Realising her potential – Gabriela redefines her school identity

Gabriela was stuck in a cycle of poor self-belief, impacting how she felt about learning. With tailored support from Link Worker, Robyn, Gabriela now loves reading and is excited to apply what she has learned to her next chapter in Year 7. Read more

Building positive wellbeing – Rayanah’s journey to a positive sense of self

Rayanah’s low academic attainment was greatly affecting her emotional wellbeing and confidence in the classroom. With the support of her Link Worker, Robyn, Rayanah is now meeting age-related expectations in maths and reading and has a more positive attitude to school. Read more

Keeping focussed on his goals – Ollie builds his emotional resilience

Ollie found it difficult to concentrate in class, and his poor emotional wellbeing meant that he struggled to communicate with his teachers and peers. With the support of his Link Worker, Fardowsa, who linked him to confidence-building activities and a counsellor, Ollie is now able to engage in class and build positive relationships with adults and friends. Read more

Building a broad foundation – Ben progresses in academics and attendance

Ben was struggling in the classroom, which was affecting his attendance and his peer relationships. By using a broad range of creative and academic support, Ben soon changed his outlook on school which had a knock-on effect on his academics and attendance Read more

Reclaiming her self-confidence – Rosie’s West London Zone journey

Rosie's low attendance and lack of self-belief was preventing her from unlocking her future potential. With the support of Link Worker, Joyce and confidence-boosting Delivery Partners she now feels ready to take on new challenges. Read more

On the road to progress – Jack’s journey on the WLZ programme

Jack was below his reading and writing age and struggled with a lack of confidence. Thanks to a joined up system of support on the West London Zone programme, he is now on the road to improved academics and a happier school experience Read more

How getting back on track academically led to a new direction – Rhiannon pursues her aspirations

Rhiannon was struggling with her academics which contributed to a lack of confidence and low self-esteem. Through working with her Link Worker and WLZ Delivery Partners, Rhiannon gained the courage to pursue a different academic path Read more

Understanding her emotions - Lois’ journey to a more secure sense of self

Lois struggled with her emotional wellbeing, which affected her ability to make positive lasting relationships. Read more about how her Link Worker, John designed her support plan to develop her confidence, build her self-esteem and emotional wellbeing Read more

Finding his future – Ziko develops the confidence and skills to succeed

From low self-confidence and low academic grades to a new sense of purpose and an enthusiastic career plan, Ziko’s journey was supported by his Link Worker, Fembe, and lots of West London Zone delivery partners Read more

From Egypt to London – Xavier’s journey is so much more than geographical

Xavier moved to London from Egypt during the later years of primary school, unaware that this would be a permanent move. As a result, he did not say goodbye to friends and family, which had a huge impact on his ability to settle in his new home. Xavier also had English as an additional language, which only added to the emotional challenges he faced. Read more

A new focus on her future – Nia begins exploring further education

Nia was shy, disengaging with school and unsure of her career direction. Half way through her West London Zone programme she is now looking at university options, joining in with career development courses, and is excited to plan for her future Read more

Pedalling towards perseverance  – George’s West London Zone journey

George struggled with his confidence and regulating his emotions, which affected his academic abilities. Through the support of his Link Worker, Joyce, and the support network she put in place, George has progressed both academically but also outside the classroom in his confidence – and he can now ride a bicycle! Read more