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10:45 - 11:25 - Day 3
Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as part of everyday practice
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of the most evidence effective forms of therapy and is highly recommended for use in schools. We can use the principles of CBT everywhere in life and particularly in schools daily. This seminar looks at what CBT is and how we can easily use it as part of our day to day lives.
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Sam Garner - Education Consultant
10:45 - 11:25 - Day 2
Differentiation is not a dirty word!
Just the thought of ‘doing’ Differentiation for some teachers can be exhausting! In an ever changing and challenging education system where we need to meet the needs of all learners as much as we can, almost all of the time, this session with Nina Jackson will leave you with a plethora of ideas that you can put into action the very next day.
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Nina Jackson - Education Consultant, Independent Thinking Ltd & Teach Learn Create Ltd
10:45 - 11:25 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Foundation Fine Motor Skills for EYFS
Well-developed fine motor skills are essential for successful participation in an early years classroom. Despite this, teachers are reporting more and more children arriving in reception with delayed skills.
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Kim Griffin - Occupational Therapist, GriffinOT
12:30 - 13:10 - Day 3
Memory Friendly Teaching, Helping Students use Their Memories Well
We are moving towards research-based teaching, where the approaches being used are the ones that are shown to work best. Teaching that supports memory retention and recall has received less attention than other areas, but it offers significant benefits. In this session, Charlie will show you how teachers can design their lessons that respect memory principles and give students the best chance of recalling and retaining what is being taught.
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Charlie Warshawski Education Leadership Coach, Love Your Coaching
12:30 - 13:10 - Day 2
The Digital Pencil Case
The devices are in but so many teachers want to know what to do next. How to meaningfully utilise the full potential within these digital tools. Practical, simple and yet highly effective tools for enriching the whole curriculum, the digital pencil case is a resource bank of cost-free apps which can be used by schools and students at home to extend learning.
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Amelia Archer Teacher / Educational consultant, Purley Primary School
12:30 - 13:10 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Therapeutic Interventions that Support the Wellbeing of Those with Special Needs
This session will look at how therapeutic interventions such as Lego therapy and play therapy can support students’ mental wellbeing and how therapies such as vibroacoustic therapy can support their physical wellbeing.
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Ange Anderson - Special Needs & leadership consultant, Additional inspector of Special schools. Writer of educational books.
13:20 - 14:00 - Day 3
STOMP Style Body Percussion
This practical and interactive workshop is full of fun rhythm- based activities, elements of BBC Ten Pieces and the development of performing arts composition and performance skills. The session will also look at Body Percussion with Literacy (based on Oliie’s work with Pie Corbett of Talk4Writing) as well as the promotion of well-being and creativity.
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Ollie Tumner - Director, Beat Goes On
13:20 - 14:00 - Day 2
Emotional Resilience in Life and Learning
The seminar begins by briefly exploring some of the theory behind emotional resilience before looking at some simple tools to harness all emotions and direct them in a positive way. From the language we use, to simple word power games and a little bit of Disney’s ‘Inside out’; delegates will be left with more understanding of how emotions play a part in learning as well as some simple and quick take-aways.
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Tim Perris - Co-Founding Director, Imagine For Schools
13:20 - 14:00 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Debunking the myths about PDA
Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a developmental disorder which is distinct from autism but falls under the spectrum, it is an anxiety-driven need to be in control. This seminar looks at the challenges faced by some students and will look at simple and effective strategies for staff to implement.
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Karen Ferguson Education Consultant, NSM Training & Consultancy
14:10 - 14:50 - Day 3
Take it Outside! – Outdoor Learning Ideas and Activities
Outdoor learning sessions offer learners a world full of opportunities for learning, creating, experimenting and exploring. It helps children make sense of the world around them by putting their learning into a meaningful context and is great fun too! This is a practical, hands on session that will provide you with great ideas and engaging activities to try out with your class.
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Meriel Jones Education Officer Bute Park
14:10 - 14:50 - Day 2
BOTHEREDNESS: protecting children into learning through story and narrative
In this session, Hywel will share a practical approach that frees teachers’ professional imaginations, meets curriculum needs and scaffolds improved outcomes.
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Hywel Roberts - Travelling Teacher, Create Learn Inspire
14:10 - 14:50 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Reducing restrictive Interventions in Schools
During this session a series of case studies will be presented detailing how safe spaces can be used for a range of purposes, including as a calm sensory, or therapeutic environment and how they can help to prepare children for learning.
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Amanda Farrell - Senior Product Advisor, Safespaces
14:55 - 15:35 - Day 3
Creating Calm
Understand why you feel the way you feel – then be able to work with your everyday biochemistry to boost effective teaching and learning. Delegates will not only directly experience a deep state of calm and relaxation but will also actively explore how to feel more energised, become less reactive, reduce stress and tension, and how to relieve potential everyday symptoms and illness.
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Dave Read - Founder & Lead Practitioner, The Lightworks
9:55 - 10:30 - Day 3
Learning Wellness – Head, Heart and Hope for Wellbeing in Schools
Far too often we wonder why some of our learners are not engaged in lessons, making progress or just ‘don’t quite seem themselves’. When it comes to mental health and wellbeing it’s a complex area to unravel, support and address in lessons and across our school communities.
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Nina Jackson - Education Consultant, Independent Thinking Ltd & Teach Learn Create Ltd
9:55 - 10:30 - Day 2
Creating a Great Vision and Clear Values are Critical for Excellence
This seminar will focus on helping schools develop their powerful vision
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Sonia Gill - Founder and Director, Heads Up Ltd
9:55 - 10:30 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Involving and Engaging all Parents / Families to Support Children’s Learning at Home
This session builds on the recommendations from the EEF’s guidance report ‘Working with Parents to Support Children’s Learning’ 2018 as well as work by Professor Joyce Epstein (John Hopkins University) and Professor Janet Goodall (Swansea University).
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Julie Westrop - Director, A2E2 Education Ltd – Cafes for All
09:00 - 09:40 - Day 3
The Art of Being Brilliant
‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ provides an antidote to the crazy world that typifies modern schools. This workshop uses cutting edge research to explore how you can be you, brilliantly. Andy will share some of the ‘secrets’ of Positive Psychology, focusing on learning new habits of thinking and behaviour that will sustain personal ‘brilliance’.
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Dr Andy Cope - Doctor of Happiness, Brilliant Schools (part of ‘Art of Brilliance Ltd’)
09:00 - 09:40 - Day 2
Irresistible learning: How do we Lead it, Teach it and Assist it?
Come along and enjoy some examples of children and young people learning and be re-assured professionally as we take on the exciting challenges of the new education agenda.
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Professor Mick Waters - Education and Leadership Adviser
09:00 - 09:40 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Feeling at SEA > Anchoring Learners’ Attention
Bubbles, dough and cookies set the scene in this interactive session where theory and practice collide to highlight the important stages of joint attention.
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Anne-Marie Harrison - Director, Ideas Afresh Education Ltd
11:40 - 12:20 - Day 3
Working Smarter, Not Harder
Lee is on a mission to change teaching by making sure schools are working smarter, not harder. Through a range of ideas and approaches, he will show how teachers can gain a decent work/ life balance while giving more effective feedback and evidencing and assessing learning more effectively and efficiently.
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Mr P (Lee Parkinson) - Primary School Teacher, Trainer and Author
11:40 - 12:20 - Day 2
Encouraging Girls into STEM
Bridgend College are building a STEAM Academy to create 21st century facilities for 21st century learning and teaching. But where are the girls? A key strategic priority has been thinking about ways to encourage girls to see themselves as future STEM students. This seminar will look at ways to achieve this.
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Viv Buckley - Deputy Principal, Bridgend College
11:40 - 12:20 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
It’s More Than Just a Word: the story of dyslexia
This session shows the range of challenges including visual stress involved with dyslexia. The session will also include a range of strategies to take back to the classroom to help support students.
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Karen Ferguson Education Consultant, NSM Training & Consultancy
15:55 - 16:35 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
‘Context is Everything – Implementing Effective Safeguarding Strategies’
Mike will be discussing the critical role that contextual safeguarding can play in understanding risk and harm in a school or college setting and how this approach can help to formulate effective whole school strategies to tackle peer-on-peer abuse and other forms of extra-familial harm.  
15:00 - 15:50 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Identification and Support Strategies for Children and Young People with EAL and SEN
This seminar provides strategies and ideas to support children and young people with EAL who may also have SEN.
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Julia Clouter - Head of Education, Scanning Pens
14:10 - 14:50 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Reducing restrictive Interventions in Schools
During this session a series of case studies will be presented detailing how safe spaces can be used for a range of purposes, including as a calm sensory, or therapeutic environment and how they can help to prepare children for learning.
Speaker image
Amanda Farrell - Senior Product Advisor, Safespaces
13:20 - 14:00 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Debunking the myths about PDA
Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a developmental disorder which is distinct from autism but falls under the spectrum, it is an anxiety-driven need to be in control. This seminar looks at the challenges faced by some students and will look at simple and effective strategies for staff to implement.
Speaker image
Karen Ferguson Education Consultant, NSM Training & Consultancy
12:30 - 13:10 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Therapeutic Interventions that Support the Wellbeing of Those with Special Needs
This session will look at how therapeutic interventions such as Lego therapy and play therapy can support students’ mental wellbeing and how therapies such as vibroacoustic therapy can support their physical wellbeing.
Speaker image
Ange Anderson - Special Needs & leadership consultant, Additional inspector of Special schools. Writer of educational books.
11:40 - 12:20 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
It’s More Than Just a Word: the story of dyslexia
This session shows the range of challenges including visual stress involved with dyslexia. The session will also include a range of strategies to take back to the classroom to help support students.
Speaker image
Karen Ferguson Education Consultant, NSM Training & Consultancy
10:45 - 11:25 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Foundation Fine Motor Skills for EYFS
Well-developed fine motor skills are essential for successful participation in an early years classroom. Despite this, teachers are reporting more and more children arriving in reception with delayed skills.
Speaker image
Kim Griffin - Occupational Therapist, GriffinOT
9:55 - 10:30 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Involving and Engaging all Parents / Families to Support Children’s Learning at Home
This session builds on the recommendations from the EEF’s guidance report ‘Working with Parents to Support Children’s Learning’ 2018 as well as work by Professor Joyce Epstein (John Hopkins University) and Professor Janet Goodall (Swansea University).
Speaker image
Julie Westrop - Director, A2E2 Education Ltd – Cafes for All
09:00 - 09:40 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Feeling at SEA > Anchoring Learners’ Attention
Bubbles, dough and cookies set the scene in this interactive session where theory and practice collide to highlight the important stages of joint attention.
Speaker image
Anne-Marie Harrison - Director, Ideas Afresh Education Ltd
15:35 - 16:15 - Day 2
Six Steps to take when designing a primary curriculum
The content will be forwarded following the release of the National Curriculum for Wales in January. We would like this to reflect the current legislation. More information to follow.
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Nicola Marriott - Curriculum Advisor, Cornerstones Education
15:00 - 15:50 - Day 2
The Whole Teacher
Just as we look at the whole child when considering powerful learning, so must we look at the whole teacher when developing them professionally. Attrition rates in teaching suggest that we don’t currently do this.
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Andrew Hammond - Senior Director of Learning, Discovery Education
14:10 - 14:50 - Day 2
BOTHEREDNESS: protecting children into learning through story and narrative
In this session, Hywel will share a practical approach that frees teachers’ professional imaginations, meets curriculum needs and scaffolds improved outcomes.
Speaker image
Hywel Roberts - Travelling Teacher, Create Learn Inspire
13:20 - 14:00 - Day 2
Emotional Resilience in Life and Learning
The seminar begins by briefly exploring some of the theory behind emotional resilience before looking at some simple tools to harness all emotions and direct them in a positive way. From the language we use, to simple word power games and a little bit of Disney’s ‘Inside out’; delegates will be left with more understanding of how emotions play a part in learning as well as some simple and quick take-aways.
Speaker image
Tim Perris - Co-Founding Director, Imagine For Schools
12:30 - 13:10 - Day 2
The Digital Pencil Case
The devices are in but so many teachers want to know what to do next. How to meaningfully utilise the full potential within these digital tools. Practical, simple and yet highly effective tools for enriching the whole curriculum, the digital pencil case is a resource bank of cost-free apps which can be used by schools and students at home to extend learning.
Speaker image
Amelia Archer Teacher / Educational consultant, Purley Primary School
11:40 - 12:20 - Day 2
Encouraging Girls into STEM
Bridgend College are building a STEAM Academy to create 21st century facilities for 21st century learning and teaching. But where are the girls? A key strategic priority has been thinking about ways to encourage girls to see themselves as future STEM students. This seminar will look at ways to achieve this.
Speaker image
Viv Buckley - Deputy Principal, Bridgend College
10:45 - 11:25 - Day 2
Differentiation is not a dirty word!
Just the thought of ‘doing’ Differentiation for some teachers can be exhausting! In an ever changing and challenging education system where we need to meet the needs of all learners as much as we can, almost all of the time, this session with Nina Jackson will leave you with a plethora of ideas that you can put into action the very next day.
Speaker image
Nina Jackson - Education Consultant, Independent Thinking Ltd & Teach Learn Create Ltd
9:55 - 10:30 - Day 2
Creating a Great Vision and Clear Values are Critical for Excellence
This seminar will focus on helping schools develop their powerful vision
Speaker image
Sonia Gill - Founder and Director, Heads Up Ltd
09:00 - 09:40 - Day 2
Irresistible learning: How do we Lead it, Teach it and Assist it?
Come along and enjoy some examples of children and young people learning and be re-assured professionally as we take on the exciting challenges of the new education agenda.
Speaker image
Professor Mick Waters - Education and Leadership Adviser
15:55 - 16:35 - Day 3
The Children’s Code: A Role for Schools
A factual introduction (presentation) to the Children’s Code, its origins, aims, objectives including the importance of schools in this (teachers, parents) including an introduction to the supporting resources, followed by a question and answer session.
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Jacob Ohrvik-Stott & Michael Murray Head of Regulatory Strategy, ICO
14:55 - 15:35 - Day 3
Creating Calm
Understand why you feel the way you feel – then be able to work with your everyday biochemistry to boost effective teaching and learning. Delegates will not only directly experience a deep state of calm and relaxation but will also actively explore how to feel more energised, become less reactive, reduce stress and tension, and how to relieve potential everyday symptoms and illness.
Speaker image
Dave Read - Founder & Lead Practitioner, The Lightworks
14:10 - 14:50 - Day 3
Take it Outside! – Outdoor Learning Ideas and Activities
Outdoor learning sessions offer learners a world full of opportunities for learning, creating, experimenting and exploring. It helps children make sense of the world around them by putting their learning into a meaningful context and is great fun too! This is a practical, hands on session that will provide you with great ideas and engaging activities to try out with your class.
Speaker image
Meriel Jones Education Officer Bute Park
13:20 - 14:00 - Day 3
STOMP Style Body Percussion
This practical and interactive workshop is full of fun rhythm- based activities, elements of BBC Ten Pieces and the development of performing arts composition and performance skills. The session will also look at Body Percussion with Literacy (based on Oliie’s work with Pie Corbett of Talk4Writing) as well as the promotion of well-being and creativity.
Speaker image
Ollie Tumner - Director, Beat Goes On
12:30 - 13:10 - Day 3
Memory Friendly Teaching, Helping Students use Their Memories Well
We are moving towards research-based teaching, where the approaches being used are the ones that are shown to work best. Teaching that supports memory retention and recall has received less attention than other areas, but it offers significant benefits. In this session, Charlie will show you how teachers can design their lessons that respect memory principles and give students the best chance of recalling and retaining what is being taught.
Speaker image
Charlie Warshawski Education Leadership Coach, Love Your Coaching
11:40 - 12:20 - Day 3
Working Smarter, Not Harder
Lee is on a mission to change teaching by making sure schools are working smarter, not harder. Through a range of ideas and approaches, he will show how teachers can gain a decent work/ life balance while giving more effective feedback and evidencing and assessing learning more effectively and efficiently.
Speaker image
Mr P (Lee Parkinson) - Primary School Teacher, Trainer and Author
10:45 - 11:25 - Day 3
Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as part of everyday practice
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of the most evidence effective forms of therapy and is highly recommended for use in schools. We can use the principles of CBT everywhere in life and particularly in schools daily. This seminar looks at what CBT is and how we can easily use it as part of our day to day lives.
Speaker image
Sam Garner - Education Consultant
9:55 - 10:30 - Day 3
Learning Wellness – Head, Heart and Hope for Wellbeing in Schools
Far too often we wonder why some of our learners are not engaged in lessons, making progress or just ‘don’t quite seem themselves’. When it comes to mental health and wellbeing it’s a complex area to unravel, support and address in lessons and across our school communities.
Speaker image
Nina Jackson - Education Consultant, Independent Thinking Ltd & Teach Learn Create Ltd
09:00 - 09:40 - Day 3
The Art of Being Brilliant
‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ provides an antidote to the crazy world that typifies modern schools. This workshop uses cutting edge research to explore how you can be you, brilliantly. Andy will share some of the ‘secrets’ of Positive Psychology, focusing on learning new habits of thinking and behaviour that will sustain personal ‘brilliance’.
Speaker image
Dr Andy Cope - Doctor of Happiness, Brilliant Schools (part of ‘Art of Brilliance Ltd’)
15:35 - 16:15 - Day 2
Six Steps to take when designing a primary curriculum
The content will be forwarded following the release of the National Curriculum for Wales in January. We would like this to reflect the current legislation. More information to follow.
Speaker image
Nicola Marriott - Curriculum Advisor, Cornerstones Education
15:55 - 16:35 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
‘Context is Everything – Implementing Effective Safeguarding Strategies’
Mike will be discussing the critical role that contextual safeguarding can play in understanding risk and harm in a school or college setting and how this approach can help to formulate effective whole school strategies to tackle peer-on-peer abuse and other forms of extra-familial harm.  
15:55 - 16:35 - Day 3
The Children’s Code: A Role for Schools
A factual introduction (presentation) to the Children’s Code, its origins, aims, objectives including the importance of schools in this (teachers, parents) including an introduction to the supporting resources, followed by a question and answer session.
Speaker image
Jacob Ohrvik-Stott & Michael Murray Head of Regulatory Strategy, ICO
15:00 - 15:50 - Day 2
The Whole Teacher
Just as we look at the whole child when considering powerful learning, so must we look at the whole teacher when developing them professionally. Attrition rates in teaching suggest that we don’t currently do this.
Speaker image
Andrew Hammond - Senior Director of Learning, Discovery Education
15:00 - 15:50 - Day 1
SEN Seminar
Identification and Support Strategies for Children and Young People with EAL and SEN
This seminar provides strategies and ideas to support children and young people with EAL who may also have SEN.
Speaker image
Julia Clouter - Head of Education, Scanning Pens