Every parent wants their child to succeed, but in this world of fevered exam pressure more children than ever are experiencing mental health issues. This talk helps parents to understand their children and how they can offer tailored support to help them get the best out of their school careers.


Eve Jardine-Young

Ms Eve Jardine-Young

Eve became Principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College in 2011, having been an academic scholar at the school some 20 years earlier.

Born and raised in Malawi, Central Africa, Eve has a degree in Engineering Science from Cambridge, and worked for Ove Arup & Partners before following her heart into the teaching profession.

Her career in education spans twenty three years, teaching Economics and holding positions including Director of Studies, Head of Sixth Form Development and Housemistress in both co-educational and single-sex (boys) schools, before taking up her current role as Principal. Her six years at Cheltenham Ladies’ College have seen curriculum and co-curricular innovation as well as significant refurbishment and development of the College estate.

A member of GSA, BSA, and HMC, Eve is also a Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Gloucestershire, a governor trustee of the Barnwood Trust, a member of the Marlborough College Education Committee, and an advisor to the Centre for Resilience at University of Westminster. She has contributed to conferences and peer discussion seminars on women’s leadership, careers of the future and the fourth industrial revolution, holistic education and wellbeing, and professional development within education. She has written for a number of educational publications and had her blogs on education featured by the Huffington Post UK. She was nominated for the Tatler Best Head of a Public School 2015 and her wider interests include art, design, music and sustainability initiatives.

Julia Harrington

Julia Harrington is Headmistress of Queen Anne’s School in Berkshire.

An Exeter University graduate in History and Government and Politics, Julia worked for the Independent Television Companies Association before starting her family. Following the birth of her children Julia retrained as a history teacher, joining Prior’s Field School in 1996 and was subsequently appointed as Deputy Head there in 2003. In 2006 Julia joined Queen Anne’s School as Headmistress. She has also trained as a psychodynamic counsellor and has always found the training invaluable in her work in education.

Julia has developed a unique ‘BrainCanDo programme at Queen Anne’s, which is now a separate charitable company, based on the idea of ‘brain plasticity’ and the personal development of the individual.   This neuroeducation programme uses neuroscience, psychology and motivational skills to throw light on the value of value of specific interventions on cognitive function such as how music can make you smarter. Work has now started on the effect of emotion regulation on performance in adolescence and how this can be used positively within schools. BrainCanDo is working with researchers from Reading University and Goldsmiths College as well as employing current knowledge in this field in the classroom and throughout school life.

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