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In-house enrichment: Classroom assistants

posted Jan 8, 2019, 12:52 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 7:36 AM ]
During an assembly at the beginning of this academic year, the Sixth Form Team spoke to Year 12 and 13 about how important it is to add to their CV/UCAS applications. As a result, all students in Year 12 were timetabled into a classroom to support lower school students with their academic progress. To date, we have over 150 students supporting students across 12 different subjects. Some Year 13’s have volunteered their time to support our pastoral staff within SPACE. Many of the students who receive support from our Sixth Formers have been extremely positive about the rapport they have built with them and how they have benefitted from their support.
Mr F Khan (Head of Year 12)


I had chosen to support in GCSE Business Studies with Year 10’s and it is an amazing experience. I decided to give up one of my study periods to support students who are studying a course which I had successfully completed last year. I believe it is great for me, as it provides me with the relevant experience if teaching is to be my profession in the future. This is also helping to enrich my experience during my time at Holyhead. Whenever I support in lessons, my goal is to help many students in their class, not just with their work but in order to make them learn new content. I know this as many students ask the meaning of words and I tell them to write it down. This educates them to do well in their coursework and GCSE preparation. Overall, I am glad that I am offering my experience to students who will hopefully benefit from it.


I have been supporting Year 11 students in Mathematics lessons since October. At first, I was a bit reluctant to give up my time, but I am glad I have done so now. This experience has taught me patience, communication and confidence in working with people outside of my normal circle. I work with two Year 11 girls with developing their Mathematical skills. I like this experience and look forward to writing about it when I begin to apply for University.