South West Behaviour Conference: Behind the Behaviour

Monday 13th November 2017 | Exeter Racecourse | 09:00 - 16:00

Standards of behaviour remain a significant challenge for many schools and the number of exclusions in the South West shows the upward trend which mirrors the national picture. As clarified in the government’s independent review into behaviour in schools earlier in 2017, we now have evidence to show that the biggest positive impact on managing behaviour is to create a culture that maximises the learning and experience of all pupils. Fundamental to this is the ability to see beyond the behaviour and to understand the root causes.

This conference will get to grips with what works and what doesn’t by providing best practice case studies, proven strategies and tried and tested techniques that you can take straight back into your school. 
What will delegates gain from attending?

An overview of the best practice, case studies, and practice in outstanding behaviour management
•Tried and tested techniques to defuse situations in an instant
•Opportunities to clarify proven strategies to boost attendance and punctuality
•Methods to develop and communicate collaborative whole-school behaviour plans
•Practical and interactive methods to sustain behaviour improvements
•Invaluable opportunity to network and share best practice with peers

Delegates will also explore other factors which impact on the social, emotional and mental health needs of pupils through a range of workshops including; Domestic Violence and Abuse, Attachment and Relationships, Restorative Approaches, Self-Harm and Anxiety and Creating Successful Behavioural Plans.

Who should attend the South West Behaviour Conference?

This conference is designed for staff working directly with children and young people. In particular we would encourage Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Educational Psychologist, Teachers, Pastoral Leaders, SENCOs, HLTAs and Teaching Assistants from primary and secondary phases to attend this event. 
Keynote presentations 
‘Behind the Behaviour’ – how behaviour problems mask mental and emotional health problems
Nina Jackson, Associate Director, Independent Thinking
During this session you will learn that ‘Behind the Behaviour’ of children there are reasons ‘WHY’ they display different needs. A journey of learning about ‘WHAT’ skills, strategies and techniques you can use in classrooms to support these unique children. From the mental and emotional needs of a learner to those with Specific Learning Difficulties. Knowing and developing effective relationships to engaging with those who are often disengaged.
All Behaviour is the Right Behaviour
Jarlath O’Brien, Director for Schools at the Eden Academy Trust
Jarlath led a school from behaviour that was judged by Ofsted to require improvement to outstanding in just fourteen months. Jarlath and his team did this without resorting to exclusion and without spending any extra money. He will share with you how he and his team did this, the challenges they faced and highlight the key lessons to take back to your school  
Self Harm and Anxiety
Nina Jackson, Associate Director, Independent Thinking
What Does a Good Behaviour Plan Look Like?
Jarlath O’Brien, Director for Schools at the Eden Academy Trust
Children and Domestic Abuse: How can we help?
Jan Mclean, Advisory Teacher, Babcock LDP
Neuroception and the Relational Support Plan
Matt Jones, Advisory Teacher, Babcock LDP and Catherine Dunnett, Education Psychologist, Babcock LDP
Restorative Approaches and Relational Needs
Graham Fisher, BST Advisory Teacher, Babcock LDP 


Keynote speakers

Nina Jackson
With a background in mainstream and special needs education and many years’ experience as a pedagogical and pastoral champion, Nina has a breath-taking grasp of what makes classrooms - and all the people in them tick.

She is an Associate Director with Independent Thinking and works across the UK as well as in challenging environments in places such as Ghana, Chile and the Middle East. Her latest best-selling book, Of Teaching, Learning and Sherbet Lemons: A Compendium of Careful Advice for Teachers, has helped put the ‘fizz’ back into classrooms for thousands of teachers.

Nina is a highly creative educator, trainer and international emotional health and well being ‘ambassador. Nina brings warmth, humanity, honesty and fun to every environment, making a truly lasting impression wherever she goes.
Jarlath O'Brien
When Jarlath says ‘Some of the young people I have worked with have gone to Cambridge; some have gone to prison’ you know he is the sort of educational leader who is all about inclusion.
Currently head of Carwarden House Community School in Surrey, a special school for children with learning difficulties. Jarlath has been a teacher for over 15 years and has worked in comprehensive and selective independent schools and in special schools for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties and moderate, severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties.
His approach is one that focuses on what the child can do, without forgetting the severe physical and emotional challenges the child may be facing on a daily basis. Passionately opposed to current ‘zero tolerance’ rhetoric, Jarlath’s argues children who are presenting problems in the classroom are children who need listening to, not punishing until they fall silent or disappear. 


Standard Conference rate: £205+VAT

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