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What improves teaching and learning in Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) – Secondary Focus, May 16th 2014, Patana

What Improves Teaching and Learning in PSHE? SECONDARY FOCUS

Venue : Bangkok Patana School

Friday 16th May 2014

09:00 – 16:00

Cost : 6,000 Baht

A detailed map is available here

Stephen De Silva:
an experienced professional with 35 years’ service in education and health sectors
delivers programmes across the UK and in SE Asia, Europe, North America and Bermuda
recognised for excellent facilitation skills and public speaking


There is a clear research overview for PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). It consistently points to key features that make teaching and learning more enjoyable and effective for both teachers and students. Today’s course focuses on those main features by experiencing how they might work in the PSHE classroom.

Session 1
“Where are we now?” – The context for PSHE – evidence for best practice
“Start from where young people are” – Assessment for learning

Session 2
“But I’m not trained in PSHE” – Facilitating active learning
“Looking after ourselves” – A safe learning environment

Session 3
“Avoiding the lumps” – A planned spiral programme
“Making links” – PSHE and the wider school community

Session 4
“Information, Education, Control, Fear – What works best?” – Using a positive approach
“And so…..” –Assessment, Review and Reflection

Schedule for the event:
08:30 Registration
09:00 Start
16:00 End of day

PHSE Flyer_May_2014

Please register for this event using the following link: http://www.patana.ac.th/Gateway/Forms/Sign_Up.asp?ID=41

The Personal and Social Well-being of Children and Staff – Five Wells and Circle Time, 4th February, BIS HCMC, Vietnam

Jenny Mosley Training – Tue 4th February 2014, BIS Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)
The Personal and Social Well-being of Children and Staff – Five Wells and Circle Time.

8.00 – 8.30 – Welcome and tea and coffee

8.30 – 10.30 – Session one – Setting the scene
The importance of all the staff working together consistently towards a vision of shared values.
The spiritual dimension of our work
Understanding our own and other behaviour by a brief focus on neuroscience and emotional intelligence.

10.30 – 11.00 – Refreshments

11.00 – 12.30 – Session two – Management of self and others
To stay positive and calm, we need a personal philosophy to keep life in perspective.
Be the change you want to see (Ghandi)
Creating a personal care plan through mindfulness – ie checking the quality of your day
Emotional health and well-being depend on creating a work-life balance. Visiting the Five Wells helps keep you energetic and positive.
The key to respectful relationships lies in the development of building empathy in young people. A brief focus on the listening systems in your school. ie circle time for weekly whole class listening, bubble time or talk time for one to one listening and think books or think boxes for non-verbal listening.
Is ‘pupil voice’ a driving force in your school? Are students and teachers able to feed back their ideas into your systems?

12.30 – 1.30 – Lunch

1.30 – 3.15 – Session three – A deeper look at the practicalities of circle time
The importance of prefacing circle time with the Five Skills.
The Five Ground rules of circle time can create emotional safety – and clear boundaries
How the Five Skills can boost all learning
The Five Steps of circle time – to create positive relationships and the development of social skills for all ages
A focus on the importance of a whole school approach to positive lunchtimes

Further Information:

Email from Simon Higham (BIS Vietnam)

Dear Colleagues

We have finally been able to secure the services of Jenny Mosley, a renowned and well respected UK educationalist who specialises in promoting the social and emotional well-being of both children and teachers. Famous for her development of Golden Time, Golden Rules and Circle Time, Jenny’s aim is to provide training and resources to help you introduce and maintain fantastic educational systems in your school….. with the quality Circle Time model, used for early years settings and primary and secondary schools to:

· Promote social skills and positive relationships;

· Encourage positive behaviour and a caring and respectful ethos;

· Help children develop their self-esteem and self-confidence;

· Support the emotional well-being of children and adults;

· Create calm, happy lunchtimes and playtimes with lunchtime games and activities;

· Promote the social and emotional development and creativity of children;

· Help teachers develop areas such as PSHE, SEAD, SEAL, ECaT, Achievement for All.

More information can be found on Jenny’s website: http://www.circle-time.co.uk/

Jenny will be working extensively across our BIS Group of Schools in early February 2014. As a non FOBISIA event, I would like to extend the invitation for any interested FOBISIA teachers to attend one day of training at An Phu Primary Campus in HCMC, Vietnam on Tuesday 4th February 2014.

The cost for each attending teacher will be $250, made payable to BIS, HCMC which will include all refreshments throughout the day plus lunch at school. Flights, hotel costs and transportation to and from school will need to be arranged by each individual school – I have suggested below a couple of hotels in the city that are well located, reliable and affordable.




The recently finalised training schedule is attached above. To confirm your place at the training, please email Ms Thanh at ThanhNguyenThiPhuong@bisvietnam.com. Payment for the course in $USD will be collected on the day of training.

Due to the Vietnamese TET holiday, the deadline for all places is Friday 24th January 2014.

Jenny Mosley – BIS, HCMC Day 1