The Hummingbird Centre Tips for Schools

Becoming an Attachment, Trauma, Adoption focused School.


  1. Staff fully understand the need to focus on vulnerable young people
  2. Training on barriers to learning- neuroscience & how trauma effects learning.
  3. Become curious about issues i.e look for underlying triggers to behaviour or attendance issues
  4. Collate individual needs, know the students! 
  5. Who is best placed to provide the support i.e not always teachers 
  6. Move behaviour management plans into more curious methods. Focus on the antecedents not the disruption caused
  7. Pick the battles! Not all are worth ‘winning’
  8. Work with parents/carers – understand how these behaviours impact on the home
  9. Support staff – Provide training, be mindful of secondary trauma, provide reflective supervision
  10. Adopt a whole school approach
Please contact me for further information or training!

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