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Schools – How do you become ‘trauma-aware’?

By Tracy Davies | 1st April 2018

How to become trauma-aware in school – an infographic created by Nasen and Adoption UK. Check out point no. 3!  

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Our Inaugural Developmental Trauma Workshop at Beech Lodge School!

By Tracy Davies | 30th March 2018

On 15th March 2018 over 50 teachers and educationalists came to Beech Lodge School to learn more about the impact of Developmental Trauma on children’s social and emotional functioning and how it may affect their school experience. The session included: A talk from Helen Costa, CEO, The Cornerstone Partnership, who introduced her ground-breaking Virtual Reality…

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The home of Fagus is officially open!

By Tracy Davies | 29th January 2018

Home of Fagus, Beech Lodge School celebrated its official opening on Friday 26th January, 2018. The most poignant moments were hearing from various people who have been involved with Beech Lodge School from the outset, witnessing past and present pupils children cutting the ribbon to mark its official opening and the 150 samplings that were…

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Beech Lodge School is on BBC1!

By Tracy Davies | 16th January 2018

Fagus was borne out of a need that Beech Lodge School had to understand, support and monitor their pupils’ social and emotional developmental progress. The school gives its pupils, many of whom have had adverse early life experiences, attachment difficulties and developmental trauma, the tools to build self-esteem, life and social skills as well as…

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How useful is Fagus?

By Tracy Davies | 7th January 2018

A big thank you to Dr Dawn Watling (Senior Lecturer and Director of the Social Development Lab) and her team from Royal Holloway, University of London, who have recently conducted some independent teacher interviews to evaluate Fagus’ usefulness.  Here are some of the research results: Fagus’ usefulness: Confirmed previous beliefs about a pupils’ social and…

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Lights, Camera, Action ……

By Tracy Davies | 14th December 2017

It really was lights, camera, action, when the BBC popped into Beech Lodge School to bring the plight of adopted children’s experiences at school to the fore. Carrie Grant interviewed some of our wonderful children for the BBC One prime time show – ‘The One Show’. Carrie is best known for her work on the…

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Fagus – a ‘Game-changing cerebral toolkit’!

By Tracy Davies | 23rd November 2017

After our Fagus product launch just over a year ago, we have had many educational settings thankfully telling us that it has offered them a new and more detailed picture of some of their pupils’ from an emotional and social developmental perspective. Recently we were approached by Teach Secondary/Teach Primary publications to undertake an independent…

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A Fagus Success Story in South Wales – Priority Childcare Education

By Tracy Davies | 19th November 2017

Priority Childcare offer a residential environment for young people who have experienced challenging lives and developmental trauma.  The nurturing provision provides an integrated approach to education, training and care and enables its children to come to terms with their social, emotional, psychological and physical needs. Priority Childcare Education is a registered school which provides in-house…

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Attachment and Trauma in the Classroom – The focus of this year’s Adoption UK Annual Conference 2017

By Tracy Davies | 5th November 2017

Our very own Daniela Shanly (Fagus MD and Founder of Beech Lodge School) will be speaking at Adoption UK’s Annual Conference 2017, on Saturday 11th November, at Birmingham Conference & Events Centre. Daniela will join other renowned speakers to discuss improving the educational outcomes for adopted children through alternative approaches to traditional learning. The conference…

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