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Attachment and Trauma Friendly Schools led by Stuart Guest

DATE: Monday 7th October 2019

TIME: 09:30-15:30*

VENUE: Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth


During the day, our facilitator Stuart Guest will look at how schools can improve outcomes for pupils and their families through trauma and attachment informed policies and practice.

He will explore a range of trauma and attachment friendly practice, facilitate practical group work around relationships, regulation approaches, dealing with behaviour and the PACE approach as well as providing time for SENCos to consider relevant school policy changes and plan for how they can make a difference back in school

Aspects of practice that Stuart will explore on the day include:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)
  • How big is the trauma issue
  • 7 effects of developmental trauma
  • Understanding brain development
  • Attachments difficulties
  • Sensory issues
  • Executive functioning
  • Attachment vs Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Fight, flight, freeze, flop including sensory input and responses
  • Window of tolerance
  • Use of PACE in the classroom
  • Staff self-care, self-regulation and clocked care
  • 3 stages of becoming an attachment and trauma friendly school


Stuart Guest has over 11 years’ experience as a headteacher and is a father of birth and adopted children. He has developed trauma friendly approaches at his school and has seen the positive impact these can have on pupils, families, staff and outcomes for his school. alongside his headship, Stuart trains schools and give talks and interviews about education in relation to children who are adopted, have attachment difficulties or experienced trauma or adverse childhood experiences. He delivers college and university lectures and works with local authorities and virtual schools to help train and support designated teachers, SENCOs, senior leadership and those working with children.

This event is free to those schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance – core offer for SEN.

There is one place available per subscribing school. Additional places may be booked at a cost of £105 per person.  Non-subscribing schools may attend, subject to availability, at a cost of £180 per person. Invoices to be paid prior to the event.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email: info@gatewayalliance.co.uk


*This event is a FULL DAY event, timing is inaccurately displayed in T&D Brochure 2019-20

Stoneleigh Park Stoneleigh Road (B4113)
Kenilworth,CV8 2LGUnited Kingdom

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