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Council congratulates young people in care and care leavers for being achievers

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Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, our Cabinet Member with responsibility for education, has congratulated young people in our care and care leavers on achieving their A-level, AS-level, T-level and BTEC qualifications.

And he wishes good luck to all those with care experience due to receive their GCSE results tomorrow, (Thursday).

18 year old Katie (not her real name), did better than she had expected, passing all three of her Sociology, Media Studies and Business Studies A-Levels.

“I’m really pleased with my results. It’s been a really hard slog with one thing or another, but I did it! With these grades, I’ve now got my place secured to study law at University,” she said.

Katie’s carer, said:

“I’m so proud of Katie for all the hard work and commitment that she has shown.”

Councillor Leadbetter said:

“With some results in for young people, and others yet to receive their GCSE results on Thursday, I just want to say how proud I am, and how proud the council is, of all the young people in our care and care leavers in particular for achieving what they have.

“Working closely with our schools, we know how hard they and all their classmates have worked over the last few years in preparation for these exams.

“I want to thank them all for being achievers.

“Some now will be carrying on with their education, others moving into training or apprenticeships, and some into the world of work.

“Whatever their next steps, I know that whatever young people put their minds to, they’ll succeed in achieving it.

“Well done, everybody.”