I realise this blog breaks rules by being longer than normal. Please bear with me as it is such a key subject that I felt deserved a bit more unpacking than usual. Intro It feels like every time you switch on the news or open a paper; school exclusions are high up the list of … Continue reading Tackling Exclusion : Part 2
In the early 90’s, aged 19, I was selected to go on a tour of South Africa with a gospel choir I was part of the band and played drums for the tour (I don’t think anyone wanted or needed to hear me singing!) This was me pushing myself, putting myself out there and learning and growing in confidence … Continue reading race2thetop #1
Technically I should not have made it to 45. Thanks for all the birthday wishes. A miracle and strength of character led to me being born, and I reflect today, with slightly wet eyes, how such an evil start to my life has led to so much blessing despite the pain. Feeling very appreciated. I … Continue reading Birthday Blog
MBE Announcement June 2019 I have some very exciting news. I am incredibly humbled and honoured to be able to announce I have been nominated for, and accepted an MBE. This has been given as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours. I cannot thank my wife Jo enough for writing a successful application and those … Continue reading National Honour
Thinking Through Exclusion. It feels like every time you switch on the news or open a paper, school exclusions are pretty high up the list of stories. I believe exclusion is at tipping point. I am genuinely not anti-school, anti-teachers or anti-exams, but I do believe that the way we focus so narrowly on exams and league tables, … Continue reading Tackling Exclusion: Part 1
I'll try and update people who are interested in my trip to Kenya. From the 21-28th of June this year I will be in Kenya. I am going with an amazing organisation called The Alternative School. They do amazing work with young people who for any number of reasons have struggled in mainstream school. At N-Gage we … Continue reading Kenya 2018 Trip
I was recently interviewed by women's publication (yes you read that correctly!), DOZ Magazine, following N-Gage's recent runner up award from Premier's "Love Britain & Ireland Awards". It was great to talk through my story and how I started up N-Gage, as well as my faith and other insights into my life. Thanks to DOZ for speaking … Continue reading Doz Magazine Interview
Latest Summer News From N-Gage
Subscribe Share Past Issues RSS Translate Spring Update View this email in your browser It has been the busiest few months at N-Gage since we started. It is a privilege to be able to do this job and help lots of young people in lots of different ways. I am very grateful for all the … Continue reading All The latest from N-Gage!
If you follow N-Gage on social media through our last update you will know that N-Gage is going through a period of massive growth at the moment. We remain committed to helping support young people in our aim to help them “Reach Their Full Potential”. We are really excited to be able to announce that … Continue reading Building For A Bright Future for Burnage Young People!