With over 15 years’ experience in safeguarding and direct work with children and their families, Katie’s main passion is ensuring children get the best support. Up until the end of 2020, Katie was also the Assistant Principal of a large primary school, leading on all aspects of safeguarding, wellbeing, behaviour and school attendance. She brings this experience to her training and support for Interface. Katie’s passion for developing professionals so that they can support children and their families comes from a desire to ensure all children and vulnerable adults are safe from harm and have well trained, confident staff to go to for support.
Also an accredited Safer Recruitment Consortium trainer, Trauma Informed Schools trainer and MHFA England Youth Instructor, she has a wealth of experience in trauma informed practice and safeguarding which enables her to support organisations to develop a culture of safety and support for all. Katie is a firm believer in reflective practice and supervision and has developed school wide approaches to supervision to ensure practice is safe and effective.
Katie’s particular strength is around establishing clear and effective systems that support both children and the adults working closely with them. Katie’s professional background in education and senior leadership has meant that she has provided leadership to a diverse and multi-disciplinary team. She has also developed training for other schools, Local Authorities and private providers of nursery provision. Her training is precise with a clear understanding of her audience’s needs and learning objectives.