Maths grant hope for aspiring teacher

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ASPIRING teacher Jace Foote is hoping a grant will help him towards his dream job.

The 24-year-old from Balby has enrolled on an English Literature course with the open university - but cannot get on a teaching course until he can pass his maths CGSE.

He has been awarded a £275 grant from Doncaster New Deal for Communities to go on a seven month GCSE maths course at the Danum Hotel.

He is now spending two hours a day on quadratic equations and algebra in preparation for his exams.

He said: “My ambition is to be a primary school teacher, and although I’m studying an English degree I still need at least a grade C in GCSE maths to teach.

“Unfortunately I only got a D at school, so I approached Doncaster NDC for funding to help pay for a GCSE maths course.

“The key to studying maths GCSE this time is that it was a conscious choice. At school I was succeeding at some things academically but maths was something I found difficult. But now I have decided to tackle it on my own terms I’m enjoying it.”

NDC offers grants up to £500 for projects to benefit residents or their families.