Immersive public services course is a riot for FE students

An FE lecturer is drawing on her previous experience as a police trainer to engage learners through role play and develop their ability to deal with difficult situations involving the public, finds Sarah Simons

Immersive services course is a riot

Hayley Seward had always planned to be a teacher but, as she progressed through her teens, the reason for her ambition became more profound. “I lost my brother when I was 15; he was 17,” she says. “He got in with a bad crowd. He’d given up on education and what I witnessed was that [teachers] gave up on him. He was rowdy and very clever, but got bored in class and started messing about. I want to help young people find the right path through education. I want to break that chain.”

Seward did not immediately follow her calling. After completing university, she began her career at South ...

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