BE ATTACHMENT AWARE – HELPING VULNERABLE CHILDREN TO ENGAGE IN LEARNING
PRACTICAL AND PROVEN STRATEGIES TO HELP VULNERABLE CHILDREN COPE IN MAINSTREAM PROVISION.
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The social and emotional needs of pupils who are in care, edge of care, adopted or living in difficult circumstances can be both challenging and time consuming. This course will demonstrate practical ways to help looked after and vulnerable children engage in education and provide learning opportunities for teaching staff to better cope with children displaying a range of additional needs. These will include pupils with attachment difficulties, emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. This course is recommended for teachers with responsibility for looked after children, but is also suitable for NQTs, experienced teachers and support staff.
Delegates will explore a range of techniques and strategies for promoting emotional stability specific to the needs of individual pupils. It will also explore the importance and effectiveness of building relationships to overcome the barriers to learning.
This course includes refreshments and lunch.
· START 9.30 am
· END 3:30 pm
SESSION 1: Where the problems start
How trauma affects brain development.
The effects of toxic stress on the developing child.
SESSION 2: How the emotional state of the child impacts on learning
Where attachment difficulties begin.
How poor attachment and lack of trust impacts on learning.
SESSION 3: Implementing best practice.
Practical ways to help the traumatised child in school.
Planning prior to enrolment.
Working on relationships and trust issues.
How parents, foster carers and adoptive parents can support the child’s education.