The Neuro-Developmental Approach To Supporting Hurting Children in School

To be completed by: Mon 30 Sep 2019

Time: -Mon 30 Sep 2019 | Venue:

Bradford Virtual School for Children Looked After are hosting a new course delivered by Louise Bomber – author of ‘Inside I’m Hurting’ and ‘What About Me’ amongst many other influential books. This course is funded by Bradford Virtual School for Children Looked After.

The Neuro-Developmental Approach To Supporting Hurting Children in School

11th October 2019 9.00 until 4.00 Margaret McMillan Tower

RESPECTING BIOLOGY The Neurodevelopmental approach to supporting children in school


Together we will explore the impact that of adverse childhood experiences upon the body & the mind so that we can consider the regulation needs of these pupils in school. We will reflect upon one of the biggest asks for traumatised children - ‘felt safety’. We will consider the Polyvagal Theory and how significant it is for understanding how children will function best in school. We will discover how we can all support ‘felt safety’, increasing their window of stress tolerance by sensitive, attuned and responsive care. There will be opportunities to experiment together first using different types of sensory interventions. We will reflect on the importance of respecting biology so that all have the opportunity to function well in the school context. Until we do this many pupils will be at risk of being misunderstood, isolated, secluded and excluded from the very place that could offer them opportunities for growth. Let’s respect all our pupils have lived and honour what minds and bodies need in order to thrive. Let’s be trauma responsive in our schools. We can all make a difference and support children and young people into recovery and being in a position to be able to settle to learn.


Please see the flyer and biography attached for more information.

Please contact Joanne Henry to book a place: 01274 435860

Louise Bomber New Course Flyer

Louise Bomber Biography


Published: 03/09/2019
Audience: School staff who work with children looked after or previously looked after
Contact: Joanne Henry

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