Our Fantastic LSAs – Julie Harris

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Our Fantastic LSAs – Julie Harris

After a career that included teaching pre-schoolers and supervising support teams delivering personal services for adults with learning difficulties and autism, Julie joined Broadlands Hall School three years ago.

In that time she was worked across the school, assisting some of our most vulnerable and challenging sixth-formers, helping them achieve places in supported living accommodation and also teaching a range of subjects, including PHSE, to very able students.  The students Julie works with appreciate her mature level head and warm-hearted but no nonsense approach to learning.

We are in the process of becoming a ‘Forest School’, which is a very exciting new venture for us: Julie is currently training to be our Forest School lead and is already planning ‘Den Making’ and products to encourage more wildlife into the school’s extensive grounds.

BUT, what you may not know about Julie is she loves mud! Julie is a ‘Mud-Runner’, regularly taking part on ridiculously arduous cross country obstacle course races. She has now bought her extra-curriculum passion into the school and several students are taking part in a youth ‘Mud-Runner’ event this autumn. Clearly, this very real toughness coupled with a heart of gold gives her the ability to really connect with our students and help them achieve positive outcomes.



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