Jacqui: Assistant Principal

Jacqui: "Do you not want to be somebody? Because you could be anything!!"

In this interview, Jacqui talks about her work as a teacher in a further education college in Birmingham.



She outlines the vital work colleges do that is often overlooked, such as: working with gang members and with young people who have not thrived at school.




She recounts stories in which students’ lives have been transformed by attending college. In this interview, we get a rounded picture of the enormous and often unacknowledged work that colleges undertake, work that leads to so-called ‘difficult to reach’ students becoming assets to their local communities.


The interview provides strong evidence on the important role colleges play in their communities and in meeting the needs of people who might otherwise be socially marginalised.


Click the link below to watch Jacqui’s video.