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Share and Inspire

Saturday 29th March 2014
10:30 am until 12 noon
(Refreshments from 10:15 - 10:30 am)
Caesar Room, Imperial Hotel, Russells Square,
London WC1B 5BB

Members and Guests are invited to attend
Four short ten minute presentations followed by questions. They will share current research or practice in pastoral care and provide inspiration and ideas that can make a real difference in the learning experience of learners.

Presentation One
Professor Stan Tucker - Developing Policies and Strategies for Pastoral Care in Birmingham Secondary Schools
The workshop will explore key findings from research into policies and strategies currently being developed in 16 Birmingham inner-city secondary schools around the provision of pastoral care. It will specifically focus on school priorities and responses to young people deemed to be at risk of school exclusion. Stan Tucker has has considerable experience of graduate and postgraduate teaching and educational research at Newman University in Birmingham and is the editor of the NAPCE journal Pastoral Care in Education.

Presentation Two
Jill Robson - Student Voice - Why and How
The presentation will share experiences about how student voice has been delivered in different schools and it will give examples of how running student voice days can impact on the personal development of the students participating. Jill Robson is a former Deputy Head teacher and is currently the Secretary and Treasurer for NAPCE.

Presentation Three
Phil Jones - Making a Difference with a High Achievers Programme
This presentation will explain how a State secondary school has worked in partnership with an independent school to implement a High Achievers Programme for students from both schools. It will describe how the programme focuses on developing personal skills such as teamwork, problem solving and thinking skills to support the student in achieving their potential in their learning. Phil Jones is a Headteacher and is currently the chair of NAPCE.

Presentation Four
Jakub Makowski - 'A Curriculum for Life' (Speaking on behalf of the National Youth Parliament)
Jakub is the Member of the Youth Council for the Colchester constituency and represent 27,000 young people in the constituency. The UK Youth Parliament is looking for a radical change in the curriculum so it is about preparing young people for life. One question they are asking is "What is the point of having 5A* to C if you cannot clear 5 figures of debt? " He will talk about their views that the curriculum in schools currently fails young people and does not prepare them for their future lives.

The presentations will interest anybody who is looking for inspiration to make a difference in the academic and personal development of learners. To reserve your place at the Share and Inspire Presentations please contact Melissa O' Grady, Administrator at NAPCE by email napce1@hotmail.co.uk no later than Friday 7th March.