Apprentice teaching assistant Bekki is the tops

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An apprentice special needs teaching assistant who is always willing to go the ‘extra mile’ has been honoured by the University Academy Holbeach.

Bekki Fell, from Spalding, was named ‘personal achiever of the year’ at the college’s Apprentice Awards 2013 this week (20 March).

The 24-year-old has been working as an apprentice at the specialist school, Regard for Learning Education Centre in Gedney Hill for the past year.

She is working towards her Level 3 Award and Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools through the Academy’s Holbeach campus.

“I am so thrilled to have won the award. I really enjoy working with young people and the job is always interesting and I learn so much every day.

“I decided to do this apprenticeship because I wanted to give something back. It’s a really rewarding job and I would really recommend it.”

Bekki, who says she would like to stay in special needs teaching, received a trophy from her apprentice assessor Karen Broome.

“I am very impressed with her,” said Karen. “She is always keen and interested and is always prepared to go that extra mile. She has a great future ahead of her.”

Regard for Learning Education Centre provides individual learning programmes for students aged from eight to 19, many of whom have statements of special educational needs. Find out more about Regard and their work at www.regard.co.uk.

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