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Northamptonshire Schools' Conference 2024

After the success of last year's Safeguarding Conference, we are thrilled to announce Brooke Weston Trust and Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub's Schools' Conference for 2024 on Mental Health & Wellbeing.

Keynote confirmed: Dr Pooky Knightsmith

  • Date: Tuesday 12th March 2024
  • Time: 09:30 - 16:00
  • Venue: Brooke Weston Academy, Corby 
  • Cost: free of charge to Northamptonshire schools

We are inviting colleagues to register their space now to avoid disappointment with only 200 spaces available (more information and full booking will follow soon).

Keynotes & main stage

We are delighted that Alexander de Capell Brooke of Great Oakley Estates, the event main sponsor, will open the conference on the main stage.

  • Dr Pooky Knightsmith:
    • Heard, Held, Healed: creating a sense of belonging
    • Understanding and Responding to EBSA
  • Northamptonshire Office of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner: Young People, Mental Health and Serious Violence
  • Edurio: Pupil Wellbeing: The Decline in Emotional, Physical and Emotional Wellbeing


  • "Of course it's real, it's online", exploring what professionals can do to support children's and young peoples mental health online | Simon Aston, North Northants

  • How to develop a culture of staff wellbeing - a personal experience | Ed Carlysle, Executive Headteacher

  • Suicide Prevention: Awareness, Knowledge, Resources | Papyrus

  • The "Behaviour Curriculum", Beyond Adult Disapproval | Angela Wadham, Theraputic Thinking

  • Mental Health and Early Help | NCT Trust

  • Introduction to supervision in education - focussing on how safeguarding supervision can promote staff mental health and wellbeing | Safeguarding Network

  • Whole School Approaches to Mental Health and Wellbeing | NHFT Mental Health Support Team

  • "It's more than just a beanbag": What I have learned as an educator and teacher through navigating the complexities of supporting a wonderfully unique daughter I Jennie Giovanelli, Headteacher

  • Supporting colleagues with the Menopause | Dr Amy Sayer

  • Supporting students with eating disorders | Leicester Hospital Schools

Thank you to our generous sponsors

The conference is being offered free of charge to Northamptonshire Schools and has been made possible by our generous sponsors: