iheart presents at National Association of Headteachers Conference (NAHT)
iheart recently had the privilege to deliver an extremely well-attended workshop at the annual Inspiring Leaders Conference in Birmingham, in association with the NAHT. Over 1200 Headteachers from across the UK gathered to hear an array of keynote speakers addressing topics that spanned innovation, leadership, future trends, technology and, our passion – mental health in young people.
Unsurprisingly, wellbeing and resilience was a top agenda across the board and iheart were proud to have the opportunity to host a one-hour session entitled “Emotional Health and Mental Wellbeing – A Revolutionary Curriculum Innovation”, attended by almost 100 school leaders. Zia Brooks (Assistant Head Teacher, Langley Park School for Boys) and Terry Rubenstein (Founder and Head of Education, iheart) shared the core principles and educational pedagogy underpinning our Curriculum and explained how it addresses the problems facing our young people at source by focusing on early intervention, preventative education and sustainable solutions. They also presented the latest research findings and results from the programme, and explained how the Curriculum is aligned with key Ofsted requirements – an important consideration for a room full of educational leaders!
Presenting the work of iheart at such a prestigious event was an outstanding opportunity to engage a large group of key decision-makers, many of whom were struck by the immense transformational potential of the iheart programme. In the words of one Headteacher immediately after the workshop, “I was in tears by the end, especially after watching the short video of the children themselves talking about what they have learned. This is the answer so many of us have been looking for.”