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Engaging with SSCE Cymru RSLO South Wales

RSLO South Wales

Annabel Harries
07894 708672

Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhonda Cynon Taf and the Vale of Glamorgan

Annabel has a wealth of experience in supporting school children, having spent several years working as a secondary school teacher in Wales and Spain. As a specialist in foreign languages, Annabel understands the difficulties that many children experience in moving to a different country and learning a new language. She is experienced in supporting students with this challenge and is committed to developing a high level of fluency and comprehension in pupils.

After completing the Leadership Development Programme with Teach First, Annabel obtained a Master’s degree in Education. She worked with groups of vulnerable children as part of her research and implemented many successful strategies to help students overcome disadvantage.

Annabel is passionate about outdoor education and community engagement. Over the last few years, she has enjoyed leading the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, student council projects and several charity fundraisers. Annabel advocates this work in order to develop children’s mental health, wellbeing and social skills and also mentors vulnerable school children, providing individual guidance, motivation and emotional support.


Service children’s quotes

"As soon as we get used to a house, you get moved - I’ve been to four schools and moved six times."


"I lived in Nepal, then we went to Brunei, then Malaysia."


"In my eyes you have hundreds of friends in different places."


"I’m used to moving now and mixing with the children... I’ve done it so many times it’s just a normal thing now."


"It's ok talking over skype and that but sometimes you just want a hug when Dad is away."


"I’ve enjoyed going around to lots of places around the world, its adventurous and exciting."


"In my eyes you have hundreds of friends in different places."


"My mum got a chalk board and it says how many sleeps on it with chalk, every minute it’s getting closer for him coming home."


"I don’t want him to get promoted... I want him to get promoted but I don’t want to leave."


"I might be going to boarding school so that I don’t change schools every few years."


"I've been to seven different schools; I’ve not stayed put in one school long enough."


"He has been away for six months and he is back for two weeks, then he goes away again."


"My parents were in the Army. My mum is a like a nurse and my dad went to the war in Afghanistan. I actually didn’t really know what he was doing so I was like, ‘Cool Dad, go there’, but then I found out and thought, 'Thank God he came back alive.'"


"He signed off last week, so he will be done by the end of this year. He’s done 24 years. I find that better because he will be around a lot. He likes watching us playing rugby, so he will get to see us more."


"I’m going to a new place entirely. They don’t know anything about me and that’s a big restart and that’s really good for me."


"I moved to Wales because my dad was posted in the Army. I thought I would get bullied and I was shy when you meet new people, but I made some friends."