case studies

ERW (Education through Regional Working)
Attachment Awareness in Schools project delivered across a large regional consortium area in Wales

the need

Strategic governance of education in Wales is divided into four regional consortia charged with driving and supporting school improvement. ERW (Education through Regional Working) is the working alliance of six local authorities in South West and Mid Wales, including Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Powys, Ceredigion, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. It is the largest region geographically, covering 12,000km 2 , with great diversity including a wide spectrum of affluence and deprivation across…

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The Grange School, Runcorn
Attachment Awareness in Schools: working quickly to introduce a more relationship-based approach to behaviour management in an all-through academy for 3- to 16-year-olds.

the need

The town of Runcorn makes up half of the small unitary authority of Halton, which straddles the River Mersey immediately south-east of Liverpool. The Grange School occupies a striking ultra-modern building on a gentle slope in a well-established residential area of the town where older estates meet the late-twentieth-century New Town developments. The Grange is a rare breed of school – an all-through school whose 1,100 pupils, 53% of whom attract the Pupil Premium, span an age range of…

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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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Stoke Virtual School
The Stoke Partnership

the need

Having adopted a zero tolerance of permanent exclusions of children in care policy in Stoke, the Virtual School needed to provide schools with the necessary resources, knowledge and understanding for them to support this policy. Stoke on Trent is a small urban local authority and has been ranked as one of the 10 most economically deprived local authority areas for a number of years. The Virtual school has a very small budget but a strong history of working effectively across the local…

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