My name is Sarah Smith and I have been working as a TA at Montacute School since March this year. I am very much enjoying the challenging and rewarding environment and being part of such a wonderful, committed team.
Before coming to Montacute I worked as a Deputy Manager of a local Preschool, gaining my level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma. Having had some experience of working with children with learning disabilities, I decided that these were the children I wanted to work with.
Previous to working in Early Years I worked in the healthcare sector being a Healthcare Assistant at Swanage Hospital and also providing cover at Poole and Salisbury Hospitals too.
When living in Scotland for two years, my Husband and I were approved by Angus Council to be Foster Carer's after very intensive training. We provided respite care until moving back to Dorset when we moved back due to family illness. Being a Foster Carer is a roll that I have every intention of taking up again in the future.
I am a Mum to one Daughter, adore animals, owning two dogs and a horse and would love more!