This year we welcomed two new Teaching Assistants, William Buchanan Megan Rogers. You’ll see Miss Rogers at school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and Mr Buchanan (a Heritage alumnus from 2019) joins us on Wednesdays and Fridays They are supporting clubs, games lessons, nature walks, Handicraft and much more.
As a former pupil of Heritage, it’s been interesting to come back to school as a Teaching Assistant and see it from a different perspective. This time around, after having attended the Perse Upper for sixth form, I take more notice of the school’s unique qualities; for instance, at break times you’ll see Year 11s gladly playing with Year 7s. You don’t really see that anywhere else, and I think it prepares students for going off and mixing with a whole range of different people. Also, because of its small size, it’s so much easier to debate things. Pupils have the freedom and confidence to have some really good conversations.
I’ve really been enjoying my time helping with handicraft, nature walks, games and Forest School. I also have started up a History Society with the Seniors, which meets at lunchtime on Wednesdays. I especially enjoy my lunchtimes with Years 2 and 4. It’s great fun to engage in conversations with them; they really love to talk!
On the days I’m not at Heritage, I’m currently taking a politics course as I prepare to reapply to university to study History next year.
I am loving my time at Heritage and feel so fortunate to be here for the year. Everyone has been so accommodating and welcoming, and I can’t wait to see what I will be up to throughout the year. I am particularly enjoying going on the nature walks and forest school with the children and helping them explore and learn about the world we live in.
I went to Impington Village College for secondary school and then stayed on to do the International Baccalaureate and studied Biology, English Literature, Maths, History, Psychology and German. During my time at the school, I took part in many extra-curricular activities, my favourites being netball and drama. I am a dedicated learner and always willing to get involved and try new things.
In my spare time, I serve on the deaconate at my local Baptist church. I volunteer at many of the events and activities there — including the Sunday services, where I am often either up on stage or at the back assisting with AV. Next September I hope to go to university and study Theology, to pursue my call into ministry. This is something that is very exciting and I hope to discern which university to go to in this current academic year.