We at nurtureuk know first-hand how the effects of the pandemic have taken their toll on schools and families. After 18 months of hard work, isolation and constantly changing restrictions, we thought it was time that we as a community got together to help remember that we are not alone, and help each other to look forward to the new academic year with renewed vigour and a fresh heart.
This half-day virtual event offers delegates the opportunity to look inwards, at what inspires and motivates you, and offers the opportunity to remember why you choose to do the job you do. It will also help you to build confidence for the future - we may not know what the future holds, but you know the principles and practices you want to live by, we’ll help you to take a mindset of courage and resilience into the new academic year, and share practical advice and activities that will help you to live the nurturing values in the classroom, among your peers and across the whole school environment.
As part of the day, all delegates will receive an e-book of advice and practical tips and activities to use in daily life and in school. All delegates will also receive a one-time 20% e-voucher to use on nurtureuk publications for use up to six months after the event.
This event is suitable for all education professionals working in all roles from Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Special settings across the UK and beyond.
|9.30 - 9.35am||Welcome||Arti Sharma (nurtureuk Chief Executive)|
|9.35 - 10am||Creating a Strong Hull, a Full Sail and a Safe Harbour||Jenny Perry
(Programme Manager for the Violence Reduction Unit & Associate Consultant)
|10am- 10.30am||Best Foot Forward - Your Wellbeing & the Six Principles of Nurture||Wendy Roden
(National Training Development & Innovation Manager)
|10.30am-11am||Exercising Mindfulness||Claire Wilson (Consultant Training Officer)|
|11.20 - 11.50am||Building Confidence with Emotion Coaching||Jenny Perry (Programme Manager for the Violence Reduction Unit & Associate Consultant)|
|11.50 - 12.15pm||Making Affirmations for Personal Wellbeing||Wendy Roden (National Training Development & Innovation Manager)|
|12.15 - 12.40pm||Moving Forward for Recovery and Resilience||Wendy Roden (National Training Development & Innovation Manager)|
|12.40 - 13.00pm||Conference Summary||Arti Sharma (nurtureuk Chief Executive)|
A little more about the sessions...
Creating a Strong Hull, a Full Sail and a Safe Harbour - Jenny Perry (Programme Manager for the Violence Reduction Unit & Associate Consultant)
The classroom offers a safe base is the first of the Six Principles of Nurture because of its significance for healthy attachment and growth. However it is not just the physical room that needs to feel safe for our young people, it is the connection within the relationship between us, as the adults in their lives, that need to be safe and strong and healthy. To ensure that we can be a safe base, we need awareness of the need to tend to our own wellbeing.
To help us do this, we will look at Kaufman’s reimagining of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, represented as a sailboat and explore how we can build a strong hull to our boats; how we can be secure even as we sail the uncertain waves and weather; and how by tending to our security needs we can reconnect to our growth and purpose. Another essential component of wellbeing is being able to identify and connect with the protective factors available to us, or what we call the “safe harbour”. The stronger our boats, the more we can endure the vast unknowns of the future and the better we can support the children and young people in our schools.
Jenny Perry is nurtureuk’s Programme Manager. Jenny has over 20 years of experience as an English teacher and Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for SEN and pastoral support in secondary and special education. Jenny runs our Violence Reduction programmes in both London and Kent.
Best Foot Forward - Your Wellbeing & the Six Principles of Nurture - Wendy Roden (National Training Development & Innovation Manager)
We all know that pupil wellbeing is influenced by the wellbeing of the adults around them, therefore it is important that an adult's wellbeing is in a positive place, so they can model the best ways of being and interacting. The Six Principles of Nurture have an extremely important role to play to ensure positive personal wellbeing of both pupils and adults in education practice. This session will discuss and provide practical strategies for education professionals to adopt and consider while utilising the Six Principles of Nurture so they can put their best foot forward in their everyday practice.
As nurtureuk’s Training Development and Innovation Manager, Wendy has many years of experience and expertise for working with young people with special educational needs. In her role with nurtureuk Wendy writes and quality assures all of our training and consultancy programmes delivered nationally and internationally.
Exercising Mindfulness - Claire Wilson (Consultant Training Officer)
Mindfulness increases personal life skills by helping to both soothe and calm yourself; to pay attention to yourself in the world and to think about and reflect on your relationships. Practicing mindfulness can help both adults and young people to reflect and build positive mindsets for daily life. This session will offer the delegates the opportunity to learn about mindfulness, and practice mindfulness for yourself. Delegates will take away practical advice and activities to use in daily life and in the classroom.
This session is based on the resource ‘60 Mindful Minutes’, by Dr Tina Rae
After a long career as a primary school nurture practitioner and associate trainer, Claire joined nurtureuk back in 2015 as a Consultant Training Officer. Claire delivers all nurtureuk training and consultancy in schools as well as being an assessor for schools on our awards programmes.
Building Confidence with Emotion Coaching - Jenny Perry (Programme Manager for the Violence Reduction Unit & Associate Consultant)
We know that children and young people who thrive in their emotional and social development have adults in their lives who respond positively to all of their feelings and experiences. Emotion coaching is a simple, yet highly-effective communication strategy which we can adopt in the classroom to support children and young people to manage their emotions through co-regulation.
Emotional moments in a classroom can be stressful and exhausting. We will introduce you to the simple five step process of Emotion Coaching so that during these moments with a young person, you will be empowered to use it as an opportunity to connect more deeply and grow a nurturing relationship with them. Following the five steps will allow you to communicate more effectively and consistently with them, and to support them to promote their awareness of their own emotions, thereby enabling a positive learning environment for all.
Making Affirmations for Personal Wellbeing - Wendy Roden (National Training Development & Innovation Manager)
As education professionals, we are very aware of the need to develop timely and preventative programmes of support to halt the escalation of mental health difficulties for young people. We regularly recommend and support young people to adopt and develop their own repertoire of self-help skills and strategies. But do we do them for ourselves? Affirmations are highly influential in developing positive self-efficacy and resilience. No matter what aspect of life you are dealing with or who you are, positive affirmations can make you feel better about yourself and can manifest real change in your life. This session will offer you the opportunity to to develop your own affirmations as well as learning to support young people to create their own for the future.
This session is based on the resource, ‘Affirmations Cards’ by Dr Tina Rae.
Moving Forward for Recovery and Resilience - Wendy Roden (National Training Development & Innovation Manager)
Hobfoll’s five essential elements of intervention for disasters and mass trauma are recognised and promoted as part of Barry’s Carpenters Recovery Curriculum that has been spoken about and shared a lot over the past year. As you might expect, they happen to align perfectly with the Six Principles of Nurture. They are a sense of safety, promote calming, self-and community efficacy, social connectedness and lastly, hope. This session will consider what recovery looks like, aligned to the five essential elements and the Six Principles of Nurture with practical strategies to take away. Moving forward, what will your next steps be?