‘Meet the Adopter’ webcasts
Our Meet the Adopter series of webcasts are a chance to hear the views and inspiring stories from a range of adopters. Find out what they learned during the process and their advice for prospective adopters.
Adoption and school
In our latest webcast we focused on education. We met Nicola, who, through her experiences as an adopter, became a trainer. She helps school staff better support children to reach their learning potential. We were also joined by 22 year old adoptee, Claire. She shared her experience of school and as an ambassador for the Coram Adoptables group which advocates for young adoptees. They, in partnership with Coram Life Education, have developed The Adoptables Schools’ Toolkit – an educational resource for teachers that shows pupils the challenges adopted young people face at school.
Pupil Premium funds state-funded schools to help their staff give extra support to adopted children that need it. This may take the form of one-to-one tuition, catch up sessions or even training staff on attachment awareness. Teachers may also be interested in the Attachment Aware Schools training programme. Their website contains various resources available to teachers and schools to help them better support pupils with attachment issues.