College wins prestigious award

16 November 2022

Someone using a Ring doorbell system

The Oaks Specialist College in Kent has been recognised for its impact in using technology to increase autonomy and independence for young adults with learning difficulties, with Microsoft announcing that The Oaks will be a Microsoft Showcase College for 2022-23. It is the only SEND specialist college in the UK to be recognised as such.

The WCIT Charity funded the college earlier this year to install smart tech in its on-site flat, so that young adults could acquire the necessary life skills and confidence in using the everyday tech that many people have as standard in their homes.

Gordon Tillman, CEO of The Oaks, said “This is a great accolade and a massive opportunity. We are excited as this is just the beginning of our intent to harness the benefits of technology for all of our learners.”