Meet the Heart Space Team

Miss Beevers (Learning Support Assistant (Therapeutic Intervention))

Hello to everyone at Penistone Grammar School!

My name is Miss Beevers and I have worked in education for 10 years. I started volunteering at my son’s primary school initially, and loved the job so much, I decided to make a career change and started working as a Teaching Assistant at Stocksbridge High School. I have spent the last 3 years in a SEMH Special School in Barnsley, working with young people with complex needs. My practice incorporates a therapeutic approach to teaching and I thoroughly enjoy seeing the rewards as a result of using different methods of engaging young people. As well as working with SEND students, I have experience with students who struggle in a mainstream school environment and are taught in Pupil Referral Units. Most of my time in schools has been in KS3 and KS4, so I will be very much at home at PGS.

I was Safeguarding and Science Link Governor at Stocksbridge High School for 4 years, which gave me an insight in the complete workings of a school. I assisted in the recruitment of many staff, including the Head Teacher, and was part of the Parent Engagement Team. I was also part of the Student Progress and Welfare Committee.

In my spare time I am a Music Promoter and have organised concerts and festivals across the country. A few years ago, I held a fundraiser night featuring different musicians to raise money for my local primary schools. We raised over £250 which was spent on music equipment for the children. I have also worked as a Volunteer Youth Worker at the YMCA in Barnsley, helping to engage young people in various activities.

I love to travel and particularly enjoy cruising. Last year I spent 3 weeks cruising around Scandinavia and Russia which was amazing! My partner also has an interesting job…he is a professional Magician.

In addition to assisting students with their educational needs, my aim is to promote them to be the very best versions of themselves they can be! I can’t wait to be part of the team at PGS that makes that happen. See you soon!

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