Emotionally-Based School Avoidance Part 1 | Tina Rae

Published On: 7 October 2023

Today, Dr Tina Rae is discussing emotionally-based school avoidance in part one of a two-part bumper episode.

Dr Tina Rae has 40 years’ experience working with children, adults, and families in clinical and educational contexts within local authorities and specialist services. She is currently working as a Consultant Educational and Child Psychologist in a range of specialist and mainstream contexts. She also supports fostering agencies as a Consultant Psychologist working with foster carers, social workers and looked after children.

Tina is a prolific author and has over 100 publications to date. These reflect her ongoing passion for developing practical resources for schools which have an evidence base and enable practitioners to ethically deliver effective preventative mental health interventions in schools.

In this episode, Tina discusses children who struggle to attend school, and the impact of the Covid pandemic on school attendance. She explores the reasons behind emotionally-based school avoidance and shares strategies to help schools and families to work together.

You can find more about Tina and her work on Twitter.

Clare mentions that Tina has already been a guest on the My Family Coach podcast, talking about bereavement. You can find that episode here: Supporting With Bereavement. You’re listening to the Team Teach podcast. In each episode, you’ll catch Team Teach Principal Trainer, Clare Edmondson, talking with a guest about an aspect of behaviour. Find out the latest thinking in behaviour, continue your own professional development, and leave with three practical tips you can use in your setting. It’s perfect for any professional working in education and health and social care.