Upcoming Events
Members £0, Additional member places £25, Standard £25
2020-10-01, 16.00 - 17.00
Zoom

This is the first of our monthly school-led Zoom sessions, with each hosted by a member school. On this first session, Clive Corbett and Paul Kilgallon will talk about the idea of Share and Learn and involve you in planning the programme for the year. Future sessions will always be on the first Thursday of the month

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Members £0, Standard £0
2020-10-02, 11.30 - 12.00
ZOOM

Following the creation of a successful support group during lockdown, Matthew Audley from Place2Be is back with a new programme, HeadSpace2Think. You can meet Matthew and find out more about it at this free introductory session. The once monthly online sessions in the programme will be available for a closed, consistent group of up to 8 Heads. There will be a total of 6 sessions held on the first Friday of the month at a time negotiated with participants HeadSpace2Think offers head teachers a confidential forum to process and reflect on the emotional/psychological component of their role in relation to the day-to-day and systemic functioning of their school: This work typically might involve an exploration of: Staff team dynamics and their impact - what is obvious, what is below the surface - and the part this plays in staff well-being. Mental health themes prevalent both historically and currently within the community, how they manifest in the school context and the impact they have on children, parents and staff. Understanding what lies "behind" children's behaviour, and in parallel staff attitudes and management of this behaviour. The impact of working with children (and families) with mental health needs and what this teaches us about support systems within and beyond the school. The psychological impact of external pressures and directives such as Ofsted inspections The focus in this work is not so much to seek solutions or strategies (though they might emerge through the collaborative discussion) as to reflect on both participants' observations and experience as head teachers and to support their functioning and capacity in role. About Matthew Audley Matthew joined Place2Be at its inception in 1993, working across the years in clinical, managerial, training and developmental roles. More recently he has worked as national lead on the development of training and consultation packages for community and education professionals, including Place2Be's flagship 'Mental Health Champions' programmes. As Lead Trainer, he has UK-wide responsibility for the quality assurance of training delivery. He currently leads on the design, delivery and supervision of Place2Be’s cutting-edge Place2Think service - reflective practice (supervisory) programmes for school-based staff. He has a Masters in ‘Consulting and Leading in Organisations: Psychodynamic and Systemic Approaches’ through the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. He is also a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor, as well as CBT therapist, qualified through UCL/KCL, with 25 plus years’ clinical experience working with children, adults and couples. Formerly a performance poet and improvisational performer (with an MA in Performance Arts) Matthew worked extensively as a group facilitator using drama with vulnerable groups such as prisoners, the elderly and homeless people. He is also trained in Incredible Years and EPEC (Empowering Parents Empowering Communities) Parenting Programmes. Matthew has a real passion for enhancing the mental health understanding and practise of education and community-based professionals.

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Members £0, Standard £25
2020-10-15, 16.00 - 18.00
ZOOM ONLINE

This online workshop with Professor Bill Lucas is designed to help schools plan their programme of action research as part of our 'Build Back better' initiative.

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Members £0, Standard £0
2020-10-22, 16.00 - 17.00
Zoom

A new monthly informal chat session, hosted by a council member. Always on the fourth Thursday, this session is being hosted by our chair, Julie Taylor. Why not drop by with your own cuppa to chat about all things education?

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Members £0, Standard £0
2020-11-04, 09.30 - 12.30
ZOOM

Join Schools of Tomorrow and The Edge Foundation on Wednesday 04 November at 09.30-12.30 for an interactive morning of discussions focused on Learning from Lockdown. This will be a time not just to reflect on the challenges of the last few months, but to challenge assumptions and consider new opportunities for the future of schooling. We will welcome Peter Hyman, Co-Director of Big Education, which has led the development of the very popular Learning from Lockdown website to give us his reflections. You will take part in two facilitated discussions with other school leaders to share your perspectives on lockdown and what that means for the future of schooling. Then the session will be wrapped up by inspirational speaker and best-selling author Richard Gerver.

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Members £0, Additional member places £25, Standard £25
2020-11-05, 16.00 - 17.30
Zoom

Staff from Goldington Green Academy will lead a session focused on exploring their work on behaviour management and its link to wellbeing.

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Members £0, Additional member places £25, Standard £25
2020-11-19, 16.00 - 17:30
ZOOM

Sophie Bartlett, from Yes Futures, leads a session on developing soft skills with students, sharing some of the techniques they use in their extra-curricular personal development programmes

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Members £0, Additional member places £125, Standard £195
2021-03-18, 10:00 - 15:30
Mercure St Paul's Sheffield

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE A ONE DAY PRACTICAL CONFERENCE FOR SCHOOL LEADERS AND THEIR STUDENT LEADERS WITH PROFESSOR MICK WATERS, UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON AND MAGGIE FARRAR This year's Annual Conference will explore in practical terms how schools can best develop a shared commitment and shared understanding of purpose and quality with their students, their parents and their wider communities. What does it mean for learning? What does it mean for culture and relationships? What do we need to do differently as a result? THE EVENT IS COMBINED WITH OUR FOURTH ANNUAL STUDENT LEADER CONFERENCE. Two students from each Fellowship school are invited to work with each other and with our keynote presenters and school leaders to help develop change strategies for their school . ONE FREE PLACE FOR SOTO FELLOWSHIP SCHOOLS, MEMBER RATE FOR ADDITIONAL PLACES AND FOR EDGE MEMBERS £110 till 30.06.20 then £125. NON-MEMBER RATE £195. EARLY BIRD RATE TILL 30.06.20 £170. STUDENT CONFERENCE RATE £75

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Members £0, Standard £0
2021-06-24, 12:00 - 15:00
Hothorpe Hall, Leics

This 24 hour event is for all Fellowship school heads, and, if they wish, their lead staff.

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