Events for school staff

We are pleased to run regular events for school staff. The purpose of these sessions is to improve general understanding of food allergy, build staff confidence to manage this medical condition and to share practical tips to help keep pupils safer.

“The presentation was informative and pitched at just the right level. One of the best webinars I have attended.”

Justin Aitken
Health & Safety Manager
Thomas’s London Day Schools

Expert webinar programme:

 

implementing the schools allergy code

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Q&A with Sarah Knight, CEO and Founder of The Allergy Team

5th March 2024

11-11.45 am

The Schools Allergy Code is the new best practice framework for allergy management in schools. 

Supported by families, schools and allergy clinicians it provides clear guidance to help reduce risk, improve staff confidence and keep pupils with allergies safer. 

In this Q&A Sarah Knight will offer practical tips for implementing the Code and discuss the benefits of joining the new Schools Allergy Register.

Planning safe and inclusive trips and residentials

Three children standing out doors, one is holding binoculars, another is pointing to the distance

Q&A with Andy Smith from Evolve Advice & Sarah Knight, CEO and Founder of The Allergy Team

21st March 2024

11-11.45 am

From risk assessments and communicating with parents, to liaising with your venue and managing medication, this Q&A will support you to plan and execute school trips and residentials that are safe and inclusive. Give your staff the confidence to offer an enriching and exciting programme of events that all your students can enjoy… we’ll talk through areas that are often overlooked too.

We’re delighted that Andy Smith from EVOLVE Advice will be joing Founder of The Allergy Team, Sarah Knight for this session.

Andy is an experienced Outdoor Education Adviser who has led outdoor and adventurous activities around the world and is highly qualified in health and safety.

Staff from schools that are signed up to our training programme or are in the process of joining the Schools Allergy Register can attend this session for free. Click the free registration button below.

Other school staff are welcome to attend for a fee of £20.

Previous events:

INTRODUCING THE SCHOOLS ALLERGY CODE and register

Sarah Knight from The Allergy Team and John Muphie of the ISBA discussed the launch a new Schools Allergy Code and Register.

The Code provides a clear framework for schools to ensure they are adhering to best practice when it comes to managing allergies and keeping pupils safe and included. Sarah and John also discussed the Schools Allergy Register and the benefits of joining.

1st December 2023

BUILDING A WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH AND WHAT THIS MEANS IN PRACTICE

Building allergy awareness throughout your school is really important to embed best practice, develop robust policies and to keep pupils safer. But what does whole-school awareness really mean, what does it look like and how is it achieved?

This topic was explored in depth, during our presentation and Q&A with James Gardner, Consultant Nurse in Paediatric Allergy and co-founder of The Allergy Team, Sarah Knight.

16th June 2023 

Why food allergy matters: supporting your school

The Allergy Team was delighted to deliver this webinar in partnership with Towergate Insurance and The Education Broker.

Allergy is the most common chronic condition in childhood and in school-aged children 20% of allergic reactions happen at school. Managing pupils’ allergies can be challenging: from risk reduction and managing inclusion, to making sure you are fully prepared if you face a serious allergic reaction.

Aimed at senior leaders, this presentation and Q&A gave an overview of what allergy management best practice looks like in schools looks like and how to keep pupils safe.

Our panellist were Sarah Knight, co-founder of The Allergy Team and Professor Adam Fox, Paediatric Consultant in Allergy.

26th April 2023

food allergies and mental health at school

Headshot of Dr Karen Murphy, Clinical Psychologist with specialism in allergy<br />

When food is something to be scared of, it can have a devastating impact on mental health.  So how can schools support pupils and colleagues worried about the responsibility of managing food allergies?

Clinical Psychologist, Dr Karen Murphy specialises in supporting adults and children living with food allergy. In this Q&A she answered quesions on how living with a food allergy impacts mental health, how to support pupils with allergies with friendships and gaining independence, and she offered advice on how to spot signs of allergy anxiety.

3rd February 2023

Managing Food allergies at school

Trio of headshots, Natalie Wargent from VWV, Professor Adam Fox, Paediatric Consultant in Allergy and Sarah Knight, CEO The Allergy Team

An online discussion about best-practice for managing food allergy in schools, understanding school responsibilities and supporting pupils. Our panellists were leading Paediatric Allergist, Professor Adam Fox, Senior Associate, Natalie Wargent from education law firm VWV and Sarah Knight, CEO of The Allergy Team.

30th September 2022

What schools say about The Allergy Team’s events for staff:

“All schools should be listening to your webinar as it highlighted so well the complexities of dealing with food allergies in schools and yet there is abundant good practice and advice out there to ensure risk is minimised.”

Jenny Pittam
Interim Head of Contract Catering Services, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

“The webinar was a very useful and expert overview of key issues and good practice from which we will take a number of things to help further support our pupils with allergies.”

David Ticker
Headteacher
Newcastle School for Boys

Online drop-in sessions for School Members

Staff from any of our Member Schools are welcome to drop in during one of our online sessions to ask questions, chat about recent experiences or share best practices. The drop-ins are on Zoom and we run them every half term. Please register to let us know you will be dropping in.

Thursday 22nd February 2024 (12-1pm)

Thursday 2nd May 2024 (12-1pm)

Thursday 13th June 2024 (12-1pm)

 

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