Planning for the 2021 Portsmouth Inclusion Conference is well under way and the conference theme and keynote speakers have been confirmed.
The conference will take place on Thursday 21 October and tickets are now available to purchase.
The theme of the conference this year is ‘Relationship-based practice: The importance of relationships for happiness, wellbeing, school effectiveness and inclusion‘.
The first keynote speaker is Pooky Knightsmith.
An internationally respected face of child and adolescent mental health, Pooky works tirelessly to ‘be the change she wants to see’. A prolific keynote speaker, lecturer, trainer and author, she develops and shares practical, evidence-informed approaches to promoting mental health – arming health, social care and education staff with the skills, understanding and knowledge they need to support the children in their care.
Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, is the author of many books, is the research and development director at Creative Education and is a former chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. She lives with PTSD and autism.
The second keynote speaker is Mark Finnis.
Mark Finnis is the founder and director of L30 Relational Systems and has more than 20 years’ experience of working with schools, organisations large and small, both nationally and internationally. Mark has been involved in the national development of restorative practices since the late 1990s.
Mark is the author of Independent Thinking On Restorative Practice: Building relationships, improving behaviours and creating stronger communities, which is a number 1 best seller on Amazon. In 2019 he received the Chris Donovan Trust’s Restorative Practice Champion award in recognition of his work nationally.
Mark has advised on national policy and practice development since 2005 and was part of a small group who rewrote the national best practice guidance for restorative practitioners in 2012. Mark is also proud to be an associate for Research in Practice (RIP) and Independent Thinking Limited (ITL). Mark is trained as an FGC coordinator and is a licensed NLP Master Practitioner trained and certified under Dr Richard Bandler.
There will also be a selection of workshops that will be announced shortly.
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