Designated teacher conference
Theme: Emotional Wellbeing
Friday 5 October 2018 at the Best Western Tiverton Hotel
09:00 – 16:00
Our annual conference is a training day for both newly appointed and experienced designated teachers and also other colleagues who support our children in care.
£60 + VAT
Key reasons to attend:
- The opportunity to hear from inspiring speakers.
- Network with other designated teachers and the virtual school team.
- Improve your knowledge base to enable you to continue to support our children in care.
Who should attend?
Designated teachers for children in care.
Confirmed speakers for the morning:
Keynote speaker: Natasha Devon MBE
Natasha tours schools and colleges throughout the UK, delivering talks as well as conducting research on mental health, body image, gender and social equality. She regularly gives evidence to the Education and Health Select committees, representing the interests of teenagers and teachers.
Natasha has authored several books, writes regularly for The Guardian, is a former columnist for The Independent and Cosmopolitan Magazine and currently has a weekly column in The Times Educational Supplement. In 2016, the Sunday Times and Debrett’s named Natasha one of the 500 most influential people in Britain.
Natasha is co-founder of the charity Body Gossip. She is also a Fellow of the University of Wales: Aberystwyth and advises them on campus well-being. In 2015 Natasha was awarded an MBE for her services to young people.
Natasha is a certified instructor for Mental Health first aid England and Beat (the eating disorders charity). As well as continual development training which allows her to keep up to date with the latest research, Natasha consults with a range of experts in the field of psychology, neuroscience, body image and mental health to ensure her lessons have an evidence base. These experts include Dr Pooky Knightsmith, Dr David Bainbridge and Martin Seagar at University Central London. Her work is also influenced by the research of Dr Jack Lewis, Dr Jean Kilbourne and Dr Tanya Byron.
Henry Kulaya, Education Consultant
Henry Kulaya was the Principal of the Ransom Road Campus of Nottingham Academy which predominantly serves the inner-city community of St Ann’s in Nottingham. Henry worked in the school for 16 years and held several leadership posts before being appointed as the Head of School in 2011. He was instrumental in driving strategies that have delivered transformational changes in the school over the last 9 years. His philosophy of education is centred around inclusion and community empowerment through partnership, in order to ensure young people from disadvantaged backgrounds have the opportunity to become successful.
Henry and his dedicated team of senior leaders worked with several community organisations on a number of projects to support the young people of Nottingham; these included a Refugee Support Project with the University of Nottingham supporting post-16 new arrivals in the city, as well as applying for the prestigious award of School of Sanctuary in recognition of the inclusive and welcoming ethos of the Academy. The school works very closely with the Royal Foundation through a community group and in February 2018, Henry hosted the first official public visit for HRH Prince Harry after announcing his engagement to Meghan Markle.
Henry is passionate about the community of St Ann’s and continues to work as an Education Consultant to ensure education becomes the bridge between the community and all key government agencies, in order to achieve the very best possible outcomes for all stakeholders.
Matthew Brazier HMI, Specialist Adviser for Looked after children, Ofsted
Matthew Brazier is one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and is Ofsted’s Specialist Adviser for Looked After Children. Based within Ofsted’s Social Care Policy Team, he led the project to produce Ofsted’s Social Care Common Inspection Framework (SCCIF), published in 2017. He also undertakes inspections of children’s services in local authorities and has led several thematic inspections relating to Looked After Children, including the Survey of the Impact of Virtual Schools in 2012.
Prior to joining Ofsted in 2010, Matthew gained more than twenty years’ post-qualifying experience as a manager and Social Worker within Local Authority Children’s Services.
In the afternoon you will have a choice of 2 workshops to attend, from the selection below:
- Social Media & Critical Consumption (Natasha Devon MBE).
- ePEPs – What Makes a Good one? (eGov, DCC Education Systems Team and School Effectiveness Advisor).
- Coaching to Promote Thinking, Reflection & Change (Catherine Dunnett and Matt Jones, Educational Psychology Team, Babcock LDP).
- Supporting Transitions through all Phases: Guidance for Schools & Settings (Dr Dr Sam Houlson and Carrie Gould, Educational Psychologists, Babcock LDP).
- The REDS Intervention & New DCC Protocol for Supporting CiC at Risk of Exclusion (Dr Andrew Eaton & Dr Claire Hoskin, Educational Psychologists, Babcock LDP).
- Equitable Inclusion (Henry Kulaya, Education Consultant).
- A Youthwork Approach (Ruth Glen & Karina Jones, Young Devon).
- See Behaviour, think Communications: Identifying Speech, Language and Communication Needs and their Impact on Wellbeing (Gemma Creek, Speech and Language Therapist).
- Careers Guidance: Helping to Improve Outcomes for CiC (David Roe & Becky Harvey, Careers South West).
Our annual conference was a training day for both newly appointed and experienced designated teachers and also other colleagues who support our children in care. The theme for 2017 was resilience.
Presentations from the speakers and workshop presenters can be found below for your information:
(Workshop 1) Keynote Speaker – Jean Gross CBE
- Keynote presentation
- Brief resilience scale
- My name is ..handout
- Telford belonging scale
- Communication workshop
(Workshop 2) Understanding the behaviour of CiC in schools from an attachment and mental health perspective – Shane Coombs (CAMHS Cic Team – Clinical Team Manager)
(Workshop 3) How to help children who are hard to help – Sonia Sims (Adoption Social Worker), Nikki Banks (Family Practitioner, Special Guardianship Team) and Kath Bond (Community Care Worker)
(Workshop 4) Getting boys to write: Miles Chambers (with help from fellow performance poet, Tekla Selassie)
(Workshop 5) Motivational Interviewing – Helping young people understand and change negative patterns of behaviour – Cian Carney (Educational Psychologist)
(Workshop 6) – Using ICT to improve the outcomes for GCSE learners (was cancelled)
(Workshop 7) – Resiliency scales – Dr Andrew Eaton (Educational Psychologist)
(Workshop 8) – Using the PEP to Promote educational attainment and wellbeing – Maz Woodland (Educational Psychologist)
(Workshop 9) – Mindfulness awareness and its relationship to resiliency: Sam Houlson (Educational Psychologist)
(Workshop 10) – Practical Ideas for Young People to Manage Stress: Andy Simpson (Advisory Teacher) and Jeff Cornish (Family Worker)
- Resource handout
- Keep calm carry on
- Practical ideas for young people to manage stress
- Practical ideas presentation slides