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21 Nov
Matrons' CPD - Understanding adolescence and promoting wellbeing in boarders - November 21, 2017
21 Nov 2017 10:30 - 21 Nov 2017 15:30


Matrons' CPD - Understanding adolescence and promoting wellbeing in boarders


Date: November 21, 2017


Why you should attend? The day will look at what makes adolescents tick: changing relationships with family and authority figures, changes in behaviour patterns, the search for identity and independence and peer pressure. What are the risks to growth and development if children and young people do not have a healthy eating/sleep/exercise regime? What challenges are there in ensuring a healthy regime for eating/sleeping/exercise for boarders? What works? What advice and good practice can you offer from your experience?



Seminar programme


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­10.00               Registration/Arrival Coffee


10.30               Understanding Adolescence


12.30               Lunch


13:30               Promoting Physical Well-being (Group Tasks)


15:30               Close of Seminar



Seminar Presenters

Carrie Winstanley

Carrie Winstanley has taught in schools and higher education for more than Dr twenty years. She is currently Principal Lecturer at Roehampton University, London, with a particular responsibility for learning and teaching and here she works primarily on various undergraduate programmes but also with Masters and Doctoral students.


Carrie is particularly interested in pedagogy and the concept and practice of creating challenge for learners, particularly able learners with learning difficulties, disabilities and disadvantage. When teaching in schools she worked with such children and she continues to run holiday and weekend workshops with children in museums, galleries and science centres.


Carrie is particularly committed to encouraging children, undergraduate and postgraduate students to embrace museum and gallery visits and outdoor activities as an essential aspect of their education, since she is interested in informal as well as formal learning. With higher degrees in psychology, philosophy and history of education, she is also particularly keen on grounding her practical approach in a critical examination of relevant theory. She is fascinated by ideas around challenge in education, with an emphasis on broadening diversity in all phases of education, with reference to social justice.


Jo Peat - Head of Academic Professional Development, University of Roehampton

I have worked in many areas, both in education and elsewhere and have taught across all age ranges from 5 - 18. My background is in Modern Languages and I taught French and German in a number of different settings including several independent schools.


I went on to become Head of VI Form and then moved into higher education, where I've stayed for quite some time. I currently work in the Department of Academic Enhancement and also teach undergraduates in the School of Education at University of Roehampton. The areas about which I teach include adolescent development, schools in the independent sector and their philosophies and I work with colleagues to improve the quality of teaching and learning in higher education. I am also lucky enough to continue working with children and young people, running workshops at The Tate.

Venue: International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN


Cost: Member £200

          Non-member £250


International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London, Greater London, W1W 5PN, United Kingdom