This year, childhood trauma expert Shahana Knight is working with a primary school to transform one of its year 3 classrooms into the ultimate therapeutic classroom. This monthly diary will chronicle the project, the ups and downs, and the lessons learned

I have to admit, I am slightly scared about writing this diary. Part of me wants to fast forward to the end to see if my vision for our classrooms is as high-impact as I believe it will be and whether I achieve the outcomes I expect and hope for.

Let me explain. For the last three years, I have been developing a therapeutic school award. I launched it September 2018 with a pilot school in Yorkshire. They became our first ever Therapeutic School.

The programme helps schools become therapeutic in their approaches, embracing trauma-informed and attachment-aware practices and every school puts its own stamp on how we implement these practices.

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