What is it for?
The culture of change, change within families, communities, schools, nations is with us for the foreseeable future.
Many of us lead such busy lives that more rarely do we have time to sit and listen to our children without being distracted. We need more time to encourage them to explore their relationships in a calm and centred way.
Many children benefit from sitting calmly in an 'emotionally safe place' with people whom they know.
They need opportunities to learn how to listen, respect other people and express how they feel.
This is what Quality Circle Time (QCT) provides for the child.
The system also provides adults with listening circles too, at all levels in the school.
Adults in school are frequently under pressure. Just as children sit in a circle with the teacher, so the teacher may sit in the circle with other teachers, support assistants, midday supervisors and all support staff contributing to the ethos and running of the school.
The system helps children and adults to learn to relate to each other in truthful and enjoyable ways, while providing a much-needed listening system.