Professional Learning and Events
Improved practice leads to improved pupil outcomes. We are proud to be implementing in full the Department for Education’s “Standards for teachers’ professional development”. Further, we are also working with the leading organisation in the field of teachers’ CPD, the Teacher Development Trust, who bring added rigour to our professional development opportunities.
We work in partnership with Teaching School Alliances, Multi-Academy Trusts and Universities to deliver landmark school mental health events and conferences that inspire, empower and equip delegates to strengthen the mental health of the next generation.
Our qualified and experienced mental health practitioners design, develop and deliver professional development activities and programmes across the UK and internationally. Including:
- Designing bespoke professional learning for any professional working in schools
- Speakers for events, conferences and seminars
- Designing bespoke and tailored workshops to meet the needs of your audience
- Developing conference partnerships which bring innovative learning and best practice to life
Examples of our work
ITT Programme – Our consultants fed into the DfE’s Carter review into ITT and the subsequent ITT curriculum design consultation. Using this knowledge, we worked with Leeds Beckett University to pilot mental health training with their ITT students. The feedback was very high and so the university asked us to support them to fully embed mental health training for all of their ITT students. This caught the ear of the DfE who subsequently met with the university to learn more about this innovative approach.
Counselling Skills for Schools – Infinite Learning provide CPD courses for British schools in the Middle East. They wanted an accredited counselling skills programmes for their delegates. We ensured the successful accreditation as well as the designing, development and delivery a Level 3 accredited programme for their 34 delegates. Subsequently, Infinite Learning have asked for a repeat the following year as well as additional courses.
Sheffield Hallam University mentor event – Sheffield Hallam recognised the vital role mentors play in supporting the mental wellbeing of new teachers and asked us to deliver the key note and workshop at their mentor event. This motivated and inspired delegates who said that they wanted to have a bigger focus on mental health for the new teachers they mentor.
Leeds Conference – Leeds Beckett University wanted to formally launch their work on mental health in schools with a landmark conference. We pulled together regional and well as national figures to deliver keynotes, workshops and be on panel discussions at the event and created an agenda which attracted around 80 delegates. This also ensured regional press coverage for the university as well as radio and TV interviews.