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Capturing the teenage brain conference 2018

9th February 2018 | thestudio, United Kingdom

Join us as we highlight and celebrate examples of effective and innovative practice in schooling and educating teenagers. Whether you work in secondary, or teach children as they prepare to transition from KS2 to KS3, this conference will inspire, stimulate and empower current and future leaders of education to develop a greater understanding of educational and neuroscience thinking on adolescence. The theme for the inaugural conference is "Capturing the teenage brain". This conference aims to: inspire, stimulate and empower current and future leaders of education to develop a greater understanding of educational and neuroscience thinking on adolescence; highlight and celebrate examples of effective and innovative practice in schooling and educating teenagers; enable networking and opportunities for collaboration both at and following the conference; provide practical advice and ideas for delegates to take away from the conference. The day features Professor Guy Claxton and Dr Andrew Curran as the keynote speakers. Guy is a cognitive scientist specialising in the expandability of mental powers and the founder of Building Learning Power, a global influence on education which pioneered practical methods of education combining high levels of achievement with the development of useful, general habits of mind. Andrew is a practicing paediatric neurologist at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool and makes the complicated workings of the brain understandable. They will be joined by Sarah Kendrick, Head of Service at children's mental health charity Place2Be. Since completing her therapy training with an MA in Psychotherapy in 1998, Sarah has developed, led and delivered therapeutic services to children and young people in care and youth offending settings, family assessment, children’s centres and in schools, and has worked for PLace2Be for 16 years. Alongside the keynote speakers and networking opportunities, delegates can attend three workshops which have been specially designed to meet the needs of those working with teenagers. To find out more information about each workshop, click on the title below. Poverty of aspiration - from theory to practice - TBC Impact of peers on adolescent development - a neuroscientific perspective - Dr Juliet Starbuck How quality first teaching can capture hard to reach students/The teenage brain - Ross Morrison McGill The truth about resilience - Liz Scott, Stu Newberry & Terri Broughton Behaviour, collaboration and connection - Ollie Frith Warm pedagogy: An innovative and exciting curriculum for everyone - Hywel Roberts This conference aims to provide you with ideas and support that you can take back and implement in your work place. The first 50 members to sign up to this conference will have access to the Early Bird rate of just £155. A special discounted group booking rate for booking 3+ persons at £175 is available to members and non-members - terms and conditions apply - click here to see these requirements. If you require accommodation for the night before this event, please contact our booking agency, Executive Status on 01625 446288, for preferential rates. Members of NAHT can enjoy our courses and conferences at a subsidised rate so join here today and start enjoying the benefits of membership. Please do not book travel or accomodation without checking with the Professional Development team on events@naht.org.uk that the conference will be going ahead. The NAHT has the right to cancel the conference if insufficient bookings are received. This programme may be subject to change.  By booking a place you are accepting NAHT's terms and conditions. FAQs Do I need my membership number to book? Yes. If you are booking a member place you will be required to enter their membership number. You can find your membership number by phoning membership on 0300 3030333 option 2. Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? The Professional Development team can be contacted on events@naht.org.uk or 01444 472405.  Is my booking transferrable? Bookings may only be transferred at the discretion of the Professional Development team. These will need to be made in writing to events@naht.org.uk before the event. Transfers and cancellations may be subject to a charge. Cancellation fees: Within 20 working days - 25% charge Within 10 working days - 50% charge Within 5 working days - 75% charge Within 2 working days - 100% charge Can I update my registration information? Any updates to your booking must be made in writing to the Professional Development team at events@naht.org.uk Does the name on the booking need to match the attendee? The names of each individual attendee must be entered during the booking process along with a unique email address for each attendee as this will be used for the final confirmation.

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