COVID-19 webinar series for schools
Schools are facing unprecedented times during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers and Leaders are working continuously and are doing everything they can to provide a safe, supportive learning environment in school and online for children.
As a thank you for the huge undertaking that schools have coped with, we are offering a whole week of free CPD for the whole school. The webinars focus on supporting pupils, staff and the wider community during, and after COVID-19 and include subjects such as: The Recovery Curriculum, Mental Health and wellbeing, SEND, Autism, Looked After Children, Appraisals, Teaching and Learning, Governance, Payroll, recruitment, HR concerns and much more!
For information about each webinar, please see the individual agenda for every day. All webinars will be available to watch at a time to suit you and your busy schedules. In order to receive the links please sign up for each day that you are interested in. When registering, please use your school or organisation name as the account name to help us process the order more quickly.
Webinar 1: Considering The Recovery Curriculum and Achieving 'Mental Wealth' in Schools Post COVID-19
Delivered by Colette Flynn, ETS Assistant Team Leader (Art Psychotherapist). This webinar will explore the concept of the Recovery Curriculum (Barry & Mat Carpenter 2020) and consider how these ideas can contribute towards achieving mental wealth within the school community upon returning post lockdown. This session will introduce many themes which will be expanded upon by later webinars and will provide a scaffold for this.
Webinar 2: The experience of loss, isolation and reconnection
Delivered By Jeni Goodfellow-Pemsel (Psychodrama / Dramatherapist), Gina Andrewes (Art Psychotherapist), Rosie Ince (Art Pschotherapist) & Natalie Mihajlovic (Dramatherapist). The experience of loss and isolation and the creative approaches to reconnection with school, family and friends.
Webinar 3: Managing our emotions; bringing yourself back to baseline
Delivered By Kate Brown, (Dramatherapist). The idea of the baseline was created to help children better understand their feelings and link it to their behaviour. If they know how they are feeling and what has triggered that emotion they are better equipped at altering their behaviour. Helping to reduce angry outbursts, falling out with friends or consequences in the classroom.
Webinar 4: Playing and Being Safe
Delivered by: Sandy Dunphy (Play Therapist) and Zoe Boston (Art Psychotherapist). This webinar will explore the importance and power of play and safe spaces. Within the current pandemic, this is especially relevant as we create new spaces for play whilst ensuring children feel safe and secure.
Webinar 5: Anxiety and how to work with it using sensory activities to facilitate emotional regulation
Delivered by Laura Haddick-Oxley (Art Psychotherapist) & Simon Read (Horticulture Therapist). Hands on creative approaches to managing anxiety using the benefits of nature and basic art materials.
Who's it for?
Whole school including Teachers, TAs, Leadership, SENDCo's, SBM and Governors