Angus Gorrie

Angus Gorrie

As a playworker and play advocate, Angus Gorrie is passionate about providing authentic play opportunities for children, wherever they may be, and pushing back against increased play deprivation and play bias. He has worked in dozens of schools, early learning centers, community groups and out of hours school care settings to improve both practice and physical space. Angus has qualifications in Behavioural Sciences and Psychology, Playwork and is currently working towards a Masters of Medical Research investigating how play (in the broadest sense) supports the mental health of children. He also spends his day as a practitioner working in a large OSHC Adventure Playground. It is this experience and the stories that come with working in a practical setting, combined with the theory and knowledge of study that shapes and guides Angus’s perspectives and points of view.

Minimising Behaviour Issues through Engagement

In this key-note address, Angus will outline effective behaviour management through engagement.

  • Exploring what is effective?
  • Who should be engaged?
  • Are we discussing adverse behaviours?
  • Or all behaviours?

It is time to dig deeper into this topic than the face value world of behaviour management and ensure all stakeholders are accountable and on the same page. By thinking about behaviour more broadly, we can be empowered as Educators in OOSH to support the entire ecology of space, and the behaviour that manifests within it.