Volunteers, Student Placements and University Links
Volunteering at JPC
At WHS, we are often asked to support volunteers who are looking to work in the field of education. We are always happy to offer some experience here at the school, whenever we feel it would be of real benefit. In most cases, however, if people are considering a career in teaching, or in some other school role, a broader experience can be gained by volunteering in the mainstream sector.
Due to the small size of our school, we have limited capacity to support volunteers but are happy to offer placements of 1-2 days for observation purposes, as well as extended placements of a few weeks in specific departments, if capacity allows.
All volunteers must be aged 25+, must have an enhanced DBS certificate, and must be applying for, accepted on, or seriously considering, a career in education.
For further information regarding volunteering at WHS, please contact Sarah Marrion, Deputy Headteacher.
University Links and Student Placements
In addition to our work with volunteers, we also provide lectures to Edge Hill, Liverpool John Moores, and Chester Universities on mental health in schools. We also use our links with these universities to provide training opportunities to university students who are studying to become a teacher or work in education. These are usually shorter, observational blocks to build experience in the field of SEND and/or mental health.
If you are a university student who is studying to work in education and would like to see for yourself what we do here, please discuss this with your university link member of staff.