This FREE online event is exclusively for teachers and school leaders, and offers insights into best practice in supporting children and adolescents to understand sleep and the importance of good quality sleep, as well as the potential impacts (positive and negative!) of screen time, building on the latest evidence base.
Research has shown that high-quality sleep has a positive impact on children’s mental health and their academic achievement, yet adolescents in particular may often not get enough sleep, which can negatively impact their wellbeing and performance. The debate about screen time and its potential impact on sleep and concentration has also been well-publicised, if not always in the most balanced way. As teachers and school leaders, it can sometimes feel hard to make an impact on these areas, as many decisions around sleep and screen-time routines are taken outside the school and within families.
Schools have an important role to play in raising students’ and teachers’ awareness about the importance of sleep and the impact of screen time on students’ wellbeing and their academic achievement. This webinar brings together teachers from a range of settings to share how they are supporting pupils in the school to understand why good quality sleep matters and how it can be achieved, as well as key considerations about screen time and its possible effects both on sleep and more widely.
Event attendees will have access not just to the event itself but to supporting materials and resources to help them embed effective practice in their schools.
15:45 Introduction by Chair: Dr. Lisa-Maria Müller
15.50 – Presentation 1 – Amy Sayer
16:05 – Presentation 2 – Clare Erasmus
16:20 – Presentation 3 – Alex McLean
16:35 – Panel discussion and Q&A – to include Dana Abdulkarim, Jan Forshaw and Jonathan Baggaley
17:00 – Closing remarks, Dr. Lisa-Maria Müller
About the ‘Pedagogy in practice’ series
‘Pedagogy in Practice’ is a series of free online events exclusively for teachers and school leaders, and offer insights into best practice in supporting children and adolescents on a range of topics that form part of the statutory Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE curriculum). The series is delivered by an exciting partnership between The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) and the Chartered College of Teaching – the professional body for teaching – two charities dedicated to supporting teachers to make a difference to the mental wellbeing of children and young people and deliver the best possible education.
This is second in a series of FREE online events exclusively for teachers and school leaders, and offers insights into best practice in supporting children and adolescents to understand sleep and the importance of good quality sleep, as well as the potential impacts (positive and negative!) of screen time, building on the latest evidence base. These sessions will build on previous webinars run by ACAMH, attendees are strongly encouraged to watch back the ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions, and in particular the topic of Sleep.
Visit the Chartered College of Teaching for details on membership and the benefits of being a member.
About the speakers
Presentations will be given by: Amy Sayer FCCT, Clare Erasmus FCCT and Alex McLean
Who will be joined by our panelists: Dana Abdulkarim, Assistant Principal, Oasis Academy Don Valley, Jan Forshaw, Head of Education, Coram Life Education, and Jonathan Baggaley, CEO, PSHE Association.
The Chartered College of Teaching
The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teachers. We are working to celebrate, support and connect teachers to take pride in their profession and provide the best possible education for children and young people. We are dedicated to bridging the gap between practice and research and equipping teachers from the second they enter the classroom with the knowledge and confidence to make the best decisions for their pupils.
To attend this event please register at this link and share with friends and colleagues. Please note that the event is for teachers and school leaders.