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Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Reading | Mrs Roberts

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"Together we can...uncover our love for reading".



I started my journey at Mayflower 6 years ago, and I still wakeup everyday ready and willing to create learning and experiences that children will remember.

My role is to support and develop pupil's language capabilities and to progress their reading and writing. I aim to give pupils quality opportunities to develop their language by teaching small groups and 1:1.

I don't only support pupils by explicitly teaching strategies to read but also strengthen pupils ability to comprehend what they have read. By doing this, I aim to help pupils to develop a deep love of reading. 

Every child here has access to a plethora of reading materials, which will lead to them finding their love for reading. I am proud to work in a school that has invested so much into providing all pupils with so many high quality texts. To keep up to date, I am a national book award judge for the UKLA

I find joy in listening to children read. I also adore the process of reading to children. There is no better escapism than a book.

How to link with me

Twitter | Instagram | Own Website | Journal Link

1. Psychological

2. Emotional

3. Physical

4. Relational Energy

Why Mayflower?

As soon as I was welcomed through the doors, I was overwhelmed by love for the school. Immediately, this was a space I wanted to teach in and create learning to remember. 

What am I reading?

This year, I became a Teacher judge for the U.K. Literacy Association.I am enjoying being a part of this reading community and am currently reading, The Musical Truth by Jeffrey Boakye.

What am I Researching?

I am passionate about reading and supporting the community. Empowering children and parents to read and find joy in reading. Right to Read project is an area of focus for me. I am also studying the Walk Thrus.