Over the next three months details will be added to this page sharing the presenters and agenda for our 4th annual teaching and learning conference.
So far 70 teachers have taken up the challenge from last year and will be sharing their work on improving their practice based on the latest research and with outcomes as the starting point. The #teacher5aday themes have run through each event and this year I’m really looking forward to learning and connecting more than ever.
If you would like a ticket details are here
I’m very pleased to announce that Sue Roffey will be delivering the keynote this year. Sue has pioneered work on well-being in both Australia and the UK and was one of the inspirations behind #teacher5aday.
Find out more about her work here http://www.sueroffey.com/
Sue has spent much of the last seventeen years in Australia where she founded the Wellbeing Australia networkand developed the Aboriginal Girls Circle – a program for Indigenous young women, based in the Circle Solutions principles and pedagogy, which is proving to be an effective intervention for developing healthy relationships, resilience and student responsibility. She is now back in the UK where she is focused on the Growing Great Schools project to addresses whole child, whole school wellbeing – including the wellbeing of teachers.
Sue is in demand as an international speaker and consultant. She is a prolific writer and several of her books have been translated. Read Sue’s most recent blog on Wellbeing as Core School Business: What it Is and Why it Matters, and her article in the Guardian Education on the UK Report on Behaviour (15th Feb 2012).
A full list of her publications is here: Sue Roffey Publications
She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Editorial Board of Educational and Child Psychology.
Follow Sue on Twitter: @SueRoffey
This year I have decided to charge £10 to reduce the impact of dropouts. Last year I turned people away as our school hall has a limited capacity and despite my best efforts we still had spaces left on the day. All donations will go to the school PTA who have bought kits for our sports teams with your kind donations over the past couple of years.
To see how things went last year look at the #Pedagoohampshire17 page here
and if you have any questions please get in touch.
Thanks for your continued support,
Ros Farrell @RosFarrell1
Session – Ethical education – is it for me?
Having taught in and lead mainstream primary schools I joined Educate Together Academy Trust in 2014. We now have 4 schools in the UK offering our unique ethical curriculum called Learn Together to primary aged children. At our session we will explore how establishing the schools as ethical organisations and teaching ethically can lead to a better work-life balance, enrich the curriculum, engage the children and also help achieve high academic standards.
As teachers are increasingly under pressure in many areas we will look at how an ethical approach can help.
Lorna Taylor @JollyBack
Lorna Taylor is a Chartered Physiotherapist, specialising in occupational health, ergonomics and paediatrics. She’s been working within education for over 10 years. Known as a sincere and active campaigner for improved health and wellbeing, health promotion and injury prevention, Lorna developed the Jolly Back chair for early year and primary teaching professionals. She speaks regularly at national events, contributes to research and also enjoys her role as a secondary governor (linked to SEN, PP and MA).
Session – The new “Musculoskeletal health in the workplace: a toolkit for employers” – Education sector specific
- To have a thorough understanding of the new national toolkit “Musculoskeletal health in the workplace: a toolkit for employers” created by Public Health England and Business in the Community.
- To be aware of the impact and costs of musculoskeletal problems to employees and employers.
- To understand the importance and benefits of good musculoskeletal health (MSK) for employees and employers.
- To be able to identify MSK risks to employees with the education sector.
- To be aware of the interconnected relationship between MSK and mental health.
- To be able to recommend practical advice to create a “Musculoskeletal Healthy Environment”
- -help reduce the risks of MSK problems
- -help maintain those with existing problems in work
- -aid recovery where possible
- -promote health and wellbeing throughout schools you support to benefit employees and employers (and the children and young people we serve).
- To know where to go for further advice.
Gemma Singleton @MrsSingleton
Gemma has been teaching science for the past 13 years. She started her career teaching in Hull and ventured down to Surrey in search of the next step. The move enabled Gemma to develop her skills in all aspects of school life from a KS3 coordinator to head of department, head of year, director of teaching and learning, a chartered science teacher and is now enjoying the role of director of Science for The Beacon School and the teaching and learning lead for Science across the GLF multi academy trust. Gemma has recently gained accreditation for a specialist leader in education for science as well as completing her Masters of education in leading innovation and change. Gemma has a passion for making science accessible to every student and is excited to share her ideas of how to support lower attaining and SEND students in the new GCSE. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita Devi @Butterflycolour
Anita is Founder & Director of ADL, a company focussed on bespoke innovative solutions to capacity-build in education. She is a trustee for Healthwatch, a Regional Lead for #WomenEd and chairs a social enterprise. Anita’s expertise is utilised by The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC). In 2017, Anita was awarded The Influential Educational Leaders Award. Anita is working to towards completing her PhD in 2020, but equally she makes time after 5pm and weekends to chill out with family and friends. www.AnitaDevi.com
Mal Krishnasamy @malcpd
I am a former senior leader of ten years in a variety of London schools leading Teaching & Learning & CPD. As an education consultant, I specialise in leadership development, coaching in schools and SMSC.
I devise bespoke leadership programmes for schools and am also an NPQML/SL trainer at the Institute of Education. I introduce, sustain and embed a coaching culture in to organisations; training all staff in coaching skills and enabling leaders to inspire, challenge & empower their teams.
As a passionate advocate of both staff & student well-being, I am an independent SMSC consultant at the Citizenship Foundation and a member of the Steering Group for the National SMSC Quality Mark.
I am also a Regional Leader for WomenEdSE and the Dorset Advocate for the MaternityCPD Project & a Healthy Toolkit Advocate.
Lorraine is Assistant Curriculum Leader for an English department in Hampshire. She has been teaching for 10 years mainly in London and Kent. She is interested in teacher wellbeing, making English literature accessible and the application of Psychology to education. Inspired by her recent experiences teaching the new GCSE and reading ‘Make it Stick’ she is currently working on a project with her department to explicitly incorporate cross curriculum concepts from art, PRE, drama and history into the English GCSE curriculum to help students understanding and communication of complex topics.
Phil Naylor @pna1977
Session – Don’t believe the hype- the use of research and evidence in education – Evidence based Science teaching
My short bio: Phil is currently seconded from his second senior leader role to be an Expert Adviser for the Teacher Development Trust heading up its Blackpool Hub. Phil is also the Assistant Director of the Blackpool Research School, a Science SLE for the Catholic Teaching Alliance, a former Science AST for Lancashire and sits on the EEF Science guidance working group. Phil is a Governor at his children’s Primary School and is an experienced Professional Mentor. In his spare time is studying for an MSc Science and is a UEFA A Licence Football Coach.
Phil speaks on:
Research and evidence based CPD and its implementation in schools Evidence based Science teaching
Victoria Hewett @MrsHumanities
Session – This year Victoria will be sharing her journey with mental health from breakdown to recovery. Poor mental health is a growing issue within the teaching profession and Victoria feels passionate about driving down workload and helping teachers to manage work-related stress. In this session Victoria will share her experiences, the impact on her mental health and her journey to recovery. Along with the strategies she has implemented to reduce workload and improve wellbeing.
Bio – Victoria is better known as the twice nominated UK Blog Awards Finalist, Mrs Humanities. Currently Head of Geography and previously head of Humanities. Creator of #teacher5adaybuddybox and collator of #MagpiedPedagogy. Victoria is passionate about wellbeing, feedback and reducing workload.
Jean Knapp @MissJK24319629
Jean Knapp has had a career in Mathematics teaching over 22 years (involving her first post in Greenwich and 7 years as a Mathematics Coordinator/Lead Teacher and AST in Hillingdon). Jean has been involved in Mathematics Consultancy for the last 14 years (starting in Hillingdon LA) delivering hundreds of courses and in-house school development, writing publications for the DfE and BEAM and delivering conferences all over the UK and one in Cologne in Autumn 2018. Jean has also worked as a Primary Mathematics University Lecturer at Kingston University for 7 years and in 2018 made the decision to return to a part-time school post, combining classroom teaching with consultancy.
As both teacher and consultant she has been constantly interested in how we crack the barriers to support children in solving word problems. Word problems are not going away, language is increasing in our Mathematics curriculum. Answering questions such as, is it time to ditch RUCSAC? Are numberless word problems a solution? What role do verbs have in our assessed curriculum? Which methods assess understanding?
Many of these ideas were shared in April 2018 BCME and used throughout my current teaching and consultancy. This will be a chance to debate and share ideas tried and tested.
Website available in the next few weeks.
Clare Erasmus @cerasmusteach
Clare is a secondary school teacher at Brighton Hill community school, who is widely recognized for helping spearhead mental health and wellbeing strategies in schools. In 2015 she was one of the first in the country to be appointed in the pastoral role as The Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing for a large comprehensive secondary school in Surrey. She was also announced as the runner up for the 2015/16 Community Champion Award. The Community Education Awards recognised Clare for making an outstanding contribution to helping children become positive community members. Clare delivered in April a TEDXNorwhichED talk with her daughter, Rosie, on the concept behind the values for #FamilyMH5aday.
I’m a teacher who works 5 days a week. This also means at least a few hours at the weekend to stay on top of it all. With pressing deadlines and daily exhaustion Sometimes it felt easier to disconnect from my family than make real time connections It was not long before the warning signs were there and I realised I was going to lose what was most precious to me …..
#FamilyMH5aday is about taking back control in your life and prioritising the mental wellbeing of your family through living the GREAT-values . In this session you will explore YOUR version of the GREAT-values and have something to take back home ……to make a start ….
Kiran Satti and Vivienne Porritt @ViviennePorritt @KSunray3
Session: #10%braver to #Pressforprogress
Description: Womened is a grassroots movement travelling at full throttle changing and shaping lives. In our session, we will explore #womened impact on teaching, leadership and wellbeing. Our work is grounded by our values and so we will interrogate the idea of authenticity and how #womened enables teachers and leaders to focus on their why and move forward. How can you focus on your why and move forward? It starts with being #10%braver.
Amanda Fleck @AJTF71
Session – Language and literacy demands of KS3 and KS4 science and the implications of this on the accessibility of assessments in science.
Amanda is an educational consultant and a part-time science teacher based in South London. Amanda has two decades’ experience of teaching science from KS2 to KS5 in and around the London area. Her current lead PiXL science associate role involves visiting science departments across the country to provide support and advice on effective leadership and teaching strategies. Amanda combines this with coordinating the writing and production of science resources for PiXL science and the delivery science specific CPD for PiXL and a number of other training companies. After three years as a consultant Amanda is delighted to be returning to work full time in a school in September 2018 leading on science and whole school assessment.
Philip Anderson @dukkhaboy
Session – “Mindfulness in the classroom and the staffroom”
I am on twitter as @dukkhaboy and have a blog which is www.dukkhaboy.wordpress.com
I teach at St Edmund’s which is a girls secondary modern in Salisbury. I am head of Geography but also teach mindfulness to year 10 in the curriculum, have been teaching mindfulness in some of our feeder schools to year 5 and 6s this year and have recently started teaching the MBSR mindfulness course to staff. My presentation is aimed at anyone who wonders if mindfulness might be useful for them personally and their own well being or who wants to know how mindfulness can work in a whole school setting.