Dr Sue Roffey

Sue is a psychologist, academic and social activist. She is currently Honorary A/Professor at Exeter, Western Sydney and University College, London and Director of Growing Great Schools Worldwide.

Sue is a well-respected international authority on student and school wellbeing and has written prolifically on related issues including behaviour, relationships and social-emotional learning.

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Relationships at the heart of changing behaviour in schools

Children and young people who are dealing with adversity often feel badly about themselves, others and the world around them. This has implications for their learning and behaviour in school. Punishment and reward are often ineffective in changing how students think, feel and behave over the longer term and can make things worse. This keynote will summarise what teachers can do to build positive relationships with students and how to respond effectively in times of crisis.