Foxes Academy’s learners, staff and parents gathered at Minehead’s Regal Theatre last Friday to reflect on a year of change and triumph before they all departed for a well-earned Christmas break. Principal, Tracey Clare-Gray spoke [...]
We were delighted to win ‘Best Regional Initiative’ at the SpringBoard 2017 Awards for Excellence last week in London. SpringBoard is the hospitality industry charity that supports young, unemployed people into work throughout the UK. [...]
Foxes Academy held a ‘Careers Day’ last Friday for its first and second year students. It was a chance for these talented young people with learning disabilities to think about their futures, their aspirations and [...]
Aurora Group chief executive Stephen Bradshaw tells HealthInvestor UK how the recent acquisition of Foxes Academy could propagate further success stories – guided by the young people it supports Since founding Aurora Group in late October 2015, [...]
On 31st October, Foxes Academy, in partnership with Springboard, The Camden Society and The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts held a sophisticated lunch hosted by Westminster Kingsway College, to promote the employment of people with [...]
Foxes Academy is widely regarded as one of the most innovative organisations in the learning disability sector, with a proven track record in securing sustainable employment and independent living outcomes for its learners. The Aurora [...]
Luke, aged 20, has ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia. He recently accompanied Foxes staff to a debate in Parliament about making the voting process accessible. He has written in his own words about his voting experience [...]
On Friday 21st July Foxes Academy celebrated another successful year of preparing vulnerable young men and women to take their place in society. More than 300 students, families and friends gathered at The Regal Theatre, [...]
Gwil, 23, who is autistic with moderate learning disabilities, recently undertook a work experience placement at the Cavalry and Guards Club in London. He has wriiten in his own words about the experience and about [...]
Foxes Academy took a team of five students to join three hundred waiters in the National Waiters’ Day race in Hyde Park, London. The event is the brainchild of Fred Siriex, general manager at the Michelin-starred [...]
We have had another exciting and busy term which ended with our very own 'Foxes Got Talent' show. Seventeen acts took part following on from a competitive audition process. The show was an end of [...]
Penny Mordaunt, MP and Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health visited Foxes Academy in Minehead on Thursday 2nd March for an event at Foxes Hotel attended by the South West’s regional employers. After a dinner, prepared and served [...]
Penny Mordaunt, MP and Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health is visiting the students at Foxes Academy in Minehead on Thursday 2nd March for an event at Foxes Hotel attended by the South West’s [...]
Foxes Academy held its end of term Christmas celebrations and awards ceremony at Butlins, Minehead on Thursday 15th December. The event was hosted by Principal Tracey Clare-Gray, supported by Directors Sue Jenkins and Maureen Tyler-Moore [...]
Ex-learner Sarah Merriman is employed three days a week as a Waitress and Team Member at one of Thistle Hotel's prestigious London venues. The hotel has 175 bedrooms and attracts guests from all over the world. [...]
Foxes Academy has been recognised for the excellent work it does around disability. Tracey Clare-Gray, Principal was invited to London to receive a Disability Confident Leaders Award from Penny Mordaunt, the Minister for Disabled People, Health [...]
Spooky goings on took place at Foxes Academy’s Halloween party. Ghosts, cats, witches and zombies danced the night away to the latest hits and some Halloween golden oldies. The spooktacular decorations which included pumpkins, bats, skulls and [...]
The government’s ambition to get one million more people with disabilities into work will give disabled people the ability to be self-sufficient and achieve their aspirations. We wholeheartedly support this. Foxes Academy's vision is to [...]
On Friday 15th July families and friends gathered at The Regal Theatre along with the Academy’s 95 staff to recognise the 20th anniversary as well as the achievements of its 65 learners. This year 23 young people are graduating – 20 of whom have already secured employment or training placements.
The popular guest speaker was Sally Phillips, the actress from Miranda and the Bridget Jones film series.
Learners and staff at Foxes Academy in Minehead were delighted when Ben Graham, their Work Experience and Transition Manager, recently received an MBE. Ben was presented with the award by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge to recognise his services to ‘Vocational Training for Young Adults with Learning Disabilities’ at Buckingham Palace.
Foxes Academy learners were involved in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE) at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. The learners were patient assessors representing the learning disabled community. After a guided tour they [...]