The Story Of Teaching at Waverley Academy
By Derek O Kelly – founder The Waverley Academy
The Waverley Academy is steeped in a tradition of teaching excellence. It’s a tradition which dates back over twenty two years, when founder Derek O Kelly started a journey to teach others.
His mission started as a result of his own experiences in education. Derek reentered education at the age of thirty and found the teaching difficult to understand. This is his story.
“Reentering education at the age of thirty was daunting. I had left School at the age of 14 and thus had no skills, no qualifications and no confidence. I was also battling with an alcohol problem and discovered I had ADHD and dyslexia. But my counsellor convinced me that education was the way forward and so I started.