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'Circle of friends' - supporting children who are socially isolated (EPSS twilight)


Every class has a child that no one wants to play with and many of the adults in school understand why. They are often children who are at the centre of playtime conflict, socially vulnerable or who seem completely unaware about how to play with others. How can a teacher change this?


“Circle of friends” is a structured intervention that is designed to support children who feel friendless at school and their learning, behaviour or wellbeing is suffering as a result. It can be run by a teacher or TA over the course of a half term and is good for both the mentee and the mentors.


Children can be part of the solution with a little guidance from an adult.

Booking Information

Cost: £50
Schools with an EPSS contract or subscription pay £40 for a place.

Cancellation Policy:

For cancellations made by the school/establishment more than 14 working days prior to the course date, no charge will be made. A £20 administration fee will be levied per person for cancellations between 14 days and 7 days. The whole fee will be charged for cancellations made within 7 working days of the course date. Alternatively, you can arrange for a colleague to take your place.


Any adult who works with a child who seems socially isolated.

24 Apr 2018 16:00 - 18:00

Closing date: 10/04/2018
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Educational Psychology and Specialist Support
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Date and Time

24 Apr 2018 16:00 - 18:00


Professional Development Centre (Norwich) (1 / Training Room), Professional Development Centre, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9QL


Sarah Gentle
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