Independent Schools' Wellbeing - Programme

Wednesday 29 Apr 2020
IBIS, ILEC Conference Centre, London

09:00 to 09:40

09:40 to 10:00

09:40 – 10:00
Chair's introduction and welcome

Chris Jeffery, Chair of HMC Wellbeing Working Group and Headmaster of Bootham School


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 and Director of Wellbeing for Highgate School


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

Jan Lever,  Creator and CEO, Jigsaw
Malcolm McKinlay, Headmaster, Parkgate House School, London

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: Growing up digital

The good, the bad and the ugly - understanding the evidence on young people’s online behaviour. Practical strategies to create positive digital cultures in your school that support digital wellbeing.

Hamish Mackenzie, Founder, Digital Resilience UK