February 15-26. The vPlus Festival is an online festival from Potential Plus UK, full of workshops, webinars and discussions for young people with enquiring minds, their families and schools.

 

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] How to be the best advocate for your DME child. When your child is struggling at school, it can be an isolating and bewildering experience.  This session will help you find the right path to support. Amanda will bust several myths which are commonly used to prevent access to an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and help parents to understand how they can access the right support for their child.  To participate fully a device running Kahoot! would be beneficial (though not essential) www.kahoot.com Log into the festival website to register for this event  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="14037" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Amanda Sokell [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text] Amanda Sokell helps parents who are feeling isolated and alone and beginning to...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] An opportunity to chat, ask questions and share experiences with other parents. Bring along a cup of coffee, tea or beverage of your choice for this relaxed, informal social time, facilitated by Rebecca Howell, Potential Plus UK's Senior Education Consultant. Log into festival website to register for this event  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="12929" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Rebecca Howell [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Rebecca Howell is Potential Plus UK’s Senior Education Consultant. She leads various aspects of the organisation, including oversight of the assessment and advice services. She is passionate about leadership and developing new services to support members. With a background in educational leadership, she has 3 children with high learning potential/dual or multiple exceptionality. Rebecca will be running various...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] An opportunity to meet other parents and some of the staff and trustees of Potential Plus UK, in a relaxed and informal setting, to chat about topics of interest. Log into the festival website. The link to register for this event is on the noticeboard. Please indicate which topics you are interested in Saturday Topics Supporting children to manage their anxiety Activity ideas for curious children The world of high learning potential teenagers Discussing high learning potential with schools Developing social skills Sunday Topics How parents can support children’s mental health Supporting children with remote learning Dealing with difficult behaviour Parenting bright neurodivergent children Supporting hypersensitivities [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenters [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="14030" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Potential...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] 2020-2021 has presented many challenges.  Change, uncertainty, the loss of “normal”, isolation, being cooped up with intense family, emotional build-ups, lack of support networks, boredom, loss of routine, unreasonable expectations.  It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day repetition of family life, but now more than ever it is essential, for ourselves and for our families, that we parents make time and space in our busy lives to bring some balance, recharge our energy, and refresh ourselves – ready to take on the world and be the best parents we can be! With an emphasis on the high learning potential household, especially with a bit of dual or multiple exceptionality thrown in, Rowan...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The best universities deserve the brightest minds - but things don’t always end up that way. This presentation will introduce students and parents to the process of applying to highly selective universities. Myths will be busted and assumptions will be challenged. It will soon become apparent what really counts, and not always the things you might expect. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="13525" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Joe Seddon [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Joe Seddon is the Founder & CEO of Zero Gravity, a social enterprise which connects the UK’s most talented students with mentors, universities, and employers. He has been named as one of the Top 10 Young Digital Leaders in the UK, and has received a number of awards for social impact...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] This session focuses on the importance of metacognition and self-regulation. By helping students to plan, monitor and evaluate their own learning we can help them to learn even more effectively. This session will focus on the key principles of metacognition and self-regulation and why they are effective, why metacognition is so important and how we can teach it. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="13522" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] David Mullen [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]David is a Lead Teacher at Parliament Hill School in the London Borough of Camden, a fully comprehensive state school. He has a wealth of expertise in metacognition, leading workshops and briefings for a wide range of audiences. His wider role in leading on learning and teaching across...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] In this half hour session, best-selling science writer Simon Singh, author of Fermat’s Last Theorem and The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, will talk briefly about his own books before discussing his five favourite resources for inspiring and challenging keen maths students. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="13273" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Simon Singh [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Simon Singh is an author, journalist and TV producer, specialising in science and mathematics. Simon studied physics at Imperial College London before completing a PhD in particle physics at Cambridge University and at CERN, Geneva. Image: Simon Singh at the Merseyside Skeptics Society CC-by-3.0 [/vc_column_text][edgtf_separator position="center" color="#888888" thickness="1"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481625599062{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column][tt_event_hours][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Many people think that ‘creativity’ is in general a ‘good thing’. So, if that’s you, and if you wish to encourage your child(ren) to be creative, this presentation will give you some very easy-to-use tips on how to do just that. And no, it isn’t about getting the painting box out, or about sitting in front of a piano. It’s a lot easier, and more pragmatic too...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] In this one-hour session, Barry and Peter will outline the role that chess can play in helping children develop meta-learning skills like persistence, risk-taking, sound judgment, learning from victories and defeats, etc. The presentation will last about 30 minutes, followed by a similar period of time responding to parents' questions and observations about their own children's engagement in the game. No great expertise in chess will be required, but it'll help if you've enjoyed Netflix's much-watched series, The Queen's Gambit! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20"][vc_single_image image="13962" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Barry Hymer and Peter Wells [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Barry Hymer is an educational psychologist and Emeritus Professor of Psychology in Education at the University of Cumbria. He is the author of...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Often an area that high learning potential and dual or multiple exceptional (DME) children struggle with, learn about executive function skills – the cognitive processes that regulate behaviour, help us make decision and achieve goals. Come and learn more about them and ways to support them. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="13069" img_size="full" alignment="center" style="vc_box_rounded"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Andrea Anguera [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Andrea Anguera has a masters in the psychology of education and is the senior assessor for Potential Plus UK. She also provides training for parents and professionals and has worked with children and families for 20 years. She has two children with high learning potential, both of them with dual or multiple exceptionality.[/vc_column_text][edgtf_separator position="center" color="#888888" thickness="1"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481625599062{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column][tt_event_hours][/vc_column][/vc_row]...