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Celebrating Spark!'s Year

Spark!Joanna Russell, Vice-President of Brentford Chamber went along to Watermans Arts Centre on Friday afternoon for the Spark! Summer event. It was an excellent couple of hours.

​The audience started in the theatre where Andrew Dakers thanked his team and spoke briefly about the student placements this year, how they are working with education and business to prepare students for working life, and asking for volunteers to opt into the scheme.

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West Thames College Rated "Good with Outstanding features"

West Thames College is celebrating following a very successful Ofsted visit from 10th to 14th March 2014, as it is now officially one of the highest achieving colleges in London. The Ofsted Report, officially published on 18th April 2014, awarded the college an overall grade 2 ‘Good’ with several areas graded as ‘Outstanding’ (grade 1), including Leadership and Management of the college. The inspection report highlights the significant improvements that have been made since the last inspection in 2010 when the college achieved a ‘Satisfactory’ grade 3.

Achieving an overall ‘Good’ grade with outstanding features is a significant achievement which very few London colleges have achieved this year. This, along with the college’s improving success rate, firmly places West Thames College as one of the top 5 (of 30) London colleges.

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Seasonal Staff Wanted for Syon House

thumb syonparkWe are currently looking for friendly, enthusiastic people to work as seasonal staff in the following roles:

People with an interest in history and visitor service, who would like to train to be Syon House Guides

Sales oriented Retail Assistants to work in the Visitor Centre selling tickets, gifts and advising visitors and guests.

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Mosaic Enterprise Challenge

Spark! has become a partner in delivering the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge in the London Borough of Hounslow. The Mosaic Enterprise Challenge is a national competition for secondary school students across the UK, designed to develop and encourage their entrepreneurial skills. Teams of students work with a mentor from the business community to learn about becoming future business leaders, play a simulation game and come up with fantastic business ideas.

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Outside Chance Welcomes New Expertise

Local charity Outside Chance is delighted to announce that Garth Buckle MBE has recently joined its Board of Trustees.

"Garth brings a wealth of local knowledge to our existing board and, with recently secured funding from Hounslow Council, will be pivotal in taking our anti crime workshops into local primary and secondary schools and to youth groups across the borough".

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