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Kev Grantham Visit

At the end of March we had a reunion with former colleague, Kev Grantham.

Kev kindly visited to talk to a group of Y11 students about how he has overcome many difficulties to move his life forward to his current situation. As a social worker now Kev has risen to become an area leader and talked to the students about how he wasted 10 years of his life from his teens until he gained employment at SHTC as a cover supervisor. He explained that through his teen years he had taken little interest in his education due to irregular external influences.

After his fathers passing, Kev took a look at his life and realised our own students were leaving better qualified than him and destined towards higher earning employment than him. This spurred him to seek qualifications through our very own Ms Clappison and external GCSE courses, followed by an access to university course. All of this whilst also working full time and raising a family.

Kev went on to become the first graduate his family has ever seen and through this hard work and determination he has become a highly thought of social worker with a tremendous empathy for his service users.

He also explained to our students that due to not committing to studying at the correct age, he has had to make many sacrifices and financially it has cost him much more than if he had achieved during his first opportunity- i.e through school and at school age.

This provided for a very moving and motivational talk for our students.



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