Our schools and colleges have never done so much to ‘teach’ whole school wellbeing, support mental health and engage young people in learning. Yet, young people have never been so disengaged, demotivated or distressed in our schools.
Dr Street firmly believes that the only way we can sustainably, effectively support youth wellbeing is through the development of contextual wellbeing in schools and colleges. Our role as educators is not to tell someone how to be well, or to reward them for behaving well. We have to provide young people with a context in which they can flourish.
In this keynote, Dr Helen Street will share evidence-based research and practical guidance to help support academic, and social and emotional learning in schools, and build more cohesive communities and equitable educational practice.
In this session, Daniel Sobel and Helena Wallberg will discuss what it means to be truly inclusive, and how schools can create the necessary conditions to promote equity and belonging. They will also explore what makes an effective inclusion leader, and how leadership of inclusion can be nurtured and developed within all staff to support effective learning in the classroom.
Delegates are invited to attend another roundtable discussion.
All roundtables are camera-on and delegate-led, to ensure all participants have the opportunity to share their experiences with one another, provide peer-to-peer support and guidance, and reflect on their current challenges and opportunities around a specific topic.
Delegates are invited to join this roundtable discussion on Character Education.
This session will be facilitated by Erika Elkady, who is Head of Secondary at Jumeira Baccalaureate School and currently completing an MA in Character Education. JBS became the first Kitemark School of Character outside the UK in November 2020.
This roundtable will be camera-on and delegate-led, to ensure all participants have the opportunity to share their experiences with one another, provide peer-to-peer support and guidance on how to get character education right and deliver outstanding pastoral care.
Education matters, for individuals and for society. However, most of the policies that have been pursued have been directed at the kinds of schools that students attend—policies that, even when well implemented (which most are not) would have limited impact on student achievement.
What matters for student achievement is what happens inside the classroom, and what matters most is the quality of interaction between students and teachers; teachers finding out what their students know, and making appropriate adjustments to their instruction as a result.
*Programme subject to change