How Do Schools Address Attachment and Trauma?

Monday 26 March 2018 at 4pm

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Head teacher Duncan Roberts has been leading work in his school on attachment and trauma for several years.  In this webinar he will describe why his school undertook work on attachment, what they did, what the outcomes have been, what challenges they faced and how they overcame these. Duncan is head teacher of Maple Cross JMI and Nursery School, Hertfordshire and is currently writing up his practical based PhD on Possibility in the Classroom.

The webinar is open to all with an interest in this area, particularly teachers, virtual schools, social workers and policy makers.
Following Duncan’s presentation, there will be a discussion with Professor Judy Sebba and Helen Trivedi when questions will be welcome. A short input will be given on the Alex Timpson Attachment and Trauma Programme in Schools.
No cost. No advance registration required. The webinar will be recorded. 

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