Indian schools take on Jenny Mosley’s Development models
Built upon a background of her 12 years of teaching experience in England as well as relative research and collaboration with a number of local education authorities, Jenny Mosley has developed an effective school and classroom management system now successfully running in schools across many countries, including India. She talked to The Progressive Teacher about her positive behaviour management models including the popular ‘Quality Circle Time’ during her recent visit to some Indian schools.
Jenny Mosley holds the key to positive behaviour management which is adopted in many schools around the globe as an encouragement for students and a celebration within the whole school community. Based in Wiltshire, UK, her Jenny Mosley Consultancies boasts an extraordinary team of experienced, talented and well-supervised consultants who take classroom management systems to a wide spectrum of educational settings, such as primary and secondary, independent and special schools, adult education, among others. Quality Circle Time, Golden Time, Golden Rules, Positive Behaviour, Effective Listening Systems, Fantastic Lunchtimes and Playtimes are some key models in Jenny’s comprehensive suite of activities designed to boost the morale, energy, self-esteem, successful transitions, peer mediation, lunchtimes, playtimes, etc for both students and school staff.
Quality Circle Time is an effective model in supporting students with emotional and behavioural difficulties. It develops clear targets for developing skills and behaviours for learning. ‘Quality Circle Time encompasses wholesome motivational strategies for enhancement of social skills, positive relationships, caring, self-confidence, happy lunchtime (with games and activities), creativity and other activities used for early year settings, primary and secondary schools,’ explained Jenny adding that the overall approach of her models is to maintain a fantastic educational system. So far, so good…Jenny has taken her school and classroom management models to various countries, viz. India, Denmark, Australia, Vietnam, Brazil, New Zealand and many in Europe, America and Africa.
Defying all odds and differences in cultures and geographies, Jenny said her approach is very universal and all her models easily embrace different cultural ethos and educational systems in all regions she has so far been covered. On the Indian connection, she pointed to Maya Menon, Director, The Teacher Foundation (Bengaluru) who brought her over to the country and they have mutually developed a strong working relationship over the last ten years. During her recent trip to India, Jenny along with Maya carried out Quality Circle Time (Golden Model) workshops and other initiatives in the Vasant Valley School, New Delhi; Shriram School, Gurgaon; La Martiniere School for Boys, Kolkata; and Jain College, Bengaluru to help keep the schools and college safe and sensitive.
Books, toys and other study materials designed with the creative contents of Jenny Mosley’s whole-school enhancement models on social and emotional aspects of learning are published by Positive Press—an in-house publication division of Jenny Mosley Consultancies. These books and resources also help leaders to promote excellence, order, calmness and vitality in various settings. For Indian schools, The Teacher Foundation caters for study materials of similar content.
Looking ahead to a bigger presence in India, Jenny revealed they have a strong plan for further expansion in the country in the near future. ‘The schools currently using our models are now running quite successfully,’ she remarked putting a spotlight on Shriram School in Gurgaon as one among those which have effectively implemented the Quality Circle Time since last ten years and others in the league include Sun Beam School and Samitha Academy in Bengaluru; Centre Point School, Nagpur, to mention a few. In her goodwill message to the teaching community of India, Jenny heralded, ‘Only positivity can shape good behaviour of school children.’