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Responding to Uncertainty Conference Reducing Stress in Staff and Pupils

Wednesday 5 May 2021 – Virtually Hosted via Click Meetings – 09:15 – 13:15

Why is uncertainty so challenging, and how can it be made easier?  What do we need to do to recover healthily from an extended period of uncertainty? These are the questions at the centre of this seminar with Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk.

She will explore the science of uncertainty, which has shown that the human brain frequently experiences uncertainty as a threat, thereby setting off an anxiety-stress response within the body. Leaders within school environments can use this single insight to help in shaping policies and practices that help staff and pupils to feel safe. The more predictable the school environment feels, the more quickly everyone will relax, resulting in teachers who feel less pressured and pupils who are better able to focus and to learn.

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