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Ticket to access the recording of the Herts for Learning 2022 Wellbeing Conference: Building Futures: Growing pupil empowerment and agency

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Assistant Headteachers / Day Nursery Leaders/Managers / Deputy Headteachers / Designated Senior Persons / Executive Headteachers / Heads of School / Heads of Year / Headteachers / New Headteachers / New/Aspiring / Senior Leaders / Subject Coordinators/Leaders
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Academies and Schools (including EYFS) / Early Years PVI Settings / Further Education / Sixth-Form Colleges
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Event Description
This ticket will give access to the live recording of this inspirational conference, available to view until the 13th July 2022.

Agency is the fuel of success.

This cross-phase conference will focus deeply on environments, strategies, approaches and experiences and that will support pupils of all ages to increase

  • their agency in their learning

  • their confidence in their future

  • their ability to choose well

In exploring how pupils can develop the tools they require for such self-efficacy, the conference will address important fundamentals around how and what we teach and how we support individuals. We will consider how schools can transform to increase the extent that children and young people can direct their own learning, chart their own course, identify and consider options, reroute along the way, recognise their skill development and grow in confidence. The day will look at what this means for relationships, expectations of autonomy (with appropriate support), culturally responsive and inclusive practice and how to grow a sense of possibilities.

The programme for the day will also include presentations from:

Marie Gentles OBE established Magic Behaviour Management (MBM) alongside Katie L’Aimable. Previously the Headteacher and Deputy Head of an Outstanding Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) and Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) provision, they identified a significant need for school staff, external professionals and parents to fully understand behaviour as communication. Marie is a Special Leader in Education (SLE) for the Department for Education (DfE).

Eugene Ellis a writer, psychotherapist and public speaker on issues of race, difference and intersectionality. Eugene's book, 'The Race Conversation: An essential guide to creating life-changing dialogue', explores the intersection of race and trauma, the non-verbal communication of race and how we might navigate oppressive patterns.

Jean Gross best-selling author and popular speaker on children's issues. Jean co-authored the Education Endowment Foundation guidance on improving social and emotional learning in primary schools. Jean was formerly government's Communication Champion for children, and previously led the development of national approaches to social and emotional learning in schools.
Training objectives

  • recognise the extent to which empowerment and agency are critical tools to develop if pupils are to flourish in school and beyond

  • consider successful school practices that will facilitate and increase agency and grow a positive sense of future

  • recognise opportunities across the curriculum that will fuel the growth of agency and how RSHE/PSHE can underpin this

  • identify how pupils can articulate and drive their own engagement, learning journey and positive future

Learning outcomes

  • strategic approaches and practical methods to better enable pupils to develop agency in their learning and across their lives

  • analysis of the skills and opportunities required for pupils to develop agency

  • identification of key changes that will begin to increase pupil self-efficacy

Additional Information
Share in advance 1-3 concrete practical methods used in your school to foster and develop pupil agency, please email these to training@hertsforlearning.co.uk. 

The cost of this conference is £149 per delegate.
Closing Date
Wednesday 13 July 2022
Session Session date Session time Session venue Map
1 15 June 2022 09:00 - 15:30 Livestorm Webinar
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