Pupil Mentoring 101 with Elaine Thomas

Pupil Mentoring 101  with Elaine Thomas | Tuesday 19 February 2019 | Webinar


Event description

Mentoring is important, not only because of the knowledge and skills students can learn from mentors but also because mentoring provides socialisation and personal support to facilitate success in school and beyond. Quality mentoring simply put greatly enhances a pupil’s’ chances for success.

In this session, Elaine Thomas, Director of The Mentoring Lab, will explore several of the most important themes correlated to effective mentoring relationships.


What will be covered?

  •  The Learning Mentor, the Mentor and the Coach
  • Exploring Mentor-Mentee Identities
  • Becoming Trauma Responsive
  • Developing your mentoring kit
  • The Hardest to Reach vs The Unmentorable [sic]
  • Navigating Safeguarding
  • The Mentor – Parent – Teacher relationship

What will you take away from this session?

  • Tried and tested coaching tools
  • Honest and frank discussions
  • Reading list

Who will benefit?

This webinar will be ideal for behaviour and learning mentors, primary and secondary teachers and TA’s, LSA’s, NQTs


When will the event take place?


Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Location: Online

Click here to book your free place now.


Speaker Profile: Elaine Thomas

Elaine is dedicated to improving the quality of youth mentoring and youth engagement. For over 18 years, Elaine has been mentoring and guiding young people from both the hard to reach and affluent backgrounds.
As the lead consultant of The Mentoring Lab, Elaine offers her knowledge and expertise in youth mentoring to help others build the highest standard mentoring and engagement programmes.
Elaine is the Opogo community expert working with young people and adults to prevent underachievement in their learning or careers.

Free Webinar – Tackling School-Aged Violence

Tackling School-Aged Violence with Raymond Douglas | Tuesday 05 February 2019 | Online


Event description

In this webinar, Ray Douglas will share tools and strategies on how to respond effectively to the increase in pupils involved in life-threatening behaviour relating to knives, gangs and systemic youth violence.


What will be covered?

  • Addressing violence beyond citizenship and enrichment days.
  • The importance of real-time inset and CPD for all staff.
  • How to become a peace informed school.
  • Engaging parents and school communities.
  • Working with pupils most at risk.

Who’s it for?

SLT ’s, DSL’s, Pastoral & P.S.H.E leads, Learning Mentors, Behaviour Managers Heads of Year, Enrichment coordinators.

When will the event take place?



Date: Tuesday 05 February 2019
 7:00pm – 7:45pm

Location: Online

Click here to register for free.

Webinar: Managing Workload to Improve Wellbeing

Managing Workload to Improve Wellbeing with Ross Morrison McGill | Tuesday 22 January 2019 | Webinar

Many working in education say that their workloads are unsustainable. Many people are uncomfortable saying no because they do not want to disappoint others, have had negative experiences saying no in the past or don’t want to be viewed as uncooperative. Effectively managing time and high workloads is a challenge for all those working in education.

Join Founder of Teacher Toolkit and new Opogo Community Expert Ross Morrison McGill for his first webinar with us as he addresses how you should be able to reduce anxiety and stress around your workload with practical tips to help ground you despite the piles of paperwork.

What will be covered?

Ross will be providing advice and tips that can help you manage your workload more effectively to improve your mental capacity, wellness and health.

Who’s it for?
Whatever your role, this session will be useful for you.

Speaker profile:
Ross Morrison McGill also known as @TeacherToolkit, the ‘most followed educator on social media in the UK’ is the founder of one of the most popular education websites in the world. He is an award-winning blogger, author and teacher with over 25 years teaching and school leadership experience in some the most challenging schools in London. In December 2015, he was nominated for The Sunday Times ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain 2015‘ and remains the only classroom teacher to have featured to this day