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Engaging with SSCE Cymru RSLO East Wales

RSLO East Wales

Caitlin Woodland

Caitlin.woodland@newport.gov.uk
07929 861170

Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and Powys

Caitlin is a fully qualified primary school teacher and has experience teaching in Key Stage 2 and Foundation Phase classrooms in South East Wales, as well as an international school in Prague. As a teacher she advocated the importance of adopting a child-centred approach and ensuring that all children are given equal opportunity and support.

Caitlin recently worked for the University of South Wales’ Schools and Colleges Liaison Team. In that role, she was responsible for engaging with and supporting students in secondary schools and colleges in the Gwent region, by offering HE-focused information, advice and guidance. In addition, she worked closely with First Campus to deliver and organise widening participation activities and events for under-represented groups.

Caitlin has a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management in Education and in her spare time she enjoys performing with her drama society, listening to music and staying active.

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Service children’s quotes

"As soon as we get used to a house, you get moved - I’ve been to four schools and moved six times."

Aiden

"I lived in Nepal, then we went to Brunei, then Malaysia."

Ashim

"In my eyes you have hundreds of friends in different places."

Chloe

"I’m used to moving now and mixing with the children... I’ve done it so many times it’s just a normal thing now."

Chloe

"It's ok talking over skype and that but sometimes you just want a hug when Dad is away."

Georgia

"I’ve enjoyed going around to lots of places around the world, its adventurous and exciting."

Harry

"In my eyes you have hundreds of friends in different places."

Ieuan

"My mum got a chalk board and it says how many sleeps on it with chalk, every minute it’s getting closer for him coming home."

Mia

"I don’t want him to get promoted... I want him to get promoted but I don’t want to leave."

Oliver

"I might be going to boarding school so that I don’t change schools every few years."

Ryan

"I've been to seven different schools; I’ve not stayed put in one school long enough."

Shana

"He has been away for six months and he is back for two weeks, then he goes away again."

Sianed

"My parents were in the Army. My mum is a like a nurse and my dad went to the war in Afghanistan. I actually didn’t really know what he was doing so I was like, ‘Cool Dad, go there’, but then I found out and thought, 'Thank God he came back alive.'"

Sanjog

"He signed off last week, so he will be done by the end of this year. He’s done 24 years. I find that better because he will be around a lot. He likes watching us playing rugby, so he will get to see us more."

Lewis

"I’m going to a new place entirely. They don’t know anything about me and that’s a big restart and that’s really good for me."

Piaras

"I moved to Wales because my dad was posted in the Army. I thought I would get bullied and I was shy when you meet new people, but I made some friends."

Dan