Emma Stevenson is an exceptional teaching assistant who understands the individual needs of the children in her care. She always sees the potential in every child and seeks to draw this out. She is particularly skilled at helping pupils with anxiety or other mental health needs feel at ease and engage with education.
Emma has been instrumental in setting up Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service’s Enrichment and Wellbeing programme, she has been running first aid courses, leading the Arts Awards, arranging visiting speakers, organising trips and helping young people become entrepreneurs through the tenner challenge. Some pupils have gone in to self-employment as a result. Emma also line-manages other teaching assistants and contributes to the strategic direction of our service. Emma is constantly challenging herself and learning and leading new things. She is an inspiration to learners, parents and staff.