‘Out-of-the-box’ Schools…and their people (2)

‘Out-of-the-box’ Schools…and their people (2)

How many square kilometres between Cobar, Wilcannia, Bourke, Brewarrina and…where else?  This is Deb Fryer.  She is an Educational Officer who regularly travels between these towns and more to support the small schools in remote NSW.  And she is still smiling!  We crossed paths recently in Bourke and then, the next week, in Brewarrina and talked about how best to support what is a majority of early career teachers in very remote towns…how to maintain sustainable education in settings where staff are young, eager but largely inexperienced and with a scarcity of direct access to more experienced  colleagues and their practice.  Always a challenge, and Deb is always smiling!  If you want to know more about the challenges of remote, small schools read more here.  (have a good look at 4.3.5)