VSK Apprentice Participation Worker Role. Sophia Dunstan. Participation Strategy. The Department of Education stated in February 2011:
The Department of Education stated in February 2011:
KCC’s response to this was:
The development of a Participation Strategy which is part of the Corporate Parenting Children in Care Strategy.
HOW HAS KCC DONE THIS??
We are the Apprentice Participation Workers for Virtual School Kent, there are four of us. Two in East Kent and One in West Kent.
We are currently looking to employ 2 more Apprentices
During our time so far within VSK we have done various things for our role:
How are Participation Days promoted?
Ihave visited a number of Children and Young People to gain their views about the education they receive. Many of their views were the same some good, some bad.
2. All young people felt that Teachers didn’t take into consideration or understand that they had some upset over the weekend or during the week due to contact issues which is why they were ‘playing up’ at school. They said their Teachers don’t ask why they’re being like that in order to defuse the situation they just immediately punished them - not looking at the bigger picture. This was common in secondary schools with boys and girls.
3. Primary school students didn’t know what ‘Designated Teacher’ meant. When I re-worded it into simpler talk they were able to name the DT which is good.
4. Primary school children said they always have a member of staff to speak to when they’re upset where as some secondary school young people didn’t feel like they could speak to anyone when they’re going through a tough time. On the other hand the majority of boys and girls said that they have someone to speak to.