When I was younger I missed most of my primary school years because my mum never took me to school.
I was 9 when I came in to care and this is when I first started to go to school. I then had to do year 5 twice. This was difficult because I lost friends because they left.
It was hard settling into the school environment because I wasn’t used to it. By the time I went to high school, I was still behind with the work the school had set. This meant that I had to have extra support in Maths and English. At first, school gave me extra support and then social care provided more help for me to catch up.
I then went on to do well in my GCSE’s and I am now at college studying BTEC level 3 Sports Performance and Excellence. I am still having extra help with my Maths and English.
Now I am looking at either going to university or doing an apprenticeship doing sports coaching. Being in care should not be a barrier to get a good education.