In July 2009 students, parents and teachers celebrated the results of the first year of a pioneering project at Springfields School in Calne, Wiltshire in partnership with VisionWorks.
KS3 students from various schools in North Wiltshire who spent a day a week at the Centre for Emotional Literacy confirmed that their lives had turned around.
Their attendance at school improved in over 90% of cases, and the number of fixed-term exclusions dropped conclusively for each student.
In addition, pupils said that:
- Attitude improved
- Improved attendance
- Improved positive thinking
- Try harder in school
- Listen more
- More confident
- Better at asking for help
- Understanding people’s feelings.
(results from Professor Harry Daniels of University of Bath who appraised the project)