Day 1: 28 June, 2023
Start time: 09:00 BST
End time: 16:00 BST
Venue: Services For Education, Unit 3 Holt Court, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4AX
Emotional health and wellbeing have never been a greater priority in our schools with children facing a whole host of uncharted waters when it comes to their mental health and emotional wellbeing. In schools, we have a duty to provide our children with the knowledge and skills they need in order identify, regulate and understand their feelings and more importantly, how to keep themselves safe in a range of situations.
Our secondary aged children are finding their way in a world that we could never have imagined; they experience pressures and situations -that as adults- we have not had experience with ourselves. As a result, we need to be constantly upskilling ourselves to best support and teach our children to best manage these difficult and challenging situations. It has been well-researched that children’s emotional health can have a significant impact on all areas of their lives, including their academic progress, their relationships with others and their physical health, therefore schools need to have a clear plan for supporting the children within their settings to minimise the impact and guide children into becoming happy, healthy and safe adults.
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Sandra Passmore – Former Adviser, Services For Education
Sandra has extensive experience in safeguarding, health and wellbeing and evidence based practice. She has worked nationally with key government departments (Departments of Health and Education) to help shape strategy and policy whilst still retaining the focus on working for the best outcomes for children and young people.
She has a PhD on the psychology of health related choices which has informed the development of award winning, evidence based programmes such as Health for Life in primary schools and Health for Life in nursery schools which have been proven to have a sustainable impact on improving the health and wellbeing of children and families.
Sandra led the development and delivery of the DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) training for SFE. She was pivotal in expanding the remit of the safeguarding work to also include issues such as domestic abuse and sexual violence and harassment within the education context.
Sandra’s passion for improving the lives of children has led her to develop work within Public Health and managed RCT (Randomised Control Trials) on the effectiveness of interventions such as the daily mile. Additionally, Sandra has written books for teachers and pupils as well as peer reviewed academic journal papers.