Mindroom is delighted to invite you to attend an all-day seminar led by Dr Paul Hutchins AM and Professor Loretta Giorcelli OAM to be held in Norton Park on Friday, 19 February 2016. We are only able to offer this amazing opportunity at such a low cost due to the generosity of both speakers. (£27.57 Inc Booking fees)
Dr Hutchins and Professor Giorcelli together deliver a highly respected international programme on difficulties relating to language, learning and behaviour. They will set out the challenges of supporting children and young people with additional support needs including autism, learning disability and ADHD, in education and offer a range of examples of good practice. The ways in which schools can support and collaborate with parents will also be examined.
The day will include a Question and Answer panel session allowing lots of opportunity for audience participation. Loretta and Paul will be joined on the panel by Professor Anne O’Hare Director of the Salvesen Mindroom Centre and Mig Coupe, Mindroom’s Head of Direct Help and Support.
This all-day seminar will be of particular interest to a wide range of professionals from multidisciplinary backgrounds who engage with children and young people with additional support needs in our schools.
There will be limited places available so we recommend that you book soon.
Here is a little more information about Dr Hutchins and Professor Giorcelli:
Dr Hutchins is Senior Staff Physician to the Child Development Unit at The Children’s Hospital, at Westmead Sydney Australia. He is Senior Paediatric Consultant to The Children’s Hospital Education Research Institute, which he helped establish. In 2016, he is undertaking a sabbatical at Oxford University, including the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and St Peter’s College. Dr Hutchins has presented to educators around the UK on collaborative special needs support. His particular interests in clinical practice, teaching and research are in communication disorders and behavioural problems, particularly in language disorders, learning and attention deficits and autism. He emphasises practical and positive approaches in professional support for the whole child and family. He is a member of the International Advisory Panel for UK Neurosciences and Education Forum.
Professor Giorcelli is a world-class authority in education and is engaged currently in work with a range of schools and authorities in Scotland and in the third year of a leadership training program “Quality Schools, Inclusive Leaders” with 927 school leadership teams in the state of Queensland. She has just commenced a similar equity-focused training program with 100 schools in the Northern Territory. She recently addressed the Association of Headteachers & Deputes in Scotland (AHDS) conference, focusing on the need to develop leaders’ capacity to deal with the challenges of diversity in schools, and to lead the creation of a culture of achievement and ambition in all learners regardless of background and ability. Dr Giorcelli’s passion for education and improvement help her pass on that wisdom in a hugely engaging way.
- Norton Park – 57 Albion Road Edinburgh, Midlothian EH7 5QY