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Health and Wellbeing conference
11th July 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
- Date: July 11, 2022
- Time: 09.00am – 16.45pm
- Platform: Online (via Zoom)
Join us for our virtual Health and Wellbeing Conference this summer, sponsored by Govox. This one-day event will discuss and explore a theme of ‘Emotional Regulation’ and will welcome a fantastic line up of expert speakers including keynote speaker and former Olympic champion, Sally Gunnell OBE.
School Nurses, Matrons, Pastoral practitioners tasked with development and nurture of student wellbeing
For those counting training hours for revalidation, the majority of the conference can be counted, and evidence of attendance can be requested.
Programme format and topics:
Session 1: Supporting pupils with dyslexia, autism and ASD
Speaker: Claire Agnew, R.G.N, Lead Nurse, Cranleigh School; Krystle Flack, Head of Learning Support, Cranleigh School
Claire and Krystle will discuss Cranleigh’s new approach to managing pupils with ADHD that supports the health and wellbeing of the child first aid foremost. The program looks at strategies and techniques used to support children in the educational setting to build self- esteem and confidence through ways to improve focus without the need for medication. Medication may be required but this method helps a child develop their own coping strategies.
Session 2: Emotional regulation
Speaker: Alicia Drummond, Founder, TeenTips
Emotional Regulation is the ability to control our emotions, both positive and negative, so we can use them optimally. In this talk we will explore how we can help young people to effectively manage and respond to emotional experiences, increase their window of tolerance and develop healthy coping strategies, so that they can thrive, socially, emotionally and academically.
Session 3a: Raising clinical standards
Chair: Jane Graham R.S.C.N, Director of Health and Wellbeing, BSA Group and Director, Hieda
Panel: Jill Hill, Head of Medical Health and Welfare, Cheltenham Ladies College
Rosie McManus, Lead Nurse, Kings College Canterbury
Sinead O’Grady, Lead Nurse, Harrow School
This session aims to look in depth at the provision of care in small non NHS regulated health care settings such as independent schools, sports centres and workplaces. As an employer how do you know the care being provided is of a high standard and meets the needs of your employees/users? As nurses what are your benchmarks? How do you know you are providing the best care possible? We will be discussing ways that you can self regulate to ensure best practice and high standards of clinical care. We will introduce a toolkit for line-managers and health care professionals that can be worked through to establish outstanding standards.
Session 3b: Nutritional support for emotional wellbeing
Speaker: Dan Richardson, Head Nutritionist, DRN
Dan will explore the ways in which a healthy diet can impact on a person’s mental health. He will explore this in relation to the teenager, sports situation and how we can support someone in the workplace/school setting. He will also look at the pros and cons of supplements and build up drinks.
Session 4: Sport and exercise: the promotion of wellbeing and emotional resilience led by keynote speaker, Sally Gunnell OBE
Chair: Jane Graham R.S.C.N, Director of Health and Wellbeing, BSA Group and Director, Hieda
Speaker: Sally Gunnell OBE
We are delighted to have secured former British track and field athlete and Olympian, Sally Gunnell OBE, as our keynote speaker for the conference. Sally will take delegates on an Olympic gold medal winning journey and the valuable lessons she learnt about resilience that she continues to use in her personal and work life today. Improving our mental and physical resilience will mean when handling the stress and demands life throws at us, it won’t send our physical and mental wellbeing spiralling out of control. Sally’s ethos is about encouraging small changes that translate into making a bigger overall sustainable difference and she will encourage the audience to reflect on their own lives, taking stock of what changes they could make to their own wellbeing.
Session 5a: NMS 2022 – what is the impact on medical departments?
Speakers: Kate Adams, SAPHNA ND Jane Graham R.S.C.N, Director of Health and Wellbeing, BSA Group and Director, Hieda
This session will give an overview of the new NMS 22 for boarding schools and NMS 22 for residential special schools and its impact on the medical departments. We will hear from three speakers addressing the specialist residential school perspective, large boarding schools with registered HCP’s and independent boarding schools with non-registered HCP’s providing medical support. There will be a Q&A section to this talk.
Session 5b: To board or not to board: when is remaining in boarding no longer supportive for students who self-harm? Considerations for schools when making this decision
Chair: Jill Hill, Head of Medical Health and Welfare, Cheltenham Ladies College
Speaker: Rachel Hart, Deputy Head of Pastoral, Roedean School
This session will discuss approaches to decision making on whether a pupil who is struggling with mental illness can remain in boarding. Over the last few years we have seen a rise in mental ill health and this has brought concerns about the suitability of boarding when a young person is vulnerable and potentially unable to keep themselves safe. Rachel will talk about the impact on staff, other pupils and academics as well as the pupil themselves.
Session 6a: Raising the standards of EDI and inclusivity in school nursing
Speaker: Anne Bender, NMC Standards Development Specialist, and Wendy Fowler, Nursing Education Adviser, NMC
The NMC will talk about how nurses can improve EDI in the school setting. We will explore the roles of the nurse and gain ideas on how to improve practice
Session 6b: The Sleep Programme
Speaker: Melissa Clinton, Head of Wellbeing, Canford School, Sleep Practitioner and Physio
Melissa will tell us about their award winning sleep programme imitative that has been implemented during covid-19 and on into the return to school. It looks at creating a healthy sleep routine with ongoing support to educate and review sleep patterns. Their aim has been to develop an open culture about sleep issues and encourage help seeking attitudes in young people.
- BSA/Hieda Full Member – £185
- BSA/Hieda Additional Full Member – £95
- BSA Affiliate Member – £280
- BSA Additional Affiliate Member – £120
- Non-member – £370
- BSA Full Member Whole School Rate – £400
This course is regulated and approved by Qualsafe, which conforms with HSE guidance.
Jane Graham R.S.C.N, Director of Health and Wellbeing, BSA Group and Director, Hieda
Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Jane has 27 years of nursing background; 17 of which is in trauma and intensive care. Whilst in PICU, she had a number of different roles. Nine years of that included a role as a specialist retrieval nurse (CATS) that entailed travelling around the country to stabilize and bring back critically unstable children. To do this she learned advanced nursing and basic medical skills in resuscitation, all medical conditions, and trauma.
She went on to teach these skills to student nurses, qualified nurses and junior doctors as the Practice educator on intensive care. This role also involved lecturing regularly at South Bank University. She has been a DSL for Safeguarding at an independent boarding school where she was Lead Nurse. She is also an instructor for Qualsafe, an awarding body approved by the HSE.
Krystle Flack, Head of Learning Support, Cranleigh School
I have been at Cranleigh School for 9 years now, having previously worked in a school for students with complex and challenging behaviour. I have been a Teacher of Learning Support and am now SENCo at Cranleigh and strive to ensure all learning and practice is student centred. I am Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and take a lead on supporting our Foundation and LAC students, and am passionate about the pastoral care of all our students.
Alicia Drummond, Founder, Teen Tips Ltd
Alicia is passionate about providing evidenced-based advice to parents, teachers and all those looking after children and young people, so they can be pro-active in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of those in their care. Alicia also works directly with children and young people empowering them to look after their mental health and wellbeing.
Jill Hill, BSc, DipHE, RN
Jill is entering her 6th year as Lead Nurse at The Cheltenham Ladies College, following a long career in Emergency care. As a Senior Sister and Emergency Nurse Practitioner at the John Radcliffe hospital, she was responsible for staff training and worked in association with Oxford Brookes University to deliver specialist lectures in minor injuries and autonomous practice.
In 2012, her chapter “The Role of the Trauma Nurse” was published in the 4th Edition of ABC of Major Trauma, she continues to be an ALS instructor for Resus Council (UK). Jill’s change of direction into school nursing enabled her to rekindle her love of nursing by making a marked difference to the students in her care by reinventing the medical centre and its provision at CLC. She and her team are an integral part of the Pastoral team, working with students, staff and key stakeholders to ensure that the overall physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of each individual pupil is at the centre of all they do. Jill is a strong advocate for the nursing profession suggesting the unique skills and qualities nurses possess make them the perfect advocates for the students in their care.
Rosie McManus, Lead Nurse, King’s College Canterbury
Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children Rosie came to school nursing in the independent sector 16 years ago. With a passion for boarding pastoral and health care Rosie has developed an interest in the understanding and development of the health needs of boarding school students. Passionate about the nurse’s role in the delivery of the PSHE curriculum, Rosie is currently the Senior Nurse and Health Centre Manager for a large independent school in the South East, she has a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law, is a NUCO trainer and has a keen interest in the development of the school nurse role.
Rosie came to school nursing in the independent sector 16 years ago. With a passion for boarding pastoral and health care Rosie has developed an interest in the understanding and development of the health needs of boarding school students. Passionate about the nurse’s role in the delivery of the PSHE curriculum, Rosie is currently the Senior Nurse and Health Centre Manager for a large independent school in the South East, she has a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law, is a NUCO trainer and has a keen interest in the development of the school nurse role.
Dan Richardson, MSc, SENr
Dan is a Sport and Exercise Nutritionist, on the ‘Sport and Exercise Nutrition’ register, focused on providing an evidence-based, food-first approach to nutrition, bettering performance and health for all-level athletes. He spent most of his time working with professional academy and first grade level athletes, across an array of sports with a shared goal of improving performance and recovery.
Kate Adams, SAPHNA
Kate Adams represents the School and Public Health Nurses Association in matters relating to Independent Residential Special Schools. In 2018 she won the National Association of Special Schools outstanding impact award for a suicidal and self-harm risk flow chart. Kate has worked with the office of the Chief Dentist to help design standards for dental inspections in special schools and speaks nationally about her areas of interest, professional accountability, and risk management. Having worked in maintained and independent fee-paying schools, she now works at St. John’s Catholic Specialist School (for the deaf) in West Yorkshire.
Rachel Hart, Assistant Head Pastoral, Roedean School
Rachel is currently Assistant Head: Pastoral at Roedean School in Brighton, having previously worked as a Head of Year and DDSL at Caterham School in Surrey. Within her work, Rachel leads on supporting pupils with eating disorders and has recently written articles for the Times Educational Supplement (TES) on this area. With extensive pastoral experience in the independent sector and boarding schools, Rachel is passionate about supporting staff to create a consistent and replicable approach when dealing with eating disorders and mental health.
Wendy Fowler, Nursing Education Adviser, NMC
Wendy Fowler joined the NMC in January 2021, she trained in Royal London Hospital, qualifying in 1984. She then progressed her career in a number of London hospitals in the field of trauma and orthopaedics. Wendy also worked as a trauma ward manager in Hertfordshire before moving to an education position at an acute NHS trust with roles including clinical skills trainer, practice educator and pre–registration lead nurse
Wendy has gained a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences and a Post –Graduate Diploma in Higher Education. Wendy is combining her role here at the NMC with that of a volunteer vaccinator.
Melissa Clinton MCSP, BSc Hons, MSc
My career background was 15 years as a Physiotherapist. I had wonderful years working in elite sport with team such as Harlequins and the England Women’s Rugby Team as well as working at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust as Clinical Lead for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy services. I began lecturing on the BSC Hons degree in Physiotherapy at Kings College London. After relocating to Dorset, I started working at Canford School, setting up the physiotherapy service and tutoring in a girls Boarding House. I have been at Canford 10 years. 2 years ago, I was successful in being appointed as Head of Wellbeing. As part of this role, I qualified as a Sleep Practitioner. My passion for educating people, looking at holistic and preventative approaches is key to the wellbeing work we do.