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 |2019-06-04T10:56:00+01:00June 17th, 2016|Training, Wellbeing and Relaxation|Comments Off on School Improvement ‘From Good to Outstanding’

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 |2019-06-04T10:56:45+01:00December 12th, 2015|Training|Comments Off on A Quiet Moment ™

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 |2019-06-04T10:57:39+01:00August 11th, 2014|Blog, Training|Comments Off on A Quiet Place: What Is Done In Love, Is Done Well

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 |2019-08-23T20:35:50+01:00August 6th, 2014|Blog, Training|Comments Off on Hawthorns School – Summer Newsletter

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 |2019-06-04T10:57:55+01:00July 3rd, 2014|Blog, Training|Comments Off on Review: The Practical Well-being Programme: Activities and Exercises by Penny Moon

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 |2019-08-23T20:40:40+01:00May 8th, 2014|Training|Comments Off on History of Mental Health

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 [...]

By |2019-08-23T20:49:53+01:00October 29th, 2013|Blog, Training|Comments Off on Ofsted fashion challenge

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 [...]

By |2019-08-23T21:06:21+01:00August 7th, 2013|Training|Comments Off on Why is Training Important?

What happens in A Quiet Place from a child’s perspective.

The little girl smiled up from the chair, eyes luminous in the softly lit room. She was tiny and undernourished, blonde hair tied back harshly but her smile lit up her face and warmed you deep inside. The chair, a big recliner seemed somehow to enfold her, safe at last. She was playing quietly with [...]

By |2019-08-23T21:07:36+01:00August 6th, 2013|Blog, Training|Comments Off on What happens in A Quiet Place from a child’s perspective.