Why is this conference relevant?
‘90% of school leaders have seen an increase in the number of students experiencing anxiety or stress over the past five years.’ - Young Minds
Independent schools are prioritising proactive pastoral support and curriculum opportunities to equip pupils with the tools to manage emotions and challenges. Many pupils put themselves under immense pressure to meet high expectations of family, self and peers, and anxiety is presenting at an ever-younger age.
This conference will give you new and best practice ideas to increase your pupils’ resilience, coping strategies and wellbeing.
What can I expect?
In-depth keynotes with leading experts and a choice of workshops including:
- practical strategies for equipping young people to manage anxiety, challenge and change
- creative solutions that support growing mental health needs
- pastoral care and PSHE curriculum ideas which build resilience and a talking culture
- engaging staff wellbeing ideas which are sustainable and effective.
Who should attend?
- Deputy Head/Assistant Head
- Pastoral Head
- PSHE Co-ordinator
- Wellbeing Lead
- Designated Safeguarding Lead
What our previous delegates have said
‘In a time poor world, Optimus provided a targeted, useful, highly interesting day – full of practical, thought-provoking content.’ Head of Pupil Wellbeing, St Edward’s Oxford
‘Lots of ideas to take back and helpful for creating policies that connect to all stakeholders.’ ACS International School
‘Very high quality. Great to mix with like-minded professionals who care about young people and want to make a positive difference to their lives.’ Assistant Head, Epsom College
‘A highly informative day with talks by experts who have enlightened us and given us practical tools to help our students’ wellbeing.’ Housemistress, Bishop’s Stortford College