Teaching assistants


Our team at Kingsley St John's has one mission, regardless of our job description.  We want the very highest and best outcomes for our children.  

We are all God's children.  We all have wonderful thoughts about how our school can develop and we work collaboratively to evalauate and develop our amazing school.

We value the gifts our support staff offer and encourage them to believe in their own light, whilst they have the light so they may become children of light.

We are incredibly lucky at Kingsley St John's to have such a talented, conscientious and experienced team of dedicated teaching assistants to support our children with their learning. As well as their qualifications in teaching, learning and support they bring a wide range of skills to the school, from art and horticulture to dance and D.I.Y.


Mrs Sherlock is one of our HLTAs and also has Early Years Professional status which she puts to good use to assist teaching and learning in our Robins class. She provides interventions throughout the school using her training in Wellcomm and Elklan to support speech and language. In addition,Mrs Sherlock uses her early reading, phonics and wave 3 maths knowledge to reinforce previous learning with our vulnerable learners throughout the school.




Mrs Armstrong has a Level 3 CACHE qualification in supporting teaching and learning. She is our dyslexia specialist teaching assistant and ensures high quality provision and interventions for those chiildren who need extra support. Mrs Armstrong is also our school ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant ) and has worked hard to develop our 'Nest', a safe and nurturing space for children to develop their self-esteem, self-belief,resilience and be supported with their worries.




Miss Hay is currently studying for a BA in SEND through the University of Chester. She supports our pupils with SEND providing a high level of care and quality practice.Miss Hay leads our  daily sensory circuit sessions and is developing our use of the zones of regulation in class 4.




Mrs Critchley currently works in class 4. She has a wealth of experience in education ,including FE and has a Level 2 cerificate in SEND. She is eager to develop her knowledge and is also commencing Level 2 in Understanding CYP mental health and Challenging behaviour in children.Mrs Critchley supports Miss Hay in delivering our sensory circuits.




Mrs Worthington has a CACHE Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning. Her calm and quiet manner is ideal in supporting our more vulnerable learners. Mrs Worthington currently works in class 2



Mrs Hudson supports the learning and teaching in class 2 and our EYFS class. She has training in supporting children with autism, Down's syndrome and Makaton signing! This year Mrs Hudson is excited to develop her skills and knowledge of forest school .