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Trauma Perceptive Practice

Trauma Perceptive Practice

Essex County Council has committed to an approach named Trauma Perceptive Practice (TPP), to support schools to understand behaviour and support emotional wellbeing. This is fundamentally grounded in the following values:

  • Compassion & Kindness
  • Hope
  • Connection & Belonging

'These values are vitally important for us all and equally apply to the adults in school and to the wider school community. Becoming Trauma Perceptive encourages us all to think and act more boldly, through our values, policies and practice. This is vital in helping us to understand how to effectively support children and young people in our schools and beyond, whilst enabling us to create safe places where all can flourish, become resilient and learn'.

At Thriftwood all our staff have been trained in TPP. Our approach is aligned with the principles of TPP and this is reflected in our policies.