Jo Emmerson, Education Works Programme Director, ELBA

I have been working with Andy Barrow, in my role as Programme Director for Education Works in East London. A talented and inspirational facilitator, Andy has developed ‘The 3 Cs programme’ working with some of the more challenging young people within our schools’ programmes. This programme allows us to provide activities that raise the aspiration of young people with Special Education Needs (SEN), who, like us, are inspired and motivated by Andy himself, as a facilitator and as a role model. Each of Andy’s ‘3 Cs’ sessions are tailored so that students’ professional outlook is transformed over the course of the programme. Simple icebreakers, individual and team activities (which push the group out of their comfort zone), and lots of visual aids make for an amazing student experience.

We were delighted that recently Andy agreed to be our key speaker at the recent Mentoring Works 20 Years event, where our guests enjoyed hearing his own story of success.

Personally, I enjoy working with Andy and have huge admiration for the work he is trying to do in educating and inspiring young people on overcoming adversity. He is creative, energetic, innovative and passionate in his work, I have learnt from him myself and believe others will benefit from working him.

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