Visiting primary schools and seeing young people striving to make their dreams come true is one of my favourite parts of being a Member of Parliament, and my visit to Worplesdon Primary School on Friday was no exception.
Last week, I met Kareen O’Brien, Head Teacher, Kellie Glossop, Chair of Governors, Roger Steel, a specialist Sports and Leisure Facilities Consultant, and Cllrs Honor and Philip Brooker, who kindly gave me a tour of the school’s excellent facilities and showed me around multiple classrooms during lesson time.
The school has recently undergone several years of building expansion, enabling children more indoor space and facilities. This has helped the school to take on a greater intake of pupils.
During my visit, Kareen discussed with me some exciting new plans that she has for the school, which will be published soon.
I was very impressed by the school’s bespoke provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability. The Haven is a high COIN (Communication and Interaction Needs) centre which Worlplesdon Primary School co-leads with Freemantles Special School. The centre focuses on the child’s emotional well-being, academic achievement, communication, social understanding, and independence.
For more information about this important provision, please click here: https://www.worplesdon.surrey.sch.uk/thehaven
Thank you to the staff and children for having me for this wonderful visit.