Pathways Coordinator

Clare Clayton is our Pathways Coordinator for Aboriginal Education at Kent Street Senior High School. Clare has been in this role since November 2010. Clare is a qualified Social Worker and has extensive experience in Educational Social Work in Western Australia and London. Clare is currently studying a Post Graduate Diploma in Education at Edith Cowan University. 
The role of the Pathways Coordinator is to ensure that all Aboriginal students have access to a culturally safe and supportive learning environment through the provision of a comprehensive Aboriginal Engagement Program within the school. Clare is very passionate about improving the educational outcomes and well-being of Aboriginal young people, supporting them to become confident, resilient and successful lifelong learners and strong community role models and leaders. Clare has built strong relationships with Aboriginal students and works closely with families to ensure Aboriginal student's are engaged, connected and well equipped with the skills to excel in their educational pursuits whilst developing their social and emotional well-being through individual and targeted group programs in partnership with external agencies. Clare also provides intensive support to at-risk Aboriginal students to ensure they are supported to re-engage in their educational journey and reach their full potential.