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We hope you enjoyed our 21 November conference, INCLUSION NOW! It was a packed day exploring creative approaches to attachment and improving outcomes in your setting. We would also like to congratulate our five winners of the Timpson Attachment Award.

  • Early Years Category Award Winner - Chaucer - Nominated by: Derbyshire Virtual School
  • Primary Category Award Winner - Colebourne Primary School - Nominated by: Birmingham Virtual School
  • Secondary Category Award Winner - Kirk Hallam - Nominated by: Derbyshire Virtual School
  • Special, PRU, Alternative Category Award Winner - Sallygate School - Nominated by: Professor David Shemmings OBE PhD, Professor of Child Protection Research at University of Kent on behalf of Kent Virtual School
  • Special Award, High commended - Cherry Orchard Primary School - Nominated by: Worcestershire Virtual School

There submissions will be available to view soon. We will shortly be launching next year’s Timpson Award.

Speaker Presentations

Professor Judy Sebba

Dr David Colley

Workshop Presentations

Rodney House Specialist Support School – Including children with SEND in the life of a school

Inspired Foundations – Adoption and Attachment

Derbyshire Virtual School – Love in the professional context – how does it feel to be attachment aware

St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy – An action research project exploring the use of emotion coaching in an educational setting

Lessnessheath Primary School - Thriving beyond Attachment

North Birmingham Academy - NBA's Journey: A look at SEMH provision impact on attendance and behaviour

SPARKLES - Project Going Forward

Cheshire East Virtual School - Attachment Awareness Project in Cheshire

Adoption UK - The Home-School Front: Working together with parents and carers of adopted and permanently placed children

Achievement for All (AfA) - From attachment awareness to whole school improvement: Achieving Wellbeing

We hope you enjoyed our 6th December conference. The day was filled with enthusiasm and inspiration for building an attachment aware community.

We are proud of what we have achieved so far and what we believe it will do to support ‘Sam’ to ‘shine’.

Speaker Presentations

Key note speaker - Sir John Timpson CBE

Professor Jeremy Holmes

Dr Andrew Rogers

Tony Clifford