Trauma Informed Schools

You are invited to attend a Trauma Informed Schools Training delivered by Psychotherapist Ellie Baker.

Monday 28th January 4pm-7pm

Mounts Bay Academy (Main Hall)

Overview of course content:

-The neuroscience and psychology of child and adolescent mental health and mental ill-health: what every teacher needs to know.

-Model One:
ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study and Protective Factors in schools that change children’s lives

-Model Two:
Professor Jaak Panksepp’s model of mental health, mental ill-health and theory of change

-Model Three:

PROTECT/RELATE/REGULATE/REFLECT

-The role of emotionally available adults in schools: Benefit to staff and students
-‘I wish my teacher knew’ They want to tell us. Are we ready to hear
-Key skills in responding to and understanding challenging and/or trauma triggered behaviour.

Using Lego as a therapeutic intervention

We had a great time at our Teachmeet this week. We enjoyed some interactive talks on a range of topics including:

Using the Linkee game concept to develop linked questions for key ideas. This is great with older students as a revision tool.

A developed feedback and assessment tool in MFL and use of a vocal recall app which uses QR Codes.

Learning about the Councils plans for Integrating services to support children more effectively.

We enjoyed hearing about how teachers can use Lego as a therapeutic intervention tool and having a go with some augmented reality!

Teach meet 24th January

We are hosting our next successful Teachmeet this month where teachers are welcome to share ideas about research, teaching and learning to other teachers in a relaxed atmosphere. Our last well attended evening created a lot of discussion and engaging conversation around all the talks. Come along to our next one to join in. All welcome

See our flyer below for info or get in touch if you are interested in coming along to either share or attend.

TM January 2018

Teachmeet 8th November

We are hosting an Autumn Teachmeet where teachers are welcome to share ideas, research, teaching and learning to other teachers in a relaxed atmosphere.

See our flyer below for info or get in touch if you are interested in coming along to either share or attend.

TM November 2017

iPad courses

We have a number of courses arranged for using iPads – covering pretty much everything you can think of! They are useful for staff new to using iPads or those who have lots of gaps in their knowledge. They are also good if staff are thinking about the Apple Teacher status.

You can see our courses on Eventbrite:

Introduction to iPads

Enhancing Productivity with iPads

Fostering Creativity with iPads

Enhancing Learning with Pages

Enhancing Learning with KeyNote

Enhancing Learning with Numbers

Coding with Swift Playgrounds

Formative Assessment with iPads

Amazing day

We had a truly amazing day on Monday 3rd July at our Annual Conference. Over 130 people gathered at the Headland Hotel in Newquay to focus on a day of workshops, keynotes and networking. Our theme was ‘Removing barriers: building success together’ and we started off with an inspiring performance of ‘Fields of Gold’ by the Mounts Bay Academy HPI Choir. This led amazing session with Dominic Peckham. He had everyone laughing, moving about, singing and generally challenging preconceptions and comfort zones. Then we heard from Dr Janet Rose who took us through some keep ideas and research on stress and learning, emotion coaching and the relationship between pupil and teacher. We also had some great workshops through the day from Dominic Peckham, Dr Rose, Remembering Our Roots, RJ Working, Foster Focus and Growing Links. Our keynote in the afternoon was Luke Rodgers and Scott King from Foster Focus. We heard about growing up in care and the horrible experiences they both went through. We were all challenged, shocked and moved by what they said.

Here are some feedback quotes from the day:

‘Luke and Scot who I found very inspirational, I was very moved by their life stories’.
‘Engaging and ‘different’ – very enjoyable’.
‘Loved the flow of each speaker – ‘joined up thinking’
‘A really excellent, thought-provoking day that will have an impact on me for a long time’
‘Amazing!’
‘Great linked themes, which are very relevant to us at the moment’
‘Real stories, thought provoking’
‘You have left me emotionally drained with a fresh perspective on teaching’
‘After many conferences, this was – perhaps – the best’
‘Opportunities for networking with staff from other schools’

Click on the video below to see what we were up to.