Well over 100 schools have now introduced eQe’s approaches into their schools
directly, and many more have accessed the training provided.
eQe have been delivering professional therapeutic provision and interventions in schools for more than 10 years; teaching and training people for 15 years; and working professionally in and with the natural environment and the great outdoors since 1983.
eQe’s Managing Director – Bridget Sheehan – received the Play Therapy International Award in 2006 for the work she spearheads. She is also the creator of the Th.Inc.Room® (Therapeutic Inclusion Room) model which is widely recognised, and is implemented across the North West in over 80 schools, and continues to be newly implemented in schools by eQe today.
Originally focused on inclusion of children who were failing to access school fully due to emotional difficulties, recorded data from schools, parents and children originally showed significant, measurable improvement in clients:
- 75% of children improved in emotional behaviour
- 67% of children improved in learning behaviour
- 58% of children improved in conduct behaviour
Schools working with eQe now measure the impact of their work using Goodman’s Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire. A sample of data from 8 schools in Summer 2007 showed 168 children accessing a Th.Inc.Room/eQe Capacity Building intervention. 79% of them showed a reduction in their total difficulty score with an average improvement of 12%. In the academic year 2009/10 a sample of 5 schools showed 159 children accessing a Th.Inc.Room/eQe Capacity Building intervention. 78.5% showed a reduction in their total difficulties score with an average improvement of 10.71%. (For more impact data download the data summary)
Over the last 10 years this work has progressed much further than anyone could have imagined and it continues to develop, enabling schools to utilise superior combinations of interventions themselves, via Capacity-Building training programmes designed, developed, and delivered by eQe.
In the academic year 2016-17 eQe and eQeOutdoors worked with 62 schools. 210 staff members accessed training days or Insets, 86 staff were training to deliver our Capacity Building Programmes, 454 pupils engaged in one of our therapeutic programmes, 42 school staff accessed supervision, 13 schools accessed therapy for their pupils and 9 schools hosted a play therapy student.
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Inclusion is a top priority and strategies to promote this are effective. For instance, the innovative Th.Inc.Room where children receive one-to-one to help with emotional difficulties, has helped to reduce the number of recurring exclusions.