Course description

The Designated Teacher’s Development and Training Edition: Understanding and Working with Different Attachment Styles course is specifically written to support Designated Teachers embed and develop Attachment Awareness and Trauma Informed practice in their work with looked-after and previously looked-after children in school.  

Throughout it references the DfE The Designated Teacher for Looked-After and Previously Looked-After Children: Statutory guidance on their roles and responsibilities (2018), to support Designated Teachers have access to the latest research and up-to-date on the adverse impact of insecure attachment on a pupil’s ability to learn and develop, and what constitutes good attachment aware and trauma informed practice.  

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The course addresses key aspects of attachment from the varying perspectives of the different groupings within a school community - the pupils themselves, staff, parents & carers, and allied professionals. It also provides multiple Training Ideas, which Designated Teachers can use to support their colleagues to develop their awareness and practice so that the whole school community becomes attachment aware and better able to flexibly differentiate work with both the needs of sometimes challenging behaviour of looked-after and previously looked-after pupils in the most effective way.  The course is highly interactive, thought-provoking and engaging. 

The course also includes quizzes and assessment tools which can be used for ‘before’ and ‘after’ snapshot to help evidence learning, as well as photocopiable material.  

You will have continual access to this course for 12 full months.

Take our free sorting activity quiz by clicking on the 'FREE PREVIEW' button in the Course Curriculum section - Lesson 1 below.

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By taking this online course, you will:

  • Able to refresh their own Attachment Awareness particularly relevant to their role as a Designated Teacher

  • Given links to specific sections of the DfE Guidance for Designated Teachers (2018) underpinning key learning points and aims for their own and their staff’s development

  • Enabled to think about crucial elements of Attachment Awareness from multiple perspectives, reflecting the needs of different groupings across their school community

  • Able to access online tools to assess their staff’s understanding and awareness of key attachment concepts and issues especially for children and young people from troubled backgrounds and early adverse experience

  • Provided with multiple Training Ideas to develop Attachment Awareness and Trauma Informed practice in and around their school, with colleagues, SLT, governors, parents & carers, & allied professionals

Free trial

Test your knowledge of different attachment patterns in this free trial sorting activity. Click on the 'FREE PREVIEW' button in the Course curriculum section below.
Free trial

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Test your knowledge of attachment patterns - Free trial
  • 2
    Before you begin
    • Before you begin
  • 3
    Module 1 - Quiz
    • Quiz
  • 4
    Module 2 - Questions 1-5
    • Module 2 - Questions 1-5
  • 5
    Module 3 -Questions 6-10
    • Module 3 -Questions 6-10
  • 6
    Module 4 - Questions 11-15
    • Module 4 - Questions 11-15
  • 7
    Module 5 - Questions 16-20
    • Module 5 - Questions 16-20
  • 8
    Module 6 - Questions 21-25
    • Module 6 - Questions 21-25
  • 9
    • Resources
  • 10
    Keep on learning
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  • 11
    Before you go...
    • A quick feedback survey

Pricing options

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