This blog was written by Sophie Boyd, a Jotters Academic Support Worker who was part of the team from September 2013 until April 2015. Sophie has now gone on to work to be a Teaching Assistant as Ash Field Academy.
My interview and first day at The Learning Support Centre was of course a little nerve racking, like every job but I was welcomed into a warm, relaxed environment and the LSC staff members helped to break the ice and went out of their way to make me feel at ease. From then on I had the confidence to build a rapport with the students and it was great to know there was an open door policy, so support for staff wasn’t hard to find.
The continued professional development opportunities and support I received whilst working at The Learning Support Centre was exceptional, no problem was too small and someone was always there to listen to any issues I had. Training was offered several times a year and a personal favourite training session was ‘autism awareness.’ I was able to expand my support to students to different locations such as Loughborough, Wellingborough, Coventry and Newcastle, which provided me with different opportunities and experiences.
What I enjoyed most about working at LSC was the supportive, team working environment, the range of different opportunities available and of course the students! Receiving thank you cards from students and winning ‘staff member of the term’ was an added bonus! A great place to work!