The five year research programme aims to increase understanding on the role of attachment and trauma in children’s education.

Funded by a donation from Sir John Timpson, chairman of retailer Timpson Ltd, the programme began working with schools in February 2018 and aims to work with 300 schools nationally. It will support and build the evidence base around staff development on attachment and trauma

Aims of the Programme include:

  • to raise school staff awareness and increase understanding of the role of attachment and trauma in children’s education and strategies to better address their needs
  • to reduce exclusions from school and improve attendance of children who are vulnerable
  • to improve educational progress and the well-being of children who are vulnerable
  • to develop the confidence and skills of teachers and other staff (including early years) to address trauma and attachment
  • to identify the most effective approaches to addressing attachment and trauma in schools
  • to build a strong national evidence base for schools and others, including national policy-makers, to draw upon in making decisions and allocating resources

For further information on the programme please go to: The Alex Timpson Trust

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