Staff and learners were very excited to welcome visitors from the Whole Education group who came to Matthew Moss to explore our "stand out feature", in particular the quality of our learner-staff relationships developed through the use of Transactional Analysis.
"Whole Education is a dynamic network of schools and partners who are united in their belief that all children and young people deserve a fully rounded education."
Transactional Analysis is the method for studying interactions adopted by Dr Eric Berne. Its premise is that people are worthy of positive regard because they exist. Interactions can be explored further by the three ego states that Berne describes; parent, adult and child. It is the integrated adult state that interactions between staff and learners flourish. As a school, we must always "live" in the integrated adult ego state.
The learners were able to articulate with great eloquence why the relationships at this school are so effective. They spoke with great conviction about their adult to adult interactions with each other and with staff; respecting everyone and fearing no-one.
This learner input was a real stand out moment of the day and we wish to thank Whole Education for their visit.