George has been with us since 2006, going through both School and the Young Adult Provision, and he has now transitioned onto his new provision.

“Transitions Officer Ania said: “Thank you to all for working so hard to support his transition in such difficult times, especially the core team at Dove for ensuring successful visits and adjusting the plans in challenging circumstances.

I hope you will join me in wishing George and family all the best with his new life in ‘big boy’s house’.

George built strong bonds with a huge number of staff members, creating lifelong memories.

About George, Sue Piper, Director of Education, said: “My memories were of the boy who arrived in what was ‘Orange Class’ for the youngest young people at Prior’s Court School.

“I spent most my spare money on any Disney books I could find so that I knew I could keep George focused on the task in return for his special books! I think the love of Disney never changed and going to Euro Disney must have been a dream come true!

“I also remember teaching George how to wait using a sand timer as the measure of something finishing. I had to smile when I was teaching him some maths skills and he turned over the egg timer to let me know that he was ready for the lesson to finish! George always found a way to let you know want he wanted!!

“I still think George remembers me as his teacher and I get the impression that sometimes he used to avoid me in order to avoid the ‘rules’ I may have set!

“The support from George’s family was always super and I admired their determination to ensure George received many wonderful opportunities even though we all knew there could and would be some tricky moments!!!!”