SCHOOL REFUSAL | 5 Ideas for Schools and Parents

In this video, Phylly Pritchard, an educational psychologist in Lincolnshire, England, shares 5 ideas for supporting children who are struggling to attend school. She gives practical examples for schools and parents. . Phylly hones in on a simple concept that could be easily overlooked; BELONGING.

00:17 – create a sense of belonging, 01:05 – build key relationships , 03:09 – take a flexible approach , 4:17 – communication matters,05:39 – involve the pupil when planning support 06:15 – Phylly’s final thoughts

Phylly works at Lincolnshire Psychology Services in the UK . This video was made by Dr. Pooky Knightsmith

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