Learning Support Coordinator/Kairuruku Tautoki Akoranga
This is the start of my seventh year at Ōtūmoetai Primary School, having lived and worked previously in Wellington and Taupō. After being Team Leader and a classroom teacher, I am now in the role of Learning Support Coordinator. In this role I work with teachers, children, and their whānau from across the school when the need for additional support is identified. I liaise with outside support agencies to determine the best pathways for learning success. This includes behavioural issues, learners whose first language is not English, and children with medical conditions as well as children with learning concerns. I am interested in trauma informed teaching, and in encouraging children to understand and regulate their emotions. I also work with and look after our valuable team of Teacher Aides.