Since leaving school I got a place at the local football team academy. It was a two-year course and I now play and train in semi-professional football and completed a Level 3 Diploma in Sports and Coaching. I worked part-time saved and bought my first car and passed my driving test. After finishing my diploma I decided I wanted a full-time job. I was successful at interview working for a large leisure company and now work full time in housekeeping and maintenance.
After leaving school with a negative view of education I later went on to work in the Youth Service. I’ve worked for many years as a volunteer with St John’s Ambulance and as an instructor. I have also worked as an ambulance technician for many years. I’ve just been accepted to university for the first time to train as a paramedic.
Our working mum in Derbyshire had been attending adult education but wanted a more personal approach to learning. Her aim was to be able to support her child with reading and spelling, once they became of school age. She’s now writing more complex sentences and reading with good flow and is passing on good skills for reading and spelling development.
I’ve successfully completed GCSEs which has now led to a Foundation Diploma in Art after completing the first year of a BTEC with a double star distinction and year 2 with a B. I’m now looking to complete further study in surface pattern design and completed work experience in 2 of the top pottery manufacturing companies in Stoke.