Teachers and advisors joining our free conference will be able to choose from the following CPD sessions

Session 1 – 4pm-4.25pm

Choice A – Student finance

Knowing the facts about student finance can be vital for students to confidently take those next steps in applying to higher education, and ensure a smooth transition at the start of their course. Delivered by the Make Happen team, this session will help you to dispel any myths around student loans and know where to signpost your students for up to date resources. We will cover the timeline for applying for student loans, repayment thresholds and an overview of student scholarships and bursaries available.

Choice B – Higher Education choices after sixth form or college

This session will provide an overview of two of the main routes to achieve a higher education qualification. Our Make Happen team will guide you through the considerations and benefits of both university study and undertaking an apprenticeship.  This session will equip you with up to date information to help you signpost your students, and support them in weighing up their options after sixth form/college.

Session 2 – 4.30pm – 5.10pm

Choice A – T Levels

Presented by Pearson and Make Happen. Discover all about T Levels so you can talk confidently with students about the choices available to them after Year 11. Find out the T Level offering available in Essex at our partner colleges: South Essex College, Harlow College and New City College.

Choice B – Skills to improve focus and increase motivation in the classroom

In this session delivered by Helenore, we will look closely at the DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy*) skill of mindfulness. DBT seeks to increase self-awareness and improve impulse control, to enable young people to better control their attention and to increase their focus on future goals. You will learn three practical ways to develop mindfulness skills in your students, which will help them to focus on completing work, revising effectively and being better prepared for assessments so they can achieve the results they are truly capable of.

*The skills aspect of DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) does not involve talking about emotionally distressing issues and does not need to be facilitated by a qualified counsellor.

Please register to the Teachers’ Conference 2021