North East, North Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Lead:

Amy Howe & Richard Parker & Marianne Doonan / / 

North East, North Yorkshire & Humberside includes: Durham, Northumberland, and Tyne and Wear, North Yorkshire, Redcar & Cleveland,  Middlesbrough and Humberside. 

Local Authorities:

Durham County Council South Tyneside Council Middlesbrough Council Hambleton District Council Selby District Council
Northumberland County Council North Tyneside Council Redcar and Cleveland Council Harrogate Borough Council East Riding of Yorkshire Council
City of Newcastle Council Darlington Council North Yorkshire County Council Richmondshire District Council Hull City Council
City of Sunderland Council Hartlepool Council City of York Council Ryedale District Council North East Lincolnshire Council
Gateshead Council Stockton-on-Tees Council Craven District Council Scarborough Borough Council North Lincolnshire Council

Regional Updates:

Attachment Research Community North Region Meeting 10th June 2022

This was the second meeting of the group organised by Lynn Miles (Senior Lecturer Teesside University), Jill Sanderman (EP Northumberland LEA), Marianne Doonan (Senior Practitioner EP Virtual School North Yorkshire) and Tanicha Boneham ARC. 

John Timpson, Richard Parker and Julie Bunn Head of NAVSH provided a welcome to the session. A range of participants attended: Academy trusts, Schools, Virtual Schools, Universities, Local Authorities, Educational Psychologists, Virtual School Heads, Louise Gilbert research Lead ECUK and Richard Parker on behalf of ARC.

The group enjoyed a range of presentations and group discussion, a format requested by the group. There was brief feedback from the last meeting and evaluations on how the group would prefer to run.

We were lucky to have Dr Georgia Hyde Dryden (Research Officer from the Rees Centre) who provided up to date research evidence from analysis of staff interviews and pupil focus groups in 26 case study schools. Keeping up to date on research is important to the group and there was some meaty discussion around relational policies and practice including sharing of useful resources.

The group were also fortunate to have a presentation from Jancis Andrew (NAVSH Head of the Virtual school in Leeds) and Sarah Lloyd (Author of the BUSS model). BUSS stands for Building Underdeveloped Sensory Systems for young people who have experienced trauma. A group model is being used in Leeds with Foster families and families at the Edge of Care. Evidence shows how this can improve: relationships between child and parent, sense of competency / agency by parents. For young people it builds bodily regulation and foundation sensory systems, which underpin emotional regulation. This is being used as a School Readiness Programme.

View the North East, North Yorkshire & Humberside film here