About the Speaker
Laura works for The Education People in the Equality Diversity Inclusion Team as an Education Adviser. She is an experienced trainer, facilitator, and speaker with a passion for child-centred provision and a practical understanding of the operational aspects of school leadership.
Previously, as Director of Inclusion for a Multi-Academy Trust, Laura focused on strategies to improve the experience and outcomes for the most vulnerable children including developing internal additional provision. She was a SENCO, a Specialist Leader of Education (SE region) for SEND and continues to specialise in SEND and Safeguarding.
Laura connects with leaders and teaches at all levels to help them to achieve their development goals. She is a passionate advocate for children and young people in marginalised situations and through her work helps schools provide the best possible education for all learners.
Laura will be talking about whole-school approaches to mental health in young people. From the principles that underpin inclusion for struggling learners to practical ways to embed mental health support into school communities. Delegates will reflect on and how mental health connects to academic outcomes and how the pandemic affected our sense of belonging in schools.