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21st Century Pastoral Care – the changing face and relevance of pastoral care in secondary education

Wednesday 11th March 2015
Newman University, Birmingham

This important regional conference will provide opportunities to debate the changing face and relevance of pastoral care in secondary education. At a time when secondary school budgets are being squeezed, delegates will be encouraged to explore new developments within pastoral care in terms of its role and practices. They will also be encouraged to consider how effective pastoral care can assist in building an environment where young people flourish and succeed.

Delegates will listen to keynote speakers drawn from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds. They will have the opportunity to attend interactive workshops to explore new ideas and approaches. Attendance at the conference will provide ALL delegates with one year’s ‘affiliated membership,’ to the National Association of Pastoral Care in Education.

Confirmed Speakers

Professor Terry Wrigley (Visiting Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University and editor of the international journal Improving Schools)
‘Living on the edge: pastoral care in an age of austerity’

Dr Dawn Casserly (St Paul’s School for Girls, Birmingham)
‘Pastoral care: beyond first aid’

Professor Stan Tucker and Dr Dave Trotman (Newman University)
‘Pastoral care and the support of vulnerable pupils: messages from research’

Audience: School managers, teachers, pastoral support staff, academics and students
Conference fee: £100 (10% discount for early booking – 31st January 2015).

Contact: Cherilyn Ward, School of Education
Newman University, Genners Lane, Bartley Green Birmingham B32 3NT
Tel: 0121 476 1181 x2408


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