On the 8th September 2015 the Heathermount Student Council attended a debating workshop and tour at the Houses of Parliament. The students participated in the workshop which taught the student councillors key debating skills which incorporated body language, assertiveness, and intonation.
Mathew, one of student councillors said “The day was awesome, I had never seen The Houses of Parliament before and now I have seen it and been inside too!”
Heathermount teacher Priya Pillay agreed:
The students proved worthy debating opponents and later posed thought provoking questions to the MP of Windsor, Adam Afriye. The staff from the Parliament Education Centre were impressed at the students’ knowledge. The Student Councillors thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would love to visit again
At Heathermount all students are helped to become independent, confident young adults who are able to leave school and enter the world of further education or employment. No student has left Heathermount and become a government statistic for Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET). All have either progressed to colleges of further education or into the world of work.
Our person centred approach is critical to the success of every one of our students, and there is a strong commitment to a positive and progressive school experience. The key to success for students lies within our capacity to individualise the learning experience around the young person's strengths and autistic needs.