Attachment at The Ridge

The Ridge Academy has an attachment friendly ethos and has recently achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark status of the Regional Centre of Excellence. As part of our IQM status, we use our knowledge in this area to support schools in Gloucestershire, similar SEMH schools and other professionals.

We offer our parents an insight into the attachment and trauma of themselves as part of our Family Partnership workshops.

As a school our policy is to support pupils social, emotional and mental health needs following attachment friendly practices and the use of THRIVE. As a school we have support from an attachment advisor, a CAMHs worker and two staff trained to be THRIVE practitioners.


Hope School is fully committed to attachment friendly practices and works closely with a consultant to ensure we are fully reflective on our practices. It is our aim to share the importance of attachment through our NLE status, assessment centre and conferences.

We regularly throughout the school year hold parent/carer workshops.



Restrictive Physical Intervention Policy
Positive Behaviour Policy
Restorative Approach Policy