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This event is suitable for Ealing maintained schools and all other schools
Short URL https://schools.ealingcpd.org.uk/courses/bookings/c_detail.asp?cid=15181 
Event code SCH 19/305 
Event description

Developmental Trauma is typified by children who have experienced repeated trauma, such as neglect and abuse and a failure of their primary caregivers to protect them.

Developmental Trauma is known to impact upon a child’s neurological, physiological, cognitive, relational and affective development.

Research evidence and professional experience highlights that these young people are the most vulnerable in our schools. National statistics show that they are at increased risk of educational failure, mental health difficulties and being permanently excluded from school.

The DfE, Ofsted and NICE guidance strongly advocate that education staff have an understanding of children who have experienced Developmental Trauma and how to meet their needs.

This four-session course will run over the summer term 2019 and will equip delegates with this knowledge. Please note PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND ALL 4 SESSIONS. There will be two follow up work discussion groups to embed learning and develop practice further, which will be held in the Autumn term 2019. These will be limited to a maximum of 8 participants.

This course will be of particular interest to those staff working with vulnerable children (particularly Looked After or Previously Looked After) who are presenting with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. More than one staff member per school/setting welcomed and encouraged.



Dr Dean Flanagan: Educational Psychologist

Irene Tymkiw: Senior Educational Psychologist Virtual School for Looked After Children.


Cost: This course is free to all Ealing schools

Training objectives

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

Learn about Developmental Trauma and how it impacts on 

- Brain development 

- Attachment and relationships 

- Social and emotional development  

- Learning 

- Learn how to use this knowledge to support children’s behaviour and development. 

Delegates will also:

- Learn how to use the PACE approach to support children’s emotional regulation

- Acquire an understanding of the unique experiences and challenges faced by children: in care; adopted from care; or otherwise permanently placed, such as those under Special Guardianship Order (SGO). 

This course has been very positively evaluated by previous delegates:

‘The course has been amazing and very informative’ (LSA)

‘This is one of the most informative and enjoyable courses I have been on. The structure, content and delivery have been spot on; a well thought out process that delivered the right blend of theory and practical strategies. Thank you’ (Headteacher)

‘A brilliant course that all SLT should attend and Early years staff. A good start is key. One of the best courses I’ve attended’ (Deputy Head, Safeguarding and Inclusion lead)

Target Group

Education professionals e.g. Head teachers, Assistant/Deputy Head teachers, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants, Inclusion Managers, SENCOs, Designated Teachers and Pastoral Leads. This course will be of particular interest to those working with socially and emotionally vulnerable children and young people.

Key stages
EYFS image KS1 image KS2 image KS3 image KS4 image Post 16 image 
Subject areas Learning and teaching, SEN/Inclusion, Support staff development
Target audience Headteachers, Inclusion managers, SENCOs, Support staff, Teacher: Designated Teacher/Person, Teachers: all, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Assistants: Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs)
OFSTED areas
Professional Standards
Venue Ealing Education Centre, Mansell Road, UB6 9EH map
Admin contact Irene Tymkiw (itymkiw@ealing.gov.uk)
Event Commissioner Bridie McDonagh (bmcdonagh@ealing.gov.uk)
Course Costs See event description
Start date Friday 17 May 2019
Times 09:00 - 12:00
Number of sessions This event has 4 sessions. Click here to view session information.