Polish-speaking pupils at the nursery at Herons’ Moor Academy have been benefitting from the support of a Polish-speaking student.

Klaudia Ryszka, who is undertaking a BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development at Weston College, offered to support children at the nursery who speak Polish and she has now been offered a work experience placement.

Jacqui Ford, Chief Executive of the Inspirational Futures Trust, of which Herons’ Moor Academy is the first primary academy, said: “We are delighted about this partnership work. It’s a great example of how the Weston College Group supports our Trust.”

Andi Bennett, nursery teacher at Herons’ Moor Academy, added: “We are really pleased that Klaudia enjoys supporting us at the nursery, and we are looking forward to continuing to work with her next term.”

The course that Klaudia is studying is a nationally recognised qualification which will either lead directly to employment as a practitioner in the Early Years sector or provide the opportunity to progress to Higher Education.

Klaudia said: “I am so pleased to have the opportunity to volunteer at Herons’ Moor Academy Nursery, the staff are lovely, I love working with all the children and the environment is fantastic. I love it!”

The Inspirational Futures Trust, which is an expanding sponsor of academies that was established in 2014 to enable children and young people to realise and exceed their potential in their education and careers.

The Trust provides bespoke support at every level of education, with specialisms in primary, secondary, special and alternative education sectors, and has a board with representatives from business, industry and higher education.