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A Curriculum For Wellbeing

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With more young people than ever struggling with their mental health there has never been greater urgency than now to ensure a curriculum that embeds health, wellbeing and resilience in formal education settings. This British Curriculum Forum event provides an opportunity for education professionals from different systems and sectors in education to come together and share their ideas around curriculum development and wellbeing.  With leading practitioners and academics engaging with theoretical, innovative and practical aspects of the curriculum this event continues Lawrence Stenhouse’s tradition of curriculum research and development. 


09.30 Registration, followed by tea and coffee
10.00 Welcome, opening comments and housekeeping
Gerry Czerniawski, University of East London
10.10 The role of the school curriculum in mental health
Jonathan Glazzard, Leeds Becket University
10.30 A hand, heart, head philosophy of learning
Stephen Pickering, University of Worcester
10.50 How to be evidence informed whilst developing a Mentally Healthy school
Jemima Rhys-Evans, Charles Dickens Research School
11.10 Panel Q&A and discussion
11.25 Tea and coffee and networking
  Parallel Sessions
  Session A Session B Session C
11.40 More than fun and games – the serious side of learning in nature
Mark Leather, Plymouth Marjon University and Tracy Hayes, University of Cumbria 
Children’s mental health is ‘everyone’s business’: Making sense of roles, responsibilities and boundaries for schools
Michelle Jayman, University of West London; Anthea Rose, University of Lincoln and Jonathan Glazzard, Leeds Becket University
PSHE guidance for relationship development in primary schools
Victoria Pugh, University of Worcester
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Evaluation of a Teacher-led, Life Skills Intervention in Ugandan Secondary Schools
John McMullen, Stranmillis University College Belfast
13.50 The importance of being: exploring the interplay between personal and professional identity for Lesbian & Gay teachers
Branwen Bingle, University College Birmingham
14.10 A whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing
Hannah Wilson, University of Buckingham
14.30 Panel Q&A
Chaired by Sarah Seleznyov, London South Teaching School Alliance
14.45 Completion of evaluation forms
14.50 Final comments including announcements of future BCF funding opportunities
Gerry Czerniawski, University of East London
15.00 Close of event


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