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Specialist Spotlight: Understanding anxiety and creating a supportive learning environment (Secondary / FE)

  • Online
  • 18 Jan 2024 (16:00 - 17:00)
Universal SEND Services
Online Units
Live Discussion

Featuring Sarah Johnson: Sarah Johnson has worked in education for the last nineteen years. As a qualified teacher, Sarah has enjoyed roles in mainstream schools, Pupil Referral Units, Alternative Provision and psychiatric in-patient services. A member of the Department of Education’s Alternative Provision stakeholder group, she has supported development of policy and chairs a range of panels and events within the education sector.

Join us for a FREE discussion exploring the topic of anxiety and approaches to creating a supportive learning environment in secondary / FE settings. 

The discussion will be hosted by Whole School SEND’s regional lead, Hilary Cook, and everyone will be encouraged to join in, ask questions and share experiences. As such, content will be responsive but may cover some or all of the following themes:
•    The function of anxiety and when it is unhelpful.
•    Differentiation between anxiety and anxiety disorders.
•    Strategies to support learners who are anxious.
•    Techniques for creating a supportive learning environment.

The discussion builds on our 20 minute online SEND CPD units. While everyone is welcome to take part in the session, delegates who have completed the corresponding unit content in preparation are likely to find the sessions particularly helpful.

Due to the interactive nature of these sessions, recordings will not be made available after the event.

Data Sharing: As this is a Department for Education (DfE) funded project, participants may be contacted by an external evaluator to measure the impact and success of the project. By participating in any of the webinars, live sessions or other activities you are providing consent by default to have your data shared and be contacted by the DfE and/or the external evaluators to support the evaluation process. If you do not want your data to be shared for this purpose please email:

Suitable for: Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, Head Teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, SENCO, Senior Leader, Teacher, Teaching Assistant

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