25 January 2022
North East Surrey Short Stay School (NESSS) chose Niki Razey, leader of engagement and pastoral care, for a High Sheriff’s Award for her superb work supporting pupils at the school.
The High Sheriff, Dr Llewelyn, was delighted to present the award to Niki. She also found out more about the work headteacher Nick Elliott and staff are doing with young people and Spelthorne schools to try and prevent permanent exclusion.
Dr Llewelyn also spoke to several students and youth engagement officer PC Roy Egarr who visits schools to engage and build relationships with pupils.
To learn more about the many ways in which the police support young people in the community, Dr Llewelyn left NESSS to visit Staines Police Station. She met Inspector Maxine Cilia and other members of the Safer Neighbourhood Team, who updated her on their current projects.
Later in the afternoon, officers took Dr Llewelyn on a walk around Staines town to discuss recent youth-related issues.
Dr Llewelyn said: “It was really humbling to see the work being done by teachers and the police force to help the young people of Staines.”