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Discovery Academy

MacIntyre Academies

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Rachel Gilbert

It was my absolute privilege  to first join Discovery when it opened  in 2015 having  found the ethos and values uplifting. I spent five years at Discovery  within a collaborative team, supporting children and young people to develop a sense of self and support their social, emotional  and academic wellbeing.

Prior to Discovery my role was of a pastoral focus within an alternative provison. Both as a keyworker and supporting a team of keyworkers in the development and delivery of positive,holistic interventions to support children access new opportunities, build their self esteem and positive wellbeing to gain confidence in accessing the academic curriculum to help support enhancing their  life opportunities and sense of self.

I have worked within ASC, SEMH and SEN Holistic support for over 16 years and I am passionate about supporting  within these remits of education where the individual is valued  and celebrated.I was incredibly  pleased when an opportunity  arose for me to return to Discovery and hope I can help. It barely feels like I've been away. I'm excited to start my next chapter supporting children and young people at Discovery in the development  of their social, emotional and academic skills  so they can be the absolute  best versions of themselves and see themselves as successful within an environment  where they feel accepted and can gain a sense of belonging.