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Enjoy a day of inspiration and shared experience that will point the way towards a happy, flourishing school community.

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MiSP Conference 2022

Kindly sponsored by Towergate Insurance.

A chance to explore pathways to wellbeing for the whole school community - children, staff, parents and carers.

Join expert speakers, teachers and students and enjoy a day of inspiration and shared experience, offering support for coping in changing times.

The day will run from 10am to 4pm. Guest Speakers and talks will include:

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Richard Layard is Professor of Economics and a member of the House of Lords where he focuses on education, employment, mental health, and wellbeing policy.

He has written Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, co-authored Thrive on how we can secure a better deal for mental health and The Origins of Happiness. Richard’s latest book Can we be happier? explores how teachers, managers, health professionals, couples, community leaders, economists, scientists, politicians, and we as individuals can create a happier world.

Richard is also co-founder of Action for Happiness, an international movement to promote a happier way of living.

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Susan M. Pollak, MTS, EdD, is a psychologist in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a longtime student of meditation who has been integrating the practices of meditation into psychotherapy since the 1980s.

Dr. Pollak is co-founder and senior teacher at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Harvard Medical School / Cambridge Health Alliance and was president of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy from 2010 to 2020.

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Kadra Abdinasir is Associate Director for Children and Young People’s Mental Health at Centre for Mental Health.

Kadra leads the Centre’s research and policy in this area to help improve the lives of children and young people. She is also Strategic Lead for the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, a network of nearly 250 organisations.

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Join Alan Lee and Maggie Farrar, as they discuss the many opportunities (and some inevitable challenges) based on their first hand experiences in leading high performing schools and the role mindfulness and wellbeing plays in this.

Maggie has worked as a teacher and in senior leadership roles in education for over 40 years and was latterly Director for Leadership Development and Research at the National College for School Leadership .

Alan is the CEO of Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST), a National Leader of Education and a former Lead Ofsted Inspector.

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Adrian is a part-time teacher at a primary school in Aylesbury, Deputy Chair of the Well Schools strategic board and the founder of Teachappy. In 2012, he was awarded a ‘Happy Hero’ medal for his work on developing wellbeing in schools.

Faiy is a secondary trained teacher and in the last twelve years has trained as a wellbeing specialist; teaching mindfulness, positive psychology, growth mindsets, compassion, resilience and Forest school.

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Katherine Weare is Emeritus Professor at the University of Southampton, where she developed high impact national and international programmes and research projects and advised policy makers, agencies and educators across the world. Katherine is well known as a highly influential figure in the field of mindfulness, wellbeing, mental health and social and emotional education, framed by a whole school approach.

Katherine will explore how we can enable mindfulness to stay relevant and responsive to new evidence, concerns and criticisms, and to be seen as foundational to the many efforts education is making help their students and staff cultivate the core capacities to navigate in our uncertain and ‘urgent’ times.

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Jamie Bristow was one of the volunteers and experts who formed the Mindfulness Initiative and helped MPs and Peers in the British Parliament to establish the UK Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group in 2014, conducting a 12-month policy inquiry and publishing the seminal Mindful Nation UK policy report the following year. As sole Director from 2015-2021, he established the Mindfulness Initiative as a globally recognised leader in the theory and advocacy of mindfulness and compassion training in politics and public life.

THE MiSP CONFERENCE IS SPONSORED BY:

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Towergate Insurance are delighted to be supporters of MiSP and look forward to working with your school to help bring teachers and pupils health and wellbeing to the forefront of the education sector.

To talk to us about your school’s insurance requirements, or arrange for us to visit you on site please call 01438 739626 or email education@towergate.co.uk

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