- Created: Friday, 07 December 2018 09:35
Jenna – Student Ambassador!
A big congratulations to our fantastic Jenna, who was awarded the first ever Kedleston Group Student Ambassador Award.
Jenna is 14 and a pupil at Arc School Old Arley, a specialist school which supports young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and autism spectrum conditions. She moved to the school after finding that her previous mainstream school could not meet her needs. As a result of her experiences in mainstream, the teenager had become very introverted and was not attending school.
Jenna has been using her experiences and knowledge to help teachers and other staff at Old Arley understand what school and education is like from the perspective of a young person with an autism spectrum condition through a training session she has devised and delivered herself.
She has also recently delivered her training session to a group of parents and professionals at an Autism Conference in Birmingham, which was very well received by everyone.
Head Teacher at the school Victoria Bates said: “Her input forms part of the induction process for new staff and it is extremely rewarding both for Jenna and for the team.”
Well Done Jenna for being such an inspiration to everyone, this award is much deserved.