When you enter any one of our classrooms, you’d be forgiven for not knowing who was the teacher and who was the learning support assistant – we are rightly proud of this. Our support staff are skilled practitioners themselves, some of whom are teachers or are training to teacher, others have specialisms in SEN provision or Early Years. Whatever skills, they are dedicated to making our school the very best place it can be for children.
After moving to Stockbridge and her two children joining our school, we were lucky to bag Mrs Holdich as our Early Years specialist LSA. She is quick on her feet at thinking up creative things for our children’s learning to be maximised and is very loved by all in Sprat & Winkle class and beyond.
With a banking background and little school experience, we just knew at interview that Mrs Burnand had something special and she is a fabulous LSA who has demonstrated that maths is really her thing! In 2017/18, Mrs Burnand is working across KS2 supporting Year 4/5 in the mornings and Year 5/6 in the afternoons.
Whether it be running individual support programmes or working with a small group or entire year group in the Year 1/2 class, 2017-18 is set to be a busy one for Mrs Hollister as she joins our school.
She may only work 15hrs but Mrs Bluring packs a lot into a small amount of time providing expert SEN support to children in our Year 1/2 class. A very experienced LSA, Mrs Bluring is a font of knowledge!
Mrs Burgess strengthens our Year R team on a Friday and brings with her a wealth of experience after working as a HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) in another school. On Thursday afternoons, she will be working across the school with some support programmes, especially those with related to transition and Service families.