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The whole teacher: supporting the professional and personal development of your team
Never before have the wellbeing and motivation of teachers and school leaders been more deserving of consideration. On the receiving end of every traditional CPD course is a person, a real person acting as model learner for their students, required to display those positive attitudes and behaviours for learning every day, whilst at the same time teaching, marking and reporting on progress. It’s hard; and a CPD course can only do so much.

Just as outstanding teaching considers the whole child, so effective professional development considers the whole teacher – and that requires more than pedagogical coaches developing professional capital. Helping teachers to maintain a positive mindset and a sense of empowerment and agency in their role requires us to be as cognisant of their motivations, aspirations and wellbeing as we are of their ability to plan, teach and mark effectively.

This event considers what happens when professional and personal development are brought together.

Join for one session or stay for the day. All sessions will be available on demand.

11:00am The Whole Teacher (45mins)
NAHT General Secretary, Paul Whiteman, in conversation with Andrew Hammond, lead author and series editor of the NAHT & Discovery Education Pathway programme.

12:15pm Teacher Wellbeing (45mins)
Andrew Hammond in conversation with wellbeing expert, Professor Tim O’Brien of UCL Institute of Education and MCL University Limerick

1:30pm Maintaining Motivation and Ambition (45mins)
Andrew Hammond in discussion with Marijke Miles, NAHT National Executive member, SEND Council Chair and experienced School Leader.

2:30pm Building confidence as a leader: listening to (and trusting) your inner voice (30mins)
Andrew Hammond in conversation with NAHT President, Ruth Davies

Jun 11, 2020 11:00 AM in London

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Andrew Hammond
Senior Director of Learning @Discovery Education
Andrew served in schools for over 20 years, as Classteacher, Head of Department, Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher in both independent and maintained sector schools. A prolific author, Andrew has written numerous titles for a range of educational publishers. He has a BA QTS from Bath and an MA from King’s College London. He is currently studying for an Ed.D at Buckingham, researching the power of culture to deliver character traits and attitudes in schools. He is interested in how schools turn values-based platitudes into practice and how we best support pupils’ personal and cultural development by supporting the personal development of their teachers. Andrew joined Discovery Education in September 2019 as Senior Director of Learning. He designed the Pathway Programme and is series editor for its content. He is passionate about supporting the whole teacher.
Tim O’Brien
Professor @UCL Institute of Education and MCL University Limerick
Tim O’Brien is Honorary Professor of Psychology and Human Development at UCL Institute of Education and a professor (part-time) at MIC University of Limerick. He co-wrote and led the Teacher Wellbeing Programme for The Chartered College of Teaching which ran in Government ‘Opportunity Areas’ across the UK. His research at UCL has involved working with schools on two 10 month whole-school programmes to support wellbeing and learning. Tim is a member of the DfE Expert Advisory Group on Teacher and Leader Wellbeing. His concerns include the normalisation of hyperaccountability and its impact on teacher and leader wellbeing. As a teacher, Tim worked in mainstream and special education: SLD/PMLD and an all age SEMH school, which he led from special measures to outstanding.
Marijke Miles
NAHT National Executive member, SEND Council Chair and experienced School Leader.
Marijke Miles has over 20 years’ experience in Special Education, 14 of which as a Headteacher. Across her career she has worked in; residential and day, maintained and non-maintained, single sex (both boys and girls) and co-ed, primary and secondary, and across both mainstream and a various designations of special schools. A passion for SEMH practice was supported by the Master’s programme in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties at the University of Birmingham, building on a first degree in music with Psychology. Since 2010 she has been a tutor for the University of Winchester, facilitating the NPQH and NPQSL programmes as well as a regular mentor and coach for new and aspiring Headteachers and also serves on the Executive of the Hampshire Special Heads Conference Marijke was elected to the NAHT’s National Executive in 2013, last year becoming the Chair of the NAHT’s national sector council for SEND, and sits on the National Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education.