Leeds City Council The Virtual School Virtual Conference and Exhibition 2021

Event Dates and Prices

Friday 26th February 2021

Further to the success of their 2019 conference, where Louise Bomber provided schools with an introduction to key concepts and approaches for children who have experienced relational loss and trauma, Leeds City Council Virtual School are delighted to be hosting this follow up conference continuing the theme in the context of learning and education.

The conference is available to all designated teachers and support staff working with this group of children from schools and settings across the country.

Taking place in a virtual environment, delegates will benefit from a blend of live and pre-recorded workshops to support and grow their knowledge and practice.  All sessions will remain on the virtual platform for a period of time after the event allowing delegates to take full advantage of the skills and expertise on show.

We are delighted to be welcoming Lisa Cherry as main keynote and plenary speaker who, having spent thirty years of working in education and social care and a journey of personal recovery overcoming her own experiences of being in care, will share her academic research, professional experience and personal stories with delegates.

There will be a range of workshops also available at the Conference with topics to include aspirational target setting, emotion coaching and Touchbase Attachment Lead training.

A full programme will be available here once finalised and delegate registration will open in the New Year.

The virtual platform provided by Mondale Events for this Conference will also include an exhibitors’ area where organisations are invited to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to promote their products and services to the target audience with advertisements, videos, interactive quizzes, prizes etc.  Organisations and companies wishing to participate should please contact us as soon as possible for further details.

Event Speakers

Lisa Cherry

Lisa Cherry

Lisa started her career in 1990 with direct work with children and young people and is now a celebrated author and international speaker for organisations, local authorities and charities. With an array of qualifications ranging from a first degree in Sociology, a Masters in Education and a selection of qualifications in Holistic Therapies, Lisa brings professional experience in counselling, coaching and a number of holistic healing approaches focused on calming the nervous system, healing from trauma and fracturing life experiences. Over 10,000 people have attended Lisa’s training, presentations, and keynote addresses. She has captivated audiences with her mix of her academic knowledge, professional experience, peppered with her own story of recovery from childhood trauma.
Sarah Lloyd

Sarah Lloyd

Sarah’s first training was as an Occupational Therapist (1985 – 1988) and after three years of working in adult mental health services in York and Leeds, she spent the rest of her career working in CAMHS teams in England and in Scotland. When she was working in Fife CAMHS (2005-2013), she was given the chance to develop a specialist CAMHS / Social Work team working with children who were looked after, and this became the Springfield Project. It was during this time that she developed the BUSS model. She moved back to England in 2013 and was pleased to be able to divide her time between the Oakdale Centre where she was able to continue the development of BUSS, and Leeds CAMHS service, where she headed up the ADHD assessment service and worked in the Leeds Eating Disorders Team. She was pleased, in 2018, to have the opportunity to be seconded by the Children’s Commissioner, to the Therapeutic Social Work Team and One Adoption West Yorkshire to continue to develop the BUSS clinical work as well as training staff in this way of working. As part of this she has done work with BUSS in Education. She currently works part time in Leeds CAMHS, seconded to fostering and adoption services and part time heading up the BUSS team in partnership with the Oakdale Centre.
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