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Creating Cognitively Challenging Learning Experiences for More Able Children and Young People

Making Space for Able Learners—Cognitive Challenge: Principles into Practice

ONLINE WEBINAR

TUESDAY, 06TH JULY 2021 (3.45 - 5.45 PM)

A strong culture of high expectations, opportunity and cognitive challenge is essential for the development and attainment of our more able children and young people. Learners First is delighted to announce a new research and development opportunity in association with colleagues from NACE (The National Association for Able Children in Education) to share research and provide practical guidance and approaches to secure cognitive challenge through leadership, teaching and learning approaches.
In this first session, we will examine the theory and principles behind the practice and provide an overview of the issues relating to cognitive challenging learning.

The cost of this seminar is fully funded for delegates from schools/academies subscribing to Learners First. For all other delegates, the cost is £50 per person.

Understanding & Supporting Children’s Mental Health in Mainstream Schools

ONLINE WEBINAR

THURSDAY, 15TH JULY 2021 (1.30 - 3.30 PM)

“Good mental health is fundamental to be able to thrive in life. If we’re not tackling mental
health problems early, then we risk failing the next generation right at the start of their lives.”
(Mental Health Foundation, 2021)

Sadly, more and more children are struggling to cope with their mental health. According to England’s Mental Health of Children and Young People Survey, probable mental health conditions increased from 10.8% to 2017 over just three years across all age, sex, and ethnic groups, with the coronavirus pandemic and closure of schools having a profound impact. Alas, it is now estimated that one in
six school-aged children in the UK has a diagnosable mental disorder. Schools clearly have a vital role to play in improving this picture and it is imperative school staff are given the right support to help them to do this.

Learners First therefore wholeheartedly welcomes the opportunity to offer schools the chance to engage with a new CPD seminar in collaboration with colleagues from Cygnet Health Care. This interactive, online seminar is aimed at helping teachers and school leaders better support children in their settings who may be experiencing mental health challenges. It will explore some of the common mental health difficulties in children and how they impact on school engagement.

The cost of this seminar is fully funded for delegates from schools/academies subscribing to Learners First. For all other delegates, the cost is £30 per person.

In order to support the seminar, and inform future work, we would be very grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to complete a short questionnaire (via the link below) to help us identify priorities and levels of staff confidence in relation to key areas of supporting children’s mental health in schools. Even if you are unable to attend the seminar, we would still very much welcome your views to help inform the response and future areas of work.

ED TECH WEBINARS

with Beauchamp College

Beauchamp College (The Lionheart Academies Trust) a long standing partner to Learners First,  has been awarded EdTech Demonstrator School status by the Department for Education and is part of a network of schools and colleges across England who exhibit effective practice in the use of technology.

The programme was announced in 2019 to boost peer-to-peer support on the effective use of technology. The college provides expert technical support to other schools and colleges in the region and helps them to utilise Microsoft education platforms.

Dates of Beauchamp Colleges upcoming free webinars are listed below with additional details including booking arrangements in the attached flyer.

PREPARE AND IMPLEMENT A DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN – 04th May 2021, 3:00pm

HYBRID LEARNING IN THE EVENT OF A BUBBLE CLOSURE – 11th May 2021, 4:00pm

MANAGING IT SECURITY IN AN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT – 25th May 2021, 4:00pm

DATA PROTECTION IMPACT ASSESSMENT: CREATING A CULTURE OF ROBUST DUE DILIGENCE IN AN EVER EVOLVING LANDSCAPE – 22nd June 2021, 10:30am

For more information please contact the Beauchamp College project lead: ciaran.mcgeeney@beauchamp.org.uk

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