Jenny Mosley is officially the Routledge Education ‘Author of the Month’ for October! After a number of years working with the distinguished publishers, Routledge, it was a real privilege to be their ‘Author of the Month’. We are celebrating with a simple Early Years book give-away competition – see next article!
Jenny is now officially the Routledge Education Author of the Month for October!
After a number of years of working with the distinguished publishers, Routledge, it was a real privilege to receive a notification that Jenny has been chosen as Author of the Month!
The Routledge Education article can be found HERE although the main words of the article are below!
Routledge Education Author of the Month October 2014: Jenny Mosley
Jenny Mosley is renowned nationally and internationally for inspirational resources, training, conferences and workshops on her specialist educational systems topic – the Golden Model including Quality Circle Time, Golden Time and the Golden Rules. Key book titles include best selling ‘Quality Circle Time in The Primary School’ and book series including ‘Learning Through Action’, ‘101 series’, ‘Helping Children’ and more recently with the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) – the brand new Golden Rules board books.
Jenny’s magazine contributions have been for: Infant Projects, Practical Preschool, Nursery Education, 5-7 Education and Junior Education.
Conference and compendium contributions include:
• “Circle Time and Socio-emotional Competence in Children and Young People” published in “Promoting Emotional Education: Engaging Children and Young People with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.’ edited by Carmel Cefai and Paul Cooper.
• “Promoting social, emotional and behavioural skills through Circle Time and Circles of Support” (by Jenny Mosley & Zara Niwano) in “The Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties” Edited by Ted Cole, Harry Daniels, John Visser in 2013.
• supervised many action research projects as a Masters tutor at Bristol University for 15 years;
• written the Circle Time guidance for the UK government’s strategy for the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) for primary (2005) and secondary (2007) then Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning (2009) for Early Years;
• worked with Headteachers though National College for School Leadership;
• been on the steering committee for QCA, PESS and Campaign for Learning;
• sat on a DfES task force for secondary schools.
Supporters of Jenny’s work have included the Lord (David) Puttnam, Anita Roddick, Mo Mowlem, David Blunkett, Cherie Booth and many more.
A Little Background to Jenny’s Philosophy
“Constant change, inspection and target-setting have taken their toll on the psyche of the nation’s teachers. The first focus within my Golden Model is on enhancing the emotional health of the adults.
The Golden Model involves the school community setting up:
• circle meetings for all children and adults to resolve organizational and interpersonal issues;
• a visible moral values system;
• establishing a motivational sanctions and incentives systsm;
• the promotion of strategies to create calmer; more productive lunchtimes;
• the implementation of “daily success programmes”;
• therapeutic intervention for children “beyond” the usual motivational strategies.
With these structures in place, circle meetings act as a review body.
When a circle of people learn to listen and respect each other, research shows that pupils feel “safe” enough to become creatively adventurous there without fear of backlash for mistakes within a culture of support and celebration. It needs courage to be part of a growing, transforming culture, fueled by the quality of relationships and I am privileged to be part of this journey for many schools, teachers and children.” by Jenny Mosley
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 will not…
Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge
A handbook of good practice, 2nd Edition
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…
Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge