Advocacy in Education Workshops June 2020

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Advocacy in Education

This workshop will provide parents and carers with information related to advocating for their child in the school system.

There are three opportunities to participate in this workshop throughout June, each delivered by a member of our Education Support Service team.

Expected learning outcomes: 

  • To increase parent’s knowledge about the school systems and supports available for children with disabilities
  • To increase parental knowledge and confidence to advocate for their child within the education system
  • That parents will understand the importance of building a partnership with the school
  • To provide parents with information on pathways for complaints

Workshop dates:

All sessions will run from 6.30pm-7.30pm.

Click the links below to register:

Monday 1st June 2020

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Tuesday 16th June 2020

With the kind support of the Department of Health and Human Services we are able to provide these workshops free of charge.


Paula Kilgallon, Education Consultant, DSV

Paula is an experienced teacher who has worked in primary schools in both Australia and overseas. She also has experience teaching socially disadvantaged children with Berry Street. Paula has post graduate qualifications in Psychology, having completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology with Monash University. Paula joined the Education Support Team in January 2019, and is committed to helping students achieve their goals.

Carolyn Goodbody, Education Consultant, DSV

Carolyn is an experienced primary teacher who has worked across all levels F-6. She was Deputy Principal for four years and then took on the role of Welfare Coordinator. Carolyn joined the Educational Support Team in January 2019 and is dedicated to assisting and supporting students and teachers across Northern Victoria.

Ro O’Dwyer, Education Consultant, DSV

Ro has extensive teaching experience in primary schools in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. A passion for Literacy and supporting students to become readers led her to train as a Reading Recovery teacher and work in this and other Literacy Support roles. Ro completed graduate studies in Special Education and joined DSV as an education consultant in 2019. She has enjoyed sharing her knowledge and experience with teachers, students and parents in metropolitan schools.