Initially graduating as a teacher from the University of Glasgow, Ashley moved to Dubai and has taught here for over a decade. Eight of those years have been in JESS Dubai, an outstanding, prestigious school in the region where she is a class teacher and Wellbeing leader. More recently Ashley was awarded with a master's degree in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology and it is her burning passion to improve wellbeing provision for both children and staff. Ashley often shares ideas about mindfulness, character strengths and many other positive psychology constructs to nurture the children and take steps towards multidimensional flourishing within the community. Ashley is also about to publish her second children's book, where the charming characters 'The Emobeans' teach children - and those who read with them, ways to nurture their overall wellbeing. Her website www.mindfulmissgreen.com was created with educators and parents in mind; resources are available to support the children to enhance their well-being, including an online course. Ashley has spoken at many conferences in Dubai and has shared best practice at events such as GESS, IPSEF, MENA (now known as Teach to Lead) What Works and was part of a KHDA team who presented at the IPEN conference in China in 2017. Ashley has also delivered training sessions at other schools to support wellbeing journeys in the region.
14 November 2021 | 12:15 - 12:35 | English | Building Blocks for Wellbeing in Primary Education
Join Ashley where she will share insights about improving wellbeing provision in the primary school. Wellbeing can often be touched with tokenism and this session will offer some important steps to consider when building your bespoke wellbeing plan and team. Ashley will share some valuable curriculum components you can include which can enhance the overall wellbeing of staff and students alike!