Portland College is excited to announce it has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards. Being chosen as finalists in the Autism Hero Awards is a fantastic way to demonstrate our commitment and expertise in supporting learners and citizens with Autism.
The Autism Hero Awards have been created by the Anna Kennedy Online Charity as an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the excellence taking place in the world of Autism.

We are proud to have been shortlisted for both the Leading Business Award and the Lifetime Award.
The Leading Business Award is given to a business that has been fully inclusive and provides opportunities to individuals and gives them a secure platform to excel.
As a leading specialist college near Mansfield, Portland College has a strong history of supporting people with Autism and a wide range of disabilities to realise their full potential.
We are rated Good by both the Care Quality Commission and Ofsted and have achieved Advanced Accreditation from the National Autistic Society.
The Lifetime Award is for an individual who has worked with dedication and commitment for Autism for over 10 years, raising awareness of Autism and campaigning for changes to help people with Autism and their families.
Mark Morton, our Behaviour Support Manager has made an incredible difference to the lives of our learners and citizens, and is a highly deserving finalist for this prestigious award.
Winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Saturday 9th November at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel.
Mark Dale, Principal and CEO commented, “At Portland College we strive to continually develop our provision so we can make a real difference to the lives and futures of our learners and citizens.
We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication our staff show every single day to make Portland College the provider of choice for people with disabilities. Being shortlisted for two prestigious awards is a great way to recognise and celebrate the tremendous impact our staff have on our learners, citizens and our wider communities.”
Dr Anna Kennedy OBE added, “Together with my team we want to celebrate the unforgotten heroes that go the extra mile and make life changing steps that impact and improve the quality of life for autistic individuals and the lives of their families.”

← Back to Business News