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Coping with exam stress – Manchester CPD course for education professionals

16/04/2018 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Boost staff and pupil resilience at exam time to cope with related stress

Are your students finding exam time particularly stressful?
Is stress reducing morale in teaching staff?
Is a resilience boost needed to reach potential?

This event is ideal for:

  • SENCOs
  • Education professionals
  • Teachers
  • Teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Learning support assistants (LSAs)
  • SEND professionals
  • Therapists working in education settings

Supporting children, young people and staff during exam time in an education setting can be emotional and challenging. This training session helps you to be able to identify and address stress within a school environment through practical strategies.

This event aims are to boost staff and pupil resilience at exam time to cope with performance related stress, and 3 topics will be presented. Each session will be followed by a 30 minute workshop which will also enable delegates to produce an action plan based on what they have learnt.

Plan for day

09.00  Registration / Induction
09.30  Supporting staff and building resilience through Mindfulness in the workplace
10.15  Workshop and discussion
10.45  Break
11.00  Supporting children and young people with exam stress through Mindfulness
12.00  Lunch
13.00  Workshop and discussion
13.30  Being a Mindful team and choosing the right students to gain maximum impact for an intervention focused on reducing stress
14.30  Workshop and discussion
15.00  Questions / feedback
15.30  Finish


Speakers: Seamus Mannion and Anne McBride

Seamus Mannion – SENCO

This CPD event will be led by Seamus Mannion. Seamus is passionate about effective management to maximise efficiency of skills and resources. Seamus is an experienced secondary SENCO who has a special interest in social, emotional and mental health (SEMH). Seamus’ experience includes the leadership of a SEND department, being a member of the Stockport SEND panel and teaching.

Anne McBride – Mindfulness Teacher

Mindfulness in the Workplace and Mindfulness-based interventions with students will be presented by Anne McBride. Anne’s background is in education, pastoral management, behaviour and training. She has worked for the last twenty years in Inclusion advising schools on how to manage young people who have specific social, emotional and behavioural needs. Anne is a fully qualified Mindfulness Teacher having trained with leading trainers from Bangor University and partners with experience delivering inset, adult courses and mindfulness in schools.

All tickets purchased for this course will be non-refundable.


The Factory Youth Zone
931 Rochdale Road Harpurhey, Manchester, M9 8AE
Manchester, M9 8AE GB
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