Wreake Valley Academy Teaching Assistant Wins Award

Jane Middleton, one of our Senior Teaching Assistants was nominated for the National Teaching Assistant Award Teaching Personnel Ltd in October 2017. The panel described Jane’s nomination as ‘head and shoulders’ above the others and Jane won the Teaching Assistant of the Year award for 2017. 
The nomination was based on her strong work ethic, her key role within the Team and particularly her contribution to youngsters through exams. Jane works with students who present with high anxiety which is exacerbated by exams. She delivers workshops to support students manage exam stress and provides an environment  which is calm, supportive and encourages students throughout.
Jane is dedicated to ensuring that students know the invigilators and that access arrangements are delivered efficiently. Students from Year 10 through to sixth form continue to seek her support and guidance.
Jeanette Knowles, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator said ‘We are delighted that Jane’s work within the Department has been acknowledged.’ Jane commented how delighted she was to receive such an award but was quick to point out that we are part of a team. We work together to support students at Wreake Valley Academy.