The inaugural conference for SEMH specialist education in New Zealand took place earlier this month.
Organised by colleagues from engage in their future member school Te Ara, the theme of the event was “Tinana – Mind & Soul Working With The Whole”. The conference programme included keynote talks from His Honour Judge John Walker, Principal Youth Court Judge for New Zealand, and several representatives from engage in their future in the UK.
Workshop topics included “Mojo Maintenance Training”, “Peer Reviews … How They Can Support Personal and School Improvement”, “Using the data for Literacy Assessment and Accelerated Growth” and “Re-engage the Disengaged Urban Indigenous Rangatahi Māori Through Identity, Belonging and Place”.
Feedback received from delegates was incredibly positive –
“I just wanted to thank you and your team again for the opportunity to attend the Tinana – Mind and Soul conference earlier this week. I was very moved by much of what was said and have already attempted to apply some of my learning with positive impact I think! The warmth and welcome of the event was beyond any professional development course I have ever been to and very much resonated with the deeper themes being expressed.”
The event was covered by Radio New Zealand –