New Resource: The Compassionate and Connected Classroom

School children are being helped to cope with the effects of adversity and trauma through a new resource looking at developing their confidence, resilience, compassion and empathy.

HM Chief Inspector Gayle Gorman, who launched the resource, said: “Trauma and adversity can both have a major impact on children’s wellbeing and mental health. That’s why this resource has been designed to specifically support the mental wellbeing of children and to build teacher confidence in exploring these issues with children. Children affected by trauma may be resistant to opening up to others and this has to be noticed, understood and respected. So the willingness of the teacher to approach and engage in discussion, without judgement and with empathy and compassion, is crucial.”

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