Challenging Behaviour in Schools: Prevention, Management, and Inclusion

At this event, we will take a comprehensive view of the drivers behind challenging behaviour as well as the role and responsibility of schools in minimising exclusions. Further sessions will look at when exclusion is appropriate as a last resort and what more we can all do to get the best result for the child.

Book now to enjoy the early bird rate, available until Friday 23 February 2018
Please quote EB20 when booking to receive a 20% discount

Inclusion as a priority

Exclusion has been linked to enduring mental health problems in young people and so it is important that we share good practice in preventing the need for exclusion, avoiding its inappropriate use, and providing alternative education for excluded pupils through multi-agency working. In June 2017, the Scottish Government issued updated guidance; Included, Engaged and Involved Part 2: A Positive Approach to Preventing and Managing School Exclusions to better reflect the emphasis on inclusion at the heart of Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC).

Key issues we’ll examine with you

  • The responsibilities and obligations for the school when considering an exclusion
  • The rights of a pupil and their family when facing exclusion
  • Considerations in reducing exclusions and keeping pupils in school
  • Challenges around minimising exclusions without compromising the rights of others
  • Priorities for better supporting teachers
  • Getting parents involved, engaged, and onside

Who will benefit from attending?

This event will be of value to anyone working within front-line education delivery to ensure positive outcomes for all pupils through intervention, multi-agency provision, and focused support.

Agenda*

09:15 Registration and Refreshments

09:55 Welcome and Introduction by the Chair

10:00 Session 1: Policy and Context

  • Updated guidance: Included, Engaged and Involved Part 2: A Positive Approach to Preventing and Managing School Exclusions
  • The rights of a pupil and their family when facing exclusion
  • The responsibilities and obligations for the school when considering an exclusion

10:40 Questions and Discussion

11:00 Refreshments and Networking

11:30 Session 2: Priorities for Prevention & Inclusion

  • Reducing exclusions and keeping pupils in school
  • Challenges around minimising exclusions without compromising the rights of others
  • Priorities for better supporting teachers
  • Getting parents involved, engaged, and onside

Karen Pryde, Schools Development Manager, Apex Scotland

12:30 Questions and Discussion

13:00 Lunch and Networking

13:30 Session 3: Exclusion as a Last Resort

  • Multi-agency working to secure additional arrangements around inclusion and exclusion
  • Considerations around family circumstances and additional needs
  • Tackling the negative impacts of exclusion and preventing multiple exclusions
  • Good practice in making decisions about exclusion in individual cases

14:30 Questions and Discussion

14:50 Chair’s Closing Remarks

15:00 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change without notice

Venue

Central Edinburgh, venue to be confirmed in due course. 

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Discounted rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Reduced rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, professional associations and voluntary/Charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Full rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For more information please email enquiries@holyrood.com or phone 0131 285 1635

Dates
22 May 2018
Location
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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