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9:00am Monday 4th March 2013 in Latest News
Polish children and their families are being helped to feel at home at Newtown Primary School by a Polish teaching assistant.
The school has 33 Polish children and Renata Rogers works part-time to help with their education.
She also acts as a point of contact for parents, who, in some cases, are not as confident in speaking English as their children.
Headteacher Mary Hiscock said: “She has been with the school for a number of years and does a great job supporting pupils and their parents.
“There is a really good integration at the school with the Polish and English children enjoying the culture crossover.
“We also have many other children of different nationalities, making us a really vibrant place to learn.”
Justyna Suszek is a teaching assistant at the school, and she is also aiming to train as a teacher.
She said: “The Polish lady at the school is absolutely great and she acts as a great link between the school and Polish families. I’m really enjoying my time at the school. I’m very passionate about becoming a teacher.”
Mrs Suszek’s children – Kacper, 11, and five-year-old twins Natalie and Nicolas – are also pupils there.
She said: “My children enjoy being at school and have lots of Polish and English friends. They do not see any difference between them.”
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