Ruby, Early Years

I am Ruby Hines and I am currently on my level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. I am the eldest of three siblings, being18 years old, we have grown up in Guildford area.

Despite struggling a lot with my mental health at secondary school I have thrived in my course. Although I was faced with a lot of trauma, the help of friends, family and my focus on my course, I have been able to achieve my goals and get to where I am now.

I absolutely love my course. I enjoy everything I’ve got to learn about and always find it fascinating.

My tutor Dawn Rigby is amazing, she really supports me if I am struggling with an assignment.

Personally, I am proud of the hard work I have put into my assignments, as well as becoming a student rep for my course. This has given me an opportunity to voice my opinion as well as those who couldn’t to make sure everyone was feeling safe and happy at college.

Having achieved a place at BA in Education Studies with a Pathway in a Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) course, I am so excited to look deeper into education.

Having spoken to the course leaders and lecturers I am pleased for the trips abroad for international education that are offered on my degree!

After completing my BA degree, I hope to do a year of School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) training to then achieve my Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to further help vulnerable children. I would like to work as a primary teacher, preferably in a SEND school, but start working in a mainstream environment to build up my skill and knowledge.