Kia knew the view from the Head Teacher’s office better than any other view in school. Always in trouble, she struggled to follow instructions and would burst into tears or throw a tantrum if she didn’t get her way. As a result, she spent most of her school day in the corridor.
When she began SHINE on Saturday, Kia discovered that she loved to learn. Instead of just watching TV all weekend, she had the chance to visit interesting places and enjoy new learning experiences. This inspired her to take more of an interest in lessons during the school week.
Kia has transformed from a child at risk of exclusion to a ‘school ambassador’. Not only is she achieving better grades herself, but she is also helping other students who are struggling to stay on the right path.
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- I didn’t used to write that much and literacy used to be my most boring subject and now it’s one of my favourite subjects.
SHINE StudentOur children deserve the best. If we can give them another way to go on to bigger and better things then we should do everything to help them get there.
HeadteacherI just praise the amazing level of teaching. She now has a willingness to take risks in subjects and to try new things.
SHINE ParentI understand more about maths and literacy because of the games and quizzes. I am also much better at speaking out loud.
Serious Fun StudentEducation has become so complex but in fact it really should be quite straightforward and that’s good teaching, rigorous, challenging subjects and motivating pupils.
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