Current Support Staff
Mrs Young – High Level Teaching Assistant I have worked in the school for a number of years. I first started as a Midday Assistant before becoming a full time Teaching Assistant. I have worked in all classes during my time in the school. Since gaining my HLTA I also provide absence cover (for when teacher cannot be in school), working across all of the school. I enjoy all aspects of my job and find it very rewarding working with the children, as well as being part of a fantastic team of staff.
Mrs Smith – Teaching Assistant I have worked at Orsett in the role of Teaching Assistant since September 1992. I currently work in Year 3 although I have worked in all year groups, with a large part spent in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. As much as I enjoy all areas of the curriculum I particularly find PSHE interesting. I am proud to be a part of the Orsett Primary School team.
Mrs Martin – Teaching Assistant I currently work in Year 5 although I have worked in most classes. My favourite subjects are Maths and Art. I have always enjoyed seeing the children’s ‘light bulb’ moments and knowing that, as a school, we have helped them.
Mrs Reynolds – Teaching Assistant I have worked at Orsett C of E Primary for a number of years. I currently work in Reception Class as a Teaching Assistant and absolutely love it. I get great satisfaction in seeing the children achieve and grown in confidence in their first year at Orsett. I have worked in Childcare and Education for the past 26 years in a wide variety of setting in many different roles. However my passion is working in EYFS and with SEN. I get great enjoyment seeing the children blossom and reach their full potential.
Mrs Kent – Teaching Assistant I am currently working in Class 5 with Mrs Olajide and Mrs Martin in the mornings. During the afternoons I support children across the school. I greatly enjoy helping the children progress. My favourite subject is English and I am looking forward to being more involved with the English curriculum this year. I have been working at the school for over four years now, and I love being part of the Orsett Primary family.
Mrs Newton – Teaching Assistant I am currently working in Key Stage 1, in Class 2 with Ms Gosling. This for me is a really enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Mrs Rayner- Teaching Assistant This is my firth year as a TA at Orsett, which I thoroughly enjoy. I trained at Woodlands, Great Warley, Brentwood in Key Stage 1, so it is nice to have the experience of being a TA in Key Stage 1 and 2. During lesson time, I sometimes participate in ‘Philosophy 4 Children’ – which I have found particularly interesting, especially when the children’s opinions can be so varied and attention-grabbing. I am working in year 1 with Mrs Folwell. I have a good working relationship with the teachers and other members of staff and thoroughly enjoy going to work.
Miss Lloyd-Teaching Assistant I have worked at Orsett CE Primary for a while now, but during this short time it has confirmed my ambitions to become a teacher. I am currently working in Class 6 with my main role being a 1:1 support worker. I have worked with 0-16 year olds in various childcare establishments for a number of years, including working abroad. I am currently studying a degree in childhood and youth studies to fulfil my dreams. Working with children is not just a job it is a passion, and I hope to have many more years to come at Orsett.
Miss Tiwari-Teaching Assistant I joined Orsett in January 2017 as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant in class 2 with Mrs Gosling and Mrs Newton. I enjoy supporting children with challenges they face in maths and English. It’s a privilege to assist and encourage their learning curiosities and ideas bubbling in their inquisitive mind on what they want to write or say. This role is rewarding when I see children’s confidence increasing when they are proud of their educational achievement.
Mrs McCandless-Teaching Assistant I joined Orsett in September 2015 as a midday assistant before becoming a 1:1 teaching assistant in Year 1 in November. I am currently supporting Year 4 and enjoying working in KS2. I love creating displays that showcase the children’s fantastic work and also being part of the Orsett Primary team.
Miss Flower-Teaching Assistant I am a trainee Teaching Assistant and have been given the fantastic opportunity to work at Orsett Primary School, in Year 3 and 4. This is my first experience of working in a school and I am looking forward to taking the first steps towards a teaching career, alongside such wonderful staff and children.
Mrs Wignall – Reading Support Manager I am Mrs Wignall and I am the Reading Manager working with children in Key Stage 2. This involves helping children with their reading and literacy skills. Prior to this, I was a Teaching Assistant, a role I performed for 12 years. My current role is something I am passionate about as reading is a core skill that is necessary for all subjects at school and life in general. I enjoy helping children develop their reading skills and seeing how this improves their overall confidence within their time at the school.
Mrs Willett – intervention support I joined Orsett as a Teaching Assistant in January 2015. Working closely with Mrs. Manley, the school’s SENCO, I run various intervention groups across the school. I consider it a privilege to be part of Orsett’s fantastic staff team and am constantly rewarded as I watch the children that I work with learn and grow.