Teaching Assistants and Me

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Hello everyone, it is Ella here back with another blog. The last time it was about the FLARE group and travelling down to the group. This blog is about having a TA and my experiences of having a TA. I had one all the way through school. A TA stands for a Teacher’s Assistant. I hope you enjoy the blog and find it useful and let’s get started with the blog.

So on Summer of 2006, I was in Mere Oaks School, which was a Special Educational Needs school a few days a week and then Lowe Hall Community primary School 2-3 days a week, which was a mainstream school. This was because Mere Oaks was closing down. I had a TA that stayed with me the whole time I was in the primary schools. I was in year ¾ at the time as a year 3 student. I was at Lowe Hall Community Primary School until Platt Bridge Community Primary School was going to be opening in September of that year.

My TA was lovely and I am so grateful that I was able to get such a good TA. She helped me to learn how to read simple books to write anything within the first full term of Platt Bridge Community Primary School. I loved reading and loved being in primary school because I knew that I was going to be having that TA and even if I didn’t have that TA because she was off sick that day, I knew exactly who I was going to be having that day.

My TA helped me achieve so much in primary school and she stayed with me every year in primary school from the end of year 3 all the way up to year 6, when it was time to leave for high school.

When I was getting ready to leave for high school, I went looking around every school and decided to go to Hindley High School because I already knew the teaching assistants that were at the school because some of them worked at Mere Oaks when I was there and they helped me when I was in that part of the school.

In college, I had the same TA all the way through with just someone different on Wednesdays because the TA that I had didn’t work on Wednesdays. I went to St John Rigby Sixth Form College, which was amazing and it was inclusive for me.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this blog!

I hope that you will read the future blogs.

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