CSSC and Stranmillis University College collaborative event for controlled schools

CSSC provides high quality professional support enabling controlled school leaders to raise standards & make an impact in their schools. In this collaborative event 'With us not without us' between Stranmillis University College and CSSC on 21 September attendees heard from Prof Noel Purdy, Director of Research and Scholarship and Director of CREU (the Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement) at Stranmillis University College, Belfast.

with us not without event in collaboration with Stranmillis UC

Prof Noel Purdy, presented the key findings and recommendations of the Growing Up Online study, a mixed methods research study funded by the Safeguarding Board Northern Ireland which considers the online harms to children and young people’s mental wellbeing.

The event explored what challenges our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing and consider how schools can implement preventative approaches to bullying in schools, working with pupils to support their social and emotional wellbeing.

Attendees from controlled schools were encouraged to reflect on how a solutions focused approach to supporting positive behaviour and mental health and wellbeing in schools might be applied to their own school contexts.

Presentations from Prof Barbara Spears, Professor of Education and Social Development (Adjunct), at University of South Australia who presented her work in supporting South Australia’s Minister for Education in adopting a Charter-led student voice approach to preventing bullying and violence in schools and Dr Phillip Slee, Professor (Emeritus) at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia who presented on Big Talks for Little People, an evidence based digitally based mental health programme which works to support the development of social and emotional skills for children aged 7 to 13 years old.




22 September 2023