Angela Richardson visited Longacre School in Shamley Green this morning as the pupils geared up for Sports Day, spending time dropping into classrooms and hearing about the school's experience of providing help to pupils with identified extra needs.
Headteacher Matthew Bryan accompanied Angela on a tour of teaching areas and grounds, where he showed Angela the school's extra learning facilities and outside spaces.
This included the Bear Hut, pictured, a space for children to gather their thoughts and speak to teachers about anything concerning them in any area of life.
Angela has been raising some issues on behalf of the school about how Special Education Needs (SENS) is funded in Surrey and is liaising with Surrey County Council. She met with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) at Longacre to discuss the responses received.
"It was such pleasure to go to Longacre today," said Angela. "Providing the right support to pupils is so important and I know this from my own experience.
"Everywhere I went there were children and young people enjoying their learning and like so many of our schools, the teachers and staff do an amazing job.
"Life is returning to something approaching normality but they are still going above and beyond to provide opportunity and excellence for pupils.
"Guildford is amazingly well-served by all its schools and I have already visited a variety of them - primary and secondary, urban and rural, state and independent. They are all incredible."