The General Teaching Council for Scotland

GTCS Webinar: Dealing with Uncertainty

Join us for a webinar addressing teacher health and wellbeing.

The webinar will be led by Claire Lavelle, Director of the Hive of Wellbeing, and hosted by GTCS Senior Education Officer Sharon Smith.

In this webinar session, we will discuss the impact of the changes on our emotional wellbeing following the closure of most schools and the opening of essential Hubs in our communities. We will look at practical strategies to focus our attention on what we can control when we cannot be physically present with our children and young people and their families. We will also discuss ways to soothe our anxieties, such as practising more mindful awareness of our recurrent thoughts and feelings and dealing with these by using self-compassion approaches. 

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Event details

Date: 21 April 2020
Time: 4 to 5pm
Venue: Online

About Claire

Claire Lavelle has more than 20 years’ experience in education. She was a primary headteacher in East Lothian where she was also seconded as a Quality Improvement Officer, before she moved to the UAE to be a Head Teacher and Assistant Principal in a 3–18 school for Emirati pupils. Claire is now based in Edinburgh and is working in a number of local authorities, schools and early years settings throughout the East of Scotland, focusing on the wellbeing of staff.