Anne Henderson

Strategic Attachment Lead Teacher

Anne Henderson

Anne Henderson is both an Attachment Lead teacher and an adoptive parent with extensive years of experience within the education sector. Firstly, as a class teacher, then Assistant Head and now as a Specialist Teacher working with small groups of pupils, classes, whole schools and specialist units providing assessments, consultations, support and training for all those involved with pupils from reception right through to Year 11.

Anne is involved in providing wrap around care for Team Pupil in schools (see Attachment Aware Schools series by Louise Michelle Bombèr) including facilitating an Adopters Supporting Education group for TouchBase™ in Brighton. Anne also uses Theraplay® Informed Practice to deepen and strengthen connection between Key Adults and their pupils and for groups of troubled pupils. She is a passionate practitioner who is keen to ensure all schools are attachment aware and trauma informed so that they can be inclusive for vulnerable pupils by engaging in rich, relational interventions using P.A.C.E (based on Dan Hughes support model). During her career, Anne has worked alongside Educational Psychologists on an Attachment Project in Surrey providing support to adopters, parents and pupils. Now working closely alongside Louise Michelle Bombèr, she is very aware of behaviour being communication and strongly encourages staff to be reflective before using any interventions.

Due to her personal and professional experience Anne is well placed to advocate on behalf of vulnerable pupils who have experienced significant relational traumas and losses. Armed with a wealth of strategies and tools to narrow the gap Anne presents clearly and well. Anne continues to extend her knowledge and tool bank after having completed a Therapeutic Story Writing course and now embarking on a Drama Therapy course. Anne continues to work in schools and is therefore able to contribute current, real life cases, thinking and solutions to those concerned about education, integrating the latest research of trauma and interpersonal neurobiology.

Anne is available to present whole school training to schools and is one of our visiting lecturers for our Brighton University accredited 7-day intensive course for those wishing to be Attachment Leads in Schools.

For more information or to book Anne to deliver training for your school, organisation or authority, please contact