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This practitoners' conference takes place every two years and is a must for professionals interested in or involved with supporting the education and wellbeing of Armed Forces families in Scotland.

The keynote speaker for the 2017 conference is Dr Suzanne Zeedyk.

Dr Suzanne Zeedyk is an honorary Fellow and Senior Lecturer within the School of Psychology at the University of Dundee (Scotland). In 2011, Suzanne stepped away from a full-time academic post to help individuals, groups and organisations understand everything science has discovered about the importance of emotional connection for human health and happiness. In the past five years, approximately 40,000 people have attended her speaking engagements and she reaches 50,000+ per week via social media. According to Suzanne “If we want a better world we have to better understand ourselves”.

We are also delighted to announce that Katherine Grainger DBE will also be presenting at the Conference. See full programme below.

Previous Conference Delegate Feedback

"For me, the value of the RCET Conference was the opportunity to come together with others from all over Scotland and further afield to share and promote good practice in meeting the needs of children and young people from Armed Forces families. I left the Conference feeling informed, inspired and very moved, particularly by the personal story shared by The Very Reverend John Chalmers on the day." 2015 Conference delegate

This conference targets, engages and challenges those working with and supporting families; educational practitioners, education support agencies, military representatives, community organisations, third sector partners involved with or interested in the educational needs of Armed Forces Children in Scotland.
 2015 Conference delegate Robert Hair, Head Teacher, Kinloss Primary and Nursery School, Moray.

The Conference is free to attend and is hosted and organised by The Royal Caledonian Education Trust, Scotland's Armed Forces Children's Charity. For more information please visit www.rcet.org.uk

FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME


0845 Coffee and Registration


0915 Welcome, Malcolm Noble, RCET Chairman

0935 Why it Matters, RCET CEO, Colin Flinn,

0955 Keynote speaker: Dr Zeedyk : Positive Attachment from an Early Age

1040 Table discussion and exercise on dealing with separation

1115 Refreshments, Networking and Best Practice Marketplace

1145 Tackling Mental Health In Schools, See Me – My Personal Journey

1215 Table discussion and exercise on the implication of mental health and wellbeing for Armed Forces young people.

1240 Pipes, Drums and Dancers, Queen Victoria School, Dunblane

1300 Buffet lunch, Networking and Best Practice Marketplace

1400 In Conversation with Dame Katherine Grainger DBE

1425 Table discussion and exercise on what needs to be done and by whom to ensure positive destinations for Armed Forces young people.

1445 Inspiring the Next Generation, Defence Youth STEM Outreach in Scotland, Capt Mike Rose, RN

1515 The Rights of the Child, Scottish Youth Parliament

1545 Evaluation, Feedback, and Question Time, Moira Leslie, RCET Education Manager

1610 Concluding Remarks, Malcolm Noble, RCET Chairman.

1620 Conference concludes with Refreshments and Networking

1700 Conference closes


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