English support staff, Windsor Park C.E. Middle School.
I was actually a student at Windsor Park and I loved it! I came back because I wanted to make a difference for children who don’t find it easy. I started volunteering, then joined the staff. It was exceptional when I first started. I was able to have a go at anything, which grew my confidence. The school funded my teaching assistant apprenticeship and now I manage cover for the English department. I’m in the classroom more often than not! I also organise weekly visits by Mia our reading dog. She sits with the children and has really helped those who find reading and school a challenge. I love my job and the fact I’m making a difference. We all want the best for the children. They come first.