The programme was devised and is led by Lizzie Watt, assistant headteacher within the Virtual School in Derbyshire.
It is now entering its eighth year and has involved 94 schools in the year-long school programme of learning and action research. The year launches an ongoing development journey for schools to improve their ethos and practice for their most vulnerable learners - and in fact for the whole school community.
The attachment and relationship aware schools programme has been designed to improve the teaching and learning environment for children in care, those who have been care experienced and all vulnerable learners in schools and settings.
The taught programme includes learning on:
- relationships in education
- attachment theory
- understanding trauma and its impact if experienced in early years
- exploring human behaviour
- impact of the physical environment of school
- self-regulation through co-regulation
- emotional literacy and attachment aware language
- whole school development
- project and change management
- action research
After completing the programme schools become part of the Derbyshire ARAS networking community and benefit from ongoing training and support from the Virtual School.
Please contact Lizzie Watt at the Virtual School for further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.