The High Sheriff’s visit to Wey Valley College (WVC) provided insight into their work to support young primary and secondary students referred from mainstream schools.
Wey Valley College’s director of education, Amy Smith, and head Oliver May hosted the visit, and a very helpful and impressive student showed Dr Llewelyn around. Dr Llewelyn spent time in the primary and secondary units and saw various teaching sessions, including art and crafts and physics.
All three schools are part of Inclusive Education Trust, a multi-academy trust in Surrey. They provide a bespoke education for 5 to 16-year-olds struggling with a personal crisis or needing help with their behavior and are at risk of exclusion from mainstream schooling.
Dr Llewelyn was impressed by the commitment and passion of the staff who care and support students who need help and the excellent overall support provided by WVC.
She said: “I also heard that the teachers have ‘better ears’ because they listen and understand, which I thought was a great compliment.