Kerry Metcalfe and Jackie Reynolds were nominated by local MP Paul Howell as Children’s Champions and attended a reception at 10 Downing Street.
They met with David Johnson OBE, the Minister for Children, to celebrate their work with children.
Kerry started child-friendly networking events in March 2023 and runs online and in-person networking events for Mums in Business (around the world) to grow their business around their kids. Her Facebook group has almost 4,000 members worldwide. Kerry said, “Downing Street was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me and will always be my professional highlight. Having this opportunity has proved to me how important it is to continue growing this community and providing as much support as possible.”
Jackie is the Head Teacher at the new Forest Park School facility, based on Aycliffe Business Park. A 30-place secondary special school, opening this September, for young people with a primary need of ASD. Jackie has worked with her team to provide an award-winning environment where they aim to develop a highly effective, personalised learning community, where everyone is treated with dignity, respect and is of equal worth.
“I am so thankful to Paul for his support and all the work he does to help the local community, we had a fantastic time at Downing Street and are so grateful for the experience.”
The Forest Park School are holding an Open Day on Saturday the 15th of June, from 10am until 2pm, where you can have a tour of the school, meet the staff and discuss what they offer, to book your places for the open day, please visit the website and book through the ‘contact us today’ form.