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    Synopsis

    Emma Spillane works with schools to support them in creating a safe environment in which vulnerable children feel calm, grounded and ready to learn. In this interview, she details 3 specific areas of interest where schools can make adjustments that make a difference to the daily experiences of their most vulnerable children.

    Emma Spillane: Creating a ‘ready to learn’ environment for pupils who have experienced trauma

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    Emma Spillane works with schools to support them in creating a safe environment in which vulnerable can children feel calm, grounded and ready to learn. In this interview, she details 3 specific areas of interest where schools can make adjustments that make a difference to the daily experiences of their most vulnerable children.

    From connecting and providing a structure at key transition times in the day, to building positive relationships and trusted connections with key staff, and adapting the physical environment as seen through the eyes of the children, Emma’s numerous strategies are tried and trusted and always place the needs of the child first.

    This is a fascinating insight into the many simple things that can be put in place to create an environment at school where children feel safe, that they are ‘seen’ and where they are then more ready to engage in learning.

    For more information about Emma Spillane and her work please visit her website.