Why is mental wellbeing so important to our pupil’s learning?

Sam Garner

 8:30 – 10:00 am (GMT) Or 1:30 – 3:00 pm (GMT)  Online    £470.40- £816.00

Course Outline

Part 1: What does neuroscience tell us?
Part 2: Ensuring your school environment is conducive to positive mental health and learning
The discoveries made by neuroscience have provided us with great insight as to the link between student mental wellbeing and learning. This training will look at the research and provide insights to help educators develop their educational setting to improve the mental wellbeing and learning of its students. It will look at why differentiation is important for all students and why it shouldn't impose additional heavy burdens on teachers. As well as providing knowledge for strategic decisions, this training will also provide practical tools that can be used immediately to improve learning.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the principles of neuroplasticity
  • Develop a greater understanding as to how mental health affects learning
  • Understand why differentiation is important for the learning of all students
  • Discover how the brain learns and how we can apply that knowledge
  • Know how to create a positive and productive learning environment
  • Reflect on how to produce effective teaching using educational neuroscience knowledge

Delegates receive:

  • Completion Certificate
  • Take-away Resources
  • Essential Reading List
  • Optional Post Online Support

About Sam Garner

Inclusion and Mental Health Consultant, Keynote Speaker & Author

As well as being a qualified mental health practitioner, Sam has worked in educational settings, Primary to Post 16, as a SENCo and Mental Health Specialist. This means she understands the real challenges faced in education on a daily basis – feedback often includes how Sam truly understands life ‘at the coal face’. She is passionate that SEN and Mental Health support does not have to be complicated or onerous, and that we can make a big difference in the lives of our young people. As a speaker, Sam is lauded for her ability to entertain with her humorous perspectives on her experiences in education nationally and internationally. She has written a mental health programme that is being used in schools nationally and internationally, regularly writes for education magazines and has a book coming out soon. Sam has also recently published her first book ‘Mental Health In Education: Building Good Foundations.’

Part 1:
Mon, 18 Oct 2021

Part 2:
Tue, 19 Oct 2021

8:30 – 10:00 am (GMT) Or 1:30 – 3:00 pm (GMT)

Standard (up to 5 participants) – £470.40
Premium (up to 10 participants) – £816.00

All teaching Staff, TAs, Mental Health and Pastoral Leaders


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