In the quest to ‘complete syllabus’ and ‘achieve results’, our schools do not provide enough opportunities for children to speak spontaneously and listen actively in the classroom. Children therefore are unable to take turns to share ideas or to contribute effectively in group situations. The Teacher Foundation (TTF) believes it is imperative for schools to focus on improving the quality of personal interactions taking place in schools.
The Safe and Sensitive Schools (SASS) project was designed to make selected schools safe and sensitive through embedding policies, spaces and interactions that are positive, constructive, nurturing and collaborative for all – students and staff alike.
The 2 ½ year long project, with 11 Bangalore schools covering low, mid and high end, focused on training the school and the teachers to promote positive relationships among all the stakeholders in the school: heads of school, teachers and students, making schools more safe and sensitive. This was an action research initiative that used Jenny Mosley's Whole School Ecosystemic Model of Quality Circle Time as the core of the intervention.
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