Independent Schools' Wellbeing

Tuesday 11 May 2021 - Tuesday 25 May 2021
Digital delivery - live sessions at 1430 - 1630hrs British Summer Time

Ensure staff and student wellbeing throughout your school community and culture

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Why is this conference relevant?

The past twelve months have seen challenges for young people across the world. With changes to education and examinations, growing social isolation, increased screen time, and anxiety, the wellbeing of your school community matters more than ever.

Students at independent schools, in the UK and abroad, often feel great pressure from their own internal, peer and family expectations. A drive to excel and competitive spirit can fuel achievement, however, developing resilience to cope with change, uncertainty or disappointment is crucial.

Teachers have adapted at speed to deliver stimulating blended learning, manage new pressures and ensure worklife balance. In every classroom and boarding house, there will be young people affected by challenging circumstances, anxiety, or social, emotional, mental health issues.

This event provides research, pedagogy and practical strategies to meet the wellbeing needs of students and recognise the importance of ensuring a culture underpinned by staff wellbeing and pastoral care.

What can I expect?

There will be a range of topics covered, with a focus on creating a nurturing environment that supports the wellbeing needs of staff and students alike:

  • embed a supportive culture that creates a positive environment for all
  • reflect on the instability of the past 12 months and the lessons that have been learned throughout the sector and beyond
  • explore topics such as coping with pressure, worklife balance, meeting high expectations¬†and managing challenging conversations
  • gain strategies to support students with needs such as eating disorders, anxiety, addiction and perfectionism.

Who should attend?

  • Headmaster/Headmistress
  • Deputy Head/Assistant Head
  • Pastoral Head
  • Housemaster/Housemistress
  • Chaplain
  • Nurse
  • Counsellor
  • PSHE Co-ordinator
  • Wellbeing Lead
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead

What our previous delegates have said

'A great opportunity to spend quality time considering wellbeing, hearing of new initiatives and revisiting things we don't often give time to,' Head of HR

'Really useful, practical ideas to support wellbeing in schools,' Deputy Head