• The Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year
  • Halesowen College
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • West Midlands

Liz has worked with learners across the college for over 14 years to allow them to succeed in a variety of subjects and meet their social, emotional, behavioural and wellbeing needs. She supports all levels and a variety of age groups, from aged 14 to mature adults.   

Some have complex learning and physical needs, and very individual needs; one student with social and emotional challenges resisted help and support from many members of staff. With Liz, they were able to build a strong working relationship and after initially struggling to access a learning environment, they overcame several barriers and completed a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification. 

Liz is also passionate about improving outcomes for students with SEND and preparing them for life beyond college and education. Ever-adaptive and always willing to expand her knowledge, Liz trained as a sighted guide and worked extra hours to support a blind student to access learning and the working environment.