Heather recently visited Springfield Junior School to address the assembly, look around the school and get an update from the Headteacher in relation to her plans for the school.
She was shown around the school after the assembly including visiting the school’s SEND building which the Headteacher, Mrs Kay, felt she could expand with the right support. Heather was also shown the Sensory Room where pupils are given time when they need extra support. The room acts as a safe haven where pupils can talk about their feelings, get playtime with toys they may not have at home, learn to share toys as well as learn about independence. The teacher runs a rewards system for being kind and respectful.
Heather Wheeler OBE MP says: “Another lovely South Derbyshire School – I was very impressed by the Sensory Room which provides support for pupils who are having a tough time outside of school. Also, the SEND provision was lovely – I would love to sit and relax in the Enchanted Forest room myself. I will do what I can to support Mrs Kay in her aim to extend the school's SEND provision.”
“As always, the Questions I was asked at assembly were impressive and fun. Although I was not able to answer the one about the upcoming parents evening as it is a little while since I have done one of those.”
Mrs Kay, the Headteacher, says: “The children enjoyed learning about the daily routine of an MP at Westminster, School Council are devising further questions to deepen their understanding of democracy and the rule of the law.”