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