Realising the aspirations of people with disabilities
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The number of students reaches 100. Joanne Slade becomes the first student with complex disabilities to pass her Royal Society of Arts typing exam with the aid of a head stick.
Student Alison French is featured in a national TV programme called ‘Forty Minutes’.
The commerce and typing department is enlarged to include computing and word processing.
New accommodation for six students, Moose Bungalow (now Malvern), opens.
Former student Robert Jones is the only person with disabilities to be chosen for the first Operation Raleigh expedition.
New Court opens with teaching rooms, resource centre, workshop, speech therapy unit and home economics department.
A BTEC First Diploma course in business and finance is launched.
Student Patrick Bates presents a paper at a conference for the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Shortwood Farmhouse is extended and refurbished.
The Duchess of Kent building opens and includes teaching rooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a library.