North West Surrey Short Stay School’s brilliance at keeping young people in education dovetails exactly with Dr Llewelyn’s theme as High Sheriff – every child included.
So, she was pleased to accept Headteacher Paul Jackson’s invitation to visit the Kingsway Centre site in Woking and start to build a relationship with the school that will enrich students’ lives.
Dr Llewelyn spent three hours at NWSSSS meeting pupils and the dedicated staff who help them alter their attitudes, attain the resilience and skills to manage their behaviour and go on to succeed.
She learned that early intervention is key. The school has an excellent range of programmes carried out to meet individual student’s needs across both sites – Key Stage 3 pupils at Kingsway and KS4 students in Pyrford.
Dr Llewelyn also heard about other challenges the staff are facing, including budgetary.