Wednesday 21 November
Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Library of Birmingham
Members £189 + VAT
Non-members £239 + VAT
The day will consist of inspiring speakers and workshop sessions led by the best and brightest from different sectors, all looking to provide a fresh and creative perspective on how you could approach attachment within your school or setting.
This is the perfect opportunity for you to meet your peers, share experiences and exchange views and ideas to take back with you.
Plus a performance from a Young People's Choir
Take part in a wide range of breakout sessions where you can hear from schools and teachers that have made huge steps forward on their attachment aware journey. Also you will meet other professionals that will provide you with support and guidance on your own journey.
This bespoke workshop is designed for any professional who is keen to explore, effective ways of creating a safe, emotional space, for vulnerable pupils to thrive in education. The workshop will deliver a combination of theoretical, experiential and practical ways to help embed a philosophy of a well-being culture, for best possible outcomes.
The workshop will look at the provisions we have put in place at North Birmingham Academy in the past 2 years and the support, training and advice we have received to best implement them. The impact these provisions have had on school attendance and behaviour. The final part will look at the next steps we are taking in relation to whole school training to become an attachment aware and trauma informed school.
Many practitioners and teachers use the Boxall Profile to assess the social, emotional and wellbeing of children and young people and put in place interventions. As part of this workshop, delegates will discover how attachment underpins the Boxall Profile, and in particular how attachment awareness can help practitioners better understand the needs and difficulties of children they are working with.
Using three case studies of primary age children, the Boxall Profile assessments, plans and interventions will be discussed. Practical strategies used in the nurture group and beyond will be also shared.
More than 60% of adoptive parents report that their child’s schooling is a significant source of stress in their family life. Four out of five adoptive families feel that their child needs more support in school. The dynamics of the home-school relationship for children with attachment difficulties can be complex. This workshop will explore the experiences of previously looked-after children and their parents and carers, based on Adoption UK research with thousands of families, and consider strategies to combine the expertise that is brought to the table by both parents/carers and educators, and maximise the potential of the home-school partnership.
A practical approach that looks at the incorporation of board and card games within an educational setting as a reward and therapeutic attachment and resilience building device.
This workshop will look at the journey that children take through the care system and into adoptive placements. Participants will learn about the definitions and causes of early trauma and attachment difficulties, as well as behaviours that may present as a result of these issues. There will be the opportunity to consider a variety of approaches and strategies to support adoptive children and their families.
The workshop will very briefly cover the challenges and joys of making adaptations for children who have additional needs. I will share my experience of working in both mainstream and specialist settings to illustrate that anxiety is an underlying factor for many children who may present as challenging and offer some suggestions to make life easier for both the child and the staff at school.
In this workshop we will explore and unpick the impact of working with SEMH. We will look to share systems and processes that ensure staff wellbeing is of key importance. We will challenge ways in which we work that can lead to negative outcomes for the amazing people on the frontline day in day out. Through focused activities, case studies of success, questions and answers this content packed workshop will be future focused with the aim of developing systems and practice to better outcomes for all. This workshop is open to anyone but is particularly appropriate working with young people with SEMH in mainstream or specialist settings.
Members £189 + VAT
Non-members £239 + VAT
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"I thought the ARC conference was an excellent day again. It was well organised, productive and another opportunity to inspire each other and share best practice around building attachment aware schools. Looking forward to next year already!"
"The workshops were really informative and the guest speakers inspirational! We all came away with ideas around how to move forward…"
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’.