Anxiety – Pedagogy in practice | Free webinar 21st June 2022 15.45PM

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ACAMH are delighted to have teamed up with the Chartered College of Teaching to present a FREE online training series, ‘Pedagogy in practice’, exclusively for teachers and school leaders, and Chartered College of Teaching Members.

Pedagogy is the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept. This series gives teachers an incredible opportunity to take part in interactive expert webinars looking at how to teach key topics in school. The first of these session looks at Anxiety, something that pupils, and us, at some point, have all experienced. Please register at this link and share with friends and colleagues. Please note that the event is for teachers and school leaders.

About the session:

Anxiety is a part of life and some anxiety is essential because it helps us to act to protect ourselves and ensure our safety. However, anxiety can become problematic when it is out of proportion to the threat in the environment, causes distress and interferes with children and young people’s everyday lives. When this occurs it is often considered to be an ‘anxiety disorder’. Anxiety disorders are extremely common and often start in childhood or adolescence. They can have a significant and ongoing impact on mental health and well-being. Anxiety disorders can affect family, school and social life, leisure activities and educational achievement.

Teachers have a role to play in supporting children and adolescents to understand anxiety as part of the new RSHE curriculum, as well as needing to feel confident that they can recognise the impact it may have on the children they work with. This webinar brings together teachers from a range of settings to consider how they are supporting pupils in the school to understand anxiety. Event attendees will have access not just to the event itself but to supporting materials and resources to help them embed effective practice in their schools.

For further information, and booking , go to

https://www.acamh.org/event/anxiety-pedagogy-in-practice/

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Quality standard [QS204] Published: 16 March 2022

We have waited years for this! At last we might get our children with FASD what they need.

This quality standard covers assessing and diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in children and young people. It also covers support during pregnancy to prevent FASD. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

 NICE Quality Standard on FASD.

New Report on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

This report was launched on Monday 21st March in London, FASD 

‘The Time is Now’ – the National Perspective on Ramping up FASD Prevention, Diagnosis, and Support Services

https://nationalfasd.org.uk/learn-more/policy/innovation-best-practice/

It was serendipity that the new NICE Standard on FASD came out the week before, but combined they are a powerful voice.

Why outdoor physical activity and play have a fundamental role in children’s development? 

In this article Vicci Wells discusses her concept of Sports Sanctuaries. She states :

“Sport Sanctuaries take the theory of the biophilia (ie love of nature) hypothesis, whereby being outdoors, in nature, creates experiences that result in reduced stress, improved cognitive function, and enhanced mood and creativity. These spaces of sanctuary, which involve the intentional use of certain physical activities, can increase overall wellbeing and productivity” This concept has been developed into Sensory Sanctuaries, by Riverside School in Northern Ireland, particularly relevant to pupils with Autism and / or Complex Needs.

Teaching children born pre term

As teachers in all sectors begin to get to know their classes for this Academic year, many are realising that several children were born prematurely, and this can impact on their learning .

Download: Improving developmental and educational support for children born preterm: evaluation of an e-learning resource for education professionals.

Download: Improving educational outcomes for children born preterm: a new approach

Download: COMPLEX LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AND DISABILITIES RESEARCH PROJECT (CLDD)Briefing Sheet

Download: COMPLEX LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AND DISABILITIES RESEARCH PROJECT (CLDD) – Classroom Support Sheet

Download: COMPLEX LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AND DISABILITIES RESEARCH PROJECT (CLDD) – Information Sheet