South East, London
Welcome to the London and South-East region learning page.
This region features large rural counties such as Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Berkshire; unitary authorities such as Brighton and Hove, Medway Towns, Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Slough; the whole Greater London area with 33 boroughs from inner city Westminster and Southwark to outer London boroughs like Brent, Waltham Forest and Croydon. Set within this large geographic area is a diverse range of ATL membership and education settings, including many academies and independent sector schools.
Mental health issues in schools
ATL Regional Official Annie Railton presents this session on how to identify and respond to a range of mental health issues (e.g. self-abuse, depression, stress, drug abuse) present in school and college settings.
Annie will draw on her work and experience working with young people in the Youth Service and her current role as ATL Regional Official supporting and advising members. The session will provide advice and practical strategies on:
- signs and indicators of mental health issues
- effective responses
- policy guidelines
- staff protection.
When: 6.00-8.00pm on Wednesday 25 November
East Sussex members book here.
West Sussex members book here.
Understanding the teachers' pension scheme
ATL wants its members to take the full benefits of the professional pension scheme available to teachers (TPS). This ATL led session will provide an overview of the different schemes and include advice on how to plan for retirement from independent financial advisers Lighthouse Financial.
This event will be held in the unique setting of the Guardhouse at Fort Amherst, a historic C17th military fort overlooking the River Medway. Following the event staff from the education service will showcase the schools service and lead a tour of the fort's exhibits and tunnels.
Please note, due to the historic nature of the site there is restricted wheelchair access. If you have mobility issues please contact us to discuss.
- When: Saturday 28 November. 9.45am to 12.30pm including lunch and refreshments. Optional tour available from 12.30pm. Family members welcome.
- Location: Fort Amherst, Dock Road Chatham Kent ME4 4UB.
Book your place on the event here.