Heathfield Knoll School
Who should attend?
Staff in junior, prep and senior schools who have responsibility for pupil or staff well-being class/tutor group or leadership levels. Those who have an interest in developing and managing the use of communication technology more broadly would find the course of value.
The course will enhance delegates knowledge of the rapidly changing social media environment, and provide clear evidence on the impact upon children, young people and schools.
There will be opportunities to develop nuanced policy, best practice and strategies to ensure that the use of social media enhances learning, communication, relationships and emotional well-being, and ultimately becomes a benefit to pupils, teachers and schools.
We will also discuss how to recognise and manage the more seriously negative aspects such as bullying.
What you will learn:
- Delegates will gain a nuanced and up to date understanding of the challenges of social media
- How to develop school policy and practice in the light of duty of care, professional accountability and increasing levels of pupil mental health vulnerability
- How to support staff in managing their own use of social media and navigating the parental goldfish bowl
Course tutor: Paul Bevis
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