Orpheus Centre College – The Focus is on Ability!
An inspirational visit to The Orpheus Centre with founder, Sir Richard Stilgoe (centre), CEO, Graham Whitehead (left) and Head of Learning, Lynn Reddick (right). The College at Orpheus currently has 37 talented students, with 24 living on site as ‘tenants’ (with their own Tenants’ Association!) – all sharing a passion for performing and visual arts. With a dedicated team of over 80 staff and helpers on site, it is no wonder that the success rate in preparing the young students for independent living has now reached the astonishing level of 83% over the past three years. Next week, Orpheus will be giving a very warm welcome to their new CEO, Rachel Black; so collective thanks for all of your great work Graham, and best wishes for a happy ‘retirement’ (we know it will be an active one!)