Toxic Culture: Research To Support Schools - Durham, Venue To Be Confirmed, Saturday, 04. May 2019

In this training, teachers will be equipped with the necessary skills to develop reflective practice and strong school culture. 
This course is designed for every teacher and leader and is full of practical ideas to support staff in identifying toxic school experiences and to learn techniques to support themselves and others. With a growing concern for teacher wellbeing due to increased pressures associated with the role, this course will focus on developing reflective practices through ethnographic approaches including self-writing. Based upon Driscoll’s Cycle (What? So what? What now?) participants will form an understanding of what a toxic school experience is, how they affect people on a range of different levels, and how we can create a different path.
INCLUDES FREE COPY of the new Toxic Schools book.


Introduction to toxic culture; 8 themes

Ethnography and authenticity

An introduction to Driscoll's cycle and self-writing.

Critical reflection and questioning.

There will be time set aside for discussing ideas in groups about the work you have done and how it will evolve; bringing your ideas back to the group for further dissemination. 

What included in the price?
A light lunch is included in the price and ticket administration fees via Eventbrite / 20% VAT included.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We will confirm the venue one month before, so initially, we would recommend travel by public transport as we cannot guarantee any parking. Teacher Toolkit cannot take responsibility for loss of accommodation/travel costs incurred if the school venue becomes unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances. Venue confirmation will be shared 14 days before the date.
What can I bring to the event?
We would recommend you bring a device that can connect you to wifi / social media, although both are not compulsory to help individuals introduce aspects of the day back into school. Those attending should bring their own devices and have access to various resources shared on the day. For more details about the programme, please contact Support@.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact Support@ you have any questions.
What's the refund policy?
We will refund the full ticket price if you notify us 30 days before the date of the event. We cannot issue any other refunds less than 30 days before the event as venue/catering costs are booked at least one month in advance.

Led by:

Dr. Helen Woodley is an academic researcher and former teacher with 15 years experiences within the classroom and as a school leader. In 2018 she wrote Toxic Schools due to her concerns around the voices of teachers’ not being heard, especially when they were experiencing challenging times at work.

Ross Morrison McGill is a teacher and school leader with 25 years of experience. He has written 5 books on teaching and is passionate about teacher well-being, workload and teaching and learning. In 2010, he founded @TeacherToolkit, rapidly becoming one of the most followed teachers in the U.K. and hosting a popular website for sharing resources and ideas around the world. He is currently training teachers across the U.K.; working as a PGCE tutor and studying for his EdD at Cambridge University.

Toxic Culture: Research To Support Schools - Durham

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