Raising Attainment through Theta Groups

You may know about our Theta Groups from a previous blog I wrote last year. The Theta Programme is aimed at children for whom social and emotional barriers have a detrimental impact on academic achievement. It is widely acknowledged that disengaged, angry, tired or over stimulated children are unable to access learning and therefore are [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Theta Groups, Training|0 Comments

Feature in Penkford School’s Magazine

We’ve been mentioned in Penkford School’s magazine this month! Recently we’ve been working closely with them and have procured a full-time school counsellor and introduced holistic initiatives to help the children with social, emotional and mental health issues. Want to know more? Take a look at the article by clicking here.

By |November 4th, 2016|Blog, Training|0 Comments

School Improvement ‘From Good to Outstanding’

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development Mental Health and Well Being Every School a Good School – A Policy for School Improvement We have just started our exciting new outreach programme for South Liverpool Primary School partnership. It set me thinking about The School Improvement agenda and so [...]

By |June 17th, 2016|Training, Wellbeing and Relaxation|0 Comments

A Quiet Moment ™

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ― Leo Buscaglia Aims: To develop compassionate and skilled practitioners who are trained up in the delivery of [...]

By |December 12th, 2015|Training|0 Comments

A Quiet Place: What Is Done In Love, Is Done Well

I recently had the privilege of being invited to attend the National Staff Training Day for ‘A Quiet Place’,‘a "within schools" programme of therapeutic support for pupils experiencing social, behavioural and/or emotional difficulties’.I had initially been introduced to ‘A Quiet Place’ after being rather serendipitously handed a book (the best kind of ‘being handed a [...]

By |August 11th, 2014|Blog, Training|0 Comments

Hawthorns School – Summer Newsletter Part of the A Quiet Place process is to get feedback from the parents, here is an example of some of the comments that we get to show how the Quiet Place helps our children deal with their feelings and emotions not just at school but at home. Parent Comment: The Quiet Place is [...]

By |August 6th, 2014|Blog, Training|0 Comments

Review: The Practical Well-being Programme: Activities and Exercises by Penny Moon

Mike Wright reviews this important book for CPEA Ltd – social care, children’s services and management associates - original article here For Penny Moon, ‘The Practical Well-being Programme’ is a book that ‘introduces readers to the underlying principles and approaches associated with a holistic approach to well-being in educational and other social contexts’. To do [...]

By |July 3rd, 2014|Blog, Training|0 Comments

History of Mental Health

I was asked to run a training session on attachment disorder, most relevant in the school in which we work. So I spent an interesting few hours researching and dipping into a favourite but shocking book by Elaine Showalter ‘The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture, 1830-1980. Focusing on attachment disorder a key theory [...]

By |May 8th, 2014|Training|0 Comments

Ofsted fashion challenge

Special measures, poor, satisfactory , good and outstanding a quality assurance venture. from Selena Weaver Fashion House The Luna Collection. There was a quiet sense of anticipation waiting for the Governor to introduce his own collection recommended by Ofsted to get an upstanding result for all schools. The hush in the crowded hall was intense as the audience waited for the ‘Gove’s entrance. A sense of excitement as this adored and admired example of flair and style , indeed a veritable dandy of finery and taste kept his audience waiting  just the right amount of time before bursting onto the walkway. The drum rolled and the audience rose as one as The Gove strode, to his signature sound of ‘Rule Brittania’, like a behemoth, cloak billowing in the draft of his own not inconsiderable wind, cap at a rakish angle across his fine features and famous profile that defined him as a leader and hero amongst men, yes indeed men and I meant men. […]

By |October 29th, 2013|Blog, Training|0 Comments

Why is Training Important?

At a basic level it shows you how to do the job, then how to do it not only competently but well. The brain is built for learning and relishes new challenges and opportunities for growth whether the personality likes it or not! Training should be relevant, fun, useful and understandable so people will engage and feel they can take away at least one thing from the session to use in all aspects of their life. […]

By |August 7th, 2013|Training|0 Comments