Mercedes Atadika

I recently moved to Somerset two years ago. I have loved getting to know the different areas within the county.  I first joined Tor School in November 2018. Since starting at Tor School, I have had the privilege to be a part of so many young people lives and be able to support them during their journey. I started working with young people in 2008, in a variety of sectors, this includes the outdoor industry, educational sector and working within Residential Children Homes. Before starting at Tor School, I spent 6 years working within Children and Families Services as a Leaving Care Personal Adviser and also as Family Support Worker within a Safeguarding Team. Within these roles I was able to work closely with young people, children and families who required additional targeted support. Most recently I trained to be an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. I am one of the two Emotional Literacy Support Assistant here at Tor school. This means that I am able to provide targeted support to students who are experiencing temporary or longer term additional emotional needs.