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Virtual School Conference

We offer twice-yearly training in the form of a Conference, which is open to all professionals who work with our Children in Care including but not limited to; Designated Teachers, Social Workers, Foster Carers, Educational Psychologists, IROs. 

On these days, we aim to give updates on OFSTED, statutory guidance, ePEP and available resources as well as invite well-respected and inspirational external speakers on a range of key topics such as: attachment and trauma, anxiety, autism, behaviour management, etc.  We welcome suggestions from you as to what training you would like us to offer at these conferences.

To encourage Designated Teachers to attend, we offer £100 cover costs to school if requested (one payment per school, per conference). 

To show you how much we value your hard work and dedication, these conferences are held in a local venue with all lunch and refreshments provided.

The agenda and booking details for the next Conference will be posted here.

Summer Term 2020 Conference

Autumn 2020 Conference:

Given the situation with Covid-19 and the challenges facing schools this term, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the October 2020 conference.  All other training this term IS running as scheduled.  Please keep checking back for details of our Spring Term 2021 conference.

 

Sample Agenda:

The Virtual School - Training Conference Tuesday 25th February 2020

Hilton St. Anne's Manor, London Road, Wokingham, RG40 1ST

 

Agenda

 

Time

Speaker

Subject/Company

Duration

9.30

Registration & coffee

Refreshment area

 

9.45

Sian Biddlecombe, Deputy Virtual Head

Welcome, intro & housekeeping

15

10.00

Kate Cairns, KCA

Attachment & trauma, part 1

1hr

11.00

BREAK

Refreshment area

15min

11.15

Kate Cairns, KCA

Attachment & trauma, part 2

1hr

12.15

LUNCH

Restaurant

45

13.00

Lisa Thomson

Berkshire Psychological Perspectives

45

13.45

Claire Reeves

Adviza

15

14.00

Coffee

Refreshment area

15

14.15

Amy Woodhams

Brittanica

15

14.30

Rachel Wiltshire

Anspear

15

14.45

Patrick Finegan, Virtual Head

OFSTED & PP+ and Teacher Mentoring Programme Update

15

15.00

Finish / Networking

Refreshment area

30

 

Feedback from Previous Conferences:

"I attended yesterday’s conference and feel so fortunate to have been able to hear Kate Cairns deliver her seminar. She was brilliant."

"Thank you for the invite, I am finding these conferences really enriching as a foster carer."

"I really enjoyed yesterday’s conference, it was insightful, engaging and well worth attending so thank you!"

"For feedback re: yesterday... It was fantastic!  Really well structured and organised. I walked away feeling inspired, especially after the mornings presentation.  I look forward to the next one."

"Please will you pass on mine and my colleague’s thanks to everyone who contributed to today’s sessions . They were inspirational!"

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