Independent Schools' Wellbeing - Programme

Wednesday 29 Apr 2020
IBIS, ILEC Conference Centre, London

09:00 to 09:45

09:45 to 10:00

10:00 to 10:30

10:00 – 10:30

Embedding a schoolwide wellbeing culture that nurtures and equips pupils and staff

Sarah Arthur, Deputy Head and DSL, Reigate Grammar School 


10:30 to 11:00

10:30 – 11:00

Help your pupils practically manage anxiety and the weight of their own and others’ expectations

Dr Emma Silver, Consultant Clinical Psychologist 


11:00 to 11:20

11:20 to 11:30

11:30 to 12:10

12:10 to 13:00

12:10 – 13:00
Session 1A: Wellbeing for Staff

Explore the challenges, gain practical ideas and strategies for realistic implementation

Julie Johnson, Psychotherapist, Mindfulness educator and author, Pathways

12:10 – 13:00
Session 1B: Bereavement

How to practically support pupils with bereavement including from suicide

Tracey Boseley, National Development Lead for the Education Sector, Child Bereavement UK

12:10 – 13:00
Session 1C: Prep School Pressures

Provide a curriculum and pastoral support which will equip Prep and Pre-Prep School pupils to manage exams, prepare for transitions and face challenges with confidence

Paula Talman, Director of Compliance, Health and Welfare, Cumnor House School and founder of iSpace Wellbeing


13:00 to 13:50

13:50 to 14:20

13:50 – 14:20
Staff Wellbeing

From survey to sustained action: creating a culture underpinned by staff wellbeing

Mike Lamb, Director of Staff and Pupil Wellbeing, Hurstpierpoint College


14:20 to 14:30

14:30 to 15:20

14:30 – 15:20
Session 2A: Resilience

Practical steps to measure and build resilience, including student self-regulation of emotions, and develop autonomous, independent and happy learners


14:30 – 15:20
Session 2B: Online Gaming and Gambling

Understand the dangers, pitfalls and impact on mental health, why young people are vulnerable and how to recognise signs in individuals

Patrick Foster, Education Manager, Epic Risk Management

14:30 – 15:20
Session 2C: Girls

Equip your girls with the tools to navigate friendship issues

Andrew Hampton, Headteacher, Thorpe Hall School and CEO of Girls on Board


15:20 to 15:40

15:40 to 16:30

15:40 – 16:30
Session 3A: Family Breakdown

Strategies to support pupils with divorce, separation and parental arguments

Belinda Heaven, Alpha Wellbeing Associates

15:40 – 16:30
Session 3B: Boys

How do we break down stereotypes of masculinity and give boys the confidence to become emotionally literate and their unique selves

Duncan Byrne, Headmaster, Loughborough Grammar School

15:40 – 16:30
Session 3C: Digital Wellbeing

Understand how young people’s brains affect their online behaviour, attachment and risk and gain strategies to support their digital wellbeing

Catherine Knibbs, Clinical Researcher and Psychotherapist