‘Improving behaviour, learning, and relationships in schools.’
What is the Circle of Care?
Awareness of affective factors is vital to change situations of conflict, poor communication, reactive discipline and problem behaviour. These environments can prevent pupils learning and break down teachers’ health. Regrettably, whole schools can be made toxic through the neglect of a single issue. In my experience most problems in school improved when all staff and parents were offered training in how to reduce the use of behaviourism and reduce conflict.
For many years my work in school was to improve the quality of life and learning, for all concerned. During this time I realised that very few schools focussed on proactive pastoral care and only called on professionals when the situations became very difficult to control. So, I initiated a fresh approach to Pastoral Care by encouraging teachers and therapists to future their studies in affective factors . This way I could could offer my experience for future work in school communities.
THE CIRCLE OF CARE has a mission of setting new goals for education, where the ethos becomes practice in the way individuals support parents, teachers, and children in a way that they may all thrive.
You are welcome to apply to join the Circle of Care on the understanding that you intend to complete a Masters Degree in subjects associated to Social and Affective Factors, Pastoral Care, and Attachment and Trauma Aware behaviour guidance; and commit to further studies in child development.
I will continue to support members of the Circle of Care until 2023.