New guidance for schools (September 2018): What it means for previously looked-after children, their families and schools!

As the start of the new school term looms, along with the many challenges our children face with all the changes to people, routines etc, there are two new documents published by the Department for Education that are extremely relevant to previously looked-after children. Both of these have the potential to influence how schools work … Continue reading New guidance for schools (September 2018): What it means for previously looked-after children, their families and schools!

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Pupil premium – Why it can sometimes be difficult to get the right support for adopted children in schools

Before I start, let me explain the image of the fish! Some of you may recognise this fish as a herring - a red herring as it is often described as. (Sorry to the fisher folk out there that will know that a red herring is not actually a fish.) It is my belief that … Continue reading Pupil premium – Why it can sometimes be difficult to get the right support for adopted children in schools

How schools can become attachment and trauma friendly – a 3 step plan.

I will start with a message for schools as to why they should become attachment and trauma friendly. The strategies and approaches are based in neuroscience and work! They make a difference to children's lives and life chances. They enable children to learn more in school and improve pupil outcomes. For the purpose of this blog I will … Continue reading How schools can become attachment and trauma friendly – a 3 step plan.