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 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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Hertfordshire County Council, Childhood Support Services
My Baby's Brain

the need

'My Baby's Brain' was conceived as a response to the growing body of research in neuroscience about brain development, and the increasing recognition of the period between conception and the age of three. This research indicates that nurture, or lack of it, in this period has important ramifications for a child's learning, their social and emotional well-being, and positive outcomes in later life. Importantly it highlights the significance of everyday attachment interactions in the home…

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