We work closely with a number of carefully selected and suitably qualified, course presenters, who will help to empower you, your students and school community to improve their emotional intelligence, resilience and deep critical thinking skills..
The range of courses are being designed to cover a number of topics, which can be found here.
All presenters have gone through a strict auditing process and have worked closely with our Programme Director and in house Educational Psychologist, to ensure all support provided is delivered to a high standard and has been tailored especially to schools.
One to one coaching sessions on personalised Wellbeing for School Senior Management
Vicky has over 25 years of extensive experience within education. A significant part of her experience included supporting senior management and designing key policies which would affect positive change across organisations. She also has experience working as an educational psychologist where she sees an integral part of her role to be supporting, guiding, and nurturing senior management. These one to one coaching sessions, will aim to support, nurture and inspire leaders within education. The coaching will offer a compassionate approach to strategies to support senior staff, with a strong focus on emotional needs.
Dr Gillian Shotton
Supporting school leaders’ and teachers’ wellbeing through acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Gillian has over 23 years experience working as an educational psychologist. Over that time she has written a number of books and articles focused on supporting emotional wellbeing. In 2019 the second edition of 'Emotional Well-being, an introductory handbook for schools,' was published, a book she co-authors with Sheila Burton. This course utilises an evidence-based approach that has been proven to support staff wellbeing. She will be using Acceptance and Commitment therapy which supports wellbeing through cultivating a more accepting or defused relationship with unhelpful thoughts and feelings, as well as emphasising value-based action.
CPD Courses for teachers on implementing the 3 R Principles (Respect : Resilience : Relationships) into the classroom
Karen has over 20 years’ experience as an assistant head teacher, pastoral deputy and newly qualified teacher mentor. Karen has authored a number of articles on the importance of pastoral education as well as delivering a variety of webinars, teacher CPD and presentations both for the Geographical Association and Discover the World Education. Karen’s course will explore different strategies that can be utilised within the classroom and beyond to improve the resilience of students by looking at key areas of the 3 R Principles: Respect : Resilience : Relationships.
Workshops and seminars on performance psychology, nurturing and developing talent, and the latest neuroscience.
Having enjoyed a successful career in professional rugby, Sean now sits on the committee of the British Psychological Society and is responsible for promoting excellence in psychology for its members. His experiences of performing in a highly competitive environment fostered his intrigue about what allowed individuals to realise their full potential. After retiring, Sean earned a first class honours BA(Hons) in Leadership and Management and a distinction MSc in Psychology, and now works with a number of schools and organisations to help develop their resilience and emotional intelligence, in addition to sharing strategies that underpin high-performance. Sean is available for workshops and seminars, with a particular focus on performance psychology and the latest neuroscience, helping students, teachers and parents / guardians to thrive, despite the stresses that life throws at them.
Mindfulness Courses on finding peace in this frantic world designed for parents and teachers
Ruth Sequeira is a BAMBA registered Mindfulness Teacher & Supervisor and is a BACP Accredited Psychological Therapist who has worked in CAMHS, the Education sector and privately for over 15 years. Mindfulness Courses take us on a journey to increase self-awareness, increase our familiarity with the more unhelpful patterns in our minds, and increase our ability to enjoy our lives and act in accordance with what really matters to us. In doing so, mindfulness practices support us to reduce unhelpful stress, improve emotional regulation, mood and wellbeing and also have positive effects on relationships, physical health, sleep, concentration and self-esteem.