Jelli Success Stories

Emma started with our Jelli Campus in September 2019 and despite a number of significant challenges has made incredible progress during her time with us. Emma has Down’s Syndrome which is a genetic condition that leads to developmental delays in all areas meaning that Emma requires reasonable adjustments in relation to her learning journey. When Emma joined the campus, she was shy and had real difficulty communicating directly with her peers and the faculty. She would use software packages to convey her feelings and to help others understand her, she often found this frustrating.

Emma has just completed year 3 and achieved a L1 Certificate in Vocational Studies. In year 1 she completed the L1 Certificate in Performing Arts and in year 2 she completed the L1 Diploma in Performing Arts. Throughout her time on programme, she has received support and tuition with maths, English and various enrichment, and personal development sessions.

She has a full-time support assistant at our Jelli campus which enables her to take part fully in all practical and theory sessions. She loves attending the course and has made great progress across all areas over the past 2 academic years. Emma’s confidence has increased immeasurably and alongside excellent support from the team at our Jelli Campus, her speech, writing, and multiple performing Arts disciplines have all improved considerably.

Using her increased confidence, has led to Emma successfully completing a Level 2 Dance Leaders programme which involved co-delivering dance sessions with another dance artist. Emma has now set up her own business – EM – Everyone Move Ltd and has been commissioned to co-deliver regular dance classes supporting other disabled people develop their enjoyment of dance and movement. Emma will be working throughout the next year to develop her business and spread the word regarding inclusive dance.