On Wednesday 27th March 2019, we hosted nearly 50 people at beautiful Rowdeford School for a day focused on SEMH in children.
The day opened with a keynote speech from Professor Barry Carpenter, which explored how our repertoire of teaching approaches must continue to change and diversify in order to support children and young people with SEMH needs. After a delicious lunch provided by the wonderful catering team at Rowdeford, Kirsty Jamieson (Head of Inclusion for The Mead Academy Trust), spoke about creating and sustaining a model for SEMH outreach support, and how we can support children with SEMH needs in their own school community effectively.
The final part of the day was a workshop, and delegates had a choice of attending one on Autism in Girls with Professor Carpenter, or looking at developing wellbeing in schools with Dr Linda Mallory. Both workshops were a fascinating way to end an incredible day of learning and reflection.
The evaluations we received from all attendees were excellent. Some comments we received included:
“The day provided lots of really useful ideas to take back and use in my practice.”
“The sessions were so interesting… I have learnt so much. I feel enthused and ready to implement new ideas.”
“Has left me feeling very determined and wanting to try out and discover more ways to support girls with ASD specifically.”
We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our speakers, delegates, and hosts at Rowdeford for making the conference such a valuable day for everyone.