"How does T&S help your child?"
The following comments are from feedback from 15 of our parents and students during a development workshop in November 2018. The group comprised parents from both HE and school backgrounds.
Enthusiasm to attend - where anxiety had led to school non attendance
Willingness to learn; engagement and preparedness to learn - where disengagement and appathy had occured in school
Feeling safe - where anxiety had been a barrier to learning /socialising in school
Independent working; - where previously had been dependent on external motivation
Consistency; - where change was not a 'flash in the pan' - wellbeing was experienced consistently.
Concentration; Increase of attention span; learners developed ability to focus for significant periods of time
Social emotional and mental health; where before experienced isolation in school;
Behaviour; Temperament; Not aggressive any more; Sociable;
"Compared to previous setting"
Freedom and responsibility for self learning; Self confidence; Confidence with life skills; Self belief; New skills; Willingness to try new skills; Opportunities not available in school; Creativity and curiosity to ask questions; Productivity, things made; Altruism: making something to give away. Pride in achievement
Belonging and community.
Self esteem; Less anxiety; Self harm no longer happening; Happiness; Consistency; No longer medicated; Feeling safe; Self worth. Love and happiness; Reassurance; feeling Welcome