EDUCATION RESOURCES

 

  • Why school can be challenging for adopted and looked after children and young people.
  • How difficulties such as poor concentration, low motivation, anxiety, disengagement, aggression, defiance, and school refusal can be understood in terms of trauma and attachment difficulties.
  • Simple effective strategies to help parents, carers, teachers and learning support assistants manage behaviour and support learning.

LetsLearnTogetherNI

 

A Guide for School Staff in England

PAC-UK and Adoption UK have published two complementary education guides, for school staff and adoptive parents respectively, to help ensure adopted children get the best possible educational start in life.

The guides explain why these vulnerable children may need additional support in school, what educational entitlements they can attract and what support is available for them.

https://www.pac-uk.org/education-resources/

 

A guide for adoptive parents in England

PAC-UK and Adoption UK have published two complementary education guides, for school staff and adoptive parents respectively, to help ensure adopted children get the best possible educational start in life.

The guides explain why these vulnerable children may need additional support in school, what educational entitlements they can attract and what support is available for them.

https://www.pac-uk.org/education-resources/

 

Welcoming and Adopted Child

An introductory guide for schools to getting the best start at a new primary school for adopted children. Guides for nursery – secondary schools

Adoption UK

 

Adoption UK Pupil Case Studies

Seven case studies featuring common behavioural challenges faced by adopted children, the reasons behind the behaviour and a range of strategies for schools to try.

Adoption UK

 

Looked After and Learning

Improving the learning journey of looked after children

Celcius.org

 

Helping Traumatized Children Learn and Creating and Advocating for Trauma-sensitive Schools

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Survival states in school FREE handouts from

www.innerworldwork.co.uk

weareteachers.com

YoungHeartsMinds.com

Survival states in school FREE handouts from

www.innerworldwork.co.uk

weareteachers.com

YoungHeartsMinds.com

Teachers Toolkit for teaching children and young people with FASD

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weareteachers.com

YoungHeartsMinds.com

Teaching a student with FASD

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Reach To Teach – Educating Elementary & Middle School Children with FASD

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Understanding Executive Functioning Issues

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Executive Function 101

is a free e-book from Understood.org and the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Find out what executive function is and how it impacts kids with learning and attention issues.

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Children’s brains organize from bottom to top, with the lower parts of the brain (brainstem aka “survival brain”)
developing earliest, and the cortical areas (thinking brain) much later. Traumatised children’s brain become stuck in the
brainstem, and they therefore swing between their survival mode

Brainstem Calmers
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