‘Improving behaviour, learning, and relationships in schools.’
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 schools 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 promotes professional development where wellbeing becomes practice in the way that parents, teachers, and children may all thrive. The initiative was born out of a recognition that awareness of affective factors is vital to change situations of conflict, poor communication, reactive discipline and problem behaviour.
Mentoring can be arranged for individuals wishing to join the initiative.