SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Enthusiasm to motivate myself and others; Patience to complete even the most tedious tasks whilst paying attention to detail; An eye for detail and ability to produce precise, accurate work; Ability to work responsibly without supervision; Enjoy working independently or as part of a team; Excellent typing skills; Excellent grammatical skills; Ability to write for different purposes/audiences; Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; Ability to utilise the internet for various purposes; Thorough research skills.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
2009 – 2011 Coleg Llandrillo Cymru: Foundation Degree in Childhood and Learning Support Studies – Distinction
2001 – 2002 Walford and North Shropshire College: City and Guilds in Learning Support
1997 – 1998 Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology: Diploma in Pre-School Practice – Merit
1983 – 1985 Telford College of Arts and Technology: RSA I Typing; RSA II Typing; RSA I Word Processing; RSA II Word Processing
1978 – 1983 Wrockwardine Wood Comprehensive School: GCE ‘O’ Levels: Maths(B); English Language(B); English Literature(C); History(C); Integrated Humanities(A)
CSEs: Childcare(1); Human Biology(1); Religious Studies(1); Chemistry(2)
EMPLOYMENT: 10th September 2007 – November 2011: LSA, Ysgol Tir Morfa, Ffordd Derwen, Rhyl: Worked under the direction of teaching staff to support pupils with additional needs in all aspects of their education in a range of situations throughout the school, including providing in-class support and supervision at break and lunchtimes
16th August – 7th September 2007: Nursery Nurse, Bubbles Day Nursery & Kids Club, 17 Lon Kinmel, Pensarn, Abergele:Provided and supervised activities for children aged from 3 months to 11 years; Provided care for the children utilising the provision, including feeding, toileting, etc.
December 2002 – June 2007: Home educated my son who obtained IGCSEs including A* Maths & Physics.
2000 – December 2002: Learning Support Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor, Woodside Primary School, Gittin Street, Oswestry: Assisted named children with Statements of Educational Needs with all aspects of their school work to ensure they were fully integrated into the class and reached their IEP targets.
2000: Nursery Nurse (Part-time), Noah’s Ark Nursery, Upper Brook Street, Oswestry: Worked in all the age related rooms from 3 months to 5 year olds covering all aspects of children’s care including providing and supervising activities, and supervising meal times, snack times, and sleep times.
1998 – 1999: Special Support Assistant, St. Georges Nursery, London Road, St. Georges, Telford: Supported a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder to aid their integration into a Nursery class.
1997 – 1999: Preschool Leader, St. Georges Preschool Playgroup, St. Georges, Telford: Planned and organised activities covering all areas of development for preschool children and dealt with day to day running of the preschool, including supervision of other staff. Provided and supervised activities for preschool children and ensured their safety.
1993 – 1997: Preschool Assistant, St. Georges Preschool Playgroup, St. Georges, Telford: Helped provide and supervise activities for preschool children and ensured their safety.
1988 – 1995: Bringing up children
1987 – 1988: Data Input Clerk, Epson Telford Ltd, Hortonwood, Telford: Inputted data regarding all incoming stock; Dealt with regular stock takes; Dealt with random stock checks and investigated discrepancies; Inputted data regarding all outgoing stock; Maintaining a secure backup of all files; Producing reports; Other clerical duties including typing correspondence, filing, answering the phone etc.
1985 – 1987: Data Input Clerk, Oldies Unlimted, Dukes Way, St. Georges, Telford: Inputted data regarding all incoming stock; Dealt with regular stock takes; Maintained customer database; Produced a catalogue of the stock on sale; Maintained a backup copy of all files; Producing reports; Other clerical duties including typing correspondence, faxing, telexing, filing, answering the phone etc.
1984 – 1985: Office Junior, Ian Milne & Co. Solicitors, Church Street, Wellington, Telford: Typed a range of legal correspondence and reports, including use of Dictaphone; Updated the office filing system; Kept filing up to date; Answered the phone, including use of a switchboard; Greeted clients in the reception area.
INTERESTS: I am a member of both the National Trust and CADW and enjoy visiting places of natural beauty and historical interest. I walk and cycle as much as possible and particularly enjoy hill walking with my family. I also have a keen appreciation of art and enjoy visiting exhibitions, particularly those by local artists. I enjoy reading historical novels and watching history documentaries and in fact anything to do with history.