The Tutor Trust and TLC: Talk, Listen, Change were delighted to host our first Parent’s Event for our project The Right Angle on Tuesday afternoon at The Pendlebury Centre in Stockport.  The event was a chance to explore some of the fantastic work being done under The Right Angle at The Pendlebury Centre and celebrate the young people who have worked so hard over the past academic year.  Pupils, teachers, staff, and members of TLC and The Tutor Trust were all present.

The event kicked off with The Right Angle team introducing the event, and outlining that it was a chance to show off some of the achievements and hard work that had come out of the project.  The audience then heard from Francis Emmott, the Tutor Trust tutor who has been working at Pendlebury Centre this year.  Francis explained some of the work he’s been doing and said that “working at The Pendlebury Centre has been really fun and rewarding. The young people have worked really hard, and I’m really pleased to share some of our work with everyone today”.

One of the young people Francis has been working with then performed his own presentation, which explored the history of the World Cup – an example of how much creative freedom young people get to explore their own interests whilst learning under The Right Angle.  We then heard from Janice Cahill, head of The Pendlebury Centre, who commended the difference that The Right Angle had made within the Centre that year – “anything that enhances the work we do here is something we are grateful to have, and we’re so pleased with how Francis has become another member of our team”.

Certificates were then handed out by The Right Angle team to all young people who have been involved, to celebrate them working hard to make a positive change to their academic careers.  There was then a chance for parents and pupils to mingle with Francis, teachers, and The Right Angle team over a sausage roll or two!

Everyone at The Tutor Trust and TLC were really pleased with the event, and The Right Angle team commented:

“The Pendlebury Centre were one of the first partners we had begun completing work with under The Right Angle, and the relationship has gone from strength to strength this academic year.  It was so nice to be able to celebrate the results of all the effort that has gone into our work there, be it from ourselves, our tutors and counsellors, the teachers and most importantly, the pupils at The Pendlebury Centre.  We are looking forward to hosting more parent events at our other partner Alternative Provision units, and we can’t wait to get stuck in with more work next year at The Pendlebury Centre!”