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Success for Merton's SMARTChoice learners

SMARTChoice girlsThis year, 25 young people aged 15 – 16 graduated from the SMARTChoice programme.

SMARTChoice provides educational provision to learners who require support to access education taught in English; it is delivered by and at St Mark’s CofE Academy on behalf of The SMART Centre.

SMARTChoice boysSome of the learners are completely new to English and some have no past experience of formal education. Of the 25 young people who attended this year, 9 were looked after children to 5 different local authorities. All are welcomed and supported to achieve, and all completed the program with the offer of a place in education or on a training program.

In recognition of their hard work, they were awarded with certificates of completion and SMARTChoice branded jumpers at a celebratory event in June. We sincerely wish them all the best.


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