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We teach because we care…

…but what does that actually mean? Ollie Ward finds that teachers have very different ideas of what care looks like

James was informed that his foster placement had broken down and that he would be relocated to a local children’s home for the foreseeable future. We, his teachers, reacted immediately. We offered support, spent time with him, and helped him to reframe his thoughts so that he recognised the positives in the imminent move. We provided a huge amount of bespoke work to help James remain resilient in the face of this traumatic experience. And we recognised our role in being the only consistent influence on his life, so we ensured we were always there when he needed us.

Underpinning all of this ...

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