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Where Are They Now?

Hugo Edwards

QUALIFIED HERE WITH:

A range of Entry Level Qualifications

Land Based Studies during a link course at Oathall Farm

MOVED ON TO:

Plumpton College - Agriculture Level 2 and GCSE Maths

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Farm Hand at Oathall Community College Farm

Guest Speaker at Woodlands Meed Business Brunch

EMPLOYED AS:

Customer Assistant at Waitrose and Partners

HUGO SAYS:

“When I left Woodlands Meed I wanted to come back because this place has been like home to me, all the staff looked after me, but I told myself no, I’ve moved on, I want to be more confident and grow up a bit more. And I achieved that in my first year.

Now I’m 17, I do driving lessons and they’re particularly hard for me, but I need to keep going, I’ve got to do this. The more I do it, the more confident and grown up I will be.

Working is a really big step and I’ve learned that the more mistakes you do, the more you know, and the better you will be at what you’re doing.

During the years since I left Woodlands Meed and during Plumpton I’m proud of what I’ve achieved”

 

Peter McCleery

QUALIFIED HERE WITH:

GCSE Science, GCSE Maths, GCSE ICT, GCSE Media Studies, BTEC Entry Level 3 in DT

MOVED ON TO:

Crawley College:

Pre-Vocational Course Life and Work Skills Level 3

GCSE English Language

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT (Distinction*, Distinction*)

ACHIEVMENTS:

Winner Pearson Most Improved Learner of the Year Award

Winner of the Mid Sussex Applauds Young Achiever Award 2019

WORK EXPERIENCE:

IT Department at Woodlands Meed College

Voluntary at a Managed Service Provider as part of IT Course

Guest Speaker at Woodlands Meed Business Brunch

EMPLOYED AS:

ICT Technician at Oathall Community College

PETER SAYS:

“It all started from work experience actually here, at Woodlands Meed in the IT department. I progressed from there and then spent 2 years doing a level 3 BTEC in IT which I think was quite a step, and a massive challenge going to mainstream education. I had to retake my GCSE English again which I passed and through a lot of perseverance and determination I got a double distinction in my BTEC which I was incredibly proud of. It took a lot of work and a lot of perseverance but I got there.

I got a job at Oathall Community College as an IT technician. I worked very hard with a job coach. Basically they helped me access work with a Support Coach and came up with a list of strategies; stress relieving, problem solving, a support network and they liaised with the employer, for 4 months and that just eased me into the role, it gave me the confidence and the responsibility and the independence to grow in that role”