We’d like to share with you the details of a learner who has recently completed our Support work in Schools course in Swindon. As you can see, Anna has had a very positive experience:
Anna completed the Support Work in Schools Level 2 qualification with Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting in Swindon.
Anna, tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am a single mum with two growing boys. I came to England from Poland 13 years ago with my brother.
I started working at Rodbourne Cheney Primary School 5 years ago as a Mid-Day Supervisor and I volunteer in the week with swimming and listening to children read in class.
What led you to join the Support Work in Schools course?
I previously wanted to be a teaching assistant but unfortunately due to medical reasons I could not go to college at the time. When I saw the advert on Facebook for Support Work in Schools I got permission from my Head Teacher who gave me the time off to start the course I joined in January 2019.
What did you enjoy most about the course and what did you get out of it?
I enjoyed the atmosphere. I learnt more than I thought I would.
The Tutor was helpful and easy to talk to. She also helped me through a difficult time and passed me on to organisations that were very helpful, which was exactly what I needed at that time.
What are you doing now and what are your plans?
I am still working as a Mid-Day Supervisor at Rodbourne Cheney Primary School and I am being used more as a Teaching Assistant.
I am also being paid to run a construction after school club now I have a relevant qualification.
I am going to complete my GCSE in English next year and hopefully will get a full-time job as a Teaching Assistant.