“Your music leader gives people that fresh start every time they come through the door, showing he’s pleased to see them, bigging them up, and most importantly empowering them to take control of their own learning. He gives them a framework but then lets them make choices about what they do and how they do it… he can tailor the project to whoever is there, and adapt on the spot. That’s been really important. He’s always enquiring about and reflecting on the needs and situations of each student.”

Mikala Batley, Support worker, Sir William Romney’s School.