I have over 40 years’ experience working within a school environment and joined St. Augustine’s as a Teaching Assistant in 2002. My job is very rewarding and has its challenges; I have always enjoyed supporting children with their learning and social development and have worked with numerous children with special educational needs and challenging behaviour during my time as a teaching assistant. For the last 3 years I have been committed to raising extra funds for the children of St. Augustine’s; my way of giving them something back. I have enjoyed organising various fetes, raffles and cake sales; all proceeds are spent on outdoor equipment and end of term treats – a favourite being the on-site Ice-cream van!