Reflections on a Recovery Curriculum: A conversation with Barry Carpenter, Professor of Mental Health,72RT8,EA35SV,SL1PY,1

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

A Positive Review of: Girls and Autism. Educational, family and personal perspectives

Girls and Autism. Educational, family and personal perspectives edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happe, Jo Egerton, London/New York, Routledge, 2019 – in the Journal of Mental Health.

David Rawcliffe writes “Here is a missing piece of the puzzle of autism. A strength of the book is the way that the editors have drawn from experts who write from their own experience and research.”

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Transforming Trauma by Laura Purser (Updated 21.8)

As Teachers begin to think about the return to school for the new term, they will be concerned about how their pupils will have processed, or not, the experience of lockdown and the pandemic generally.

Many will consider trauma informed practice in their repertoire of responses to child need.

In this Guest Blog, Laura Purser, who leads the Masters level SENCO training at the University of Buckingham, and is Head of Primary and Early Years teacher training there, discusses why this is invaluable as a lens for viewing the recent experiences of children.

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Department for Education Webinar: Supporting pupil and student mental wellbeing

The Department for Education, in collaboration with NHS England and Public Health England, hosted this free webinar for school and college staff on 9 July on how to support returning pupils and students mental wellbeing. You will hear from experts on the impacts of the pandemic on children and young people’s mental wellbeing and recovery techniques, and from education leaders about the actions they have been taking.

Fellowship Lecture: Chartered College of Teaching

On Tuesday 14th July, Professor Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching, awarded Professor Barry Carpenter with a Fellowship of the College for his distinguished service to Education.

Webinar: A Recovery Curriculum: Reconnection, Re-igniting and Resilience