Circle Time

Circle Time is a democratic and creative approach used to support teachers and other professionals in managing a range of issues that affect the whole learning community. Teaching staff, children, support staff, parents and governors can be actively involved.

Circle time has proved successful in promoting better relationships and positive behaviour, two of the most effective improvements to both learning and the smooth and harmonious running of a school.

The model involves an on-going process of Circle Meetings for adults and children, at which the key issues that affect school development can be addressed. The sessions for children may be linked to the PSHE curriculum, and often consist of weekly meetings lasting half an hour where children sit in a circle.

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