A new school year is almost upon us and many children will have had an amazing summer break. However, for some, there will be the challenge of being out of the school routine and the separation from friends and teachers. For some children, including those who are looked after or previously looked after, this break … Continue reading Dear Child in my class (A letter about relationships, connection and compassion)
With the vital importance of schools and the wider public sector understanding about attachment and trauma, PAC-UK have produced some e-training materials in order for schools to become more attachment and trauma aware and understand the needs of adopted children in schools. The ability to ensure all staff have some training on this area is … Continue reading A review of the PAC-UK’s e-Learning training for education professionals on attachment
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!
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
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.