Stephanie Murrie

TIER Facilitator

I left school at 16 with no Highers and limited job prospects. I’ve always struggled with my self-esteem and never felt confident or able enough to set my life goals much higher. It wasn’t until the birth of my daughter, at the age of 23, I finally found the motivation I needed to set my aspirations higher. I applied and was accepted onto the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) at the Forth Valley College, Falkirk. I met some truly amazing people on that course, and despite each individual working towards their own personal goal, I never once felt I was on the journey alone. We supported, encouraged and motivated each other on the days that felt overwhelming and despite never believing it would be possible, I am now a 3rd year student at the University of Stirling, working towards a degree in Professional Education (Primary) with a Specialism in Numeracy. 

Despite having the capabilities, hand on heart I would not be where I am today had it not been down to the support I received (and still receive) from my peers. That’s why, when I heard about RLP’s TIER Pathway, I knew I had to be involved. Everybody should have the right to a support network to help them overcome any barriers they may face that stop them achieving their own personal goals. It is too easy to feel overwhelmed and incapable when you are trying to achieve these goals on your own, however when you have people in your corner, who truly believe in your capabilities and want to see you succeed it can really drive your self-belief. In the short time I have been involved with RLP, I have learned so much about trauma and what difference working from a trauma informed approach can have on individuals. I have no doubt my involvement within the TIER Pathway will assist me in becoming the most compassionate, empathetic, non-judgemental and approachable teacher I can be. I will use the knowledge and experience gained through my involvement to continue to promote and educate on the importance of being trauma informed within educational establishments, and the difference that It can make in the children/parent(s) lives.  

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