Dr Tracy Hayes visited Wey Valley Academy today. Dr Hayes is from the Thomas Hardy Society. She facilitated a stretch and challenge session to a Year 9 class on ‘Jane Eyre’. One student said, ‘this was an inspiring session where the text was contextualised as a gothic novel’. Mr Chutter (who organised the event) thanked Dr Hayes ‘this was an inspirational lecture, and we are fortunate as a school to be building links with the society’.