Courses

Supporting the Learning of Looked After Children in the EYFS and Primary Phase

Description
This course will provide colleagues with knowledge and understanding of what being looked after means for a child or young person, and how it impacts on their education. It will outline key reasons why children go into care and how daily life is affected. It will also provide information on the needs of children who were previously looked-after but are now adopted, on a special guardianship order or a child arrangements order.

The course will briefly outline attachment theory and help delegates to recognise behaviours associated with attachment. Importantly the course will give delegates Some key strategies for managing behaviour of children affected by this and ways which help them to learn.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from more inclusive teaching strategies as well as increased understanding of the issues they have faced in the past, and difficulties they may continue to face
NQTs:
  • Will demonstrate an understanding of how to support learning in the classroom for children who have attachment issues
  • Will be able to make adjustments to curriculum planning to take account of the social, emotional and behavioural impact of being in foster care
  • Will understand how to work with other professionals, as well as adoptive parents, foster carers and the designated teacher, to support looked after children and those who were previously in care but are now adopted, on a Special guardianship order or a Child arrangements order
Settings:
  • Will have staff more able to include children who have suffered trauma through improved behaviour management and curriculum planning
Audience

NQTs from EYFS, primary and secondary phases