Teaching Assistant Courses
Blackford Centre for Teaching Assistants
an advisor on
Teaching Assistant Course
Welcome to our tutors
Our tutors are a talented and friendly bunch of people who enjoy helping our learners develop their skills.
Sophie has worked as a secondary school science teacher for 6 years.
During her career as a teacher, she has worked in primary schools on ‘transition projects’ – these are projects aimed at helping pupils cope with the move from primary to secondary school. She has also been involved in health education, environmental education, and raising ethnic minority achievement.
In her current post, she is involved in training teaching assistants, and extending their role in the classroom.
Linda began her Teaching Assistant career as a SEN Assistant, working with two children on a part time basis in London. From that time she decided it was where her vocation lay and applied for the first full time position to become available in the school.
She has been in her present job as a TA in Nuneaton for the past 9 years, during which time she has studied for NVQ 3 and HLTA status. Recently she has taken on the responsibility of SENCo in her school.
Ann-Marie has worked as a teaching assistant for the past 15 years. She qualified with a Nursery Nurse qualification in 1996 and as a result has been working at a primary school since 1997.
Over the years she has worked with most needs including dyslexia, dyspraxia, Aspergers, hearing impairment, speech impairment, bilingualism and ADHD.
Ann-Marie has experienced a lot of in school and out of school training, including literacy intervention schemes such as Talk Partners, Hi-five, Better Reading Partners and Phonics. Numeracy intervention schemes such as Springboard, Wave 3, Supporting pupils with SEN in numeracy and literacy. She has also achieved the NVQ in supporting teaching and learning.
Please note: we’re unable to allocate you a specific tutor, because it depends on the availability of tutors on the date you register on the course.