Attachment resource offers practical insights

A new research and training programme to help teachers and schools understand the practical implications of attachment theory has been unveiled.

Attachment theory is based on the premise that children who fail to form an attachment with adults at an early age can often go on to develop problems such as behavioural issues or communication difficulties.

The programme has been created by Bath Spa University’s School of Education, in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council and offers materials to help teachers understand how failure to form secure attachments can affect children’s education.

The launch comes after research published last month by the Sutton Trust found that infants aged under three who do not form strong bonds with their parents are more likely to suffer from aggression, defiance and hyperactivity when they grow-up.

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