Now this is a brilliant way forward and one I hope it rolled out across the country. Well done Gareth!
What’s the problem?
There can be no doubt that education issues dominate the lives of many adopters once their children start school. This can be a real shock as many are unprepared for the battles that can ensue with the education establishment. All the pre adoption training on attachment and trauma does not build the resilience needed to enter into endless engagements with teachers who either don’t understand or don’t care. Hugh Thornbery, CEO of Adoption UK, told me that by far the majority of calls they receive on their helpline are on school issues. Every edition of ‘Adoption Today’ this year has a detailed article on handling problems at school.
So what can be done? Well many brave parents are fighting their individual battles and sharing frustrations and successes on social media. But this is not a problem with an individual teacher or school. It is endemic and nationwide…
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