23 Apr 2018 10:30 - 23 Apr 2018 13:30
Matrons' CPD - Children at risk and supporting children with learning difficulties
Date: April 23, 2018
Why you should attend? Increasingly, boarding schools are facing more demanding and complex behaviour from students. Whether this relates to alcohol and drugs or depression and self-harm, staff need to be aware of how best to respond to them. This workshop will explore, using case studies, how pastoral staff can provide a safe, secure and supportive environment to help these youngsters get the most out of their time in boarding
Main focus (morning session) Children at Risk: Discussions in small groups and short presentations on the behaviours and factors which put children and young people at risk of poor health and development; effective strategies for responding to such issues; the role of boarding staff in promoting healthy lifestyles.
- Depression/ self-harm
- Alcohol/ Illegal Drugs
- Eating Disorders
- Social media.
Main focus (afternoon session) Supporting children with additional needs/learning difficulties: The role of, and pressures on, boarding staff in managing vulnerable children with serious welfare problems; proactive and preventative pastoral care; what happens when a crisis occurs; drawing up a welfare plan; working safely and effectively as boarding and medical staff.
Recommended preparation: Reflect, if possible with a colleague, on an instance where you have had to deal with a pupil (or pupils) with significant welfare problems. What are the main challenges and pressures for staff when managing such pupils?
Venue: Park Crescent Conference Centre, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN