Kim Robson joined forces with Jigsaw Trust as their Patron in 2008 and since then has been a familiar face, regularly calling in to spend time with pupils and clients.
Jigsaw’s aim is to improve the lives of those affected by an autism spectrum disorder and to promote a greater knowledge and understanding of autism. Founded on the principle of excellence through continual learning, the charity aspires to provide the highest quality of education and lifelong learning possible through its provisions, Jigsaw School and JigsawPlus Adult Services.
Jigsaw School provides education for children aged 4 to 19 years. It has a staffing ratio of one member of staff per pupil and each child works on an individualised programme designed around a broad and varied curriculum that focuses on developing communication and life skills. The school has been recognised as OUTSTANDING following its last three Ofsted inspections.
JigsawPlus Adult Services offers individualised flexible learning plans for adults aged 18+. The service supports clients to make positive, personal choices that enhance their wellbeing, independence and social inclusion.
As well as her regular visits to meet pupils and clients, Kim has been very involved with fundraising events, including starting the annual 10k Jigsaw Run, compering at fashion shows and even helping turn Guildford Cathedral blue for World Autism Awareness Day.