Marcel’s transition to secondary school did not go smoothly. He experienced several fixed term exclusions for persistent disruption, which resulted in Marcel being placed into a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU).“However, the staff at the unit said the challenges Marcel faced meant he needed specialist help and support. They sent him home,” says Linda, one of Marcel’s teachers at TLG.
“I found it hard to focus and I was distracted,” Marcel reminisces. “I would get sent out or put in isolation, but I found lessons difficult and I struggled to understand. Then I got kicked out of school for a long time.”
Before he eventually received an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis, Marcel faced bullying and physical attacks. Linda continues, “The PRU decided they would teach Marcel online while they decided where the best place for him to be was. Due to the pandemic, Marcel ended up spending 18 months online at home without interaction with his peers.”
Marcel was eventually referred to a TLG Education Centre.
In a time of crisis, TLG was able to provide Marcel with transformational support. Watch his heart-warming story below!
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