Attachment Based Mentoring



Attachment Based Mentoring

It is widely recognised that vulnerable children struggle to access learning and experience success at school. With interventions purely designed to move them on with learning they often have difficulty engaging and making progress.
Perhaps something else is needed?


What is Attachment Based Mentoring? 

Attachment based mentoring is a relational, child centred and holistic approach to supporting our most vulnerable children.
Drawing on theories and research from the fields of attachment, coaching and resilience, it is a comprehensive practical guide as to what to do and how to be, to ensure that the individual needs of each child are met.
The approach aims to enable children to feel safe, connected, and capable - forming positive relationships and enjoying learning.

What is the three and half day practical Attachment Based Mentoring training programme?

Day 1 - Attachment and Relationships
Being the significant adult
Providing a relationship for the child within which they experience protection, connection understanding and care
Day 2 - Development
  • Being the coach
  • Using solution focused coaching skills to support the child to identify skills and strengths and work towards what they would like to achieve
Day 3 - Practical Support and Skill Development
  • Being the parent in school
  • Providing support which ensures the child is fully including in all aspects of school life
Supervision session
  • An opportunity to ask questions, share good practice and problem solve

Why Choose this Attachment Based Mentoring Training Programme?

  • Understand the needs of all children including the most vulnerable and how they can find it difficult to engage with learning
  • Learn how to become the child’s significant adult
  • Meet attachment needs by considering the mentoring relationship
  • Develop solution focused coaching and mentoring skills
  • Consider the wider role of the mentor in terms of social learning, advocacy and practical support

Find out more about the research that supports this Attachment Based Mentoring programme and read about the significant positive impact on the children and their learning in this article: Attachment Based Mentoring project published by ww.teachingtimes.com and reproduced with kind permission. 
Last updated:03/11/2017 at 14:24

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