Outstanding Commitment to Study - Highly Commended, Kayleigh McFarlane
25th June 2014 Date of publication
Kayleigh presented with her certificate by Louise Morritt, Chief Executive and Ray Snowdon, Chair at One Awards
Nominated by Anne Clark, Redcar and Cleveland College
Kayleigh is 21 years old, gained no formal qualifications from school and has been in 25 different children’s homes and numerous schools, due to being removed from her family as a child.Now independent, she lives in Saltburn and cares for her brother who has Asperger’s syndrome.
Initially struggling with constructive criticism and low grades Kayleigh has developed trust in her tutors and gained the confidence to learn from her experiences and improve.Her grades are now at distinction standard. She contributes to class debate and feels comfortable to deliver presentations to the group. I will miss teaching Kayleigh very much when she takes her place at university on the Psychology Degree.
Her maturity is now very apparent; she continues to be a “parent” to her brother and an excellent role model. She has enrolled him at college and makes sure he attends. She has transformed herself and the Access course has been instrumental in helping her achieve this turn around.
Kayleigh has really enjoyed the Access course and is coming back in September to inspire other Access students to change their lives.