedding
You’re getting married soon? Congratulations. A commitment this serious won’t come around often in your life! You might have been hoping to receive a proposal of marriage for some time now, but believe it or not, getting to this point was the easy part. Next comes planning the wedding and sorting through endless details. It’s a very exciting time in your life, but it can also be very nerve-wracking!

Following are some tips for keeping you sane – we can’t have you turning into Bridezilla as the wedding day approaches! – and actually getting it right when planning your wedding day:

Set the wedding date first

This might seem like one of the easier things to check off your list, but it really isn’t. Numerous other considerations will be based upon the date you choose, so don’t simply pick one at random. On the one hand, make sure you’re giving yourself at least six months to plan for every small detail to be worked out to your satisfaction (availability of desired venue and transport, etc.); on the other hand, consider what type of wedding you want to have. If six or eight months into the future means having your wedding ceremony in the dead of winter, then you will have to narrow your location search to indoor venues. If your preference is for an outdoor wedding, then plan for a longer engagement so as to keep stress to a minimum when planning your wedding day.

Shop early for your wedding dress

If you have married friends and were privy to the trials and tribulations inherent in planning a wedding, then you know that one of the great hurdles to cross over is the wedding dress. Most women don’t simply walk into a bridal shop and pick something out. At best, you will find the dress you want on the first trip to a bridal shop; however, since the wedding dresses kept at the shop are only the sample dresses, which are typically in the middle of the size range for each particular dress, you would most likely have to come back another day, once they have had time to have a dress in your size shipped to their location for you to try on before you choose your dress and make plans for the fitting. This is especially true for plus-sized women, but women of all sizes may find it worthwhile to call ahead and request a particular size if the shop’s selection is already viewable online.

Hire a wedding planner

Above all, do yourself the tremendous favour of enlisting the services of a professional wedding planner. They know how to do this – all of it – and you don’t. For a fee that likely represents a tiny fraction of the total cost of your wedding, wedding planners can potentially save you thousands – yes, thousands – of pounds through their experience working with all the vendors whose services you would otherwise have to seek out on your own. Not only that, but having someone there to guide you every step of the way will prove to be priceless as things fall into place and your wedding day goes off exactly as planned.

Planning your wedding day can be a very stressful affair, but it need not be. By taking the right steps early in your engagement, you can rest assured that all will go as planned and your wedding day will be everything you dreamed it would be. Congratulations to you and your future spouse, and may you enjoy many wonderful years together!

Finding the Perfect Prom Dress in Newcastle

Finding the Perfect Prom Dress in Newcastle
If you are looking for a prom dress within the Newcastle and Sunderland area it’s definitely worth taking a look at the fantastic range of beautiful and unique prom dresses at Just The Way You Are. Whether you are looking for a dress for a high school prom, graduation or a different formal occasion, with so many different high quality prom dresses available in a wide range of stunning designs you can be certain that you will find the perfect prom gown for you, no matter what kind of image you are trying to create.

As Just the Way You Are is predominately a wedding boutique many of the prom gowns available would also be suitable for wear for a bridesmaid and they also have a great range of accessories available to complement any formal dress perfectly so you can complete your look without having to go anywhere else. With designs including full length flowing prom gowns, figure hugging prom dress, plain and patterned dresses and some with added glitter and sparkles you are sure to be impressed with the wide range available, and with a wide range of sizes available up to a 32 you can be sure no matter what your shape or size you will be able to find a prom dress that flatters your figure and looks fabulous.
Why not take advantage of the great experience shopping at Just the Way You Are offers? With the opportunity to book a private appointment so you can visit the boutique based in Newcastle with a few friends or family members and have the chance to spend two hours browsing the range without distraction from any other shoppers. A friendly member of the team will be on hand at all times to offer you advice and feedback while you try on prom dresses from the wide selection on offer, after your initial consultation where you can explain what you are looking for and discuss your sizing, your advisor that day will be happy to find you a selection of prom dresses based on your ideas to try and then present you with more options based on your feedback until you have found your ideal prom gown.
With all dresses available being supplied from carefully selected designers you can be sure that no matter what prom dress you may choose all dresses supplied by Just the Way Your Are, are well made and always use the best standard of materials possible so you can be sure that it will be really good quality and look great. If you really want to make an impact with so many unique and usual designs in such a wide variety of sizes and cuts you can be sure to find a prom dress that fits in all the right places and really turns heads.

As a successful wedding boutique you can be sure that their expert team have the skills and experience required to help people find the perfect dress that looks amazing every single time, no matter what the occasion may be. So if you are based in the Newcastle or Sunderland area and want to find the perfect prom gown for any formal occasion it’s definitely worth making an appointment to visit Just The Way You Are at their beautiful boutique, with a wide choice of dresses and other accessories, excellent customer service and an excellent range of sizes available you can be sure you won’t be disappointed.

So if you live in the North East and are hoping to find the perfect prom dress why not book an appointment with Just the Way You Are? With excellent customer service every time, a stylish and relaxing store and the opportunity to have a personal consultation, along with a really impressive range of beautiful prom gowns you definitely won’t be disappointed, take a look at their excellent customer reviews and you will see why so many people would recommend them to someone they know.

For more information or to arrange a visit and consultation about finding the perfect prom dress or gown for you, visit the Just the Way You Are website today or call us on 0191 261 0778 to make an appointment. You won’t be disappointed.