Read what Headteachers have said about the Circles for Learning work in their schools:

"Alison Waterhouse and her Circles for Learning project presented me with a unique opportunity to restore and develop emotional and social wellbeing to young learners in my school. The outcome for some of my most disaffected learners was profound. Circles for Learning has opened up a world of opportunities and provided fundamental emotional building blocks for all the children who experienced the project."

Head Teacher.


"Circles for Learning is an innovative and compelling way for children to learn about what it is to be human. Through careful observation, questioning and dialogue the group discover the wonder of life, and have the opportunity to relate their growing knowledge and understanding to themselves and those around them. It is a vehicle through which children can explore the development of cognition, emotions, relationships and skills. It is a first rate example of learning at its best."

Head Teacher.

"Circles for Learning has been difficult to establish in school as we are a secondary school however it was well worth the effort. The children have loved watching and interacting with their class baby and watching her grow and develop. The observation sessions have enabled them to extend their language around emotions, link emotions to behaviour and become more open to talking about how they feel and why. Behaviour incidents of the young people working on the project have dropped and they are now more able to ask for and accept help when things go wrong"