Teaching assistants are top of the class

Pictured here, left to right, Angela Brigden, Rochelle Abrahams and Kirsty Durkan
Pictured here, left to right, Angela Brigden, Rochelle Abrahams and Kirsty Durkan

Collyer’s teaching assistant apprentices pass with flying colours.

Angela Brigden, Rochelle Abrahams and Kirsty Durkan have become Collyer’s first Teaching Assistant Advanced Apprentices to complete their qualifications.

Over the past 12 months these talented apprentices have successfully completed their Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning, alongside their Maths, English and ICT qualifications.

Rochelle Abrahams has also been nominated as Collyer’s Apprentice of the Year, for her hard work in completing her Advanced Apprenticeship whilst undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She only missed one session in the year and passed her Maths exam 24 hours after chemotherapy.

Rochelle said: “I am delighted to be nominated. I hope that if someone else is going through the same thing I went through, it may help and encourage them in a positive way.”

Tutor Caroline Holder at the College of Richard Collyer in Hurst Road, Horsham, said: “I’m delighted that these talented students are our first success stories. They have all worked extremely hard all year. I’m exceptionally proud of Rochelle, who is an incredible person and an example to us all. She thoroughly deserves her nomination for Collyer’s Apprentice of the Year”.

The Teaching Assistant courses reflect Collyer’s high educational standards and include group and individual teaching. Collyer’s start taking bookings in April each year and choosing the apprenticeship route means that students also get qualifications in Maths, English and ICT which are essential skills required by the role.

Pictured here, left to right, Angela Brigden, Rochelle Abrahams and Kirsty Durkan.