I have been fostering for the last 4 years and can honestly say it is the best and most fulfilling job I have ever done. I myself am dyslexic and taught my brother how to read. I even taught myself to read at an early age, due to being branded dumb and thick. This has led me to having a better understanding of learning 'outside the box'. It's not one size fits all. The Virtual School really picks up on this and like me, doesn't give up.
What I have found to be most advantageous is working with the Virtual School to develop what they can do for young people in care and other foster carers. It has really helped them ask the 'right' questions!
Link Governor for ePEPs
Term of office: December 2015 – December 2019