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Instructor Conference- 21st November, Birmingham

21st November 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join CPI and Pivotal Education in November for our 2019 Conference all about leadership in Behaviour and ensuring consistency in your school.

A packed day, featuring keynote speeches from Professor John Baker, Dr Tim O’Brien, Nina Jackson (from Independent Thinking) and more.

Tickets cost £99 + VAT. 

Check out the full line up below:

Pivotal Behaviour INSET

Behaviour INSET

Co-Founder and Society Secretary, Change AGEnts Network UK | Co-founder/President of the Practioner Alliance for Safeguarding Adults (PASA).
Mervyn is a regular contributor to conferences and lecturer at universities mixing serious thought on health, social care and public services with humour. Author of numerous publications on a range of issues related to public services and older people, her was the first person, outside the USA, to publish a book on the – then little acknowledged – issue of elder abuse in the domestic setting.

OPENING GUEST. Ajibola Lewis.
The mother of Seni Lewis has a fascinating and powerful story to tell about her family’s fight to change the law surrounding the use of restraint. Her campaigning resulted in the enshrining in law of the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill, 2018, also known as ‘Seni’s Law’.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Professor John Baker.
Non-executive director at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the Quality Committee.
John was appointed to Chair of Mental Health Nursing in 2015, and has a strong international reputation as both a leading Mental Health Nurse and researcher on coercion and restrictive practices, patient and professional safety in mental health services and effective and therapeutic mental healthcare. Each theme has attracted a portfolio of research funding and the findings have been disseminated widely back into clinical practice, policy and through his teaching.

Honorary Senior Lecturer and Visiting Fellow in Psychology and Human Development at UCL, Institute of Education.
Tim’s first book was about behaviour and published in 1998.  His most recent book ‘Inner Story’ focuses on understanding the mind. In a varied career Tim has been a senior leader in mainstream and specialist education, consulted to NHS Trusts, coached individuals and teams in a range of global businesses and been First Team Psychologist for three English Premier League Football Clubs. Tim gives keynote presentations nationally and internationally and has won awards for his work in the field of emotional and behavioural needs.

Associate Director, Independent Thinking Ltd.
Nina’s work in the area of mental health and well-being has had an overwhelming impact on children, teachers and parents alike. She has rescued many who were on the brink of despair and given teachers the motivation to carry on when they nearly walked away from their careers.

Consistency, Culture and Care

8.30 am – 9.00 am

  • Registration and Coffee

9.00 am – 9.15 am 

  • Opening Remarks from Mervyn Eastman, Conference Chair

9.15 am – 9.30 am

  • Introduction to the day from Martyn Dadds, Managing Director, CPI International

9.30 am – 9.45 am

  • Opening Address: Ajibola Lewis

9.45 am – 10.15 am

  • Keynote: Professor John Baker, Understanding Key Components of Interventions to Reduce Restrictive Practices: Findings from the COMPARE Evidence Synthesis


10.30 am – 11.30 am 

  • Keynote: Dr Tim O’Brien. What is going on inside your head? The impact of inner stories on how we think and behave. In this jargon- free keynote Tim will take you on a journey inside your head- and the head of others- to illuminate why we think, feel and behave the way we do. This will enable you to look differently at emotions and behaviour in your own professional context and lived experience


11.30 am – 1.00 pm: Breakouts from Level 3 Instructors 

  • Louise Astbury and Doug King, Oldham Sixth Form College. “Aligning Pivotal Strategies with transition and changing stressors across the Academic year.”
  • Adrian Pembleton and Leanne Till, Wrekin View Primary School. “Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing; a Continuum Approach.”
  • Angi Franklin, Nurture UK. “Nurture ABC: Using LEGO in schools” 


2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  • Keynote: Nina Jackson ‘Behind the Behaviour’ Drawing on her own experiences of mental illness, Nina will examine the hidden ‘coded’ messages that need to be unravelled to support mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

 3.00 pm – 4.30 pm: Breakouts from Level 3 Instructors 

  • Maria Taylor, Wishmore Cross Academy. “Becoming a Trauma Informed School.”
  • Tish Cooney, Sparsholt College. “You Talking to Me?” (Intelligent Communication)

4.30 pm – 5.00 pm

  • Closing presentation; Representative from BILD/RRN; ‘The RRN Training Standards’

5.00 pm – 5.15 pm

  • Closing Remarks


If you choose to cancel your place(s) the full course fee will be refunded providing that cancellation is notified a minimum of 14 days before the course date. Cancellations notified between 7 and 14 days before the course will be eligible for a 50% refund.  In cases where cancellation is given within 7 days of the course date, no refund will be available. However, it is possible to substitute a delegate at any time.

If Pivotal Education Limited cancel a course for which you have paid, a full refund will be given. Pivotal Education Limited shall not be held liable for any direct or indirect costs incurred by those registered to attend.

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21st November 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Studio
7 Cannon Street
Birmingham,B2 5EP
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