Pupil and Staff Wellbeing Panel
chaired by Chris Jeffery (The Grange School)
to be held in Robert Burns Ballroom
Jeremy Thomas – Jeremy Thomas Talks
Educated at Downside, Jeremy Thomas spent twenty years working in the music business, alongside artists as diverse as Al Green, John Williams and the Levellers. He then began writing film scripts and short stories before moving to Patmos in 1998 to write his first novel ‘Taking Leave’.
Due to his own battles with the illness, he went on to co-write ‘You Don’t Have to be Famous to have Manic Depression…’, and co-produced the Emmy award winning BBC documentary ‘The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive….Stephen Fry’ in 2008. Since then he has spoken regularly on good mental health (‘How to Stay Sane in an Insane World’) to schools, universities and charities. Jeremy lives with his wife, cat and dog in London and Patmos. His new novel ‘The Santa Monica Suicide Club’ is being published this summer.
Revd Dr Jan Goodair – Chaplain at Pocklington School
Born in South London, the Revd. Dr. Jan Goodair was educated within the maintained system, attending a local Grammar School. She obtained a First in Religious Studies at King’s College, London before training to teach. Jan completed a PhD in 2002 in the area of Animal Ethics and Theology, and this remains a major academic and personal interest. She has led RS Departments in both the maintained and independent sectors.
Ordained into the Church of England in 2000, she moved into school chaplaincy immediately after being priested, working for 9 years at Harrogate Ladies’ College before moving to Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School where she led a review of school values. From September 2015, Jan will be based at Pocklington School. Jan’s pastoral role means that she takes a particular interest in staff and student wellbeing, an area in which the practice of Mindfulness is proving increasingly beneficial. She is a trustee of SCALA, and a former Chair of the School Chaplains’ Association.
John Naples-Campbell, Stonewall Scotland
John is a teacher of Drama at Knightswood Secondary School in Glasgow.
Having a successful career across both the secondary and further education sector, he has worked tirelessly to tackle discrimination in the classroom being the first teacher in Scotland to be awarded GTCS Professional Recognition in Equality and Diversity (LGBT Education) as well as being recognised for his work in Holocaust Education.
Currently developing Equality and Diversity teacher training for Glasgow City, he was honoured to be nominated as 'Outstanding Campaigner of the Year' at the LGBTI Awards.
Caroline Meyer, Professor of Digital Healthcare
20 years’ experience of conducting and leading research into eating across a broad range of topics, including; eating disorders, appetite, child eating behaviour, family mealtimes, obesity, as well as physical activity. Formerly founding Director of the Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders (LUCRED). Won a DTI Smart Research and Development Award for Innovation, a Warwick University Enterprise Fellowship and a Loughborough University Enterprise Fellowship Award. Have held Visiting Professor posts at the University of Sydney; Kings College London, Birmingham and Solihull NHS Trust and Leicester Partnership NHS Trust. Associate and Guest Editor of the European Eating Disorders Review. Member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorder Research Society.