Circle Time in India – What a Glowing Letter to The Teacher Foundation!

Jenny has long had strong links with The Teacher Foundation – working with the Founder and Director Maya Menon. Jenny has trained in India on several important training trips – the latest one being in 2017. The Teacher Foundation has adopted Quality Circle Time as a key method to be delivered to the teachers that they reach out to. One headteacher has written into the Foundation with thanks and documenting the changes. Apart from acknowledging that QCT can help some children develop relationship skills, where they didn’t naturally express this skill. This sounds fantastic – our hearty congratulations to Maya and the team and the Headteacher of the school.

The Headteacher has also noticed how students are helping to promote discipline during recess, and to volunteer for early morning support roles – arriving at 6.30am to proudly carry out their morning duties. And students are queuing up to volunteer for tasks! She is also impressed by her young children learning and practicing the skills involved in problem-solving at a young age.

This sounds fantastic – our hearty congratulations to Maya and the team and the Headteacher of the school – it sounds like a great project and we would love to hear how it unfolds!


This is a photograph from Jenny’s last trip to India, working with pupils with teachers observing.

Website Editor’s Notes

  1. Jenny last went to work with Maya at The Teacher Foundation in Bangalore in 2017. You can read one of the blogs about this here, and here and here.

2. Read some of Jenny’s other International blogs here.

3. Jenny Mosley delivers keynote speeches, seminars and workshops at conferences and training events including headteachers’ conferences in the UK. Jenny is also an International School Conference Presenter and has worked in many different countries. For further information about Jenny’s work and availability please phone 01225 767157, email or see our training section and international training section on the website.

4. For all enquiries about INSET Closure Days and Working in School Days for positive behaviour, social and emotional skills development, staff well-being, circle time and lunchtimes and playtimes in mainstream, special schools and early years settings click here or phone 01225 767157. Jenny Mosley’s training, consultancy and conferences are for teachers, teaching assistants, headteachers, midday supervisors and everyone who works with children in schools and settings to promote positive lunchtimes and playtimes, SEAL, SMSC, PSHE, citizenship and British Values.  Read more about Jenny Mosley’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Training.

5. ‘How to Create Calm Dining Halls’ has quickly become one of Jenny’s best selling books ever. This book has many initiatives, audits, photographs and ideas for the dining hall such as those mentioned in the article. If you are interested in school dining hall improvement, you may like to see our dining hall articles in Headteacher Update and the TES.