Leeds City Council The Virtual School Virtual Conference and Exhibition 2022

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The Journey to Becoming an Attachment Aware/Trauma Responsive School

Stuart Guest, Headteacher, Colebourne Primary School, Birmingham

Stuart’s session is on his journey to becoming an attachment aware/trauma responsive school, what that means for leadership, for the school for children and the wider community

Findings from the Touchbase Attachment Lead Training for Schools in Leeds

Designated Safeguarding Leads & the Education Safeguarding Team, Leeds City Council

The DfE recently provided each Virtual School Head in England with additional resource to pilot extending their role to the oversight of children with a social worker i.e., those with child in need/child protection plans. This session brings together three of Leeds Designated Safeguarding Leads who have been delivering some of this work to better understand the needs of DSLs and this group of young people in partnership with the Virtual School. Alongside the Education Safeguarding Team, they will share these local practice developments as they link the DSL role, Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance and the Virtual School role extension of children with a social worker

Connecting with Young People in Trouble: Risk, Relationships and Lived Experience

Andi Brierley, Teacher, Leeds Trinity University and Author

As a previous Looked After Children specialist in the Leeds Youth Justice service and currently a university teacher delivering elements of the unlocked graduate Prison Officer scheme, Andi highlights his learning and research, through both lived experience and as a practitioner, and challenges us to think about how adults in schools and services connect with young people at risk of criminalisation, exploitation, involvement in youth violence and gang culture and how and why relationships matter.

Findings from the Touchbase Attachment Lead Training for Schools in Leeds

The Educational Psychology Service , Leeds City Council

The educational psychology service have worked with the schools who have undertaken the 7 day intensive attachment lead in schools programme to try to assess the impact, the difference it’s made and how schools might want to think about how training around attachment and trauma can develop and enhance their own provision, policy and practice