Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM BST
How do children cope with loss? How can anxiety impact their ability to learn? And how can we reignite children’s motivation to learn, in a world that is dramatically changing?
Join experts from Oxford Brookes’ MA Education programme to explore the Recovery Curriculum, a relationships-based approach to developing mental wellbeing in children. We’ll examine how a curriculum can respond to children’s emotional needs – and make sense of their experiences. And in a world where our students – and indeed ourselves – are coping with untold stress, we’ll look at how we can prioritise emotional wellbeing across whole school communities.
With Jonathan Reid, MA Education SEND Strand Leader and Senior Lecturer in Child Development, SEND and Inclusion at Oxford Brookes University Barry Carpenter, Professor of Mental Health, Oxford Brookes University
There is much debate around how the Care sector has handled their response to the coronavirus pandemic.
In this article, Ruth Smith, CEO, Active Care Group, describes the creative and careful approach taken in her organisation , particularly in supporting clients with Acquired Brain Injury, staff, and families.
New article: “Supporting SEMH needs through wordless picture stories”
Egerton J., Carpenter, B., and Hollins , S . (October 2020). Connect journal
Download a copy below by clicking here, or clicking the article cover below.
Watch the short video below to hear Jenny Hawkes, co – author of the Lenny and Lilly books from Beyond Words, (and Primary School teacher) explain how to use a wordless story book , if you are unfamiliar with doing so.
This video clip is ideal, too, for introducing parents to the notion of wordless stories and their value in children’s mental and emotional development.
Well Schools aims to help improve education outcomes by placing wellbeing at its very heart to support school staff, senior leaders and young people. It isn’t a programme, quality mark or intervention; it’s all of us coming together to drive change, share challenges and solutions and help find support.
A Well School places just as much emphasis on wellbeing as it does on academic performance. It understands that children and young people are more effective learners when they are happy and well and that they must take care of their staff and their pupils wellbeing to create a culture that allows everyone to reach their potential.
As children return from lockdown, some with physical, social and emotional challenges; there has never been a better time to join a movement for change in our education system across the UK. You can join the conversation at www.well-school.org
The interview for the podcast starts at 22:15 in Episode 19, here: