Tara began working at St-Eds in January 2014 following seventeen years working for Norfolk County Council’s Children’s Services. Her previous experience includes working for Safeguarding City and South in Norfolk as well as working in crisis intervention teams and looking after children’s teams across the county. Prior to qualifying as a social worker, Tara was a family support worker where she assisted social workers and practitioners with assessments and intervention with children of various ages.
Tara has always been passionate about young people succeeding in education where there is adversity and barriers to their learning. This was something she wrote her dissertation on when completing her BA honours degree.
Since her journey began at St-Eds, Tara has steered and defined the pastoral and social work role at St-Eds, ensuring that all students are assessed and supported effectively giving them every opportunity for success in what has often been a difficult educational journey. As the pastoral team has evolved, this has enabled the two specialisms of social work and behaviour management to come together, giving students even more opportunity to feel supported and ready to succeed.
This is a very exciting opportunity to hear from one of St-Eds own regarding Social Work and Behaviour Management and their relationship with alternative provision. If you are yet to get your tickets, you can find them here.