Families Support Manager & Designated Safeguarding Lead/SPOC at Temple Hill & Oakfield
Family Liaison Officer
After a long career in catering I decided I needed a change of direction, so I started at Oakfield in1996 whilst studying to become a Teaching Assistant.
During these years I have worked with all year groups, 1:1 and with small groups. A recent development in my career has been to learn Braille to assist a Visually Impaired child.
I also ran a Feel Good Group which positively motivated children with low self esteem.
I am now Oakfield's Family Liaison Officer which I thoroughly enjoy.
Therapeutic Play Practitioner
My association with Oakfield began way back in 1977, when my children began attending Nursery, but I have worked at Oakfield since 1995 and trained as a TA (OCN Level 3), specialising in Behaviour Management and Special Needs. In 2006/2007, I obtained two Diplomas in Counselling and Grief and Bereavement Studies. In 2007/8, I obtained Level 3 & 4 certificates in Child Psychology, Early Education and Development and in June 2010, I began my training as a Play Therapist. I enjoy reading, cross-stitch, walking, classical music and computing. I am also looking forward to taking up my new position of Therapeutic Play Practitioner at Oakfield.