• LAHC 2020 Annual Conference in Uruguay for the first time October 23, 2019

    HEALTHY SCHOOLS: Putting wellbeing at the heart of education

    We are delighted to announce that the next LAHC Annual Conference will be held in Punta del Este from 1st to 4th April 2020.

    In recent years it has become increasingly apparent that student wellbeing must be both a means and an end in education. Our postmodern world - characterised by uncertainty, rapid change, cultural dissonance, high stakes accountability and growing global tension – raises new challenges for educators and also society in general. Technology has transformed social and family structures beyond recognition while migration and social mobility have uprooted the traditions and identities of communities. This means the physical and mental wellbeing of students, parents, staff and school leaders are under immense pressure on a daily basis.

    To this end, we will address the WELLBEING in the broadest sense, looking at all sectors of the school community and a wide range of issues. We are delighted to announce the following confirmed speakers who are leaders in a variety of fields closely related to wellbeing in schools and the wider community:

    Vanessa King: Action for Happiness
    Helen Semple: Deputy Head People and Diversity at St Paul’s Girls’ School, London
    Gareth Turnbull Jones: Head of Landmark International School, Cambridge
    Katie Rigg: Head of Safeguarding and Student Well-being at CIS
    Claire Harvey MBE: Inclusion expert and Paralympian
    Robin Watts: Independent trainer

    More details to follow!