Quick Navigation
Social media
Contact information

Crown Buildings, Bancyfelin, Carmarthen, SA33 5ND,
United Kingdom


.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


+44 (0) 1267 211345


+44 (0) 1267 211882

Vic Goddard

Vic Goddard is the Principal of Passmores Academy and star of the BAFTA nominated Channel 4 documentary Educating Essex. He is a proud South Londoner, having been raised on a council estate then going on to train as a PE teacher and eventually becoming the nation’s best-loved Headmaster thanks to his undeniable dedication to his school and the young people inside it.

Watch Vic Goddard on Channel 4 - Educating Essex.

Read Vic’s article ‘Is your leadership child-centred?’ on SecEd’s website.

Vic Goddard’s Teacher Blog for The Guardian Online.

Read Vic’s interview with The Guardian Education April 2014.

Read Vic’s interview with The Sunday Telegraph May 2014.

Read Vic’s profile from Schools Week.

Vic Goddard on How to Educate Essex, Ofsted, Overtesting…and more!

Connect with Vic

Publications by Vic Goddard

The Best Job In The World

“As much as I have been uncomfortable at times through…

Don’t Change the Light Bulbs

Curated by Rachel Jones, Don’t Change the Light Bulbs offers…

Author Blog

Three days to TEDxNorwichED- Attendee News 4

July 10 2019

Three days to TEDxNorwichED- Attendee News 4Lots more exciting information inside!
View this email in your browser

Hi <<First Name>>

We hope you've had a great week so far!

So, we are 3 days away from TEDxNorwichED  I hope you are excited- I know all of our speakers are working hard to put the finishing touches to their amazing talks. 

In this issue of attendee news, we'd like to showcase some of our speakers from our third sessions (Look Again at Education), share some important information from Educator Solutions  and finally give you some important information about arrangments for Saturday

We also reveal exciting details of our host too! 

 So be sure to give this email a read until the end, so you don't miss out!

Our Sessions

At TEDxNorwichED, you'll experience 30 amazing talks, split into 5 broadly themed sessions.
Look Again at Health, Look Again at Equality, Look Again at Education /Schools, Look Again at Wellbeing, Look Again at Leadership.  

All sessions have some direct or indirect application to education in it's broadest sense and are full of inspiring and surprising talks.

We wanted to showcase our speakers in our first 2 sessions in this email today!

Meet the speakers in Session 1- Look Again at Health

Andrea Rippon - The Dark Side of Behaviour Charts
 Andrea was born and brought up in India and Africa.   After boarding school (which she hated), she went travelling for 2 years.  She moved to Norwich in 1992.  She did a work-based degree at UEA and, 6 years later, got a First Class Honours.  Andrea finally decided what she wanted to be - aged 34.  She was appointed Course Director of the Person Centred Counselling Skills programme at UEA.  Strong relationships (with self and others) form the bedrock of productivity, wellbeing and change.  Since 2000, Andrea has been working with organisations and individuals bringing them person-centred relationship skills, emotional intelligence, listening & communication, mind-set (including NLP) and leadership skills.  She is also a Certified Parenting and Youth Educator.
Dr Sue Roffey- School as Family: Imagining an education aligned with healthy child development 
Dr Sue Roffey, FBPsS, FRSA, is an educational psychologist, academic, consultant and writer.  She is honorary associate professor at Exeter and Western Sydney Universities and Director of Growing Great Schools Worldwide. A prolific author, Sue’s passion for the wellbeing of students - and their teachers - is threaded throughout her many publications on behaviour, relationships and social and emotional learning.  
Her recent projects include the Primary and Secondary Behaviour Cookbooks (Routledge 2019), the development of the ASPIRE framework for wellbeing, the third edition of Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing (Sage 2020), the Wellbeing Stories for 8-11 year olds and an international collaboration entitled Creating the World We Want to Live in: Positive Psychology for the Future.  
Peter Nelmes- No such thing as naughty: why we need to rethink challenging behaviour
Peter Nelmes has taught children with emotional and behavioural difficulties for almost thirty years.  He has worked in a variety of educational settings, including abroad.  He has a Doctorate in Education, the focus of which was the role of the emotions in teaching and learning.  He was also an Associate Lecturer for the Open University for ten years, teaching on the MA in Education programme.   He is the author of Troubled Hearts, Troubled Minds: How emotions affect learning (Crown House, to be published September 2019).
Peter lives in Cambridgeshire and is married with two children.  Away from the classroom he enjoys long walks with his dogs, travel, and drawing and painting.
Pran Patel-  Decolonise the Curriculum
Pran Patel is a warm, friendly, passionate educator, with 15 years’ experience in schools in various London boroughs, as well as the West Midlands, most recently as a secondary assistant principal. 

He believes integrity is essential and lives by the saying ‘The right thing to do is always the right to do, regardless of the consequences’. 

He champions diversity, advocates positive mental health and challenges the system, for instance, he willingly risked his future employment prospects by being interviewed for the Buzzfeed article ‘Black teachers are leaving the profession due to racism’.

Pran also announced on BBC Inside Out that he suffers from bouts of anxiety, depression and sleeplessness and that current workload issues have compounded them.
Dr Junaid Mubeen-You weren’t bad at maths - you just weren’t looking at it the right way
Dr Junaid Mubeen is a research mathematician turned educator working at the nexus of education and innovation. Junaid is Director of Education at Whizz Education, where he oversees the educational strategy of the virtual tutoring platform, Maths-Whizz, which reaches hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. He also runs the Oxford Maths Club, delivering interactive maths courses to primary students. Junaid writes and speaks on a number of educational topics and is co-editor of the online publication, Q.E.D., which seeks to reimagine the learning and teaching of mathematics. He earned fleeting fame as a series winner of Countdown in 2008.
Krissi Carter-  Badly Behaved or Emotionally Strained?
Krissi Carter is Principal of Burton Borough School in Shropshire.  She is passionate about inclusive education and it is her firm conviction that all students, no matter what their backgrounds, needs or abilities should be given the opportunity to succeed.  
Since September 2019, Krissi has completely changed the culture at Burton Borough, by encouraging staff to focus on wellbeing and mental health needs of students instead of ‘poor behaviour’.  This focus has led to a significant drop in fixed term exclusions and behaviour incidents as well as creating a very happy school.  In March 2019, Public Health England recognised the good work, with BBS becoming the first school to sign the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health.
David Mitchell- Writing2.0: It’s all about the audience!

David Mitchell is an former Headteacher of two schools and has 22 years experience in the Primary sector. Since leaving Headship in 2013, he has been working with 100s of schools across the globe on projects linked to audience and purpose, making learning relevant for students of all ages through effective and proven strategies involving technology. In 2011, DeputyMitchell founded QuadBlogging, a simple and free project for teachers connecting writers and audience. To date, over 750,000 students in 80 countries have used it.
"Getting children to blog is like getting overweight children to exercise by holding strictly Come Dancing competitions: an intelligent and overdue harnessing of the pop culture that we can diss all we like but that remains the backbone of most people's non-working lives. Some stories make me really love the modern world and this is one of them. David MItchell deserves a medal at the very least.” India Knight - Sunday Time"
Leo Ramsbottom- You are your choices

Leo is a young ambitious 14 year old full of opinions but likes to have a joke too.  You may recognise him from Ted X 2018 student panel. He decided to apply this year for everyone to hear his story. Leo thrives on making people laugh and always looks for a positive in everything. 
 He has a keen interest in space and history and enjoys metal detecting with his Dad, always looking for the next big find. 

Leo enjoys performing arts and is involved with a film club and has participated in a few short films.
He is here today to talk about his experience with bullying and how this made him Look Again at what he felt were important choices for his future.
 Sharon Doughty-  Giving children the power to speak up.
Sharon Doughty is a motivational speaker who started her career as an International television presenter and crime reporter working at ITV, the BBC and then Sky News. A near fatal car crash on her way to the TV studios changed her life.  She choose to leave television and use her skills differently to help teach children how to speak up about issues that frightened or worried them. Her passion for this came from her own experiences of violence and abuse as a child and having to live with a secret. She created Dot Com, a cartoon friend to show children how to ask for help and to learn how to value themselves. She is currently working with the Police to create a new Dot Com Digital resource which will help protect children from the current digital threat and will be funded for schools nationwide. 
An important message from  Educator  Solutions

Education is our business
At Educator Solutions our aim is to provide services that support schools to deliver the best education possible. Drawing on many years of experience within the education sector, our experienced and knowledgeable staff provide tailored solutions to fit your requirements.

What’s new? 
Our summer term newsletter is available now – see the news section of our website www.educatorsolutions.org.uk

Get ready for statutory RSE– complete our free online Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education compliance calculator to identify areas of focus. Our support packages, including RSE Solution Resources, training courses and our bulletins will help you prepare. www.rsesolution.org.uk

Ofsted 2019: What does it mean for my school?– our sessions in October will highlight changes in the framework, explore the implications and provide tools and practical advice. You can book onto these and other courses in our upcoming autumn programme of CPD training on our website.

Book your outdoor learning trip– with Ofsted’s increased focus on developing resilience, confidence and independence, as well as keeping physically and mentally healthy, there’s never been a better time to book a day visit or residential to Holt Hall or Whitlingham Adventure. Some dates are still available for autumn 2019 and spring 2020 with new activities.

To keep up-to-date with all the latest news from Educator Solutions, register for our termly newsletter on our stand on Saturday or see it on our website www.educatorsolutions.org.uk

You can also find us on Twitter @EducatorSols1 and on LinkedIn


Announcing our host

We are really excited to announce that our host is the amazing, RTS Nominated BBC Journalist....

Ashely is an amazing journalist, who you may recognise fro his work on BBC News, THe One Show and The Victoria Derbyshire Show, especially from his coverage of the Grenfall Tragedy.  He is a great fit for our theme, and we just know he is going to add to an already outstanding day!

Important information about your TEDxNorwichED Experience.

Getting here. 

Our venue is the wonderful The Space, Roundtree Way, Norwich, NR7 8SQ    To find the venue, go down the side of Sporwtown Retail Park (past Dunelm, and the Royal Mail Sorting Office) and you will see our wonderful volunteers ready to guide you to the venue.      You must have purchased parking by now in order to park at the venue- parking will not be available to buy on the day.  Please note that parking restrictions apply Mon-Sat on the roads immediately around the venue, and parking in Sproretain retail park has parking conditions and limitations as set by the retail park.
If you have purchased parking, your parking pass and instructions should have arrived this week. If they haven't given your name to our parking volunteers.  Please note, our volunteers can only issue passes to people who have PRE  PURCHASED them. 

Your Tickets.  

Your E-Ticket for the event will automatically be emailed by Sunday morning (7th July).   If you have not received it by then, please drop us an email to let us know.   Look out for an email from Universe.   

No ticket= No Entry. 

In order to gain entry to the event on the day, we will need your e-ticket-  either printed or on a mobile device. 
If you forget your ticket on the day, we will need a form of ID and will be able to find you by your name- however, this will singifncalty slow down the entry, so please do try and remember your ticket.

Arrival Time

Doors open at 9am, when we will be serving breakfast for you :-) .   Please note, that attendees will not be allowed into the venue until this time.  If you arrive before then, you will have to queue outside, (or wait in your car)
The auditorium opens at 9:30 am, and you will need to be seated by 9:45 am. Please do arrive as early as you can, so that you can spend the time before the main programme commences enjoying your free breakfast and exploring our Look Again networking area, which is full of fun and interesting activities.


Included in your ticket price is a delicious breakfast, lunch and two-afternoon snacks, as well as all the tea, coffee and juice you can drink and is provided by the wonderful team at Britania Enterprises.   If you've expressed a dietary requirement (beyond vegetarian or vegan) then please let some of the wonderful volunteers know meal times, and they will have something put aside especially for you.
We can't wait to see you on the 13th July!  Don't forget to engage with us on social media using #tedxnorwiched, and if you know people who haven't got tickets, encourage them to join in the fun online- tedxnorwiched.com where we will be live streaming from 9:40am.

See you soon!

Tim and the TEDxNorwichED team.
TEDxNorwichED is made possible through the kind support of our partners, including our Principal Partners:-

Copyright © 2019 TEDxNorwichED, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp

Read Blog

One Week to TEDxNorwichED- Attendee News 3

July 06 2019

One Week to TEDxNorwichED- Attendee News 3Lots of exciting information inside!
View this email in your browser

Hi <<First Name>>

We hope you've had a great Saturday!

It's now exactly one week until TEDxNorwichED! 

Over the coming week, we'll be dropping a few emails into your inbox, each containing some important information and previews of what you'll experience on Saturday 13th July.     Remember, you can join in all the excitement from the comfort of your home by joining us online, where our 6 camera live stream ensures you'll get the best seat in the house.

Today, we'd like to showcase some of our speakers from our first 2 sessions (Look Again at Health and Look Again at Equality), and hare some important information about teacher wellbeing from Bamboo Mental Health   So be sure to give this email a read until the end, so you don't miss out!

Click here to bookmark our Watch Online Page!
Still Chance to Volunteer

We've still got a few spaces left for volunteers on the day.  
If you'd like to volunteer, just fill in your details on the form linked below or simply reply to this email,  and we'll be in touch!
Click here to volunteer.

Our Sessions

At TEDxNorwichED, you'll experience 30 amazing talks, split into 5 broadly themed sessions.
Look Again at Health, Look Again at Equality, Look Again at Education /Schools, Look Again at Wellbeing, Look Again at Leadership.  

All sessions have some direct or indirect application to education in it's broadest sense and are full of inspiring and surprising talks.

We wanted to showcase our speakers in our first 2 sessions in this email today!

Our Sessions

At TEDxNorwichED, you'll experience 30 amazing talks, split into 5 broadly themed sessions.
Look Again at Health, Look Again at Equality, Look Again at Education /Schools, Look Again at Wellbeing, Look Again at Leadership.  

All sessions have some direct or indirect application to education in it's broadest sense and are full of inspiring and surprising talks.

We wanted to showcase our speakers in our first 2 sessions in this email today!

Meet the speakers in Session 1- Look Again at Health

Janey-Lee Grace - Sobriety Rocks- Who knew?
 Janey Lee Grace is an Amazon No 1 Best-selling author, commentator, and co-presenter on the UK’s biggest radio show, BBC Radio 2’s  Steve Wright in the Afternoon.  She runs the popular recommendations blog - imperfectlynatural.com. 

Janey has written five books on Holistic living including the number One Amazon best seller Imperfectly Natural Woman and currently writes columns for many magazines, and runs training workshops and consultations on Media Breakthrough for holistic businesses and solopreneurs.   She hosts the annual Janey Loves Platinum Awards to recognise the best in natural and organic products and services with categories for practitioners and wellbeing authors.  After ditching the booze Janey has launched a podcast ‘Alcohol Free Life’ focusing on sober self-care.
Gemma Oaten-  The Reality of  Eating Disorders
Gemma’s acting career includes BBC Doctors, Casualty and the role of Rachel Breckle in Emmerdale for for which she received best new comer nominations and can also be seen playing the recurring role of Sydney Somers in BBC’s Holby City.

She is Patron of her parents charity SEED – Support & Empathy for Eating Disorders, and more Charity ambassador roles are a massive part of her life including Prostate Cancer UK, Dogs For Good & Anti-Bullying Pro.

Gemma also appears regularly on prestigious daytime programmes to continue her promise to raise awareness for eating disorders and mental health

Gemma is director of ‘Amigo Productions’, where she performs and produces cabaret shows, provides corporate entertainment and runs acting workshops as well as offering her personal services for one to one acting coaching. 
Dr Robert Adams- In Our Hands - The future of proactive health is only a heartbeat away!
Robert Adams, a proven senior executive, has successfully performed as leader, manager and mentor in a series of challenging, nationally important projects and products within US Government organizations, the Department of Defense, NATO and major US Companies. Dr. Adams holds a double PhD in Psychology and Sociology.

Dr. Adams is the inventor of the revolutionary Global e∙dentity™ Infrared Vein Matching Patented Technology. While working on security and ID applications, he discovered that the AI scanning the vascular system identifies markers indicating diseases, from flu to cancer. As a cancer patient fighting a brain tumour, Dr. Adams saw the tremendous potential: enabling proactive health monitoring by gathering real-time data from ID scans, creating a wide sensor network to potentially identify illness, automatically prescribe treatment and track health data to control outbreaks.

Dr. Adams’ mission is to create a safer, healthier world by utilizing data that is literally, in our hands.
Kelly Tabiner-  The Mental Health Bus
Founder of The Bubble, a platform to raise awareness of mental health, Kelly plucked up the courage to publish her first blog in March 2018 and has never looked back.
Kelly unknowingly lived with PTSD for over a decade following a tragedy that changed the direction of her life.

Overnight she went from a successful career woman, full of confidence to a 29 year old preparing herself to become a single parent, full of grief.
Despite living in a permanent state of high alert with crippling anxieties and panic attacks Kelly went on to meet her husband Simon and have another son.

Finally now able to look forward, Kelly’s passion is to help others to live life to their full potential.
Dr Helena Temple- It's ok not to be ok.
Dr Helena Temple-Reddish is a GP, working as a partner at a busy Norfolk practice, where she is known as the GP with the “funny-coloured hair”. She has a special interest in sexual health and mental health, particularly as it relates to young people.

Helena is a key leader at Proclaimers, a relevant, dynamic church with campuses in Norwich, Ipswich and Bratislava. She is a skilful, engaging communicator, known for her wit and wisdom. She is currently responsible for Community within the life of the church, working hard to foster a welcoming, friendly environment into which people from all walks of life can connect.

In her spare time, Helena has developed a habit of taking on a succession of physical challenges. She completed her first half marathon and sprint triathlon earlier this year. She is currently gearing up to make on Tough Mudder.

Oh, and she loves rabbits. A lot.
Pete Drinkwater-  Being a PT for Good
Pete has worked for 14 years in the fitness industry.  After starting his career, he, just like many other new PT's found he didn't have the training needed to make an impact.  However, after a series of ups and downs and a lot of learning, he worked from the bottom to create and run a boutique fitness business called Realfit Centres, which after 5 years of his involvement dominated the local area with a reputation for being a leader at what they did.   Pete wasn’t done there though as he wanted to make sure other PT's didn't have to go through what he went through. Having now moved away from Realfit Pete’s focus is on Leaders PT Training which he designed to avoid new personal trainers making the mistakes he and so many others have made. 

Pete’s big mission is to bring great personal trainers and a struggling NHS together to form a system that means lifestyle related illness goes from being an expensive long-term care issue into a preventative programme led by an industry perfectly placed to take this role on. This of course can only happen if these PT's are able to sustain a career which is where Pete’s business training comes in.   
Don't miss these amazing speakers- bookmark our Watch Online Page!
An important message from Bamboo Mental Health

Teachers matter too.

It’s getting tougher. We’re being asked to do more with less. Less time. Less money. Fewer staff. I can see the staff are worn out. Tired faces at the management meeting.

The scrutiny never stops. Facebook. Media. Targets. The playground. I just don’t think people understand the pressure. 

But you’ve got to keep going. Keep going in. Soldier on and smile til summer. That’s what we all do here. 
We take work home. Emails into the night. Up early marking. Or it’s weekends. A drink helps sleep – but needs to be stronger than a kale smoothie. 

We worry about the NQTs. The stress. The stats that say we’re all supposed to talk about mental health. But to who? Mental health first aiders? Employee assistance? 

We’ve people off on long term sick now and I want to help, but I’m thinking how do we get cover and how much does this cost. I want us to be resilient, innovative, and caring. But where do I start with staff welfare? What do we need to do to protect ourselves legally?

They say it’s, “Ok not to be ok” – but only if the kids are ok and the budgets are ok. Not long til summer. To sleep. To breathe. Recharge. We go again. 
We hear you. 
Bamboo Mental Health offers workshops and resilience training for staff.  Because people matter, and we understand the pressures.  Our trainers have teaching and school experience. We also offer stress risk assessments and evidence-based wellbeing plans for heads, SLTs and management teams. We’re affordable, experienced, local. 
We’re on your side.    Find out more at   www.bamboomentalhealth.co.uk or email tom@bamboomentalhealth.co.uk

Meet the speakers in Session 2- Look Again at Equality

Elly Chapple-  The Shoeness of a Shoe
Elly spent her earlier career working in businesses. She has always been fascinated with human communication and studied this within her degree. In 2014, her eldest daughter’s life changed and Elly sold her business to come home and begin another journey. 

For five years Elly has developed a unique approach (thanks to her greatest teacher - Ella), to rebuild her daughter’s trust in the world and work towards healing her trauma. Elly employs and manages an 'A Team' of Intervenors and an 'out of the box' approach for education. She has shared #flipthenarrative at many events over the past 12 months and is learning daily from colleagues in the fields of SEND, trauma, education, health and social care.
The Perrin Sisters-  Mirror, Mirror, am I equal as all?

The Perrin sisters are a feisty trio not to be messed with. Born through a lineage of great conscious thinkers, they continue this trait with opinions, personalities and vim that demand to be heard, acknowledged and debated.
Mia is the eldest, you may recognise her from TEDx 2018. Her passion and belief shines through. Being on stage won't phase her as she's a natural thespian.
Ruby is the comedian, but alongside her wicked one-liners or impressions, is a truly deep thinker. Her perspective can challenge your view but it's always done with a cheeky smile.
Kitty’s fervour for singing, dancing and fashion is only equalled in her ability to get her point across. The smallest yes, but definitely the loudest.
Nat Davies- Your Future = Blog+Vlog+Share+Connect
Nat is the founder of Lioness and co-founder and lead of BIGEd. Born in London Nat moved to Norfolk when she was ten and now currently lives in Norwich.

She is driven to support people to discover who it is that they want to be. 
Nat has worked in hospitality most of her career before turning trainer and mentor,
Her passion for young people saw her write projects that supported work experience programs within hospitality before taking on the position as CEO with a youth Organisation who’s goal was to inspire the next generation. Nat has worked in schools across the east delivering projects with the support of the business community.

Now Nat has turn her award winning writing skills to her two new loves Lioness which is a development program from women in business and BIGEd which supports young people build better connections to their future through Social Media.
Jo Thorne- How does your attitude dictate culture?
Johanna Thorne has dedicated her life for over 30 years to restoring broken lives of venerable children in multiple spheres of society. Having fostered 78 children, many of whom were incredibly traumatised and couldn’t be placed anywhere else, she has scored invaluable experience in providing restorative care and repair which has become the cornerstone of her methodology and practice.
As well as fostering, Johanna has worked with schools in special measures, front-line youth organisations and has had the opportunity to speak into many critical situations, winning the recognition of Prince Charles for her work with socially-deprived young people. In 2018, Johanna started The Adelaide Group, which boasts a groundbreaking and unique approach to care and repair through supported accommodation for unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee children, trafficked into the country. Johanna is married to Phil and has two boy’s, Jono and Ben - she is a mum, through and through.
We can't wait to have you join us online on the 13th July!  Don't forget to engage with us on social media using #tedxnorwiched 

See you soon!

 TEDxNorwichED team.
TEDxNorwichED is made possible through the kind support of our partners, including our Principal Partners:-

Copyright © 2019 TEDxNorwichED, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp

Read Blog