Gloucestershire Primary, Secondary and Special Schools Associations Conference and Exhibition – POSTPONED

Event Dates and Prices

Friday 27th March 2020

   
 

We are delighted to be working with the Gloucestershire Primary, Secondary and Special School Heads’ Associations and to be organising this one day Conference and Exhibition.

The excellent facilities of Cheltenham Racecourse have been chosen as the venue for the event and we are pleased to be welcoming top keynote speakers, Ruby Wax and Julie Harmieson of Trauma Informed Schools, and having presentations and workshops being delivered by the Gloucestershire Constabulary, Gloucestershire County Council Restorative Practice Service, Sam Strickland, Principal of The Duston School, Yvette Fay, Deputy Head of Iffley Academy and others.

The event, which will also encompass an exhibition of education suppliers, is open to all staff of Gloucestershire Schools and those wishing to attend should please register below. 

Companies wishing to take a stand at this event should kindly contact us as soon as possible to secure their place.

Sponsored by

Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Cheltenham GL50 4SH

Delegates are requested to register using the ‘delegate registration’ button to the left of this page and to select ONE workshop in each of the sessions. Workshops will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and, in the event of a workshop being full, delegates will be asked to choose alternatives.

The charge per delegate is £150.00 including VAT, lunch, refreshments throughout the day and complimentary on-site parking.

Schools will be invoiced by e-mail directly from Mondale Events following registration on this site.

Workshops

The following workshops will be running and can be selected on the booking form.

1A. Trauma Informed Relational Practice

Molly Macleod – Restorative Practice Service Lead, Gloucestershire County Council

Through our work implementing Restorative Practice in a number of schools across Gloucestershire, it has become apparent that a trauma informed approach and knowledge of ACES, is crucial to the understanding of how a when a child is able to engage in the process. This workshop aims to look at the links between the theoretical fields and offers a holistic view of a relational approach to dealing with conflict, enabling us to create more peaceful school communities.

This workshop will also be facilitated by Charlotte Fearn – Operational Manager, Gloucestershire County Council, Gayle Fletcher – Head, Gloucester Road Primary and Alison Walker – Head, Moat Primary Academy.

This workshop will have a predominantly primary focus but there will be the opportunity for questions from all settings.

Day: Friday
Time: 10:45 am
Duration: 55 mins

1B. Behaviour: You Permit What You Promote and You Promote What You Permit

Sam Strickland – Principal BA (Hons), MA, NPQH, The Duston School

This session is designed to make you consider:

  • Common Behaviour Issues You May Face
  • What Causes Poor Behaviour
  • How To Inspire Positive Behaviour
  • The Importance of Culture
  • Practical Strategies

When Sam took over the school GCSE outcomes were in the bottom 20% nationally. Having implemented a systematic and very routinised approach to behaviour and learning the school, its culture, climate and ethos have been transformed. Sam has overseen a huge turn in the school’s fortunes, with GCSE results placing the school in the top 20% of all schools nationally and A Level results in the top 5% nationally.

Day: Friday
Time: 10:45 am
Duration: 55 mins

1C. **NOW FULL** Trauma Informed Relational Skills for improving behaviour support and learning in school

Julie Harmieson – Co-Director of Trauma Informed Schools UK (TISUK)

Understanding the science behind creating a learning environment rich in psychological safety to enable all children to feel safe enough to learn.

Explore the relational skills needed in the Emotionally Available Adult to support children who present with behaviour that challenges.

Day: Friday
Time: 10:45 am
Duration: 55 mins

1D. Restorative Leadership

Yvette Fay – Deputy Head Teacher, Iffley Academy & Director of Iffley Teaching School

This workshop will introduce research, practical ideas and highlight aspects of restorative leadership for you to reflect on and consider after the conference. You will have an opportunity to explore how being restorative can both impact and guide the school’s leadership.  Key to this workshop will be identifying core questions which your leadership team needs to consider, understand and explore in order to develop and/or continue a restorative approach.  One aspect of being restorative is about building relationships and all having a voice, through the workshop it will become clear how a restorative approach can also support and promote staff wellbeing.

 

Day: Friday
Time: 10:45 am
Duration: 55 mins

1E. An introduction to Emotion Coaching

Dr Dan O’Hare BSc. (Hons), DEdPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS – Educational Psychologist, Gloucestershire County Council

Emotion Coaching is based on the idea that nurturing and emotionally supportive relationships promote children’s resilience and positive life outcomes.

Emotion Coaching is about connecting with a child’s emotions, before trying to correct any ‘undesirable’ behaviour. The approach recognises that when children behave in certain ways, they are usually trying to tell us something.

Emotion Coaching uses common moments of heightened emotion and behaviour to guide and teach children about more effective responses.

Through empathy, the child’s emotional state is acknowledged and validated. This promotes a sense of security. In turn, this creates changes in the child’s whole body and allows them to calm down.

Emotion Coaching is a way of being with a child. It’s not an expensive add on or intervention, it recognises that every interaction with a child can be an intervention in itself.

Day: Friday
Time: 10:45 am
Duration: 55 mins

2A. Trauma Informed Relational Practice

Molly Macleod – Restorative Practice Service Lead, Gloucestershire County Council

Through our work implementing Restorative Practice in a number of schools across Gloucestershire, it has become apparent that a trauma informed approach and knowledge of ACES, is crucial to the understanding of how a when a child is able to engage in the process. This workshop aims to look at the links between the theoretical fields and offers a holistic view of a relational approach to dealing with conflict, enabling us to create more peaceful school communities.

This workshop will also be facilitated by Charlotte Fearn – Operational Manager, Gloucestershire County Council, Gayle Fletcher – Head, Gloucester Road Primary and Alison Walker – Head, Moat Primary Academy.

This workshop will have a predominantly primary focus but there will be the opportunity for questions from all settings.

Day: Friday
Time: 1:20 pm
Duration: 55 mins

2B. Behaviour: You Permit What You Promote and You Promote What You Permit

Sam Strickland – Principal BA (Hons), MA, NPQH, The Duston School

This session is designed to make you consider:

  • Common Behaviour Issues You May Face
  • What Causes Poor Behaviour
  • How To Inspire Positive Behaviour
  • The Importance of Culture
  • Practical Strategies

When Sam took over the school GCSE outcomes were in the bottom 20% nationally. Having implemented a systematic and very routinised approach to behaviour and learning the school, its culture, climate and ethos have been transformed. Sam has overseen a huge turn in the school’s fortunes, with GCSE results placing the school in the top 20% of all schools nationally and A Level results in the top 5% nationally.

Day: Friday
Time: 1:20 pm
Duration: 55 mins

2C. **NOW FULL** Trauma Informed Relational Skills for improving behaviour support and learning in school

Julie Harmieson – Co-Director of Trauma Informed Schools UK (TISUK)

Understanding the science behind creating a learning environment rich in psychological safety to enable all children to feel safe enough to learn.

Explore the relational skills needed in the Emotionally Available Adult to support children who present with behaviour that challenges.

Day: Friday
Time: 1:20 pm
Duration: 55 mins

2D. **NOW FULL** Restorative Leadership

Yvette Fay – Deputy Head Teacher, Iffley Academy & Director of Iffley Teaching School

This workshop will introduce research, practical ideas and highlight aspects of restorative leadership for you to reflect on and consider after the conference. You will have an opportunity to explore how being restorative can both impact and guide the school’s leadership.  Key to this workshop will be identifying core questions which your leadership team needs to consider, understand and explore in order to develop and/or continue a restorative approach.  One aspect of being restorative is about building relationships and all having a voice, through the workshop it will become clear how a restorative approach can also support and promote staff wellbeing.

 

Day: Friday
Time: 1:20 pm
Duration: 55 mins

2E. An introduction to Emotion Coaching

Speaker TBC

Emotion Coaching is based on the idea that nurturing and emotionally supportive relationships promote children’s resilience and positive life outcomes.

Emotion Coaching is about connecting with a child’s emotions, before trying to correct any ‘undesirable’ behaviour. The approach recognises that when children behave in certain ways, they are usually trying to tell us something.

Emotion Coaching uses common moments of heightened emotion and behaviour to guide and teach children about more effective responses.

Through empathy, the child’s emotional state is acknowledged and validated. This promotes a sense of security. In turn, this creates changes in the child’s whole body and allows them to calm down.

Emotion Coaching is a way of being with a child. It’s not an expensive add on or intervention, it recognises that every interaction with a child can be an intervention in itself.

Day: Friday
Time: 1:20 pm
Duration: 55 mins

Event Speakers

Dr Dan O’Hare BSc. (Hons), DEdPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS – Educational Psychologist, Gloucestershire County Council

Dr Dan O’Hare BSc. (Hons), DEdPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS – Educational Psychologist, Gloucestershire County Council

Dr Dan O’Hare is a Chartered Educational Psychologist. He is a lecturer on the Doctoral Educational Psychologist training course at the University of Bristol. Dan is currently joint chair-elect of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology. Dan founded edpsy.org.uk – an online space for EPs to collaborate creatively. His area’s of interest include eliminating exclusion, the use and misuse of neuroscience in education and mental health and wellbeing with a particular focus on the social determinants of wellbeing e.g. poverty, discrimination, inequality.
Julie Harmieson - Co-Director of Trauma Informed Schools UK (TISUK)

Julie Harmieson - Co-Director of Trauma Informed Schools UK (TISUK)

Julie is passionate about supporting schools to develop inclusive, trauma informed approaches that benefit all members of the school community and enabling educators to remove the barriers preventing full engagement in life and learning. She divides her time between working at the chalkface in both a practical and advisory capacity, with training, supporting and challenging schools to embed and develop their trauma informed practice. Former Head of a Primary Alternative Provision. 18 years’ experience in education as a qualified teacher in supporting children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and/or challenging behaviour as a class teacher and at senior leadership level within both the mainstream and specialist sectors. Trust Lead for Trauma Informed Approaches at Aspire Multi Academy Trust, Cornwall. Independent freelance Consultant supporting teachers, education professionals and counsellors with individuals and groups of challenging and/or vulnerable children. Extensive experience in training, coaching, mentoring and supervision. Co-Director of Trauma Informed Schools UK (TISUK) informing delivering and supporting mental health training to schools in the UK.
Molly Macleod - Restorative Practice Service Lead, Gloucestershire County Council

Molly Macleod - Restorative Practice Service Lead, Gloucestershire County Council

After completing her teaching qualification in 1996, Molly decided to pursue a career working alongside disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. Knowing school to be a protective factor for most pupils, she was keen to better understand why some were so disengaged from Education. Following a number of years as a youth worker in Edinburgh, specialising in sexual health and work with young parents, Molly moved to Gloucestershire and joined the County Council in 2008, becoming manager of the Youth Crime Prevention Team. Her subsequent work as a Locality manager for Early Help led her to recognise the importance of whole family working in order to affect sustained changes for young people. She went on to set up Gloucestershire’s Families First programme, working with the most complex and deprived families in the county. Molly is passionate about equitability, inclusion and enabling young people to have a voice. She was introduced to the emerging field of Restorative Practice in 2016 and quickly gained an affinity with its ethos and principles. Since then she has been gathering examples of best practice from across the country and has been working alongside a number of Primary, Secondary and Special schools within Gloucestershire to implement restorative approaches. Over the last 2 years it has become apparent to Molly that the success of a Restorative Approach relies on understanding the impact Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences have on mental wellbeing, and the ability to fully engage in a restorative process. As a result, Molly is currently liaising with schools and health professionals to develop a Trauma Informed Relational Practice offer. She is also working with Early Help and Inclusion services to implement a Team around the School model for those schools embedding Restorative Practice, to further support their inclusion offer and re-engage young people in their education. Molly continues to be committed in guiding schools across Gloucestershire to effectively implement Restorative Practice, as well as supporting professionals working with Schools, to understand and model a Restorative Approach. In addition to this she is collaborating with the University of Gloucestershire to embed Restorative Approaches within Initial Teacher Training across the county.
Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax

After arriving in Britain from the United States in 1977 and training as an actress, Ruby Wax joined the Royal Shakespeare Company for five years. She then had a hugely successful career spanning twenty-five years with the BBC, writing and presenting her own shows, as well as script editing all series of Absolutely Fabulous. Following her career in television she returned to school to get her Master’s in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s University, followed by an Master’s in Mindfulness Based-Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University, graduating in 2013. She holds two Honorary Doctorates and a Visiting Professorship, a City Lit Lifetime Fellowship and recently appointed Chancellor of Southampton University. Ruby is the author of best-selling books, Sane New World, and A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled which combine neuroscience and mindfulness spun with comedy. Both books were number one in the Sunday Times bestseller list. Her one-woman shows, Sane New World and Frazzled have toured internationally and had runs in London’s West End. She founded Black Dog Tribe, an online, social networking site providing information and support for people suffering with mental health issues. She spoke at TedGlobal in 2012 on breaking the stigma; her speech was called What’s So Funny about Mental Illness? Ruby is a regular speaker at parliament and Downing Street raising money for research into neuroscience and mental health. She is an ambassador for MIND and SANE charities, on the board of the Anna Freud Centre and President of Relate. In the past year, Ruby has created her own charity, Frazzled Cafes, in partnership with Marks and Spencer’s. Marks and Spencer’s provide space in their cafes throughout the UK, closing them to the public for small groups to meet bi-monthly, led by a trained facilitator. This works in a similar way to AA but specifically for those who feel frazzled. Her latest book How to Be Human was published in January 2018. It went immediately to the bestseller list. She wrote it with the help of a monk and a neuroscientist. Ruby has been touring the show of How To Be Human throughout recently throughout the UK and Ireland and soon to be followed by a run in the West End in June 2019. When Ruby’s not writing, or performing she does private speaking engagements for organizations such as: Google, Apple, MI5, Bae, Skype, Facebook, eBay, Oxford University, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, The Home Office, Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, GMT Communication Partners, Royal Bank of Scotland and the Home Office. In 2015 she was awarded an OBE for her work in mental health.
Sam Strickland - Principal BA (Hons), MA, NPQH, The Duston School

Sam Strickland - Principal BA (Hons), MA, NPQH, The Duston School

Sam began his teaching career as a history teacher in Bedfordshire having completed his PGCE in secondary history at the University of Cambridge under Christine Counsell. Sam’s career quickly accelerated, becoming a Head of history and classics. He then moved on to become a Lead Professional and worked for a SCITT Consortium. Sam has also had educational resources and research published and organised ResearchED Northampton. He has also delivered courses nationally. Sam then became an Assistant Head where he had responsibility for the Sixth Form and led a Post 16 consortium arrangement. Sam then served as a Vice Principal, where he directly oversaw student care, the Sixth Form, the curriculum and served as the safeguarding lead for an entire trust. Sam also served as a lead facilitator for NPQSL. In 2015 Sam served as an Associate Principal, with GCSE and A Level results under his tenure receiving commendation from the DFE, Nick Gibb and the SSAT. Sam is now the Principal of a large all-through school and has helped to guide its GCSE results from the bottom 20% nationally to the top 20% and A Level outcomes to the top 5% nationally.
Yvette Fay - Deputy Head Teacher, Iffley Academy & Director of Iffley Teaching School

Yvette Fay - Deputy Head Teacher, Iffley Academy & Director of Iffley Teaching School

Yvette works in mainstream secondary as an English Teacher and in SEND settings within Oxfordshire, for over 15 years. She’s currently the Deputy Head at Iffley and the Director of Iffley Teaching School. Iffley is an outstanding SEND school, which supports students with moderate learning difficulties and complex needs. Iffley has achieved The Restorative Service Quality Mark and is the first SEND school in the country to achieve this.
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Event Exhibitors

2Simple Software
Action on ACEs Gloucestershire
Coram Life Education Gloucestershire
EdIT Concepts UK
Firefly Learning
Inspired Forest School Training
IRIS Connect
iRock School of Music
KRCS Group
Libresoft
Monarch Education
NAHT
National Education Group
One Team Logic
PxHub.Education
Sam Learning
Scanning Pens
Springfield Supplies & Projects
Sync Powered by GBM
The Outward Bound Trust
Wall Art (by Promote Your School)
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
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