Adoption support in school

Adoption support in school

The Adopter Hub is committed to working with schools and adoptive families to support adopted children in school. School and school transitions can often be hard for adopted children with attachment difficulties. The Hub is an excellent suite of resources including eLearning tailored for schools, short webinars which draw on both professional advice and adopter experiences, and downloads that you can use with adopted children and their parents in your school.

If you don't have access to The Hub and are interested in learning more, please contact us.

PACT Special Education Worker

Amy Thompson is PACT's education lead, she can offer support, advice and training to any type of school and its professionals who have a PACT adoptive child on roll. Unfortunately, we can only offer this service to PACT families  and their schools at this time.

Amy works alongside schools to improve their understanding of developmental trauma and how this might affect a child’s behaviour within the classroom setting.

Amy can offer:

  • Meetings with the class teacher or specialist teachers within each unique school setting
  • A range of different INSET training opportunities for all school professionals
  • Provision of resources and signposting to further support and/or other services
  • Tailor-made provision for the school to be able to further support adopted children. For example, helping a school to devise an individualised curriculum for a specific adopted child.

The aim of this holistic approach is to try to ensure that families receive a ‘wrap around service’ so that their child/ren feel happy and safe going to school, and ultimately achieve within their educational setting. This approach aims to help each child, whenever possible, to successfully access the school curriculum and better manage their school routine.

If you would like some more information, please email: amy.thompson@pactcharity.org

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