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Supporting Adopted Learners

This is a one day training course developed to provide school leaders and support staff with an opportunity to learn more about adopted learners, the reasons behind adoption and how early trauma can impact on brain development and readiness to settle and learn in the classroom.

The training will provide an opportunity to learn more about vulnerability in the classroom, why some behaviours present and the strategies that can be used to effectively support engagement in the classroom.

Whilst this training day is being delivered from an adoption prospective the content will also be relevant for those who are keen to learn more about attachment and trauma and supporting all vulnerable and disadvantaged learners in the classroom and beyond.

The day will cover the following topics:

  • Basics about modern day adoption
  • Attachment and Attachment Styles
  • Causes and Impact of Early Trauma
  • Brain Development and Toxic Stress
  • Working with Parents
  • Useful classroom strategies (e.g. PACE)

The course is open to any school staff member, governor or Local Authority member of staff.

The course is being held in various locations across the ERW region between January and March 2020 – click on the relevant Eventbrite to reserve your place.

For more information or to ask any questions please get in touch with Dylan Williams, Regional Coordinator for the Pupil Development Grant

Neath Port Talbot - Ysgol Bro Dur

Carmarthenshire –Neuadd y Gwendraeth

Powys – Media Resource Centre

Pembrokeshire - Pavilion

Ceredigion - Canolfan Rheidol


Swansea - Council Chambers