Trauma – Pedagogy in practice recording

Matt Kempen
Marketing Manager for ACAMH

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ACAMH is delighted to have teamed up with the Chartered College of Teaching to present these FREE online training series entitled ‘Pedagogy in practice’, this session was on Trauma.

Amy Sayer’s slides


These sessions will build on our previous ‘Ask the Expert’ webinars, and delegates for this session are strongly encouraged to watch these, and in particular the topic of Understanding Trauma. 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 padlet

About the speakers

Amy Sayer FCCT, Mental Health Trainer – Amy is the author of ‘Supporting staff mental health in your school’ and has written content and articles for various educational journals and magazines such as Impact, TES, SecEd and Teach Secondary. Having worked previously as a Mental Health Lead in schools, Amy is now a freelance mental health trainer providing workshops covering practical strategies and ideas to help support a meaningful whole school approach to mental health. She works for West Sussex Minds as a mental health trainer and content writer.

Beth Khan MCCT, Teacher of English, Invictus Education Trust – Beth studied English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham, before training to teach English in a Secondary setting. Beth is a staff lead on her school’s wellbeing council and became keenly aware of the impact that Covid-19 was having on her pupils, which led her to seek a way of addressing it. She has since gained a distinction in her MA in Teaching Studies, with a focus on creative writing and student mental health post Covid-19. This entailed designing bespoke lessons to tackle the topic of Covid-19, with an aim to improve student wellbeing and address trauma, which were delivered across her current Yr.8 cohort. The outcome of her research was that participating in a variety of creative writing methods, with varying levels of teacher scrutiny, appeared to have a cathartic impact on students and improved their self-efficacy.

Jayne Edwards, Deputy Headteacher and Inclusion Manager, Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School – SENDCo for 9 years, Specialist Leader in Education for SEND and Early Years SEN Specialist. Recently she has been instrumental in developing an Autistic Research Centre. Jayne is the Mental Health Lead in school and supports pastoral needs of pupils and their families

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.

Cat Scutt MBE, Director for Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching – A former English teacher, Cat’s roles have since focused on supporting teacher development both online and through face-to-face activities, with a particular focus on development through collaboration and through engagement with research and evidence. Cat leads on the Chartered College of Teaching’s work around teacher development and certification, including the Chartered Teacher programme, and their research activities and publications, including their award-winning peer-reviewed journal, Impact. She received an MBE for services to education in 2021 and has been a member of several government advisory groups.

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.

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.

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