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
THIS SEMINAR IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING DELEGATES WHO ARE NOT ENROLLED WITH THE CERTIFICATE COURSE. SORRY FOR THIS CHANGE.
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?