After all the negative publicity surrounding the Gleed School and Post 16 Centre, I would like to highlight how positive my daughter’s experience has been.
Emma, who has cerebral palsy, started at the Gleed School in 2007 and has progressed to the Post 16 Centre, where she completed her BTEC NVQ Level 3 this year.
During this time, the staff and management have been supportive in helping her to achieve her potential and have inspired her to reach her own personal goals, at school and at home.
The support from her many teaching assistants has been invaluable and they have solved numerous complex problems by thinking outside the box.
At the recent Post 16 Awards evening, Emma was presented with the Overcoming Adversity Award, which would not have been possible without the caring and supportive staff at the Post 16 Centre.
The young people who attend the centre have also contributed in encouraging Emma.
The standing ovation she received from the young people at the awards evening showed clearly how accepting and understanding they are.
Many thanks to all at the Gleed School and Post 16 Centre.