Pupil Support

For children who have health issues or learning support needs I work closely with you, Mrs Killworth / Ms Dunphy ( SENCO ) and the teaching assistants to support your child with the decisions that they need to make.

My role includes:

* Attendance at review meetings from year 9 onwards to help me to get to know your child and the issues that are affecting them.

* Early career interviews, usually during the Summer term of year 10 but I am able to see pupils at any time if required. The teaching assistants are also invited to interview if  necessary.

* If you would also like to attend the careers interview then, as long as your child is happy for you to do so, this can be arranged. Alternatively, I am happy to see you separately or we could talk on the telephone.

For pupils who may need to move on from Bishop Walsh after year 11 then we will work closely with you and your child to find a college course or Apprenticeship that offers a relevant course, a supportive learning environment and somewhere that they will be happy to go to.

If your child has a Statement and will be leaving Bishop Walsh after year 11 then the school will create an Education Health Care Plan which details your childs’ specific learning support needs, the support they currently receive & what future support they will need in order to help them to achieve.

* This will then help the learning provider to understand your childs’ individual support needs and ensure that they receive the relevant support that they need in order to succeed.

Bishop Walsh 6th Form  If your child is offered a place in the 6th form then Mrs Hayes is the Key Stage 5 Mentor. She ensures that your child has all the support that they need to help them to achieve their learning goals . Mrs Hayes also attends review meetings.

If you have any concerns about your childs’ career plans then please feel free to contact me at careers@bishopwalsh.net