Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Award

The Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Awards recognise and celebrate best attachment and trauma aware practice in schools and settings.

Virtual School Head Teachers are invited to nominate a school or setting from their region for the categories below. Short listed nominees will have their work featured on the ARC website and will be put forward for the final award stage.

Awards will be made to the school or setting in each category which, in the opinion of the ARC Judging Panel, has made the most significant development in its attachment and trauma aware practice. Judges will look at three main areas: (ambition, scope and impact)* and the form below enables work in these areas to be highlighted. Judges recognise that the development of attachment and trauma practice is a journey, so work in progress is welcome.

A winner will be chosen from each category and will receive £1000 to spend on sharing good practice. In the next calendar year, winners will present a workshop at the ARC Annual Conference in the Autumn Term.

The Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Award is open to ARC members and non-members. All nominees must be supported and nominated by their Virtual Head.

There are six categories:

Early Years
Primary
Secondary
Special/PRU/Alternative Provision
Post 16 

 Collaborative

Please send all nominations to admin@the-arc.org.uk

Closing date for nominations is 21 June 2024

Shortlisted nominees will be contacted by 5 July 2024

Deadline for shortlisted content is 18 October 2024

Click here to download The Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Award 2024 Nomination Form

2023

We would like to congratulate our five winners of the Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Award.

Primary Category Award Winner - Crocketts Primary School - Nominated by: Sandwell Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation

Secondary Category Award Winner - Highfields School - Nominated by: Wolverhampton Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation

 Post 16 Category Award Winner - Kirklees College - Nominated by: Kirklees Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation

Special, PRU, Alternative Category Award Winner - Abbey Hill Academy - Nominated by: Stockton Virtual School

 Special Award - Collaborative Work - Joseph Cash Primary School - Nominated by: Coventry Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation 

2022

We would like to congratulate our six winners of the Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Award.

Early Years Category Award Winner -  Low Hill Nursery School  - Nominated by: Wolverhampton Virtual School  - Click here to view their presentation

Primary Category Award Winner - Colmore Infant & Nursery - Nominated by: Birmingham Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation

Secondary Category Award Winner - Tadcaster Grammar - Nominated by: North Yorkshire Virtual School

 Post 16 Category Award Winner - Burton & South Derbyshire College - Nominated by: Staffordshire Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation

Special, PRU, Alternative Category Award Winner - Sherbrook Primary - Nominated by: Staffordshire Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation

 Special Award - Collaborative Work - Walsall Project - Nominated by: Walsall Virtual School 

2021

We would like to congratulate our five winners of the Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Award.

Early Years Category Award Winner -  Fairfield Infants & Nursery  - Nominated by: Derbyshire Virtual School  - Click here to view their presentation
Primary Category Award Winner - Whitefield Primary school - Nominated by: Liverpool Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation
Secondary Category Award Winner - Spen Valley high School - Nominated by: Kirklees Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation
Special, PRU, Alternative Category Award Winner - Woodfield School - Nominated by: Surrey  Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation
 Special Award - Collaborative Work - Dudley primary Project - Nominated by: Dudley Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation

2020

We would like to congratulate our five winners of the Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Award.

Early Years Category Award Winner - Bolsover Infant & Nursery School - Nominated by: Derbyshire Virtual School  - Click here to view their presentation
Primary Category Award Winner - Swanwick Primary School - Nominated by: Derbyshrie Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation
Secondary Category Award Winner - Wheatley Park Secondary School - Nominated by: Oxforshire Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation
Special, PRU, Alternative Category Award Winner - Hope School - Nominated by: Liverpool Virtual School 
 Special Award - Collaborative Work - Tamworth Cluster - Nominated by: Staffordshire Virtual School

2019 Winners 


We would like to congratulate our five winners of the Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Award.

Early Years Category Award Winner - Ripley Infant School - Nominated by: Derbyshire Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation
Primary Category Award Winner - St Luke's Primary School - Nominated by: Derbyshrie Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation
Secondary Category Award Winner - North Birmingham Academy - Nominated by: Birmingham Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation
Special, PRU, Alternative Category Award Winner - Mowbray School - Nominated by: North Yorkshire Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation
 Post 16 - Stanmore College - Nominated by: Harrow Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation