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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:
- Education professionals
- 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
11.00 Supporting children and young people with exam stress through Mindfulness
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
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.