‘Honorary conductor’ award for teacher

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A member of staff at Ingfield Manor School at Five Oaks has had her work nationally recognised by the National Institute for Conductive Education.

Sarah Ffoulkes Roberts from Pulborough, who is the head of early years at the school for children with cerebral palsy, has been given the award of Honorary Conductor at the Institute’s recent annual graduation ceremony in Birmingham.

Dr Mel Brown, director at the Institute, in presenting the award said: “ This award recognises Sarah’s exemplary contribution to Conductive Education over many years. Sarah was instrumental in setting up the first parent and child group at Ingfield Manor school in the early eighties and since then has mentored many newly qualified conductors and other professionals, using her wealth of knowledge about and experience of Conductive Education.”

Sarah is now responsible for running the Dame Vera Lynn Trust School for Parents, at Ingfield - a unique service for families of young children with motor learning difficulties.

Catherine Allison, Ingfield principal, said: “ We are extremely proud of Sarah. Such a recognition of all her work developing Conductive Education here over the last 34 years is richly deserved.”