A KIDDERMINSTER nan has thanked a dedicated teacher for going "above and beyond" in helping her grandson deal with his conditions during school.

Gill Guallano has praised St Johns C of E Primary School in Blakebrook and teacher Miss Charlotte Shepherd for supporting grandson Harvey Prosser, aged 11, who has autism, ADHD and Aspergers.

Miss Shepherd had heard about Havery's conditions which created issues during school time and researched strategies to help support him.

Gill said: "Miss Shepherd has gone above and beyond in her duties as a classroom teacher, we are so grateful for the great start and support that they have given him and us.

"He had struggled previously due to the lack of knowledge and cuts in funding meant there was a lack of provision and support.

"Miss Shepherd and her team have really turned school life around and in turn that has improved my families welfare, just knowing that some one understands Harvey and can help him reach his full potential means the world to us."

Gill also said that the teacher "can see the potential in each and every student regardless of class room performance."

She added: "Thanks to teachers like this at St Johns who go the extra mile to help children to believe in themselves.

"They can go out into the world and make society a better place for everyone including those with mental health difficulties."