Success Stories

New Directions College wants to celebrate its learners and staff, be it through the commitment they show, their progress or their achievements.  This month we are recognising the following:


Entry Level Maths class  – Tutor Shehla Minhas

Shehla has nominated students in her Entry Level Maths class which ran in the Autumn term: John, Kareni and Bernard.  Despite working during the day they all work very hard, demonstrate dedication and commitment and always complete the work set outside class.  Two of the students have continued to study maths this term with New Directions College.  "Despite their busy lives they always turn up on time and demonstrate a really positive attitude to learning," says Shehla.


Phonics Class – Thursday mornings – Tutor Julie Anderson

Julie has nominated her Phonics class because she is so impressed with the commitment and dedication from adults who have had the courage to overcome their previous barriers to learning.  For some of the students this is the first time they have ever read but they remain positive and engaged and always come to class well equipped.  They are also very supportive of each other.

There are a range of reasons why our students are in the class, for example, Juliana wants to be able to help her children with their homework.

"I am always amazed at how much progress they make each lesson and how supportive they are to each other,” says Julie.