“Change is the end resultLeo Buscaglia
of all true learning”
Education and Support Services
“The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives.”
– Robert John Meehan.
Educational settings are increasingly faced with the challenges of engaging vulnerable and complex children. This can be a significant challenge alongside the demands of the curriculum, growing workloads and potentially teaching complex children with limited or no extra support. This can, at times leave staff feeling under supported and disempowered. With this in mind and in partnership consultation with individual schools and other educational settings, we design bespoke and collaborative training packages designed to meet those needs. Our training is designed to support teachers and support staff to maximise the educational potential of children who have experienced a range of life changing events.
“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
– Carl Jung
Supporting and educating children in Schools and Education Settings is becoming increasingly challenging. The complexity of many students and their wider contexts can be disempowering and overwhelming for staff particularly when they are faced with emotive situations or new difficulties. We can offer consultation, advice and coaching for individual staff, staff groups and senior management teams around managing the needs of children who may have experienced trauma, have insecure relationships, have experienced sexual harm, have been exposed to abuse, loss and rejection and who may be struggling with a range of emotional and Mental Health difficulties.
“It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.”
– Leo F. Buscaglia
Children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing has a significant impact on their readiness to learn, their ability to access the curriculum and reach their educational potential. Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences such as domestic violence, parental mental health difficulties, loss, separation, self-harming, single incidence and complex trauma and poor attachments can for many children lead to complex emotional difficulties that can become a barrier to learning and the healthy relationships that support learning.
We can provide individual therapeutic interventions in schools, or at our purpose-built centre, for children who are adopted, fostered, where there may be safeguarding concerns, or concerns about individual children’s wider challenges with their mental health.