Creating Mental Wealth in Students: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice Mental health is the most pervasive and co-occurring of all complex needs in children internationally. The British Medical Association estimate that 2 in 10 of all young people experience some form of mental ill health during adolescence. This course aims to equip school staff and allied health professionals working in schools with evidenced based interventions in tackling these issues.


Psychologists; Counsellors; Teachers; Parents; Other Interested Professionals;


Professor Barry Carpenter CBE, OBE, PhD

Date of Training
10 October 2019

Jumeirah English Speaking School, The Ranches, Dubai

Duration of Course
1 day

9.00am - 3.30pm

Course Fee
730 AED (Excl VAT)

KHDA; DHA 4 points

Course Details: Creating Mental Wealth in Students: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice

Research shows that:
▪ Roughly three children in every school class have a diagnosable mental health condition.

▪ A staggering 90 per cent of school leaders have reported an increase in the number of students
experiencing anxiety, stress or depression over the last five years.

▪ The number of children and young people who have arrived at A&E with a psychiatric condition
has more than doubled since 2010.

In children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities there are at least two or three times as many with some form of mental health need. New legislation in England has at long last given an official focus for schools on Mental Health with the creation of the designated area of Social, Emotional and Mental Health.

How do schools keep their children emotionally strong? How do we develop a curriculum framework around emotional well-being? What pedagogy will facilitate the development of emotional resilience in our children with SEN?

An overarching aim of this presentation will be to provide schools with signposts to begin this journey, for and with our children. This course focuses on how to build happy schools - at policy level, in the classroom and on an individual level. With particular emphasis on the wellbeing of students of determination.  

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About the speaker Professor Barry Carpenter (CBE, OBE, PhD)

Barry Carpenter was recently appointed to the UK’s first Professorship in Mental Health in Education, at Oxford Brookes University. He is Honorary Professor at universities in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Australia. He has been a Fellow of the University of Oxford. He has been awarded an OBE and CBE by the Queen for services to children with Special Needs. In 2017 he was entered into "Who’s Who" in acknowledgement of his national and international contribution to the field of Special Education. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Barry has held the leadership positions of Headteacher, Principal, Academic Director, Chief Executive, Inspector of Schools and Director of the Centre for Special Education at Westminster College, Oxford. In 2009, he was appointed by the Secretary of State for Education as Director of the Children with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project. A major outcome of that research was the pedagogy around Engagement for Learning; this model has been adopted as the basis for new statutory assessment for children with SEND to be implemented in 2020. He is the author of over 150 articles and many texts on a range of learning disability/special needs topics. His work has been translated into German, French, Dutch and Russian. He has written extensively on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), and co-authored the seminal text, "Engaging Learners with Complex Needs" (Routledge). Barry lectures nationally and internationally. In recent years this has included China, Japan, Abu Dhabi, USA, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. He is the co-founder of the National Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education. For the Mental Health Foundation, he chaired the National Inquiry into the Mental Health of Young People with Learning Disabilities. He is currently chairing a working group looking at the needs of Girls on the Autism Spectrum. This will be the focus of his 2019 book. Barry has 3 children – one a School Principal, one a Senior Occupational Therapist in Child Mental Health, and a daughter with Down’s Syndrome, who now has a home of her own, published her first book in 2017, and is on an Apprenticeship as a Teaching Assistant.

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