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Learning support on four legs!

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Education

We welcome the increased interest in the use of dogs as educational support “staff” in schools, as reported here https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/mar/28/teaching-support-dog-school-teach-read We offer several qualifications that accredit practitioners working with horses and dogs to facilitate human development, develop mindfulness practice and use horses in therapeutic work….

Is 14 too young to choose your educational path?

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Education

The UK government initiative to introduce University Technical Colleges, to create centres of excellence for vocational education is under scrutiny, following news that seven have recently announced their impending closure. The impetus for these colleges came from the 2004 Tomlinson review into secondary education. Significantly,…

Goat time out!

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Education

Varndean School in Brighton have a specialised team who have helped the school de-escalate challenging behaviour. The flock of goats initially came to the school to maintain the grass, but are now having a significant impact on behaviour and wellbeing: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/how-pygmy-goats-have-transformed-pupil-behaviour Crossfields Institute works with…

Is Shoeless Education the way forward?

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Education

We work with many schools in Scandinavia and loved this from the Independent… doesn’t it make sense that if children are comfortable in class they will learn better? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/primary-school-findern-derby-pupils-allow-ear-slippers-improve-grades-shoeless-learning-no-shoes-a7554941.html