case studies

Tri-Borough Virtual School
Our Lady of Dolours and Oxford Gardens Primary Schools Attachment Awareness in Schools Project

the need

Two primary schools took up an offer from the Virtual School in London's Tri-Borough area for a fully funded and comprehensive training programme in Attachment Awareness for all staff. (For a case study with an overview of the whole project from the perspective of the Virtual School click here .) Oxford Gardens Primary School (OGPS) had identified a population of children that included three children in care, but also a significant group of others on the edge of care, in kinship care or…

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Tri-Borough Attachment Awareness in Schools Project – Virtual School project overview
Attachment aware schools

the need

The Tri-Borough consists of Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Though perceived as affluent boroughs, there are pockets of deprivation alongside areas of comparative wealth, with 20–30% of children across the area living in poverty. In 2014–15 across the UK, 14% of looked after children achieved 5 or more A*– C GCSEs or equivalent, including English and maths, compared with 53% of non-looked after children. Looked after…

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