Dr Pooky Knightsmith

Keynote Speaker, Author & Advisor

March 12, 2024

KEYNOTE: Emotionally Based School Avoidance

These slides were developed for a conference in spring 2024.

Here’s the session overview:

Understanding and Responding to EBSA

Why do some children struggle to come to school and what can we do about it?” is the question that sits at the heart of this keynote. You’ll learn how to get to the heart of the issue and how to develop sustainable child-centred action plans to enable school attendance, engagement and enjoyment. Pooky’s simple framework can easily be used to develop a whole school approach or tailored to support individuals and will leave you inspired and empowered to support children who had, until now, felt unreachable.

If you were there, I hope these are a helpful aide-memoire. If not, I hope they make enough sense without me to be useful. If you’d like to download them, you can do so via this page on slideshare.

Further Resources

Here are some further resources you might find helpful to build on the session:

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