Visited St John’s C of E Primary School in Dorking. A school with a chequered history but which has been transformed in the last 2+ years by the Headteacher, Mark Richards. As a strong leader he has developed a strong ethos around “every child matters”, putting  learning  first, developing personal skills  and providing well targeted support to those pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Involvement of parents is all important .

This model will, with these early interventions, contribute to reducing the level of school exclusions with all the individual and social  benefits that that will generate.