The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on children’s learning, development and mental wellbeing. Pastoral care will be integral to supporting them through, and beyond, this challenging time.
The Pastoral Leader Conference will ensure you are up to date with best practice and the latest legislative framework, helping you to provide effective pastoral support and meet the needs of the pupils in your care.
The conference will provide expert guidance on key topics such as mental and emotional health, safeguarding, parental and family engagement and supporting SEN students – ensuring that pastoral care deservedly retains its place as a key building block of development in your school.
What will you learn at this crucial conference?
- Understanding the impact of Covid-19 and the role of pastoral care
- Guidance on providing effective mental health and emotional support
- Looking after pupil safety and welfare
- Understanding and managing disruptive behaviour
- Meeting the needs of SEN students
- Building parent and family relationships and promoting engagement
The conference will be delivered online via a conference platform. Delegates will be able to take part in the discussion and interact with their peers.
Delegates will also be provided with the day’s presentations and recording after the event, therefore if you can’t attend the whole day, you can catch up afterwards!
- Chairperson’s introduction
Prioritising pastoral care
- The impact of Covid-19 and priorities for 2021
- Lessons from the pandemic and supporting vulnerable children
- Assessing current practice and qualities of effective pastoral care
- Ofsted and inspecting pastoral care
Supporting wellbeing and good mental health
- Exploring the impact of the pandemic on wellbeing
- Common mental health issues
- Understanding the impact of childhood trauma
- Effective and proven interventions
- Digital safety and resilience
The role of pastoral care in effective safeguarding practice
- Updates to Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2020)
- Risk assessment and identifying vulnerable students
- Addressing safeguarding concerns
- Handling safeguarding referrals
- Bullying and cyber bullying
Supporting the management of disruptive behaviour in and out of the classroom
- Understanding the reasons why children misbehave
- Identifying distractions to learning and attention issues
- Managing behaviour outside of the classroom
- Targeted approaches and innovative techniques
- Implementing a whole school approach
Parental and family engagement
- Why is this so important?
- Understanding how relationships can impact development
- Building relationships with difficult-to-engage families
- Maintaining engagement and good communication lines
SEN and Pastoral Care
- The role of pastoral leaders in RSE and PSHE
- Training colleagues – how to do it successfully
- Engaging with parents to support pupil’s attainment
- Examining how coaching ensures the pastoral process supports learner development, motivation and success at school
- Close of conference