I enjoy helping young people achieve their GCSE English, a key qualification which will open doors for them in the future.
GCSE English and Teacher Education
When did you start working at LMC?
I started working here in August 2000.
What brought you to LMC?
I came to LMC to work with excluded Year 11 pupils, helping them make a fresh start in a new environment with a vocational focus.
What did you do prior to working here?
I taught English at Preston College. Prior to that, I was a Youth Worker in Carlisle, running a project for young people at risk of being involved in crime.
What is your favourite thing about your job?
I enjoy helping young people achieve their GCSE English, a key qualification which will open doors for them in the future. Also the fun and interesting conversations with teenagers as well as helping trainee teachers gain confidence and knowledge in their new role.
What is the best thing about the course(s) you teach?
The teacher training courses give lots of opportunity for interesting discussions and reading about the latest research in how people learn best. They focus on what really works in the classroom or workshop environment.
What are the best bits about working at College?
A sense of contributing to the wider community is definitely one of the best bits.
What would you say to someone who was thinking about joining your course?
Teaching is a challenging but very rewarding job. It takes a whole career to learn how to do it well – this course will give you a great start on that journey..
I really enjoy passing on my joinery experiences and skills to the students, as well watching them develop into good citizens.
Come and join us here as LMC! You’ll gain new skills, use industry standard equipment, be taught by a dedicated team of specialists who are passionate about educating you to a higher skills level, so that you can gain an Apprenticeship or full time employment.
The best thing about our courses is that the teaching team have excellent industry experience with up-to-date equipment and materials. We are also very focused on all of our students achieving and being successful in their chosen careers.
LMC is a great community asset and I think the local district are lucky to have such a modern, flexible and engaging place of education.