• The Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year
  • Margaretting CofE VC Primary School
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Ingatestone, Essex

Over her 19 years here, Lorna has always created unusual and different ways to support children in their learning and confidence. Her inspiring learning environments and displays include turning the Year 3/4 classroom into a cave for learning about the Stone Age. She designs and makes props and backdrops for school productions and has taught adults and children how to replicate her creations. She also taught all children and teachers how to sew! 

Lorna has supported a number of SEND children on a 1:1 basis. She currently supports a child with complex needs and has helped them to exceed their initial targets. She also runs interventions, covers classes when teachers are absent and teaches in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) class.   

In 2019, Margaretting was awarded the best Key Stage 2 reading results out of all primary schools in Essex. Lorna’s contribution to that was significant.  

She also runs the gardening club and is creating a school allotment.