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Charlie Roden

Charlie Roden has been a teaching assistant at Priestnall School since October 2017. As a member of the school's curriculum faculty, she works alongside Gareth D Morewood to support young people with SEND.

She graduated from Queen Mary University with a first class history degree in 2017, with an interest in social and women's history. 

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Charlie Roden

Days like this: how I became a teaching assistant

Bottle caps can be wheelchair lifts, and students can be tougher interviewers than staff: just some of the things I learned when applying to become a TA. I have been interviewed many times over the years – when applying to the role of support worker, bartender, retail assistant and even university...