School support and special needs
Various people in assisted in the teaching and care of children.
As well as being involved in transporting children from her
village to school one lady also helped out during lesson time:
- 1.00pm Go to school. Listen to children in
Class 2 read.
Another was a midday meals supervisor.
- Cross the road to the school and help bring
the meals in. For the next hour I supervise the children with their midday
meal and then on the school field.
as a school support assistants:
- . . . off
to school 8.40. Discussed plans with colleagues, lessons started 9am. School
assembly, back into Year 6 class to support child with special needs during
maths and English lessons. Spent lunch assisting infant child, home at 12.40.
- I'm a "Non-Teaching
Classroom Assistant" in a primary school, working with mainly 8 year
olds. Very often I help with class work but this week I was painting wall
boards for work to be displayed. This morning's board was yellow and
I ended up with speckles of yellow gloss paint on my hands and arms - which
I was very conscious of as I was going to a funeral that afternoon!
- Deciphered maths books until my hand and brain
ached; a difficult subject - time.
Another school support assistant worked specifically with children
who need extra help.
- 8.45am Arrive at ------- School - work as
a special needs assistant with a child in the infant's on a one to one
11.45am Drive home for lunch - bacon roll and peach.
1pm Walk to -------School where I work with child in year 6 on a one to one
basis (Special Needs Assistant).
There is a poem from a school support assistant on this page
Others advised schools.
- Presented a course to
a group of teachers from primary and secondary schools. The course was titled
Specific Learning difficulties and ICT.
- I left for work and spent
the day at a local primary school, where I worked with, observed and discussed
a child with "special educational needs", and discussed with two
teachers an incoming child with major disabilities.
One grandmother rings to find out about how her grandson
- . . . is enjoying his special school. It seems
that he loves going there. He is learning sign language and I must learn it
And another notes:
- Went over to my daughter's
house to meet the two grandsons coming home from school. My daughter teaches
children with "special needs" and she looked tired when she came