Department of Education

Research projects

The Alex Timpson Attachment and Trauma Programme In Schools

This five year research programme aims to increase understanding of the role of attachment and trauma in children’s education.

It will support and build the evidence base around staff development on attachment and trauma in a minimum of 300 schools nationally. The programme is taking place in primary, secondary and special schools across England.

Work with schools started in February 2018.

The Rees Centre will measure the impact of attachment and trauma training for whole school staff on pupils’ school experience. It is expected that training all staff in a school will improve the quality of relationships and school experience of all children and young people and make a difference to young people’s emotional, social, mental health and well-being.

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