Month: September 2016


Pippa’s journey is an inspiration. Overcoming personal difficulties, Pippa studied to become a teacher. Now she works to create a learning environment for her students in which she can offer the kind of opportunities for transformation that she herself has experienced.


Claire has rediscovered the drive, enthusiasm and confidence she had when she was 18. She particularly values the equality she found in the way her course was run at college. There, she was listened to and found her own voice. FE has changed the way she sees herself and the way she views the world.…


Saira is a newly qualified teacher. As a parent herself and a carer, studying at college took her outside her family and boosted her confidence and paved the way to her gaining her Cert Ed. The course challenged her but she came out a different person, a person with hope and enhanced opportunities. Saira: ‘I’ve…

Herbert: photographer

Herbert is a photographer who has had his work exhibited all over the country. Leaving school at 16, he trained as bricklayer before returning as an adult to college where his dyslexia was identified for the first time.