I qualified as a teaching assistant in 2003 and have worked in schools around Barnsley supporting teaching and learning for many years. I was looking to take a change of direction in career but still sought to work within primary schools. I was offered a fantastic opportunity to work for Waterton Academy Trust as part of a work to learn initiative. I currently work in different schools across the Trust, supporting the administration, business and finance team whilst working towards a Business Administration qualification. I have settled in really well and everyone I have met and worked with are very friendly, welcoming and supportive. I am thrilled to be part of the Trust and look forward to the future.