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The Warriner School

Spotting Potential in Teaching Assistants

Mrs Benita Jupe, Social, Emotion and Mental Health Support; Counsellor

I started at The Warriner as a teaching assistant in 2007.

Over the years I have had a wide range of training that has enabled me to work with a variety of students with all different needs. My training has included specialist areas such as Downs Syndrome, Asperger's and ADHD to name a few. We were also lucky enough to have a programme run by CAMHS which broke down parenting, mental health and open questioning etc. leading me to progress up to the role of Engagement Mentor.

I love working one-to-one with students, listening and helping to find ways to engage them in the Warriner community. This built my confidence enough to enable me to train as a counsellor, and my school role now focuses on SEMH support and counselling as part of the Warriner Learning Centre team.