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Take the Summit L.E.A.D. - Learning, Exploration, Aspiration and Development

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Every year we train many professionals across a wide spectrum of educational communities and organisations in ACE's, relational care, attachment and trauma. Our training has been consistently evaluated over the years as outstanding, inspirational and insightful by academy trusts, teacher training schools, virtual schools, education professionals, foster carers, and social care professionals. To read what they have to say, please click here.

Additionally, Dr Dawn Bradley has spoken at many regional conferences for virtual schools, and continues to collaborate with Geese Theatre for larger regional events exploring children and young people's care experiences, and their relational care, attachment and trauma needs through interactive theatre performances.

Summit's training and workshops are therefore provided by highly skilled and knowledgeable psychologists and therapists, drawing from a wide range of paradigms, evidence bases, frameworks, and years of professional practice. We bring the theoretical and then explore how the tools and resources provided can be used to support our most vulnerable children and young people.

Our training styles vary from the interactive, to lecture style, small group discussions, the use of multimedia, hands on learning, the use of graphics, and reflective conversations. All training is resourced with handouts and additional resources which are usually hosted by Summit and made available on our web based platforms.

We have a beautiful and bespoke training space at 'The Sanctuary', in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and have venue partners across Staffordshire. We can also attend your setting. Any group size can be accommodated and bespoke requests are welcome.

Please scroll down for an example of some of the areas we cover. Please contact us to explore the content of training offers and to discuss your needs and to book an event.


  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

  • Developmental and Relational Trauma

  • Risk and Resilience Mapping: Identifying Protective Factors and Strength Based Approaches

  • Pre-natal Development and Brain Development (birth to adolescence)

  • Toxic Stress: The Body, Mind, and Behaviour

  • Attachment and Affect Regulation: How Emotional Development can be Disrupted 

  • Teaching Emotional Regulation, Co-regulation and Self-Soothing

  • Emotion Coaching

  • Relational Support in Schools: How to Create Trust and Safety

  • Belonging Needs, Social inclusion, and Social Skills

  • Understanding Behaviour: Survival Adaptations and Stress Responses 

  • Attachment Theory

  • Executive Functioning and Language Development

  • Relational Care, Social Engagement, and Finding Safety

  • Separation, Loss, and Grief

  • Post-traumatic Stress, Flashbacks and Nightmares

  • Power and Threat: Alternatives to Psychiatric Diagnosis

  • Systemic Approaches: Trauma Informed Practices for Schools

  • Schools as a Secure Base and Secure Base Adults

  • Endings and Beginnings

  • Organisational Approaches: Restorative Practices, Relational Care Teams © , Recognition and Reward, Motivation, Inclusion and Exclusion.

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