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posted 23 Feb 2017, 07:00 by James Dorey

Hello, I started working at Columbus School in September 2013 as part of the Administration Team. You can find me in the Admin Office on School Campus - in the corridor where the Staff Room is or on the Reception Desk at lunchtimes and some afternoons. My role is to prepare the paperwork for the Annual Review/EHCP process for every pupil on the School Campus. I also assist Tracy Gilson with the writing up of the EHCP Transfer Templates for the pupils at School and College. It’s a very busy job and keeps me on my toes! I am always happy to help so if you have a query please come and ask me and I will try to help you.

My background is in administration, I worked for Essex County Council from when I left school up until I had my family. I have 3 teenage boys! When the boys were little I started working for the Pre-School that they attended. I loved it and was there for 9 years. I was the SENCO and worked one to one with many children with additional needs. I worked with 2 pupils who are now attending Columbus and it’s lovely to see how happy they are every day.

Being involved with families and being involved with children led me to wanting to work at Columbus and go back to my administration background. I feel I have the best of both worlds being at Columbus. I thoroughly enjoy working at the school and have met and continue to meet such lovely, kind and dedicated people.

I like to keep fit. I have a dog called Jes who I walk early every morning before school and I also enjoy cycling. I try to cycle to work as much as I can, however you won’t find me cycling in the wind or rain.

Claire Eades

Administration Assistant