Why we need Parent Ambassadors
Despite recent changes in the law, many young people with a visual impairment are still struggling to find information on the full range of choices available to them when they leave school. They are not told about specialist colleges and, if they find out about us in other ways, barriers are often put in their way. This varies from being told that they must attend a college in their home area to being openly denied funding.
New protections are in place to stop this from happening, but in the meantime young people all over the country continue to miss out on the chance to attend RNC and to receive the specialist support they need to unlock their potential.
What does being a Parent Ambassador involve?
The level of involvement is completely up to you. It may be as simple as telling other parents about the College. It may be supporting us on social media or letting your local paper know about the experiences your own child is having at RNC. We regularly travel around the country attending exhibitions and events and if we are in your area you may be willing to join us for a few hours to chat to parents and young people considering their next steps.
Anything that you can do to spread the word about RNC will give more families a real choice when they are making crucial decisions about the future.
Please download the Word document below for more ideas on what you can do to help;
How do I find out more about becoming a Parent Ambassador?
If you are interested in becoming a Parent Ambassador, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01432 376 621. He will be pleased to chat about how you would like to get involved and can provide any materials that would be helpful such as leaflets, pin badges and wrist bands. Remember you can do as little or as much as you feel comfortable with, but any help you can offer would make a huge difference.