On the afternoon of Tuesday 20th November, The Whitefield Research & Development Centre is holding its fifth 'Research Unlocked' symposium. This year the focus is wellbeing and we'll be showcasing research around how a serious focus on happiness can bring tangible benefits to both pupils and staff across the curriculum, within the classroom and beyond.
The symposium starts at 1:00pm and will run until 4:30pm. Sessions include:
- Strategies for managing anxiety in autism: Current evidence and open challenges – Sebastian Gaigg, PhD, Deputy Head of Department, Psychology, Autism Research Group, City, University of London
- The benefits of combining music and physical education lessons for children with autism – Maria Papazoglou, Head of PE Whitefield Schools
- Structuring classroom teams to boost staff wellbeing – Orla Dennehy, Teacher, Whitefield Schools
- Positive Behaviour Support – how it can help students with autism understand their emotions – Janice Moyston, Teacher, Whitefield Schools
- The role of supported internships in preparing young people with autism for the social aspects of adult life – Jamie Bargeman, Whitefield Academy Trust, Project SEARCH
- Improving feeding and eating behaviours – How parents and school worked together to improve wellbeing for a child with autism – and his whole family – Sarah Riddleston, Teacher Whitefield Schools
- 'Making for Change' – how skills training can contribute towards improved self-esteem and well-being – Claire Swift Director of Social Responsibility, University of the Arts London
... and because wellbeing is important, there will be a refreshment break.
We're currently planning for numbers, so if you think you would like to attend, let us know through the form below.