Webinar | How to plan effectively as a team

Event description

Extensive teacher workloads make maintaining a balanced work-life near impossible. As well as clearly putting a teacher’s wellbeing at risk, this ultimately impacts the wellbeing of the pupils we teach and how they thrive in education.

This webinar will look at how your school can enhance staff wellbeing by creating tools, strategies and charters to improve collaboration, workloads and conditions.

Join Jane Wood-Chambers, as she walks you through how to actively inform, involve and engage staff in measures correlated to effective workload and creating the right kind of culture that everyone can thrive in.



What will be covered?

  • Creating the right kind of school culture – establishing it and ensuring all staff know and understand how and why it is important.
  • The importance of keeping staff in the loop of strategic measures– this includes modelling what you want to see happen through effective leadership behaviours.
  • School staffing structure and areas of responsibility; developing your middle leadership and NQT mentoring and support programmes.
  • Mentoring programmes for all staff.
  • Planning INSET days and CPD opportunities effectively and professionally; quality proviso and catering, including a well-being event that is off-site.
  • Making praise central to your school culture – Acknowledging the efforts by actively seeking out members who are working effectively helps to reinforce a culture of care in your school.


Who will benefit?

This webinar will be ideal for all educators; particularly leadership teams and headteachers looking to proactively improve staff mental health and wellbeing.



When will the event take place?



Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Location: Online

Click here to book your free place now.


Speaker Profile: Jane Wood-Chambers

Over 27 years of educational experiences in a number of settings. Developed a clear vision and ethos for inclusion which puts the child at the centre and a clear understanding of how to support, engage and nurture the individual.

Ability to train all staff through effective and reflective continual professional development in behavioural management techniques that begin, establish and maintain change in all.


12 Ways to Support Introverts in the Classroom

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Some may perceive you like one or the other. However, in my opinion, there’s an extrovert and an introvert in all of us.

It is what we do with these aspects of ourselves in different contexts that will help us in situations that need us to adapt.

Similarly, for children, some pupils are extroverts that naturally contribute in class and voice their opinions and appear confident and self-assured. As teachers though, we still need to look and observe more closely as sometimes being an extrovert can mask a whole host of issues.

Introverted pupils can also be a challenge in class. In the Oxford Dictionary, an introvert is described as a “shy and reticent person”. What we need to know as teachers are that just because they have “quieter qualities” within their personality trait, they are not less able. It takes skilful teaching and learning and “getting to know the child, carefully, over time” that will help them make progress.

Here are 12 ways to encourage introverts in your class!

1. Get to know the child

Observe them keenly and look at how they behave and interact with their peers. Build up a picture from others such as teaching assistants, midday supervisors, parents and carers and former teachers. It will inform you on ways to move forward with the child.

2. Observe body language

Although some may seem shy and hesitant, body language and facial expressions still give us huge clues on what people think and their likes and dislikes.

3. Give them “Voice Time” and don’t interrupt them

Give pupils advance warning of what you want them to do and inform them of any change so that they have time to reflect. Be patient but persist in getting a contribution, so they also have the chance to share their ideas and opinions. Avoid interrupting then as that can disrupt their thought trains.

shy book class

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