At any particular time, many children and young people may need emotional support in addition to the
normal pastoral care offered by their teachers. Many schools do provide excellent facilities with, Learning
Mentors, Specialist Teaching Assistants, Inclusion & Behaviour Managers as well as the traditional external
services such as Educational Psychologists, Behaviour Modification Support & Social Health Services.
Despite all of this additional support - more and more young people find it difficult to cope and are being
excluded from main stream schools, losing the means to progress academically and gain the life skills and
confidence needed to enter the very competitive environment of the workplace.
|Children often suffer from stress and react to environmental pressure. If these difficulties are left unchecked and unsupported they may develop into emotional and behavioural issues.
Addressing problems with children and young people is imperative in helping and encouraging healthy social and emotional development.
Young children's challenging behaviour can lead to stress for both the child and the adults around them. Therefore the approach used by Janus is to work with the child and parents/carers where possible.
|“...his intervention work proved to be invaluable in addressing social, behavioural and emotional challenges that
so many of our community members encounter” |
ALT . Education Action Zone
||“...John has facilitated group work with pupils on anger management strategies, greater self confidence and
His contribution to the development of a child focussed ethos has been outstanding.
Our school earned a reputation for exemplary practice in inclusion and holistic development of young people as a
result of support and intervention initiatives such as the commissioning of John's services as an ‘in house’
Ofsted and HMI monitoring reports cite his contribution to childrens’ well being as outstanding.”
Mr. R.T.R Baker
||“...his sessions with pupils on the Autistic Spectrum, ADHD,ADD and Anger Management are particularly
His ability to be innovative with a child centred focus is outstanding.
John regularly works
with individual parents to support successful outcomes for their children in maintaining school placements, and
has led parent support groups
John has also led Staff Training on Behavioural Management, NLP and Circle Time. He also works with staff
individually or offers small group sessions.
I would not hesitate to recommend John’s expertise for any school; he is a truly great asset”
C. A. Walsh
Social Inclusion Officer Liverpool Authority (2004-2009)
|| As well as engaging in one to one therapy sessions with pupils, staff and parents, John facilitates training
for learning mentors, and teaching assistants, runs Inset Day training sessions, weekend courses for staff, and
delivers “Peace of Mind” courses for parents (validated by John Moores University) with a six to ten