National Association for Therapeutic Education

NATE National Association for Therapeutic Education

Patrons: Graham Allen MP* Gregory Barker MP* Bishop Paul Bayes Rt Hon Richard Benyon MP* Gerry Bermingham MP* Clive Betts MP Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford MP* Tom Blenkinsop MP* David Borrow MP* Dr Peter Brand MP* Julian Brazier MP* Steve Brine MP Helen Brinton MP* Annette Brooke MP* Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP Paul Burstow MP* Bishop Paul Butler Dr Lisa Cameron MP Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC MP* Neil Carmichael MP* Jenny Chapman MP* Lord Chidgey MP* Rt Hon Tom Clarke CBE JP KSG MP* Vernon Coaker MP* Rosie Cooper MP Lord Cotter MP* Baroness Cox John Cryer MP Alex Cunningham MP Sir Tony Cunningham MP* Janet Daby MP Cynog Dafis MP* Rt Hon Lord Davies of Oldham MP* Philip Davies MP Rt Hon David Davis MP Jim Dobbin MP* Rt Hon Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP* Brian Donohue MP* Rt Hon Lord Dubs MP* Mark Durkan MP* Rt Rev Lord Eames OM Bill Esterson MP Bill Etherington MP* Nigel Evans MP Tim Farron MP Mark Fisher MP* Robert Flello MP* Lord Flight MP* Barbara Follett MP* Michael Gapes MP* Rt Hon Lord Garnier QC MP* Dr Ian Gibson MP* Stephen Gilbert MP* Lord Glentoran CBE DL Mary Glindon MP Sir Richard Glyn BT Thomas Graham MP* Baroness Greengross OBE Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP* Andrew Gwynne MP Fabian Hamilton MP Mike Hancock CBE MP* Sir Nick Harvey MP* Lord Haskins Rt Hon Lord Dr Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE John Hemming MP* Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR Bishop Peter Hill Sharon Hodgson MP Bishop Anne Hollinghurst Adam Holloway MP Paul Holmes MP* Rt Hon Baroness Hooper CMG Bishop Alan Hopes Rt Hon Lord Howarth of Newport CBE Rt Hon Sir George Howarth MP Baroness Howe of Idlicote CBE Dr Kim Howells MP* Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Kings Heath PC OBE MP* Andrew Hunter MP* Dr Brian Iddon MP* Cathy Jamieson MP* Bishop Sophie Jelley Brian Jenkins MP* Jon Owen Jones MP* Dr Lynne Jones MP* Martyn Jones MP* Lord Jones of Cheltenham MP* Fraser Kemp MP* Andy King MP* Rt Hon Lord Knight of Weymouth Rt Hon Sir Norman Lamb MP* Pauline Latham OBE MP Professor Lord Layard Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP John Leech MP* Rt Hon Sir Edward Leigh MP Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin MP* Professor Baroness Lister of Burtesett CBE Bob Litherland MP* Elfyn Llwyd MP* Andy Love MP* Karen Lumley MP* Dr Wendy Lynas PhD Rob Marris MP* Baroness Masham of Ilton DL Steve McCabe MP Ian Mearns MP Patrick Mercer OBE MP* Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP Bishop Roger Morris George Mudie MP* Bishop James Newcome Bishop David Oakley Mark Oaten MP* Lembit Opik MP* Diana Organ MP* Sandra Osborne MP* Lord Ouseley Professor Lord Parekh Bob Parry MP* Lord Patel KT Rt Hon Priti Patel MP Professor Sir Denis Pereira Gray OBE Bishop Dr John Perumbalath Peter Pike MP* Bishop Stephen Platten Chris Pond MP* Mark Prisk MP* Bishop John Pritchard John Pugh MP* Lord Rana MBE Syd Rapson BEM MP* Bishop John Rawsthorne Bishop Dr Lee Rayfield Lord Rea Of Eskdale MD FRCGP Rt Hon Lord Rees of Ludlow OM Bishop Edwin Regan Lord Rennard MBE Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick MP* Bishop Tony Robinson Dan Rogerson MP* Sir Bob Russell MP* Christine Russell MP* Martin Salter MP* Adrian Sanders MP* Laura Sandys MP* Barry Sheerman MP Henry Smith MP Peter Snape MP* Lord Storey CBE Gerry Sutcliffe MP* Lord Taverne QC Simon Thomas MP* Baroness Thornton Rt Hon Viscount Thurso PC MP* Sir John Timpson CBE Dr Desmond Turner MP* Dr Rudi Vis MP* Baroness Walmsley Dame Angela Watkinson DBE MP* Mark Williams MP* Roger Williams MP* Bishop Tom Williams Rt Hon Lord Willis of Knaresborough MP* ( MP* formerly Member of Parliament) (Patrons during lifetime - Sir David Amess MP David Cairns MP Norman Mikardo Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor Archbishop Peter Smith)

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Founded in 1995 the National Association for Therapeutic Education is a small but influential, unfunded single issue focus group committed primarily to draw attention to the continuing general failure of the UK school system to resource formative emotional development in childhood. It is a central function of the school system and infant education in particular to resource psychological development where it is needed. In theory such growth is dependent on sustained attachment relationships between adults and children. In practice class sizes in infant schools are generally too large for such relationships to occur. To this effect the school system is not equipped to fulfil a central function for which it is intended.  

For a quarter of a century the National Association for Therapeutic Education has drawn the attention of senior leaders to the critical deficit described here. The issue has implications for human rights and is of profound national significance and in consequence the process of change remains predictably slow.  

The current central campaign document of the National Association for Therapeutic Education entitled

  'The Deepening Crisis of Psychological Development - A Concise Summary' 














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John Tierney  



Director   National Association for Therapeutic Education   NATE