Daniel Jones

Our school is in an area of high social and economic disadvantage and parental aspiration is low, which has a knock-on effect on their children. Many of the children who come to us have a very limited understanding of how to create a successful life and are exposed to a limited number of career options and often their knowledge of these does not come from within a working family so it is imperative that we constantly strive to raise our children’s aspirations by driving the message that they can do and be anything if they put the effort in the right places. It is also important that we talk about work and careers in a positive way to try and raise the aspirations of our children and to show that a good education pays dividends.