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Escape from Exclusion

Escape from Exclusion
An Emotionally Literate Approach to Supporting Excluded and Disaffected Students at Key Stage 2, 3 and 4

  • Brian Marris - Deputy Headteacher, Hillingdon Tuition Centre
  • Tina Rae - Tina Rae Well Being Training and Consultancy, Professional and Academic Tutor, University of East London

June 2004 | 156 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

`A useful programme for any secondary school looking for a framework to support anger management and problem solving with groups of at risk pupils' - Special Needs Information Press

An emotionally literate approach to supporting excluded and disaffected students at Key Stage 2, 3 and 4.

This 15 session programme was initially devised to support excluded pupils at the Hillingdon Tuition Centre. It has been adapted to assist students who are disaffected and at risk of exclusion.

The ESCAPE programme covers the following Key skills of Emotional Literacy:

} awareness of feelings

} self-assurance

} authenticity

} flexibility

} personal insights

} self-regulation

} accountability

} self-motivation.

Each session provides comprehensive teacher notes, activities and worksheets and concludes with a co-operative group game. Use is made of Brief Therapy interviews and a suggested weekly individual tutorial session where progress can be monitored and targets set for the next meeting.

A resource that will help young people function in a reflective way, helping them to:

} cope more effectively with their feelings

} learn and practise better ways to behave.

Session 1
Who Am I and What Do I Know?

Session 2
Locus of Control - Part One

Session 3
Locus of Control - Part Two

Session 4
Managing Anger - Part One

Session 5
Managing Anger - Part Two

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8
Self-Esteem - Part One

Session 9
Self-Esteem - Part Two

Session 10
Classroom Survival

Session 11
Developing Empathy

Session 12
Problem-Solving - Part One

Session 13
Problem-Solving - Part Two

Session 14
Emotional Literacy - Part One

Session 15
Emotional Literacy - Part Two


Brian Marris

Tina Rae

Tina Rae specializes in social, emotional and behavioral disorders and difficulties. She has undertaken research in the areas of engagement and disaffection with learning in young people, debriefing following critical incidents, attachment disorders, emotional well being and the psychological assessment of young offenders. Rae is experienced in assessing children and young people with respect to learning difficulties, emotional well being and relationships with carers. She is a registered member of the Health Professions Council and a full member of the British Psychological Society. She is currently a Professional and Academic tutor on... More About Author