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Trauma – Pedagogy in practice

The Chartered College of Teaching is delighted to have partnered with ACAMH to present a FREE online training series, ‘Pedagogy in practice’, exclusively for teachers and school leaders.

This series focuses on pedagogical approaches and practical strategies that can be used to support a range of aspects of pupil mental health in school.  It gives attendees a unique opportunity to take part in interactive expert webinars looking at how to approach key topics in school.

About the session

This session brings together teachers from a range of settings to consider how they are supporting pupils in the school to understand trauma.

Presentation by:  Amy Sayer FCCT

Panelists: Jayne Edwards (Specialist Leader in Education for SEND and Early Years SEN Specialist, Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School), Beth Khan MCCT (Teacher of English, Invictus Education Trust), Jan Forshaw (Head of Education, Coram Life Education) and Jonathan Baggaley (CEO, PSHE Association).


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Our Presenters

Amy Sayer FCCT, Mental Health Trainer  – Amy is the author of ‘Supporting staff mental health in your school’ and has written content and articles for various educational journals and magazines such as Impact, TES, SecEd and Teach Secondary.  Having worked previously as a Mental Health Lead in schools, Amy is now a freelance mental health trainer providing workshops covering practical strategies and ideas to help support a meaningful whole school approach to mental health.  She works for West Sussex Minds as a mental health trainer and content writer.

Beth Khan MCCT, Teacher of English, Invictus Education Trust – Beth studied English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham, before training to teach English in a Secondary setting.  Beth is a staff lead on her school’s wellbeing council and became keenly aware of the impact that Covid-19 was having on her pupils, which led her to seek a way of addressing it. She has since gained a distinction in her MA in Teaching Studies, with a focus on creative writing and student mental health post Covid-19. This entailed designing bespoke lessons to tackle the topic of Covid-19, with an aim to improve student wellbeing and address trauma, which were delivered across her current Yr.8 cohort.  The outcome of her research was that participating in a variety of creative writing methods, with varying levels of teacher scrutiny, appeared to have a cathartic impact on students and improved their self-efficacy.

Jayne Edwards, Deputy Headteacher and Inclusion Manager, Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School – SENDCo for 9 years, Specialist Leader in Education for SEND and Early Years SEN Specialist.  Recently she has been instrumental in developing an Autistic Research Centre.  Jayne is also the Mental Health Lead in school and supports pastoral needs of pupils and their families.

Jan Forshaw, Head of Education, Coram Life Education – Jan began her career teaching across primary and middle schools, including senior leadership roles, in Bradford, West Yorkshire.  Children’s wellbeing and mental health was always at the heart of her work as a teacher and influenced her move to children’s health and wellbeing charity Coram Life Education.  She has been Head of Education at Coram Life Education since 2009, having been Director of Training and before that an educator and senior trainer.  Jan oversees development of the diverse education programmes at Coram Life Education which include provision of high-quality education workshops in school and its acclaimed SCARF online PSHE (including statutory RSHE) curriculum.  She understands that within education the teacher’s role is crucial in helping children to thrive – socially, physically, mentally and academically – and works hard to ensure that Coram Life Education’s ethos and practices prioritise relevant, practical and timely support for teachers, alongside the provision of the highest-quality, inspiring programmes and resources that children deserve and need, to be their best.

Jonathan Baggaley, CEO, PSHE Association – Jonathan is Chief Executive of the PSHE Association, leading efforts to ensure all children and young people receive high-quality PSHE education. Jonathan led the Association’s campaign for statutory PSHE, bringing together over 100 leading organisations to call for curriculum change. He is now working closely with government and wider stakeholders to ensure the new statutory requirements for Relationships, Sex and Health education achieve their transformative potential. Jonathan has worked in education at a national level for many years, bringing particular expertise in educating young people about risks, harms and opportunities of online technologies. Prior to joining the PSHE Association he was Head of Education at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (now part of the National Crime Agency).  He is currently a member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety Digital Resilience group and sits on the DCMS Media Literacy Taskforce Steering Board. He is Vice Chair of the National Youth Jazz Collective.

About the ‘Pedagogy in practice’ series

These are a series of FREE online events exclusively for teachers and school leaders, and offer insights into best practice in supporting children and adolescents building on the latest evidence base.  They are brought to you as part of an exciting new partnership between The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) and the Chartered College of Teaching, two charities who are dedicated to supporting teachers to make a difference to the mental wellbeing of children and young people.

These sessions are designed to help close the knowledge gap in a range of topics that now form part of the statutory Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) curriculum.  We think it is important to help equip teachers with knowledge in areas that may be less familiar to them and to help them consider how they might most effectively deliver these topics to children and adolescents as part of the curriculum.

These sessions will build on previous webinars run by ACAMH, attendees are strongly encouraged to watch back the ‘Ask the Expert’ series, and in particular the topic of Understanding TraumaAll of these sessions plus a host of other free resources for teachers can be found on ACAMH’s Teacher Hub.

The Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) is a unique multi-disciplinary organisation, and charity, established for over 60 years committed to ‘Sharing best evidence, improving practice’.  

Full membership information and the benefits of being a member of the Chartered College of Teaching can be found here 

Develop your expertise through our Certificate for Evidence-Informed Practice programme