“Seriously impressed that the kid’s school have subscribed for all parents/relatives of pupils to access the Solihull Approach course….
…. It’s all about recognising emotions in yourself and your child and understanding how they impact upon behaviours rather than the old fashioned praising of good behaviours and ignoring of bad. It acknowledges that perceived bad behaviours need attention too as the cause may be stress/unhappiness/anxiety and those things shouldn’t be ignored but supported. …
….The key to reducing “bad” behaviours is understanding your child as an individual and their emotional triggers and how you can work with them to manage them. Hooray! Thanks St Nicks… you’ve save me £40 and reassured me that I’m using the right approach J<…
…It’s online, just 11 modules that you listen to/watch approx. 4/5 days apart and is VERY informative. …
….wowzer… it feels like a “one small step for man” moment!
…There’s a section about child development 0-3 years at the start and it says stuff I didn’t know even though I’ve studied it about babies turning their heads away to make neuron connections …sooooo good.”
Jen W, Alcester.
Other relevant trainings and resources include:
Whole School trainingfor everyone from the school receptionists to teachers, support staff and governors – 1 inset day plus twilight session (write up nearing completion of very significant results from research) £994 (1day + twilight session) plus trainers travel and accommodation, and School Years resource packs (@£76 each). Handouts and additional info booklet @£5.
‘Understanding your child’s behaviour’10 session face to face group for parents across child age range (also customised for parents of children with disabilities, parents of children with ASD, adoptive parents – with free addendums). First in UK to be awarded the only Quality Mark for courses for parents. 1 days training plus Group Facilitators manual = £189 per facilitator (assuming Whole School Training has been completed) OR 3 days training plus Foundation manual and Group Facilitators manual = £454 per facilitator.
“The Solihull Approach has definitely helped us to engage more effectively with parents, some of whom had bad experiences of school themselves so were pretty stand-offish to begin with. We’ve noticed it makes a big difference to attendance, and staff are more sympathetic to the parents circumstances. Behaviourally – we see a big difference with the children’s behaviour, instead of treating them like repeat offenders staff are more likely to get down on the children’s level and find out what was behind the behaviour so our relationship with the kids is strengthened while the problem behaviour reduces.”
A Derbyshire Primary School
Quantitative statistical analysis found that six months after the Solihull Approach Whole School training, teachers in School A showed a statistically significant increase in satisfaction with their helping role, self-esteem, and teacher efficacy scores as well as a decrease in feeling burnt out/stressed. The teachers at School B who did not receive the training only showed an improvement in teacher efficacy over the period
Hassett, A. and Appleton, R. (2016) Understanding your pupil’s behaviour: a pilot study from two primary schools in Kent.Research Report.
A list of research articles published about the Solihull Approach can be accessed on the Research page.
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