Alesa has worked in education for 23 years: the first 17 were in primary schools and the last 6 have been in further education (FE). She has worked in a range of roles within the sector, often within a multi-agency team to meet individuals’ varying needs. Alesa has extensive experience of working in partnerships with parents, families and outside agencies.
My areas of expertise are early years, health and social care, and family support and education.
I consider my subject strengths to be safeguarding, working in partnerships, supporting positive behaviour, dementia awareness, professional practice, human growth and development, and schools as organisations.
Qualifications and Accolades
- PGCE with QTLS
- BA (Hons) Early Years and Education
- Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Early Years
- NNEB (Nursery Nursing National Diploma)
- Health Care Assistant
- Nursery Nurse
- Special Support Assistant
- Specialist Practitioner
- Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Team Leader
- Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
- co-ordinated literacy groups within the EYFS
- Governor for St John Vianney Primary School
- good links with midwives, social workers, primary and secondary school teachers etc
- supporting the Breast Feeding Network (BFN)
- amateur dramatics
- grassroots staff development
I love the buzz and challenge that comes with the FE environment. I did my teacher training within Society, Health and Childhood and was thrilled to become part of an excellent, supportive and hard-working team. Everyone here is dedicated to improving opportunities and life chances for all individuals, regardless of their background or ability.
My favourite quote is an anonymous one: “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”