Professor Harry Daniels, Department of Education, Oxford University
This is an important book. David Colley and Paul Cooper have brought together an important and highly engaging set of contributions to the topic of attachment and emotional development in the classroom. The text grounds recent research in the reality of classroom activity and it will make a very important contribution to the development of practice in schools and the reflections of those who are preparing for professional engagement with some of the most vulnerable young people in our society.
Kevin Kibble, Chief Executive of The Nurture Group Network
Colley and Cooper's new book is very timely. With teachers facing ever-mounting pressures to deliver results, the understanding of the barriers to learning has never been more important. Covering both evidence and impact, this book is desired reading for teaching staff who want to know more about the children in their classrooms and how they learn.
Verity Tamhne, NQT
An informative, thought-provoking book seamlessly linking theory to practice. A must have for any newly qualified teacher during their first experiences with their very own class to help them to bridge gaps in the understanding of children with complex needs and guide their development more effectively.