Debbie - HLTA


I joined SMA in September 2020 as a HLTA. I have been extremely fortunate to have worked throughout the primary phase, supporting pupils in their learning by working with individuals, small groups and whole class.

Towards the end of my first academic year, I was given the opportunity to manage breakfast club in the primary phase. Here, we provide a nutritious breakfast as well as a range of activities for pupils. To encourage an inclusive and diverse environment, we recently introduced ‘Breakfast From Around the World.’ This gives the pupils the opportunity to experience breakfast from different cultures, as well as learning about the countries and their traditions.

St Matthew Academy is a school that values and exudes community in every aspect of its day-to-day operations; it is committed to providing pupils with an outstanding level of education, allowing them to flourish, explore their passions and celebrate the world around them, encouraging all its pupils and staff to ‘Let Their Light Shine!'