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Herts for Learning

Flourishing lives: transforming the impact of wellbeing teaching

Last updated on 13 May 2021
15 June 2021

This cross-phase conference will identify effective and impactful strategies and approaches to the teaching, learning and assessment of RSHE and wider wellbeing. Keynotes and school case studies will illuminate how schools can transform pupil learning to effect successful futures.

The mandatory Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) curriculum requires more than a comprehensive programme of study and a set of resources. We need to teach with creativity, innovation and passion and to assess what is truly valuable. Teaching must be future proofed, enabling pupils to see the relevance of their learning and its application to their own lives.

Refresh your creativity and bring new growth and excitement to securing flourishing lives for all with our programme of workshops and presentations introduced by Karin Hutchinson, Lead Wellbeing Adviser, Herts for Learning and Kate Stockdale, Wellbeing Adviser.

Keynote speaker

Dr Pooky Knightsmith, the internationally renowned face of child and adolescent mental health, will give the keynote address: Four principles for involving and inspiring young yeople. Delegates will also be given free access to a selection of her on demand videos.


The programme for the day will also include presentations from:

Zohab Zee Khan, Poetry Slam Champion, life coach and educator.
Creativity as a tool for wellbeing - practical ideas from a performance poet.

Dr Saz Ahmed, neuroscientist, doctor in Psychology, Developmental Group, Institute Cognitive Neuroscience (University College of London).
What’s going on in their brains? The neuroscience of wellbeing education.

Rachel Macfarlane, Director of Education services, Herts for Learning.
Ensuring opportunities: cultural capital and inclusion.

Karin Hutchinson, Lead Wellbeing Adviser, Herts for Learning and Kate Stockdale, Wellbeing Adviser, Herts for Learning:
The Importance of nature and creativity to wellbeing
Assessment and impact in RSHE and beyond to support flourishing lives.

Case studies on impactful approaches to increase wellbeing from HfL Wellbeing Quality Mark accredited schools:
Goff’s Academy, Cheshunt
Hammond Academy, Hemel Hempstead
Windhill21, Bishop's Stortford
Almond Hill School, Stevenage
Roebuck School, Stevenage

The conference will provide an opportunity for delegates to:

  • recognise that flourishing lives grow best in the context of cultural capital, critical thinking and creativity
  • see successful school approaches that have led to improved learning outcomes
  • recognise opportunities for learning reinforcement and assessment beyond the RSHE lesson, so that pupils use their learning flexibly and make links to their own lives and wellbeing
  • to recognise the pupils’ need to understand their skills progression and be able to articulate and use their learning
  • take part in Q and A sessions with education specialists.

This cross-phase, full-day online conference will encourage participant sharing and collaboration.

It is open to all but would be especially suitable for RSHE / PSHE leads, senior leaders, mental health leads and INCOs.

The majority of our conference sessions will be recorded and available afterwards should delegates already booked onto these events subsequently be unable to attend all, or some, of the live event on the day.on the day.

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