Your Role in Supporting Transition: Embracing Change and Acknowledging Loss

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Your Role in Supporting Transition: Embracing Change and Acknowledging Loss led by Kay Hamilton & Pam Carpenter


Have you noticed how the Summer Term can prove challenging as thoughts shift to moving into a new class, being with different adults or perhaps a new school?

Are you seeking to understand end of year behaviours?

Would you benefit from ideas, strategies and solutions in how to manage the joy of transition and to support anxiety?

Join us for ‘Embracing Change and acknowledging loss,’ designed to equip you with the knowledge to support children, colleagues, and yourself through transitions, celebrate new beginnings, and respectfully acknowledge loss. Led by experienced trainers, this course offers understanding into the emotional rollercoaster of transition, giving practical strategies, empathetic insights, and a supportive community to help you thrive in times of change.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your role as a guiding light in the educational journey. Book now and embrace the power of transition!

Who should attend?

Teaching Assistants, Pastoral Leads and staff members supporting transition throughout the Primary Phase.

DATE: Wednesday 12th June 2024

TIME: 09:00-12:00

LOCATION: Online – ZOOM Meeting

PRICE: £95 per person

We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host this online event. If you have not used Zoom previously, you may need to download the Zoom software either to a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone, prior to joining. When you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you, within 48 hours of the webinar, with further instructions about how to join the event.

The session will also be recorded and afterwards an edited version will be available to schools that purchase this course for 1 month after the live session.



If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Kay Hamilton is Programme Manager at Gateway Alliance. Prior to this Kay supported and advised schools nationally and internationally as a childhood and adolescent trainer in trauma informed approaches to mental health and wellbeing. Kay has 24 years’ experience in education, as a SENCo, specialist behaviour teacher for the LA, Science Subject Lead, Deputy Head and Headteacher. She has supported schools as a Consultant for SEMH, is a Mental Health First Aider, Designated Safeguarding Lead and long-standing Governor of a Primary PRU.


Pam Carpenter 

During her 22 years in Primary education, Pam Carpenter has taught throughout the Primary phase from Nursery to year 6 and held a number of leadership roles across 3 local authorities. This has included roles such as core subject lead and more strategic leadership across a MAT for Teaching, Learning and Curriculum.

As Deputy Head Teacher, Pam became a Thrive Practitioner and Thrive trainer whilst Head Teacher, supporting other schools within the locality. Pam then harnessed such expertise in the application of neuroscience, attachment theory, child development and creativity into classroom practice as the Thrive Relationship Manager for a range of mainstream and specialist settings across the Midlands – providing training, mentoring and bespoke strategic and practical support to understand behaviour and meet children’s social and emotional needs.

Pam is now CPD Programme Manager for the Gateway Alliance and as part of this role leads on the development of Gateway’s broad range of professional learning programmes for schools across the Midlands. Pam is also a Visiting Fellow for Ambition Institute and facilitates NPQs & the ECF programme on behalf of a number of Teaching School Hubs within the locality. She is an Evidence Lead for Education for Staffordshire Research School where she facilitates on the EEF’s Learning Behaviours and Supporting Recovery programmes to explore research and evidence-informed approaches to maximise impact on school improvement and outcomes for children.


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