Integrating Services for Children at the Local and National Level 2014
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School/Cluster Based Workshop

Integrating Services for Children at the Local and National Level


School/Cluster Based Workshop Registration
Dates available for booking: 26 and 27 June 2014

Please contact Joseph Loy by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.

Please indicate your preferred date in the School/Cluster-Based Registration Form but this is subject to availability.

The school/cluster will need to provide the venue, refreshments, logistics, materials and printing of handouts.

Click here to download the School/Cluster-Based Workshop Registration Form.


Research from many countries indicates that children’s home background and other social and economic factors play a major part in their ability to learn and succeed in school. In a similar way, young people’s educational outcomes are closely linked to wider aspects of well-being, - their psychological, emotional and physical health, their material well-being, and their participation in a wide range of activities within their community. By influencing these background factors, and by linking educational and non-educational services for children, it is possible to improve outcomes significantly. This is particularly true for children from more disadvantaged sections of society.

Looking at children as whole people, and re-thinking our services from their perspective, will lead us to re-think our professional relationships and roles, and towards a new understanding of the interrelationships between education, health, social support, childcare, youth engagement, training and employability. It will also lead us towards advocating for a more active role for children and young people as citizens in our society.

This one day seminar looks at the philosophy and practice behind integrated services, using experience gained in the UK over the past 15 years. It is intended to give teachers, school principals and other education professionals a clearer understanding of the issues which need to be addressed in order to ensure that every child can reach his or her potential, and will give an opportunity to plan strategically for a more integrated approach to children’s services at local level. The seminar will also be relevant to professionals in the healthcare, social care, childcare and youth work sectors.

 The expected learning outcomes are:

  • A clearer understanding of the links between children’s educational achievement and wider social and personal factors
  • A new model of ‘well-being’ outcomes for children and young people, encompassing all aspects of their life including education
  • A deeper understanding of the roles of the different professionals working with children and young people, and how they can work more effectively together
  • An appreciation of the fundamental characteristics of an integrated system of services for children and young people, including schools, and of the change management processes needed to bring it about
  • A practical set of actions which can be taken at school and local community level in order to being about a more integrated approach to children and their wellbeing.


Target Audience
Classroom teachers of all levels, staff developers, teachers of leadership programs and institutes, and leaders of school systems

About the Trainer - Professor David Hawker

David Hawker-chimpThe workshop leader is Professor David Hawker, of the College of Teachers, UK. Professor Hawker was originally a languages teacher, and is a former Assistant Chief Executive of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in the UK, where for seven years (1992-9) he led the development of the national student testing and assessment system in English schools. He has also served as Director of Education in two local authorities in England (1999-2008), and as Director General for Education in the Welsh Government (2008-11). He now works as an international education consultant, specialising in the development of national assessment systems. He has acted as an advisor to the OECD’s PISA program, and is currently working with the iPIPS team at Durham University to set up the first ever international assessment of children starting school.

Other topic:

Educational Assessment: Purposes, Principles and Roles in the Classroom