• The Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year
  • Beacon Hill Academy
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Dudley, West Midlands

Julie has worked here for over six years, having worked for a building society for 26 years before that, where she was a Senior Mortgage Underwriter. Julie brings to the role of Teaching Assistant a wealth of experience, but critically, an adept understanding of how to build high-quality relationships with a variety of people. 

Julie supports learners in a variety of scenarios and subjects across the school. She plays a vital role in supporting those with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) with their academic pursuits. 

As well as ably assisting teachers to deliver the curriculum, she helps lead discussion sections of lessons, mark assignments using exam criteria and provide expert input into exam preparation.  

Beyond the classroom, Julie offers guidance on study strategies, time management and goal setting, and provides emotional support during challenging times.   

Julie regularly attends teaching and learning sessions and is keen to build her pedagogical understanding.  Julie also helps run a Homework club before school.