Watson Road State School
This trauma informed school is where I have found my most passions. I have been fortunate enough to learn from incredible and attend many Professional Development courses to better myself as a trauma informed educator. My above philosophy has aligned perfectly here, where I have been able to have a large focus on building relationships and making children feel safe. Positive behaviour for learning is our prime tool. I have been relied upon to help admin with particular children who I have previously taught and I have continued to have a relationship with even after they move on from my class. I have a strong passion for behaviour management and through working in this supportive environment I have understood that working with children of trauma is a real strength of mine. I have completed the Berry Street School Trauma training,attended many other trauma PDs, a Black Card training on working with Indigenous students, as well as an introduction course on AUSLAN. I also am currently taking the lead on our schools junior school literacy, in particular trying to streamline a common phonics and phonemic awareness program throughout our junior school.