Thinking Forward Webinar 1: RULER – teaching emotional intelligence and the ‘recovery curriculum’

(Senior Leaders’ Network 2021-22)
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Thinking Forward: A series of webinars for senior leaders to inspire and engage.

RULER – teaching emotional intelligence and the ‘recovery curriculum’ led by Cassie Buchanan

Is teaching wellbeing the solution to school recovery and the toolkit for a more resilient generation of school leavers in the coming years? This presentation will cover how a simple set of tools can provide the ingredients for a whole school approach and how one school developed a knowledge-rich approach to teaching mental health.

Cassie Buchanan is the executive headteacher of Charles Dickens Primary School and Nursery based in Southwark, London and CEO of The Charter Schools Educational Trust, a growing trust of secondary and primary schools. Cassie became a Headteacher in 2012 and established London South Teaching School Alliance in 2015 and Charles Dickens Research School in 2019. Both have specialisms in the use of evidence-informed approaches, including RULER which focuses on a whole school approach to emotional intelligence and self-regulation .

Cassie represents schools on DfE advisory committees including those linked to Teacher wellbeing and workload. Charles Dickens Primary became the first school to become a RULER school which hails from the USA and has trained over 50 schools. RULER will hopefully become the focus of an EEF trial in the coming year.


COST: £55 per webinar OR £200 for 1 place at each of the 5 live events in Thinking Forward series.


DATE: Tuesday 4th May 2021

TIME: 10:00-11:00am

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 shared with those schools that have booked a place.



COST: FREE for the Gateway Senior Leaders Network   |    £55 for non-subscribing schools    |     £200 for 1 place on each of the live events in the Thinking Forward series

This webinar forms part of the Gateway Alliance – Senior Leaders’ Network CPD subscription. Schools that have purchased this subscription have 2 FREE places on the live event.

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

Cassie Buchanan OBE

In April 2020, Cassie was appointed the CEO for The Charter Schools Educational Trust based in Southwark, south-east London. Cassie is also Executive Headteacher at Charles Dickens Primary School and has also served as an Ofsted Inspector. As an inspirational systems leader, Cassie was pivotal in overseeing Charles Dickens’ role as the lead school for the London South Teaching Schools Alliance and has led the establishment of the Charles Dickens Research School. Charles Dickens Primary has also been recognised as outstanding by Ofsted in 2008 and 2019.  Cassie is a National Leader of Education, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and has a wealth of experience in leading collaboratively.

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