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Primary teachers and TAs needed for a brief online survey for an MA project

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Lemonysnicketsmumscat Fri 12-Jan-18 13:11:51

I’m looking for current (and ex) primary school teachers and TAs to take part in a survey about the impact of counselling on primary school learning. I’m running out of time and don’t have anywhere near enough participants. Survey is completely anonymous and takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

I’m a long time mner but have name changed as the survey contains my contact details. I would be really massively grateful to anyone who can help take part or forward in the link for me cakebrewflowers in advance vipers!


Littlefish Fri 12-Jan-18 21:34:37

I've completed it, but found it difficult in places to answer generalised questions about the outcomes of counselling for children, as the outcomes vary so much for different children.

I would be happy to be interviewed if you need anyone, but read my replies first, as I may not be what you're looking for.

Lemonysnicketsmumscat Sat 13-Jan-18 13:09:58

Thank you littlefish! You’re totally right, it’s a really difficult thing to generalise, but it’s the best I can do with ease, for ethical reasons. I’m also interested in teacher/ta perceptions, rather than hard facts, so all of this is really helpful insight. Ideally I would have asked teachers of kids currently in counselling, specifically about that child’s progress, But it just wasn’t possible to organise, within the amount of time I have (fitting it in around work/dcs etc). Perhaps that’s for my PhD!

Thanks again for taking part, and also fir your offer to be interviewed, much appreciated!

Littlefish Sun 14-Jan-18 13:43:20

In my (not very huge) experience, it really depends on the reason counselling is needed, as to how successful it is.

If it is a child who has attachment issues, and has had previous SS involvement/neglect/removal issues, then the outcomes of counselling are going to be so very different from a child from a loving family who, for whatever reason, has issues with self esteem or a recent change in their life.

I feel that both will absolutely benefit from talking/nurture/thrive therapies, but may need very different approaches, timescales etc.

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