Alison in line for national award

October 07 2016

A TEACHING assistant has won an award for her tireless work at Glenfrome Primary School.

A TEACHING assistant has won an award for her tireless work at Glenfrome Primary School. 

Alison Carpentier has been awarded South West HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) of the Year award 2016 for her outstanding services to the school and community. 

She will now go forward to the national finals in London in November.

Head teacher Inger O'Callaghan said: "We are delighted that Alison won this award, it is thoroughly deserved. 

"Alison teaches every class across the school, and has built excellent relationships with our children and families. She is an inspiration to our children and always encourages them to aim high."

Alison works relentlessly for the school and has achieved many things for Glenfrome, including a third Eco Schools Green Flag Award which only a handful of schools in Bristol have. She organises the pupil eco council and liaises with the school's business partners DAS to take children on trips. 

Alison also arranges an annual community barbecue to launch Black History month, welcome new families and celebrate Eid. 

"The community barbecue has been a highly successful event at the start of the school year which brings the community together," said Ms O'Callaghan.

Alison is also involved in other community events including a successful culture day, complete with Bollywood dancing and Jamaican cooking.