This page includes a range of resources and training designed to make education a successful environment for children who have suffered early trauma, neglect or abuse.
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Education Insights is a series of podcasts recorded by Adoption UK’s Education Policy Advisor, Becky Brooks and is available exclusively to Adoption UK Professional and Schools Members.
As a welcome to the podcast, the first episode is free for anyone to listen to. Just click on the link below.
The series will feature conversations with teachers, education experts, policy makers and parents, covering diverse experiences and views about how to ensure that children who have experienced trauma – including adopted children – have an equal chance to succeed at school.
Becky is a former teacher and foster carer, and an adoptive Mum. She has written a number of reports for Adoption UK, including Bridging the Gap – Giving adopted children an equal chance in school and Top of the Class – How Should we be Judging our Schools? She has also written a book called ‘The Attachment and Trauma Friendly Classroom’, to be published in September by Jessica Kingsley.
Education Insight 1- Jarlath O'Brien
Jarlath O'Brien has been a teacher for 18 years. He has worked in comprehensive, independent selective and special education. He currently teaches in a London multi-academy trust. He has been notoriously dismissive of OFSTED, saying that what he holds himself to account for is: 'What our students are going to be like when they're adults. That's our intense focus...doing everything we can to give them the best possible chance in adult life.' Jarlath has written 2 books about behaviour in schools - 'Don't Send Him In Tomorrow' and 'Better Behaviour: A Guide for Teachers.' In this first podcast in the Education Insights series, Becky White talks to Jarlath about his reflections from nearly 2 decades in education, and what his parallel career as a community police officer has taught him about relationships and behaviour.
Future podcasts will be available on this page but only to Adoption UK Professional and Schools Members. To join and get access to exclusive podcasts and other educational resources click the button below.
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Adoption UK is spearheading a campaign to give traumatised children an equal chance in school through: A specialist programme of continuing professional development to equip all educators to support traumatised children; more emphasis on emotional and social literacy; and ensuring that all children can access the same level of specialist support in school no matter where they live in the UK.
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A selection of free information downloads covering many aspects of education.
A variety of free resources from PAC UK covering various topics of education.
Links to organisations and resources relating to education, including information on admissions, special educational needs, dealing with exclusion and statements.
Tailored workshops and training centered around education.