• The Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year
  • Latton Green Primary Academy
  • Silver Winners
  • 2022
  • Harlow, Essex

Arlene joined Latton Green in 2020. She worked as a one-to-one tutor before furthering her career as a Teaching Assistant. Arlene provides ‘above and beyond’ support to not only the learners in her classroom but to all those at the school. She has worked tirelessly on supporting learners who have been affected by Covid-19, providing high quality speech and language sessions, focused phonic groups, daily interventions, breaking barriers, and catch-up readers, all whilst supporting structured teaching in the classroom.

Colleagues describe her as ‘constantly thinking of new ways to make learning impactful, memorable and magical’, including running fully immersive days for children who have lost out on experiences due to recent restrictions. Her personal connection with them is one that colleagues say is a life-changing presence in the lives of some of the most at-risk or disadvantaged pupils.