As part of Southampton Children’s Hospital, Vic teaches at Bursledon House. She helps to provide a homely and welcoming environment, supporting and giving care to children from the ages of 0-16 years.
“Sometimes it can be quite challenging, as you’re catering to different age groups, and sometimes they’ve missed parts of their education – so there’s lots of gaps to fill.”
“We do a lot of work with schools in the community and with home schools to ensure that children are at the same level as their peers. Our goal is to get every child’s attendance up and get them back into mainstream school.”
Vic teaches children who are residential from Monday to Friday. The programme is part of a highly specialised inpatient paediatric and psychiatric unit which provides assessment and treatment of serious chronic illnesses.
“It’s a very different setting from mainstream school, which is where I worked before. We work very closely with the medical teams and professionals, and I really like that holistic working approach."
“My favourite thing about working with children is that no two days are ever the same – they always find new ways to surprise you. You could do the same class twice and it would never have the same outcome – I love that!”
“Here you can focus on the teaching, which is what I love to do.”
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Posted on Tuesday 12 June 2018