This free Addiction and Substance Use session was exclusively for teachers and school leaders, and Chartered College of Teaching Members. ACAMH is delighted to have teamed up with the Chartered College of Teaching to present these FREE online training series entitled ‘Pedagogy in practice’.
ACAMH Members can receive a CPD certificate, simply email and let us know the date and time that you watched the recording.
Slides from the session
About the session
This webinar brings together teachers from a range of settings to consider how they are supporting pupils in the school to understand addiction and substance use.
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.
Presentations will be given by: Helen Masters MCCT (Director of SEND and Safeguarding, Chiltern Learning Trust), and Steven Porter (Alternative Learning and Progression Service (ALPS), Luton Borough Council).
Panelists: Jan Forshaw (Head of Education, Coram Life Education) and Jonathan Baggaley (CEO, PSHE Association).
Addiction and substance abuse: A review of the evidence on gaming addiction and its relationship to depression or aggression in young people
An article about the impact of family substance abuse on child well-being
About the Speakers and Panel
Helen Masters MCCT is the Director of SEND and Safeguarding for Chiltern Learning Trust in Bedfordshire. Previously, she sat on the Senior Leadership Team of an OFSTED Outstanding School, with her remit including DSL, SEND, DT LAC, Mental Health Lead, Fair Access Protocol and educating students with medical tuition. She has been a SENCo for over twenty one years. In her current position Helen oversees the quality of education and school improvement for SEND and Safeguarding within the MAT. This entails providing support to staff in schools and auditing systems and processes for best practice. She facilitates the NASENCO award for Best Practice Network through the Trust’s training hub, home growing SENCos within the local area. Helen also works with Anita Devi, within Team ADL, facilitating their TA forum. This forum has been created to develop teaching assistant practice, which is then disseminated back in their own schools. Some of the topics covered: Cognitive Load Theory, The Nurtured Heart Approach and supporting students with anxiety. Helen also is part of the Team ADL SEND
Steven Porter has worked for Luton borough council for 7 years as the Manager of the Behaviour and inclusion support service. The service is one that provides support and intervention to vulnerable children, those who have undiagnosed special educational needs, those children who become embroiled in gangs and those children who have some significant trauma and mental health issues.
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
‘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.
These sessions will build on our previous ‘Ask the Expert’ webinars. All of these sessions plus a host of other free resources for teachers can be found on our Teacher Hub.
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.