2nd Edition

Quality Circle Time in the Secondary School A handbook of good practice

By Jenny Mosley, Marilyn Tew Copyright 2014
    208 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Jenny Mosley's quality circle time model involves establishing an on-going, timetabled process of circle-meetings for adults and children. As a basis for teaching relationship skills, enhancing self-esteem and building a positive behaviour management and anti-bullying policy, circle time should not only increase confidence and "emotional intelligence" in pupils, but should also contribute towards a positive whole-school ethos.

    This classic text provides a rationale, framework and whole-school model for quality circle time specifically for secondary schools and further education colleges. Fully revised and updated, the authors offer over 100 activities and practical strategies to help build teachers' confidence and circle time skills. The book aims to enable teachers to sustain this approach within their SEAL syllabus, tutorial time, subject teaching, or as part of their work with pupils with special educational needs.

    Part 1 The Context for Circle Time  1. Introducing Circle Time in secondary schools  2. Updates to the new edition  3. The wider vision: The Whole School Quality Circle Time Approach – an ecostystemic model  4. Unravelling the Model: Raising self-esteem and morale of staff  5. Setting up the listening systems  6. Establishing codes of conduct  7. Creating and implementing incentives  8. Creating and implementing sanctions  9. Setting up a lunchtime policy  10. The containment stage or how do we cope when nothing works?  Part II The Practice  11. How to make Circle Time work  12. The structure of a circle meeting  13. Case studies and glimpses of Circle Time practice  Part III Activities, games, rounds, drama approaches and quizzes  14. Circle scripts  15. Games and activities for Circle Time  16. Rounds  17. Drama and role-play  18. Quizzes  Part IV Theoretical background  19. Some theoretical background to Circle Time


    Jenny Mosley is the founder of the ongoing Jenny Mosley Consultancies, and creator of the highly acclaimed Quality Circle Time (QTC) model that is used in schools in the UK and around the world.

    Marilyn Tew is the director of Marilyn Tew and Partners Ltd, and works as an independent consultant in group processes and the social and emotional components of learning.

    "This book does exactly what it says on the cover – it really is ‘A Handbook of good practice’. […] For teachers the wide array of case studies, plans and activities provides everything needed to deliver quality Circle Time sessions." – Lorraine Graham, consultant SENCO, Nasen Special magazine