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    Day 4 - November 20, 2020 All
    • 10:20 - 11:05
      Yoga for Classroom Focus
      Charlotta Martinus,
      Yoga Therapist and Founder, TeenYoga (Invited)

      This session will help your class focus on a tricky task, an exam or a difficult assignment, through breathing and movement, we become poised for learning.


      Session hosted by TeenYoga

    • 10:20 - 10:50
      Principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis to Improve Pupils’ Quality of Life
      Bernadett Rankasz,
      Head of Early Years, BeyondAutism (Confirmed)
      • Understanding behaviour and its functions
      • Antecedent-Behaviour-Consequence
      • Motivation is key
      • Pro-active strategies in the classroom to support behaviour for learning and overcome barriers to learning
    • 10:20 - 10:50
      The Contribution of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) to the Lives of Children & Young People
      Sue Wilkinson MBE,
      CEO, Association for Physical Education (AfPE) (Confirmed))
      • Sharing the evidence of impact PESSPA
      • Re-scaffolding the PE curriculum
      • Embedding PESSPA across the whole school
      • School culture and workforce issues

      Session hosted by the Association for Physical Education

    • 10:20 - 11:05
      Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders by Championing Diversity and Building Clear Routes to Success
      Ann Mroz,
      Editor, TES (Invited)
      Mo Wiltshire,
      Director of Education and Youth, Stonewall (Confirmed)
      Vivienne Porritt,
      National Leader, WomenEd,
      Vice President, The Chartered College of Teaching (Confirmed)
      Hannah Oyewole,
      Director, Young Ladies Club (Confirmed)
      Bennie Kara,
      Deputy Headteacher,
      Paul Whiteman,
      General Secretary, NAHT (Invited)
      • What positive effects does diversity in a Senior Leadership Team bring to the originality and effectiveness of decisions? How does it improve the understanding of the context?
      • Why does representation matter, for staff and pupils?
      • How can a proactive leader recognise professional ambition within its Senior Leadership Team and empower individuals to grow?
      • What impact does proactive leadership have on developing your school and improving outcomes for pupils?
    • 11:00 - 11:30
      How Can We Better Support Children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs?
      Steve Baker,
      Executive Headteacher, Kilgarth School (Confirmed)
      • How does the brain develop over time and what influence does this have on behaviours and learning?
      • The impact of threat on our behaviours and the importance of positive relationships
      • How to use non-confrontational approaches to modify behaviour over the long term
    • 11:00 - 11:30
      Food Education in Schools to Improve Pupil’s Health and Wellbeing
      Jason O’Rourke,
      Headteacher, Washingborough Academy (Invited)
      • What added value does food education brings to pupil’s education and wellbeing?
      • Washingborough Academy has developed its own food education programme, that teaches children the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through first-hand experience
    • 11:00 - 11:30
      Birmingham Children’s Partnership – a Coalition to Improve Children’s Services
      Richard Selwyn,
      Transformation Director – Birmingham Children’s Partnership, NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (Invited)
      Tim O’Neill,
      Director of Education, Birmingham City Council (Confirmed)
      • Listen to what reasons laid behind the creation of the alliance among Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Children’s Trust and the local NHS and what services they provide.
      • How is this coalition established in 2018 planning on bringing a positive change to children’s lives in the city? How is £50 million investment across 5 years going to overcome the strains that austerity and covid-19 put on families?
      • Early results from the Rix Wiki pilot scheme, a new platform to facilitate the access of families to the services provided
    • 11:20 - 12:05
      Pupils’ Behaviour – Is there a “One-Size-Fits-All” Solution?
      Dr Sam Carr,
      Senior Lecturer, Department of Education, University of Bath (Invited)
      Tom Bennett,
      Independent Behaviour Advisor, Department for Education (IConfirmed)
      Emily Yeomans,
      Head of Programme Strategy, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) (Invited)
      Jenny Thompson,
      Principal, Dixons Trinity Academy
      • What best-practice advice is available to practitioners?
      • How do wellbeing and mental health affect behaviour?
      • What role do parents play on children’s behaviour and is it fair to blame them for bad behaviour?
      • How to manage behaviour in the classroom - what is best-practice?
    • 11:40 - 12:10
      Meeting the Needs of a Changing Pupil Population
      Rona Tutt OBE,
      SEND Consultant & Author, Rona Tutt’s Guide to SEND and Inclusion (Confirmed)

      This session will cover some of the ways in which the needs of current pupils may differ from previous generations. There will be a particular focus on those who:

      • Are born prematurely
      • Are girls on the autism spectrum
      • Have co-existing conditions

      Strategies will be suggested to address the different needs of these pupils who may be found within the same class.

    • 11:40 - 12:10
      Sexting – Reframing the Issue to Meet the Needs of Gay Adolescent Boys
      Jon Needham,
      National Safeguarding Lead, Oasis Community Learning (Confirmed)

      While controversial, sexting now represents a behavioural marker in normal adolescent development:

      • Does vulnerability equate to risk?
      • How do we make our provision more inclusive?
    • 11:40 - 12:10
      The Retention Crisis – What is the Role of Mental Health & Wellbeing?
      Dan Morrow,
      CEO, Woodland Academy Trust (Confirmed)
      Jenny Rigby,
      Headteacher, Meadow High School Hillingdon (Confirmed)
      • Is improved wellbeing the key to retention?
      • How delegating and succession planning can motivate staff and improve satisfaction
      • The virtuous circle of wellbeing and the mutual effects on educators and learners
    • 12:20 - 12:50
      Strategic SEND Leadership in a MAT
      Michelle Haywood,
      Head of ResearchSEND, University of Wolverhampton (Confirmed))

      A look at The University of Wolverhampton’s Multi Academy Trust (MAT) journey over the last two years to:

      • Create a MAT structure where ‘every teacher is a teacher of SEND’
      • Plot a route to SEND Director from Early Career to Senior Leadership
      • Evaluate SEND provision and resources across the MAT
    • 12:20 - 12:50
      Connecting the Dots: How Wellbeing Initiatives can be Amplified through a Whole-School Approach
      Sarah Griffiths,
      Deputy Head (Pastoral & Wellbeing), Caterham School (Confirmed)
      • Recognising that student wellbeing is just as much about the staff by providing professional development and promoting staff mental health programmes.
      • Seeing the bigger picture by considering the impact on wellbeing of mindfulness, physical and mental health, online safety and finance management
      • Realising that one school cannot improve wellbeing in a bubble by building networks with partners who are able to cater to the varying needs of students.
    • 12:35 - 13:20
      Teaching Young Adults How to Escape from Rape and Knife Attacks
      Matt Leach,
      Chief Executive Officer, ESCAPE Training (Confirmed)

      Our mission is to teach a generation how to escape from rape and knife attacks. The only way we can do this is by enabling teachers to teach children how. This is where ESCAPE Training comes in. A safe-to-teach train the trainer programme that enables teachers to pass on real-life skills that will change and save lives. Watch our demonstration of techniques and speak to the team. Talk to parents and teens about their experience and find out how ESCAPE Training can benefit your school and the lives of your students. 

    • 12:35 - 14:20
      Teaching Young Adults How to Escape from Rape and Knife Attacks
      Matt Leach,
      Chief Executive Officer, ESCAPE Training (Confirmed)

      Our mission is to teach a generation how to escape from rape and knife attacks. The only way we can do this is by enabling teachers to teach children how. This is where ESCAPE Training comes in. A safe-to-teach train the trainer programme that enables teachers to pass on real life skills that will change and save lives. Watch our demonstration of techniques and speak to the team. Talk to parents and teens about their experience and find out how ESCAPE Training can benefit your school and the lives of your students. 


      Session hosted by ESCAPE Training 

    • 13:00 - 13:30
      Partnering with Parents: How to Build Stronger, More Productive Relationships with Parents
      Mrunal Sisodia,
      Co-Chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) (Confirmed)

      The Children and Families Act put the voice of families at the heart of all provision and decision making for young people with SEND. This session will:

      • Share feedback from parent carer forums on how well this is happening
      • Propose some simple ideas on how class teachers, SENCOs and school leaders can improve coproduction with families to bring about better outcomes for children and young people with SEND
    • 13:00 - 13:30
      A New Model? How Academisation Is Changing Inclusion
      Prof Brahm Norwich,
      Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Needs Education, University of Exeter (Confirmed)
      • How is inclusion changing in England today?
      • Analysing the change from mainstream to special school placement for children with SEN
      • To what extent is academisation and MATs driving the change?
    • 13:00 - 13:30
      Fostering Inclusion throughout Schools
      Mo Wiltshire,
      Director of Education and Youth, Stonewall (Confirmed)
      Tashan Charles,
      Teacher, Enfield Learning Trust (Confirmed)
      • The importance of inclusion in education
      • How improved wellbeing for both staff and students achieves better outcomes
      • Enabling every child and staff member to succeed as themselves

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