This session explored post-GCSE transitions options with support from specialist careers advisers who have a background and understanding in vision impairment.


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TPT was joined by panel members Michaela Ardley, Julia Weston and Suzy MacDonald for a free 90 minute webinar where we answered your questions and addressed any concerns you had about the future, providing links back to local support as required.

This webinar was aimed at Year 11 and above who have received GCSE results on 20 August as well as their families or carers across England.


If you have any questions for the experts, please can we encourage you to submit them in advance if possible by emailing [email protected] or when you register your place. There will also be an opportunity to ask a question on the day. 


About the panel 

Michaela Ardley

Image shows head and shoulders photograph of Michaela ArdleyMichaela Ardley is a Level 6 Careers Adviser, this means that she is qualified to give information, advice and guidance to young people to help them make the right career choices.

Michaela is unique as she is also a sight loss worker specialising in children, young people and families with the Lincoln & Lindsey Blind Society where she has worked for 8 years.  Michaela has spent most of her career supporting people and organisations to achieve their goals. 


Julia Weston

Julia has worked as a teacher of mathematics for 20 years + however for the last 8 of has worked in a special school setting. 

She is the head of 6th form school and along with the Habilitiation team runs the careers program for students in years 11 and 6th This includes careers interviews, interview practice application writing, CV writing, and work experience placements.


Suzy MacDonald

Image show full length photograph of Suzie

Suzy is a fully qualified Habilitation Specialist, and has been working with young people across Birmingham for the last 11 years, supporting their mobility and independent living skills.

She also set up a supported internship programme for students at the VI special school where she is based. 

Her previous role was as Curriculum Access Officer for RNIB, where she worked for 17 years.  


Next webinar

What are your child's rights and entitlements within school - 2 September