The Developing Teenager
The developing teenager in a new world - 6th June 2017
A one-day conference bringing together educationalists from both the state and independent sectors along with leading experts in the field of adolescent development. The world we live in today is ever changing; advancements in technology, behaviour patterns and social normality all have an impact on the personal development of our young people. This conference draws together a wealth of knowledge and experience, providing current research finding and their implications on the teenage years, as well as what can be done within the school setting to support the healthy development of our pupils.
9.00am: Registration & Coffee
9.30-10.30am Session 1: Why are the teen years difficult?
Moderator: Adam Pettitt, Head, Highgate
- Welcome – why we need to know about our developing teenagers.
Mr Adam Pettitt, Head, Highgate
- Adolescent Development – what is it all about?
Dr Emma Silver, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, The Brandon Centre
- Relationships in the teen years and their impact.
Dr Fiona Pienaar, Director of Clinical Services, Place2Be
10.30-11.00am: Coffee Break
11.00am-12.30pm Session 2: Developing adolescent identify
Moderator: Carly Mitchell, Principal, Oasis Academy South Bank
- Sexuality – is it no longer binary?
To be confirmed
- Gender – what schools need to be aware of
Dr Ashley Miller, Clinical Psychologist, Gender Identity Development Services
- Body Image – it is not all about starvation and girls.
Dr Christian Jessen, Health Campaigner
1.30-3.00pm Session 3: Particular new age challenges
Moderator: Gregor Henderson, Public Health England / Place2Be
- Party drugs and legal highs – what are they?
Mandy Saligari, Clinical Director of Charter Harley Street
- Technology – a new addiction?
Dr Richard Graham, Nightingale Hospital, Technology Addiction Lead
- Pressure to achieve in 2017.
Jonny Benjamin, MBE, Mental Health Campaigner
Location: Highgate Junior School, 3 Bishopswood Road, London, N6 4PL
Date: 6th June 2017: Registration 9.00AM
Costs: Independent Sector £280 (this price includes one allocated place for a state school partner*, additional state sector tickets can be bought at £30 each).
State Sector £30
*It is hoped that Independent School attendees will be accompanied by a colleague from a partner State School, if any Independent school would like to invite multiple State School partners this is possible at an additional cost of £30 per ticket.