Wee BREATHERS – Supporting the education workforce through relationships

As we approach the beginning of a new school term, Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA) is readying itself for the roll out of our Wee BREATHERS project, testing supported reflective practice approaches with the education workforce.

“We have come a long way since the beginning of the year when we started work on this two year project, funded by The Promise Partnership.  We are now at a really pivotal phase of starting to put that work into action.

We have now recruited our highly skilled supervisors, whose knowledge and experience of attachment informed, and trauma sensitive approaches will support education staff to build stronger connections with the young people in their care, increasing felt safety and allowing the young people easier access to learning and increased opportunity to thrive.” says Claire Slocombe, Attachment Practice Lead with SAIA.

SAIA will be providing Wee BREATHERS, attachment-informed, trauma sensitive reflective supervision sessions that offer education colleagues protected time to connect, reflect and learn within a safe and confidential space. Wee BREATHERS will allow staff to gain insight into the needs of pupils in their classrooms who have experienced disrupted attachment and trauma.

What are Wee BREATHERS?

Wee BREATHERS are attachment-informed, trauma sensitive supervision sessions that offer education colleagues protected time to connect, reflect and learn within a safe and confidential space.

Wee BREATHERS are open to education practitioners at all levels and can take place either online or in person.

Shaped by research and the input of education professionals in collaboration with young people with care experience SAIA aim to support staff to keep the promise and help drive forward change that matters to children, young people and families.

‘Schools in Scotland must provide space and opportunity for all members of school staff to develop kind, supportive relationships with care experienced children.’ Promise P71.

If you would like to find out more about the project contact Claire Slocombe, Attachment Practice Lead at SAIA.

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