Instructor/Designated Safeguarding Leader and First Aider
"As a result of choosing the wrong path and wasting the first part of my adult life in and out of prison I can truly say ‘I’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirt’. On the last six months of my sentence I was given the opportunity to work within Wandle Valley School through a local prison on a day licence. Once I was released from prison I was then employed full time by the school to carry out maintenance on site. This role gave me the confidence to ‘make the jump’ into the plastering trade working for a local tradesman. After six years of then being self-employed, with what I had experienced at Wandle Valley I felt my skills learnt could be utilised by supporting those young people I had worked with and encouraging them into making the right choices and work towards a brighter future. I am now the Director and qualified Instructor of SILC Training which has now been established since 2008 with the support of all the local schools and PRU’s in surrounding boroughs."
Instructor/Emergency First Aider/Head of City and Guilds
"I am a previous student who was referred through Stanley Park High School in year 10. Since leaving SILC I have gained my Level One, Level Two and Level Three City & Guilds Plastering Diploma at Nescot College. I have worked as an Instructor at SILC Training since qualifying at Nescot and I have completed Level 4 PTTLS Award in (Preparing to Teach in The Long Life Learning Sector). Having been a previous student myself I know how much of a struggle it is when you become disengaged with any form of education. Using my personal experiences I want to support young people in developing their strengths and their preparation/ transition into higher education and the working world."