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Are Nurture Groups Relevant In A School Setting?

Introduction The more recent resurgence of Nurture Groups in schools as a strategy of intervention for children who are struggling with mainstream classroom settings is worthy of an exploration. There are many concerns about the placing of ‘nurture’ within a...

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What IS Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence (EQ as opposed to IQ) is one of those things that I talk about a lot (and I mean a lot) in the training that I deliver. This is because when we're talking about healing from trauma, being attachment aware or developing self care, EQ is uber...

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Should Teachers be Expected To ‘Fix’ Attachment?

A recent discussion on Twitter from a Deputy Headteacher and Director of Inclusion about how it is not a teachers job to 'fix' attachment in children led me to want to offer a response in a way that far superseded the 140 character limit afford by twitter, on whether...

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Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

I have become very aware of the lack of awareness of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) studies as I wander about the country training Teachers, Foster Carers, Social Workers, Youth Workers and other professionals working with adversity. So here is a whistle stop...

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Can Neuroscience Inform Our Understanding of SEND?

ADHD is thought to affect 3% to 9% of school aged children and young people (NICE, 2008) which is a significant number of children and yet it continues to remain an area that causes great difficulty and disagreement when seeking to understand this condition....

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What Is Home?

The question of what is home has always been a curious one to me. Having had such a fractured relationship with the concept during my formative years through the regular moves associated with the care experience and then through homelessness, I wanted to explore the...

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An Ode To My Teens

Is it wrong for me to gently lean into your head to see if it smells as it did that first moment I met you Is it something I should hide that I wake up in a panic in the middle of the night wondering if you're OK Is it wrong for me to yearn for the time we watched a...

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