My name is Manuela Errigo and I am an Italian teacher. In Italy, I got my qualification and I started my career in education working as an educator / tutor in after schools and community centres located in deprived areas, cooperating with social services and schools. I have always worked with children with Special Educational Needs as well as mainstream children supporting them in their educational and social development.
Back then, I realised that a positive start of life for children was, and is, paramount for the future as well as positive role models that make a difference in choices, even though sometimes they have to find them outside the household.
When I came to London, I started to teach and decided that I wanted to work in areas where I could bring my experience trying to make a difference, helping children that needed it the most. When I came to Mulberry, I felt at home. I was able to fit easily into the school community and realised how the warmth of the staff reflected on the children and they benefited from the positive energy. I am working in the Provision for Autism and am so proud of the work that we do and the support we receive from Management. Children make progress every day thanks to the efforts of the members of staff.
Being a Staff Governor is an honour and grants me the responsibility to maintain the positive atmosphere that can help everyone (colleagues and children) to grow.