Deputy Principal - Specialised Support; Kepnock State High School
I am committed to continue cultivating an awareness of inclusive practices across all schools and improving quality of practice within teaching staff to develop knowledge and a deeper understanding of what our schools expect in relation to specialised support. I make the collegial link in our Bundaberg region with a Special Education Leaders Meeting each term, to collaborate and stay connected and share current practices. To build networks and capability I am committed to ensuring the continuation of our mentoring of pre-service teachers from our local university to come in and spend a day a week in our inclusion program. Through developing a professional experience mentoring placement, we will build opportunity in our profession by immersing pre-service students through experiencing classroom environments, assisting and observing while being mentored with experienced teachers in our school. This program provides positive nurturing and supports the confidence in our profession, developing a stronger partnership within our community to attract future committed staff to schools. It is also in my interest to create a seamless and consistent approach for all students learning from junior to senior pathways and continuation of collaborating and sharing professional learning with networks within QASEL.