Barnet Virtual School has successfully secured research funding to set up and trial the feasibility of a Transition Hub (TH) for children aged 11 to 14 who enter care for the first time. When a child first enters care or experiences a change in school the TH will offer an evidence informed, personalised and time-bound programme (six weeks, with further monthly follow ups) to support the child, their carer/s and the receiving school during the transition phase. The TH will be based on a wrap-a-round provision delivering support from 09.00 to 18.00 in term time and 11.00 to 18.00 in the holidays, 48 weeks of the year. Under the direction of the Barnet Virtual School TH Lead Teacher, the two Outreach Learning Mentors will play a key role in the TH in supporting and monitoring the transition for children aged 11 – 14 new into care.
The TH will cater for no more than six children at any one time and in addition to the Lead Teacher, the team will include an Educational Psychologist (0.25), one Senior Learning Mentor, two Learning Mentors (Outreach) and a part time administrator.
For a discussion about this position or to express an interest please contact Neil Marlow: email@example.com or call 020 8359 7725.