Supporting Staff Wellbeing - Programme

Wednesday 27 Nov 2019
IBIS, ILEC Conference Centre, London

09:00 to 09:40

09:40 to 10:00

10:00 to 10:30

10:00 – 10:30
The relationship between workload and wellbeing

This session will draw on school-based examples and psychological research to help define key factors relating to staff wellbeing and explore the ways in which they relate, leading to an overview of the three key levels at which leaders can support staff well-being across the school.

Ben White, Research Lead for Ashford Teaching Alliance, member of the DfE Teacher Workload Advisory Group


10:30 to 11:00

10:30 – 11:00
Wellbeing-led change management

How to put wellbeing at the centre of the leadership and management of change in the context of the latest changes to the Ofsted framework 

Charmaine Roche, Company Director, Lifeflowbalance


11:00 to 11:20

11:00 – 11:20
Improving staff retention in schools - findings from Edurio's research

Key findings from England's largest independent research study into staff research, including:

  • the state of staff wellbeing in the UK
  • key factors influencing staff decisions to stay or leave
  • practical suggestions to improve staff retention in every school

Ernest Jenavs, Founder and CEO, Edurio 


11:20 to 11:30

11:30 to 12:10

12:10 to 13:00

12:10 – 13:00
1A: Staff retention

Learn to build teachers’ motivation through the use of recognition schemes that value their positive impact on children’s educational outcomes, minimising staff turnover

Thérèse Hoyle, Head Facilitator of Thérèse Hoyle Consultancies 

12:10 – 13:00
1B: Planning and Marking

Explore the evidence behind marking and assessment and implement tools and strategies which reduce teacher workload while having the highest impact on educational outcomes.

Tom Rogers, History Teacher, Experienced Head of Department and former Senior Leader

12:10 – 13:00
1C: Teacher feedback

Model and engage in constructive, non-judgemental, two-way feedback, ensuring trusting staff relationships

Mal Krishnasamy, MalCPD Education Consultancy & Coaching


13:00 to 13:45

13:00 – 13:45

13:45 to 14:35

13:45 – 14:35
Managing parental expectations

Harness parents’ involvement within the school community to build trusting working relationships that will protect and benefit staff wellbeing 

Kelly Hannaghan, Wellbeing Leader, Lessness Heath Primary School

Kate O'Connor, Headteacher, Lessness Heath Primary School


14:35 to 14:40

14:40 to 15:30

14:40 – 15:30
2A: Wellbeing-led CPD

Gain cost-effective, simple strategies to embed wellbeing practice within training, cultivating a continual whole-staff culture of wellbeing

Andrew Cowley, Co-founder, The Healthy Toolkit

14:40 – 15:30
2B: Student behaviour

Cultivate a school community that destigmatises the issue of student behaviour as a reflection on teaching quality, building teachers’ confidence to manage stressful behavioural issues in the classroom

Charmaine Roche, Company Director, Lifeflowbalance

14:40 – 15:30
2C: Absence

Gain simple tools to enable staff to effectively practice self-care, in turn minimising absence rates 

Kimberley Evans, Consultant, Nourish the Workplace 



15:30 to 15:45

15:45 to 16:35

15:45 – 16:35
3A: Trainee teachers

Understand and learn how to mitigate the negative impacts of teacher training on mental health, instilling good wellbeing practice at the start of the teaching career

Hannah Wilson, Head of Secondary School Teacher Training, University of Buckingham 

15:45 – 16:35
3B: Digital wellbeing

Optimise your staff’s digital wellbeing to help address work-life balance, enabling healthy professional and personal relationships

Laura Knight, Director of Digital Learning, Berkhamsted School

15:45 – 16:35
3C: Mindfulness

Equip staff with the tools to mindfully manage stressful, high-pressure situations with objectivity and resilience

Belinda Heaven, Alpha Wellbeing Associates Ltd