Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Award

The Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Award recognises and celebrates best practice in attachment and trauma aware schools and settings.

All Virtual School Head Teachers are invited to nominate a school or setting from their region for each category. Short listed nominees will have their work featured on the ARC website and will be put forward for the final stage where they could be in with a chance of receiving a cash prize for their school or setting.

This award will be made to the school or setting in each category who, in the opinion of the ARC Judging Panel, has made a profound and lasting contribution to attachment and trauma aware practices. Winners will be expected to host and present their work at a regional event, in the following calendar year, where other schools can be inspired and learn from their work. They will also present this at the Annual Conference in the Autumn Term.

The Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Award is open to ARC members and non-members. All nominees must be supported and nominated by their Virtual Head.

There are five categories:

Early Years
Primary
Secondary
Special/PRU/Alternative Provision
Post 16

2020

Nominations are now closed - winners will be announced at the 2020 ARC Annual Conference on 24th November 2020

2019 Winners 


We would like to congratulate our five winners of the Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Award.

Early Years Category Award Winner - Ripley Infant School - Nominated by: Derbyshire Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation
Primary Category Award Winner - St Luke's Primary School - Nominated by: Derbyshrie Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation
Secondary Category Award Winner - North Birmingham Academy - Nominated by: Birmingham Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation
Special, PRU, Alternative Category Award Winner - Mowbray School - Nominated by: North Yorkshire Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation
 Post 16 - Stanmore College - Nominated by: Harrow Virtual School - Click here to view their presentation

2018 Winners


We would like to congratulate our five winners of the Timpson Attachment Award.

Early Years Category Award Winner - Chaucer - Nominated by: Derbyshire Virtual School
Primary Category Award Winner - Colebourne Primary School - Nominated by: Birmingham Virtual School
Secondary Category Award Winner - Kirk Hallam - Nominated by: Derbyshire Virtual School
Special, PRU, Alternative Category Award Winner - Sallygate School - Nominated by: Professor David Shemmings OBE PhD, Professor of Child Protection Research at University of Kent on behalf of Kent Virtual School
Special Award, High commended - Cherry Orchard Primary School - Nominated by: Worcestershire Virtual School