A teaching assistant is set to enjoy fame after wowing judges on BBC talent show The Voice.

Hannah Symons, who helps children at St Thomas More School, won the approval of all four mentors on the hit show, who were impressed by her "soulful and edgy" voice.

Ms Symons, orginally from Bath, will now receive voice coaching and mentoring from Ricky Wilson, a member of the pop band Kaiser Chiefs. 

Year 7 pupil Amiyah Cottoy said: "I couldn't believe it when I saw Ms Symons singing on the television. I immediately messaged all my class friends."

Julian Dulgheru, who is in Year 10, said: "I know Ms Symons from my extra English classes on Saturday and I was so amazed with her performance, she was incredible."

But head of school Mark Rowland said he hoped Mr Symons would choose to be a teacher rather than a singer.

He said: "Obviously we wish Hannah the very best in the competition, but she is such an inspiring teacher and due to finish her training. I hope she remains with us."