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Pupils return to school on Monday 6th September 2021
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Haywood Grove School

Proud to be Special. Proud to be Different

Pupils return to school on Monday 6th September 2021

Further Study

This Page contains a variety of videos and suggested reading that has contributed to the philosophy that underpins the Ethos at Haywood Grove School. 

These videos do not provide medical advice and are for informational purposes only. The videos are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

What is autism spectrum disorder?

What is asperger syndrome?

What is ADHD?

How to Communicate With Angry or Aggressive Kids

  Help for Billy

Heather T. Forbes

 If your child continues to struggle, misbehave, and deteriorate at school despite sticker charts, token economies, behaviour contracts, Fun Friday, detention, and suspensions, then this book is your answer! Written for both parents and educators, Help for Billy addresses the real issues going on behind a child's negative behaviour. It will change everything for your child--a must read for anyone working with a child in the classroom.

Dr. Allan Schore

Dr. Allan Shore, is a clinician-scientist at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. He is the author of three seminal volumes as well as numerous and articles and chapters. His work has been an important catalyst in the ongoing "emotional revolution" now occurring across all clinical and scientific disciplines.

Allan Schore. JOY & FUN. Gene, Neurobiology. Child Brain Development.

Allan Schore. Der Einstein der Neurologen: "It is, perhaps, no accident that Schores work has been compared to Einsteins theory of relativity." NeuroScience Neurobiology Affect regulation and the Origin of the Self. "The Neurobiology of a Secure Attachment" Circle of Security - COS is theoretically grounded, evidence-based, and uniquely understandable and appealing to parents.

Strange Situation Experiment.mp4

Strange Situation Experiment


Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

Daniel Goleman 

Daniel Goleman has written a ground-breaking synthesis of the latest findings in biology and brain science, revealing that we are 'wired to connect' and the surprisingly deep impact of our relationships on every aspect our lives.

In this book Daniel Goleman delivers his most heartening news with powerful conviction: we humans have a built-in bias toward empathy, cooperation and altruism - provided we develop the social intelligence to nurture these capacities in ourselves and others.

Trauma, Brain and Relationship: Helping Children Heal

Section Six: You Make the Difference (5:32 min)

6 Minutes That Can Change Your Child's Life (and Yours!)

Bryan Post presents a uniquely different understanding of the effects of child abuse and neglect, the long lasting behaviors that result from these life experiences, and what we can do to help these most vulnerable children. This information relates to children and teens alike.

Reframe Your Thinking around Autism 


Outlining a new, optimistic way to understand autism, this concise and accessible book offers practical ideas to help children on the spectrum grow. The Polyvagal Theory suggests autism is a learnt response to early stressors - the result of a child being in a prolonged state of 'fight or flight' while their nervous system is still developing. This book explains the theory in simple terms and incorporates recent developments in brain plasticity research (the capacity of the brain to change throughout life) to give parents and professionals the tools to strengthen the child's brain-body connection and lessen the social and emotional impact of autism.

The Importance of Early Child Development

Sensitive Periods in Early Brain Development are described by Dr. Clyde Hertzman, Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership

The Invisible Classroom: Relationships, Neuroscience, and Mindfulness in School 

 Kirke Olson

How is expanding students' strengths more effective than improving their weaknesses? Why is creating a school where staff and students feel safe necessary for learning? How can anchoring with simple mindfulness practices prevent classroom behavioral problems? There is more to a classroom than just a teacher and a group of students. All classroom interactions have "invisible" neurobiological, emotional, and social aspects-the emotional histories of students, the teacher's own background and biography. In this book, Kirke Olson takes lessons from brain science, mindfulness, and positive psychology to help teachers understand the full range of their students' school experiences. Using its classroom-ready resources, teachers, administrators, parents, and policy makers can make the invisible visible, turning human investment in their students into the best possible learning outcomes.

Trauma, Brain and Relationship: Helping Children Heal

Section Three: The Many Faces of Trauma (3:51 min)

Trauma, Brain and Relationship: Helping Children Heal

Section Four: Relationship Induced Trauma (2:52 min)

We look forward to welcoming our new and returning pupils to school on Monday 6th September 2021