The CIRCLE Community Series
St Lucy's School: The Image Of The Child
Edited Dr Georgina Reynhout and Dr Selina Samuels
This inspirational book brings together the personal experiences and unique insights of dedicated teachers, staff and parents to reveal the elements that make St Lucy's an extraordinary example of excellence in education for children with disabilities.
Adopting a social rather than medical model, St Lucy's constructs disability as a range of different abilities which students can deal with and achieve within. The school stresses the importance of listening and observing, and of creating close and nurturing relationships which will ultimately help students to develop the skills and confidence to lead meaningful lives within the community.
The creativity, humour, resilience, perseverance and naturalness of the children themselves is highlighted throughout in a series of reflections that will be an inspiration to us all.
Freedom To Choose: Every Day Is A New Day At Plumpton House School
Ross Roorda and Dr Philip SA Cummins
In this book, staff from Plumpton House School reflect on their work, providing fascinating and uplifting insights into their ability to provide opportunities to change the mindsets of children let down or outsidered by conventional education.
The ability to choose makes us different from all other living things. It doesn't make us perfect, it just leaves us responsible. The stories told here are raw, empathetic, and real and at the same time affirm that we all certainly have the freedom to choose.
Educators from across the spectrum can gain a range of useful and innovative ideas from looking beyond the mainstream to the challenging yet stimulating environment created at Plumpton House School.
Alumni Associations - A Simple Guide To Why And How
Dr. Philip SA Cummins and Bruce Hodges
Are you thinking about establishing an alumni association, or do you want to grow and improve your existing alumni association?
This book is prime reading material for anyone in education who is interested in developing the commuity relations of their school or organisation. Ex-students are no longer a group schools can afford to ignore. Rather, schools need to be proactively engaged in creating and maintaining associations that serve the interests of both themselves and their ex-students.
Brave Hearts, Bold Minds: Growing Fine Young Men
Dr. Ian PM Lambert and Dr. Philip SA Cummins
Within every boy is the dream of the man he will become. As educators and parents, we can intentionally nurture boys so they realise this dream and grow into fine young men, who will learn, lead and serve in the world with confidence, compassion and conviction.
What shapes a boy into the man he will become? How can we nurture a boy so he grows into his best self?
In this book, educators from The Scots College, Sydney Australia, recognised internationally as a leader in educating boys, provide the answers. Brave Hearts, Bold Minds shares their insights into the essential elements which serve to equip boys to become fine men of great character.
Within these pages lies a collective knowledge which provides an understanding of what motivates boys to challenge themselves with unfailing curiosity to embrace the possibilities of life.
In this second volume of the Brave Hearts, Bold Minds series, you will learn about the intricate needs of boys and gain inspiration on how to become a great influence in the lives of your sons, students, nephews and boys, to help unlock their innate potential.
Pastoral Care - A School's Duty Of Care
Dr. Philip SA Cummins and Bruce Hodges
The authors present a fresh, informative and thought provoking introduction to current thinking and offer a clear methodology for implementing a successful pastoral care strategy.
Drawing on the best of current research and using real-life examples, the authors show how strategic thinking and planning can raise awareness, provide proactive solutions and enhance the school environment for student, teacher and parent alike, as well as offering thoughts on integrating the school into the wider community through intergenerational initiatives.