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Testimonials

Please find below a selection of testimonials received from visitors to the school:

I had a wonderful visit to Newlands, I was so impressed with the school and how the staff dealt with difficult situations.  After sharing Jimmy’s story the young people were very compassionate and one or two of them came to speak with me afterwards to say they were sorry for my loss.  Clearly the young people of Newlands Academy were very interested in helping us keep Jimmy’s legacy alive by helping us work for peace.  It was a privilege and a pleasure to be invited in to your school and would like to say a very special thank you to all the young people who I hope we work with more in the future.

 

- Margaret Mizen, MBE. The Jimmy Mizen Foundation



"I have been to schools and organisations before but never have I been so impressed/won over by the general atmosphere of a place. [Newlands Academy] is highly conducive not only to teaching, but to learning as well. I spent time at the reception, in lessons, and in the staff room.

I left your school that day convinced beyond any shadow of doubt that teaching in an [SEMH] school was the right decision to make."

Olayinka Ayodeji
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