I taught in Swansea for 34 years and when I retired in 2015 I wanted to still be actively involved supporting children to reach their potential. I had finished my career as a SENCo in a busy comprehensive school in Swansea and I felt very positive about the difference the right support could make to young people. I had worked with SNAP Cymru whilst still teaching and appreciated the exceptional help and support they gave both to parents and to me and my colleagues and decided to volunteer with them. They had the knowledge and skills and particularly the time and empathy to work with both families and professionals. This is particularly important when ALN concerns can become frustrating .
I have thoroughly enjoy my time volunteering with SNAP, I am surrounded by lovely, caring and Knowledgeable people. I work with families across the Swansea area, supporting them to have their views heard and to access the right support for their children. I would recommend volunteering to anyone who has some time, wants to use their skills and knowledge and remain part of a team. All support and training is been provided which complements my existing skills and knowledge. I have received training on current education law and IT- its great to continue to learn
I would recommend volunteering with SNAP Cymru to anyone!