This conference will launch the newly formed National Association for Hospital Education, a collaborative organisation to support education professionals who work with children and young people with medical and mental health difficulties.

As well as an opportunity to network with colleagues who work in similar settings to yourself, there will be keynote speeches from: Dr Joseph Mintz and Dr Ioanna Palaiologou (IOE), Institute of Education, Lesley Cox (previous HMI and Ofsted inspector), a competitor from the Invictus Games, John Ashworth, Shadow Health Secretary.

National Association for Hospital Education (NAHE) Conference Agenda

Friday 12th October 2018

9.15-10.00 Arrival & registration – Tea/coffee

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome to Leicester and opening of the conference

  • Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester City Mayor)

10.10 – 10.30 Key note address

  • Historical context of medical needs education to present day

Cath Kitchen (Head Teacher – Northampton Hospital & Outreach)

10.30 – 11.10 Research feedback

  • Review of Educational Provision for Children with Medical needs

Dr Joseph Mintz & Dr Ioanna Palaiologou (Institute of Education)

11.10 – 11.30 Research feedback

  • ‘Science by the bedside’

Dr Elizabeth Hope (Leicester Hospital School)

11.30 – 12.00 Tea / Coffee / networking

12.00 – 12.30 Key note address

  • How can Government, Schools and Health work together to address increasing mental health problems amongst young people?

Jon Ashworth MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Health)

12.30 – 13.00 Key note address

  • Vision and future aspirations for the NAHE

Stephen Deadman (Head Teacher – Leicester Children’s Hospital School)

13.00 – 13.45 Lunch & networking

13.45 – 14.30 Key note address

  • Leading an outstanding provision for children with medical needs

Lesley Cox (Former Head Teacher / HMI OFSTED inspector)

14.30 – 15.10 Key note address

  • From PTSD to the Invictus Games

Michelle Partington (Former RAF Officer & Invictus Games Competitor)

15.10 – 15.30 Closing remarks

  • Stephen Deadman (Head Teacher – Leicester Hospital School)

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