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Attachment, attainment and behaviour: an introduction for schools

Behaviour interventions are effective in ‘closing the gap’ (Sutton Trust/EEF 2014). Research shows an inextricable link between attachment and school readiness and school success (Commodari 2013, Geddes 2006). For example, as many as 80% of pupils diagnosed with ADHD have attachment issues. Teachers and other adults in school can provide attachment opportunities for pupils and thus reduce challenging behaviour 
This course is an interactive, thought-provoking introduction to the topic which allows opportunities for s haring best practice and developing effective, evidence based strategies. 
On completion of the session participants will: 

    • Understand the key concepts relating to attachment within a school setting
    • Understand the possible implications of attachment difficulties for children within the school environment
    • Be able to identify pupils at risk of insecure attachments
    • Identify possible support strategies for use on an individual, classroom and whole school level
    • Be able to talk authoritatively to colleagues about attachment and thus build capacity within school
    • Have developed strategies to support at risk pupils
    • Receive quality assured resources
    • Produce a bespoke outline action plan
Pastoral leads and staff, SENCOs, HTLAs, TAs, support workers, teachers with health responsibilities, classroom teachers, matrons 
  • Course length: Half day
  • Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

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