Special school team greets MP on visit
THE TEAM at Park Lane School showed MP David Rutley the work they do with young people with severe learning difficulties.
Mr Rutley visited the special school and had a tour of the primary and Key Stage Three classes.
He met staff and a group of pupils, aged seven to nine, who were using switches and a touch screen computer in an activity. One pupil was selecting shapes by name using the touch screen.
Mr Rutley and headteacher Lorraine Warmer also discussed the progression of the pupils through the school, which has students of all ages, and the opportunity that a number of pupils have had to take community based work experience placements.
The school works with local employers and voluntary organisations that offer work experience to its pupils. It would like to offer a wider range of work experience placements for its older pupils.
Mr Rutley said: “I would like to thank Ms Warmer and the staff at Park Lane School for the important work that they are doing. “It is clear that the school makes an invaluable contribution to the personal development to each of its students.
“I hope that more businesses and organisations will show their support to the school and its pupils by offering much needed placements for the young adults who currently attend Park Lane.”
David Rutley and Park Lane headteacher Lorraine Warmer