Local MP, Luke Graham was taken on a guided tour of Ochil Tower School in Auchterarder recently where the staff were keen to show the variety of facilities available to the students.
Ochil Tower School, situated in the centre of Auchterarder, caters for young people aged 8 – 21 years old and offers a bespoke education to children and young people with moderate, severe or complex needs.
They have created a varied programme which is designed to maximise each person’s potential and help them prepare for adult life.
During the visit, Mr Graham was accompanied by The Chief Executive, Stuart Provan and Head of Education, Miriam Puccianti. They showed him round the gardens, school buildings and discussed plans of expansion.
Commenting on the visit, Luke Graham said:
“I was delighted to meet with the staff at Ochil Tower School in Auchterarder.
It was fantastic to see first-hand the excellent work they are doing and the positive and benefits the staff are bringing to the youngsters’ lives.
The on-site facilities, enthusiasm of the international staff and the variety of education are giving all of the students confidence and an excellent foundation for further and higher education and onwards to future employment.”
Stuart Provan, Ochil Tower School’s CEO’s said:
“We were delighted to welcome our local MP, Luke Graham, to Ochil Tower School on Friday 24th May. We enjoyed sharing with Mr Graham details of how our school has evolved to meet the changing needs of children and young people. Our new Life Skills Centre offers extended education for young adults aged 18-21, years and supports their transition into young adulthood. We have also extended our service to 43 weeks for a group of children and young people and their families who can now benefit from a more rounded care and educational support package”.
“It was a great opportunity to tell Mr Graham about the cultural benefits that are gained within a community such as Ochil Tower School through its International volunteering programme. We believe that these opportunities to enjoy cultural exchanges with other countries from Europe, and across the World, helps us in creating a unique environment for our children to thrive within”.