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Author Langton, Emma Gore, author

Title Becoming an adoption-friendly school : a whole-school resource for supporting children who have experienced trauma or loss / Emma Gore Langton and Katherine Boy ; foreword by Claire Eastwood
Published London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (207 pages)
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgements; Preface; Using the Guide and Resources ; Adoption-Friendly Schools Charter; 1. Why Focus on Adopted Children?; Understanding the early lives of adopted children ; What's unique about adopted children? ; Adopted children are an increasing priority for the DfE ; How do adopted children get on at school? ; Challenges facing schools that work with adopted children; Is school the place to address adopted children's needs?; Isn't this guide just for primary schools?; Who will benefit from schools becoming adoption-friendly?; 2. Effecting Change in Your School
Choosing measures of social and emotional needsGathering children's views of their needs; Thinking of children's needs developmentally; Thinking of children's needs in terms of skills; Interventions to meet adopted children's needs; Setting targets and measuring progress; Trouble-shooting when nothing is working ; 4. Prioritizing Relationships; Adopted children's early experiences of relationships; What adopted children need from relationships; Relationships in schools; Key adults; The key adult's role; Who can be a key adult?; How does the key adult role work?
Myth-busting: confronting common worries about key adults in school Team around the child; The role of the team around the child; Who forms the team around the child?; How does the team around the child work?; All adults in school; The role of adults in the school; Who do we mean by all adults?; How can all adults in school contribute?; Myths about acceptance, validation, and empathy; 'It means I'm agreeing with them' ; Whole-school systems; The school system contributes structure ; The school system contributes timetabling; The school system contributes continuity
Senior leadership sets the tone for changeGetting started ; Your school's team for change; Your school's values drive your change ; When should you start changing? ; Your roadmap for change; Roadmap 1: The problem-solving approach; Roadmap 2: The appreciative inquiry approach; More on the discovery stage; Making change happen; Sustaining change; Confronting obstacles: winning hearts and minds; 3. Identifying Needs; Needs commonly experienced by adopted children ; Identifying adopted children's needs; Know who your adopted children are; Assessing adopted children's needs
The school system contributes contingency plansThe school system contributes nurture ; Relationships amongst adults; Finding the joy; 5. Rethinking Behaviour Management; What behaviours mean; Behaviour as communication; Assessing behaviours; Rethinking attention-seeking; Thinking about traditional behaviour management approaches; Reward and consequence systems; Traditional systems often clash with adopted children's needs ; Exploring your school's behaviour management approaches ; Reimagining behaviour management: what's its purpose? ; Retribution or justice; Repentance; Deterrence; Reform
Summary Based on research conducted by the adoption support agency PAC-UK, this guide will show school leaders how to develop their adoption-friendly policies and practice, with photocopiable and printable resources. Identifying eight key areas for improvement such as staff training and communication with families, it is applicable to all school settings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 10, 2017)
Subject Adopted children -- Education.
Adoption -- Social aspects.
Educational psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Boy, Katherine, author
LC no. 2017013802
ISBN 1784505366 (electronic bk.)
9781784505363 (electronic bk.)