“I am the founder of Tower Learning Centre. As a secondary school teacher with over 35 years teaching experience, I have a passion for helping students to reach their full potential. My teaching career includes many years in a secondary school in Torquay as an RE and English teacher; Head of RE and IT before moving to Blackpool and teaching in a local school before setting up the tuition business in 2004.
The purpose of establishing the tuition business was to develop my passion for helping students who struggled with their general studies, confidence, motivation, bullying, specific SEN needs, disengagement and many other reasons for needing extra support. The Centre offered an individual approach where every student has a personalised programme of study in agreement with and supported by the parents/ guardians/ provider.
As the business developed it became apparent that there was a need to help the local community and offer daytime learning opportunities as well. This has now evolved into becoming a Registered Independent School, catering for those who are at danger of becoming permanently excluded from their current provision. The individual approach of care continues although the content of the curriculum has now expanded. We want to offer all pupils a nurturing and understanding environment to help them re-engage with education and achieve qualifications at a level that is appropriate. “