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Seminar 1 – The Professional Discussion

How we feed back and what we say is key. Done well, it is inspiring and fulfilling. Done badly, it is de-motivating and demoralising. It’s vital that coaches, mentors and leaders get this right.

During this session the panel and guests will discuss effective approaches to coaching that are more likely to improve learning and progress.

Event: Thursday Aug 4th, 9.30am. Recording available from Aug 9th ’22.

What are the key features of an effective ‘Professional Discussion’?

What do we mean by a ‘joint evaluation’?

Why does the focus need to be about Learning and Progress?

What is an ‘inspectorial approach’ and why is it ineffective?

Who leads a ‘Professional Discussion’? Who steers it?

How do coaches utilise student feedback?

What are the dos and don’ts of coaching?

How many teaching styles are there?

Seminar 2 – Working with the Angry Child or Teenager

Anger is a root cause of much of the more serious behaviour challenges in our schools and classrooms. During this session the panel and guests will discuss the skills and strategies that today’s teachers need to enable the inclusion, involvement and progress of young people with anger issues.

Event: Tuesday Aug 9th, 1030am. Recording available from Aug 12th ’22.

Who feels what and why?

What can we do to prepare for an angry child or teenager?

How do we form ‘healthy’ relationships?

What can we do to prepare for an angry child or teenager?

Do teachers get angry?

What is an ‘anger profile’?

How do we conduct the inevitable crisis meeting with the angry student?

Seminar 3 – SEMH – The Effective Mental Health Leader.

Strong teacher, SENDCo and SLT relationships, supported by efficient communication systems or systems of communication, are becoming essential in more and more schools in order to support and include increasing numbers of SEMH students. During this session the specialist panel and guests will discuss the underpinning principles and skills needed to manage SEMH effectively

    Event: Thursday Aug 11th, 1030am. Recording available from August 16th ’22

    How do SEMH problems affect Student Learning and Progress?

    Where do we position SEMH in the school system?

    What is the ‘Risk and Resilience Framework’?

    How do teachers begin working with developmental issues?

    What is the potential emotional impact on teachers?

    How can teachers assess, plan and intervene?

    At what point do teachers engage with external support and parents?

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