ACAMH is delighted to have teamed up with the Chartered College of Teaching to present ‘Eating Disorders – Pedagogy in Practice’
About the session
Teachers have a role to play in supporting children and adolescents to understand anxiety as part of the new RSHE curriculum, as well as needing to feel confident that they can recognise the impact it may have on the children they work with. This webinar brings together teachers from a range of settings to consider how they are supporting pupils in the school to understand eating disorders. 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.
You made find the following two resources provide useful reading and ideashttps://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/get-information-and-support/support-someone-else/worried-about-a-pupil/https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Disordered-Eating-for-School-Staff.pdf
Meet the speakers
Victoria Wilson, Consultant Nurse and School Nurse, Girls Day School Trust
Victoria has a background in various paediatric nursing settings, has been a school nurse for an independent school in Newcastle for 11 years and is the Consultant Nurse for the Girls Day School Trust. Passionate about young people, her role is to support pupils in school access health care for them to reach their academic potential. In the role of Consultant Nurse, Victoria supports nurses and staff in the GDST schools, with training, policies, and access to appropriate health information to support the pupils they care for.
I am Rebecca Lipscombe the LMS Coordinator at Beat. I look after the promotion and engagement of both our elearning platforms, POD and SPOT. POD stands for Peer-support and Online Development and is aimed at carers looking after a loved one with an eating disorder and SPOT stands for School Professional Online Training and is suitable for any professional working in a school setting.’
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.
Jenny Barksfield, Deputy C.E.O AND Senior Subject Lead at PSHEAssociation
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.
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.