22nd November 2022 09:00 - 17:30 Conferences

VIRTUAL TICKETS - ARC 2022 Annual Conference 'Attachment and trauma - teaching, learning and emotional wellbeing in school'

Virtual conference tickets

2022 ARC Annual Conference - 'Attachment and Trauma - teaching, learning and emotional wellbeing in school'

Attachment and trauma informed approaches, supporting emotional wellbeing in your schools.

Tuesday 22 November 2022

9am-5.30pm   Arrival from 8.30am

Venue: The Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New St, Birmingham, B2 4JQ



The ARC Annual Conference will be a full CPD Accredited conference, with a 30 day on demand available to all delegates, with over 12 hours of content. 

(Please note Kriss Akabusi presentation will not be available on demand following the live event)

This years conference will follow a hybrid model with both live and virtual tickets available for delegates to choose from. The live event will take place at The Burlington Hotel, Birmingham and the virtual will be hosted from the bespoke conference platform. The day will showcase keynote speakers, including leading psychologists, motivational speakers and practitioners, celebrated for their practice in the UK and internationally. Workshops will be provided by the 2021 Alex Timpson ARC Attachment Award Winners, as well as colleagues who specialise in attachment and trauma informed practice. This year will include a panel discussion, with confirmed panelists from NAVSH, ASCL, The Rees Centre and Adoption UK. 

We are delighted to announce our full keynote lineup for this year's Annual Conference, Attachment & Trauma - teaching, learning and emotional wellbeing in schools, taking place on Tuesday 22 November. Joining us virtually, from the USA is pioneer in developmental psychophysiology and author of The Polyvagal Theory, Dr Stephen Porges, who will discuss issues around his development of the Polyvagal Theory and how this is applied to the life changing affects and treatments of trauma. Our annual conference will be also host Olympian, media personality, motivational speaker and businessman, Kriss Akabusi MBE; who will be focusing on his personal experiences of the care sector. Executive Headteachers and authors Steven Baker and Mick Simpson, will be joining us live in Birmingham to discuss attachment and trauma from a classroom perspective. Steven is the Executive Headteacher of two outstanding schools in Merseyside that cater for children aged five to 16 with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and Mick is a Pearson Award-winning teacher of science, who has undertaken most middle and senior leadership roles that can be imagined. Finalising the live line-up and flying from Australia, author and Director of Education at Berry Street, Dr Tom Brunzell. In this keynote, Dr Tom Brunzell will share his research underpinning a new approach to trauma-informed pedagogical practice and the ways educators can apply trauma-informed strengths-based strategies specifically aimed at increasing engagement with learning. Delegates will also be joined by representatives from ASCL, NAVSH, Adoption UK and The Timpson Trust, in order to showcase fellow colleagues work within a unified goal of allowing our young people to achieve a fulfilled education.