I joined Penair in 2010 as a teaching assistant working 1:1 with individual students. I became a Student Welfare Officer in 2014. My role covers many aspects, health, and well-being (mental and physical), attendance, exam stress, and sometimes just an ear for listening. My main focus is attendance and I work closely with the students and their families when attendance levels begin to fall.
I try to develop a good relationship between home and school so that the student and their families feel that they are supported whenever they make contact. I also try to encourage independence and resilience so that when students they leave Penair they feel confident and in charge of their future.