EVENTS UPDATE: NAPCE Announces Plans for Spring 2023
Safer Internet Day 2023
The National Association for Pastoral Care in Education is pleased to once again be supporting Safer Internet Day.
The next Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 7th February 2023.
Safer internet Day 2023 is attended by organisations worldwide in an effort to make the internet truly safe for children.
Phil Jones, National Chair represented NAPCE at the planning meeting which took place on Thursday 1st December.
The plans for Safer Internet Day 2023 include, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the event promotes the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
In the UK, we are celebrating by putting children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encouraging them to shape the online safety support that they receive.
The UK Safer Internet Centre will be asking parents, carers, teachers, government, policymakers, and the wider online safety industry to take time to listen to children and young people and make positive change together.
This year they are hoping to answer the following questions:
- What issues really matter to children and young people?
- What changes do they want to see?
- How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward?
With your help, Safer Internet Day 2023 can be a springboard for conversations that shape how we talk about and respond to online issues, not just for one day, but throughout the whole year.
Educational materials are available for ages 3 to 7, 7 to 11, 11 to 14 and 14 to 18.
These include assembly presentations and activities to start discussions.
There are activities that can be sent home for parents to use with their children and activities that can be led by children
Follow the link for more information.
Safer Internet Day 2023 – UK Safer Internet Centre or visit the website visit the website saferinternet.org.uk
Safer Internet Day 2023 will broadcast live from the top of the BT Tower in London on Tuesday 7th February from 2-00pm until 3-20pm.
Presentation for the Association of Education Advisers
NAPCE National Chair, Phil Jones has been invited to deliver a presentation for the Association of Education Advisers.
The AOEA aim is to raise the quality of education advice.
The presentation will be delivered at an Educational Keeping in Touch Meeting organised by AOEA to listen to guest speakers and share good practice.
The presentation takes place on Thursday 26th January 2023 and the title is “Why we need pastoral care in education in the 21st century”.
The presentation will explore how effective pastoral care can support schools in providing learners with a relevant learning experience in preparation for their future lives in the modern world.
It will examine how a planned and proactive approach to pastoral care in schools can support both the academic progress and personal development of children and young people.
It will consider what demands are being made on pastoral structures and systems in schools in the 21st century and how schools can use available resources to provide effective pastoral care that enables learners to achieve their full potential.
For more information about the Association of education adviser visit their website at www. aoea.co.uk
The NAPCE 40th Anniversary Conference– ‘Is there a need for a new direction for pastoral care in education’?
You are invited to be a delegate at NAPCE Conference in Spring 2023 which is for Pastoral Leaders, Staff in Pastoral Roles, Researchers, Writers, Students, and everybody who has an interest in the important contribution pastoral care makes to the learning experience of children and young people.
The conference celebrates the 40 years that it has promoted the importance of effective pastoral care in education.
The event will examine how pastoral care and support can ensure children and young people achieve their full potential from their education and there is a brilliant line up of speakers to cover a wide range of topics.
Delegates will take away a clear understanding of the current issues and opportunities for developing effective pastoral care and the knowledge and ideas to make a real difference in the life chances of learners in their role.
The conference is excellent value for investing in your professional development with the tickets covering the costs of lunch and refreshments.
Why not get even better value, by becoming a NAPCE member at the start of the annual membership year and benefitting from discounts for NAPCE organised events?
Email email@example.com for details about how to become a member of the Association as an individual, school, college or educational organisation or visit www,napce.org.uk.
Some of the areas and issues about pastoral care in education that will be explored at the conference include.
- Government policy making
- OFSTED priorities
- Focus for current research
- Learners needs
- Challenges in a multi-cultural school
- Independent school experience
- Positive learning culture
- Pastoral leadership
- Pastoral roles in schools
- Catherine Crooks HMI, OFSTED. Confirmed
- Dr Noel Purdy, Stranmillis University College, Belfast. confirmed
- Carole Gregory, Worcestershire Children First, Governor Services. confirmed
- Maria O’Neil, Educationalist and author of ‘Proactive Pastoral Care’. confirmed
- Ron Skelton, Headteacher and CEO of Broadway Academy in Birmingham. confirmed
- Rachel Hart , Head of Life Advice, Lady Eleanor Holles School,
- Dr Helen O Connor, Psychologist, St Swithuns School.
- Dr Dee Gray, Grays Well Being, Director Young Carers Academy
- Charlie Walker, student at the University of Exeter. NAPCE student committee member. Adviser on young people in the House of Commons. confirmed
- Dr Matt Silver, CEO Pathways Education, NAPCE Vice Chair confirmed
- Phil Jones, National Chair of NAPCE confirmed
The conference programme will include.
- Expert Keynote Presentations from leading educationalists
- Coffee Morning Chat with the writers of the 40th anniversary edition of the journal pastoral care in education which focused on the future of pastoral care and support for learners in schools and colleges.
- The Market Place with an opportunity for delegates to interact with the guest speakers and ask your questions and share ideas.
- Afternoon Chat Show with discussions about some of the current issues in education and in particular pastoral care.
- Live Snapshot Presentations with practical ideas about how to improve practice’
- Educational Displays with ideas for resources to improve practice
- Networking and interaction with other delegates and experts who share and interest in the positive contribution effective pastoral acre and support can make to children and young people’s educational experience.
The conference will be followed by the Anniversary Dinner to celebrate the 40 years that NAPCE has been contributing to educational thinking, policy making and practice.
- The launch of the new pastoral care book edited by NAPCE, ‘Pastoral Care in Education- Time for Change’ to be published in 2023 by Cambridge Scholars. Some of the authors will be present to discuss the arguments presented in the book.
- A fizz reception and three course meal
- Les Walton CBE and Geoff Barton ASCL President invited to be our after-dinner speakers.
- Live Cabaret entertainment
- Bar open until 11-00pm to socialise
Tickets are limited and available on Eventbrite now.
Anniversary Dinner Tickets
Why not make a weekend of it and stay the Saturday evening in the Cathedral City of Worcester. There is a Premier Inn at the venue and a wide range of accommodation for different budgets in the city.
40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
Would you like to invite you to be our guest for the 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner in the Graham Hick Pavilion, at Worcestershire County Cricket Club in Worcester on Saturday 11th March 2023?
Reserve your tickets now and put this important educational event on your calendar for 2023.
The evening includes.
1. The launch of the new educational book edited by NAPCE and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Pastoral Care in Education- Time for Change. Meet the authors and discuss the ideas in the book
2. Fizz reception
4.After Dinner Speakers sharing their stories about NAPCE and thoughts about the future for education. Including Les Walton CBE, Educationalist, author of ‘Education the rock and roll years and one of the founders of NAPCE in 1982.
7.Pay Bar until 11-00am
Why not make an evening of it and stay in the cathedral city of Worcester for the evening. Premier Inn at the venue and other accommodation available in the city.
If you have been involved with NAPCE during its 40-year history or share NAPCE’S interest in the important contribution pastoral care can make to education and the difference it can make to children and young people achieving their full potential, then join us for this evening. Reserve your tickets now for you, your friends colleagues and family https://napcedinner.eventbrite.co.uk