For almost 20 years, Rachel Maitland (Ngāi Tahu) was a teacher and head of department in alternative education (AE), and a teacher and assistant principal in a decile one, state school delivering education to young people in state care. Rachel was based at a campus located within a Youth Justice facility. Her research focuses on educational opportunity and access for at-risk learners. The areas of practice and fields of research that interest her include:
• Culturally responsive teaching practices
• Restorative practices
• Trauma informed teaching practices
• The education of children in care, youth at risk, and youth offenders
• Behaviour support
• Neurodivergent learners
- Clarke TH., Smith J., Ratima M., Macfarlane A., Macfarlane S., Maitland R., Davies L., Kururangi KM. and Stevens S. (2021) The Hikairo schema for secondary. Wellington: New Zealand Council for Educational Research.