ashtonshaw psychological therapies
Ashton Shaw 
Specialist Psychology Services

Training Services for Primary and Secondary Schools ​​

 Attachment in the Classroom
Do you know students who seem to continually push others away? Or students who you hardly seem to notice until their emotions explode in the classroom? Have you worked with young people who seem so anxious that they are unable to focus or reach their true potential? Or seem to spend all their time and energy disrupting others leaving you exhausted and questioning your own abilities? Then read on ...
Attachment Theory is the fundamental theory of child development, encompassing the child’s understanding of ‘who they are’ and their understanding of relationships with others. The 'Attachment in the Classroom' training package introduces trainees to Attachment Theory and discusses the complex nature of attachment relationships in school life and the links between attachment and learning. As educators we know the importance and power of the relationship between the student and teacher and the importance of the students' understanding of themselves in relation to their ability to learn, develop and achieve. This package utilises Attachment Theory to explain how individual children develop their understanding of themselves and relationships with others and how this understanding may help or hinder their learning career. 
Attachment in the Classroom offers a developmental perspective on these and other relational difficulties within the classroom. Your trainer will offer ideas and advice on managing relational difficulties and offer the opportunity to discuss individual cases.
Training Outcomes
Gain an understanding of Attachment Theory and its importance in a child’s ability to learn and develop
Learn about your own ‘attachment style’ and how this can impact on teaching, relationships and how you understand yourself
Develop skills in managing ‘difficult’ students
Develop new understandings of students behaviour and motivations
Decrease stress; as we gain knowledge and understanding we can better manage classroom situations and student relationships and our behavioural and emotional responses to them

child and adolescent mental health support