These are our current courses available for schools / LAs to commission. The cost is £350+VAT for delivery of a two and a hour session via teams (or 2 sessions of 1 to one and a quarter hours). The 2.5 hour courses include as short comfort break. Courses can be run in person within a reasonable distance from Cardiff with an additional cost of travel expenses for deliverer.

ACEs, adoption and Learning: supporting adopted learners in school

There will a brief recap on ACEs and what these may look like in adopted learners. We will briefly share information about the effect of early trauma on brain development, the ability to regulate emotions and therefor to learn.  We will look at different attachment styles and how they may present in the classroom and the impact of sensory processing difficulties that may result from both of these. There will be opportunities for participants to share their experiences and to find out about practical ways to help adopted, as well as other vulnerable learners in the classroom. 

This training is updated from the course previously ran ‘ACES. Adoption and Assessment’ There is a greater focus on how the effects of attachment and trauma can be seen in the classroom and strategies that can help.

FASD Awareness Raising for School staff in Wales

An introduction to the effect that fetal alcohol exposure can have on the brain and ability to learn. We hear from a parent of a child with FASD about how it affected him and how this was managed in school. We talk about the specific needs of these learners in the classroom and approaches that may help.

Emotions, Behaviour and Connection in the Classroom

Brand new course run by Bethan George, an experienced teacher working in a Cardiff school who has bought about change in the way vulnerable learners are supported in the school.

We will examine the effects of early trauma on behaviour and emotions and consider why traditional behaviourist approaches to discipline do not work for vulnerable learners. We will talk about alternatives, working with parents and hear from a school where an alternative relationship-based approach to behaviour and discipline has had a positive effect for both staff and pupils. We will share how this was achieved including developing their policy.

To book or for further information please contact:

Julie Moseley, Adoption UK Cymru Education Lead  

Work mobile – 07816 087627 

Feedback from training sessions

Diolch yn fawr iawn. Julie was so knowledgeable and was ready to answer every question with compassion and empathyEvery staff member within a school environment should have the opportunity to listen to her discuss how to best support vulnerable learners. Diolch o galon!”   

Good, simple and practical advice on classroom management issues related to trauma affected pupils  

Made me think and reflect on own practice 

Excellent training, very interesting and lots of practical advice for supporting young people 

The PowerPoint was full of useful information that was very insightful  

Really informative and looking forward to attending the next training events to share the impact with staff across the school - what works for adoptive children will have a huge impact on our high percentage of vulnerable learners. Lots of things mentioned today has given me a list of things to talk about with our FEO to support them in their role too.