Leading an Attachment Aware Schools programme: the local authority experience of supporting a nurturing learning community

18th November 2020 : 16:00 - 17:00

Category: Webinar

Research Group: Rees Centre

Speaker: Lizzie Watt

Location: Online

Convener: Helen Trivedi

Audience: Public


Lizzie Watt, Assistant Headteacher at Derbyshire Virtual School


Since 2014, Derbyshire Virtual School has worked with 87 local schools to develop their own attachment-aware approach based around extensive training for key staff and the implementation of bespoke small-scale action research projects in every participating school. The focus is on whole-school development to address the needs of vulnerable learners, including children in care. Lizzie will talk about how the programme has been conceived and delivered over the last six years, discussing the elements that make it successful and the impact that they have seen for schools and young people.

To access the event, please click through to the Microsoft Teams link.


This webinar series is linked to our research programme, The Alex Timpson Attachment and Trauma Programme in Schools.


Please contact timpsonprogramme@education.ox.ac.uk


Lizzie Watt, Assistant Headteacher at Derbyshire Virtual School