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Respecting Biology - Neuro Developmental Approach to supporting hurting children in schools - with Louise Michelle Bomber

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Friday, 31 January 2020 from 09:30 to 15:30 (GMT)

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The Neuro Developmental Approach to supporting hurting children in schools
Louise Michelle Bomber
Strategic Attachment Lead Teacher, Therapist and Author

Together we will explore the impact that of adverse childhood experiences upon the body & the mind so that we can consider the regulation needs of these pupils in school. We will reflect upon one of the biggest asks for traumatised children - ‘felt safety’. We will consider the Polyvagal Theory and how significant it is for understanding how children will function best in school. We will discover how we can all support ‘felt safety’, increasing their window of stress tolerance by sensitive, attuned and responsive care. There will be opportunities to experiment together first using different types of sensory interventions. We will reflect on the importance of respecting biology so that all have the opportunity to function well in the school context. Until we do this, many pupils will be at risk of being misunderstood, isolated, secluded and excluded from the very place that could offer them opportunities for growth. Let’s respect all our pupils have lived and honour what minds and bodies need in order to thrive. Let’s be trauma responsive in our schools. We can all make a difference and support children and young people into recovery and being in a position to be able to settle to learn.


Louise Michelle Bomber is qualified as both a teacher and a therapist. She has worked with individual pupils, classes, whole school settings, local authorities, teachers and support staff across both the primary and secondary phases. She has provided consultations and training for education, social services and health. She works as an Attachment Support Teacher and Therapist. She offers a range of services under TouchBase (Sussex) supporting children and young people who have experienced significant relational traumas and losses. She also works as a clinical supervisor for counsellors/therapists working in schools. She has developed a 7 day modular course for education staff supporting pupils with Attachment Difficulties who wish to become Attachment Leads in their schools and authorities. She facilitated an arts project and exhibition called, ‘Walk A Mile In My Shoes’ which gained much media interest and opened up a much needed dialogue in the community regarding the impact of abuse and neglect and the need for increased inclusion within schools and the wider community. She is currently planning another arts project for secondary aged pupils called, ‘Bring them all in….’

Louise’s work is informed in the main by Attachment Theory and Intersubjectivity Theory. She promotes and uses PACE, DDP, Theraplay and SAI interventions within her practice and has also developed her own Developmental Trauma Assessment for schools and an Individual Development Plan for 2/3 years.

As well as having written many articles she is the author of ‘Inside I’m Hurting’and ‘What About Me?’. Louise contributed to the book ‘Teenagers & Attachment’. She has recently co-authored ‘Settling Troubled Pupils to Learn: Why Relationships Matter in School’ together with Dan Hughes and is currently in the process of writing a series of pocket sized books for those involved closely with identified pupils seeking to extend Attachment Awareness in schools. She contributed to a recommendation paper being presented in the House of Commons advocating for attachment, neuroscience and child development to be included in all teacher training. (Consortium for Emotional Well Being in Schools)

Her interest in inclusion began when she worked in Newham as a class teacher, when she became aware of a cohort of children who found it very difficult to settle to learn, because they were preoccupied with past issues of relational trauma and loss. Her awareness and curiosity about this further developed following a year of working with street children in Bolivia. Determined to understand more about these childrens’ internal worlds, she came back to London to study mental health and therapy, whilst being employed within education to promote inclusion. She became especially interested in the area of attachment and in 2000 was employed on the Attachment Project in Brighton & Hove – a joint mental health initiative funded and staffed by health, education and social services. She set up and ran a therapy service to schools in Brighton & Hove and worked within the Adoption & Permanency Team there for a number of years. Her curiosity, passion, experiences and trainings have enabled her to get alongside troubled pupils in schools in creative ways, enabling them to make the most of all that education has to offer.

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The Three Swans Hotel
21 High Street
LE16 7NJ Market Harborough
United Kingdom

Friday, 31 January 2020 from 09:30 to 15:30 (GMT)

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